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  1. Fuel Economy
    I was just reading GM's brochure from 2014 and 2015 2014 Cruze 1.4 Auto 7.8L/100 City 5.2L/100 Highway 2015 Cruze 1.4 Auto 9.1L/100 City 6.3L/100 Highway 2018 Cruze 1.4 Auto 8.0L/100 City 5.9L/100 Highway Was this just EPA being more strict?
  2. Gen1 Diesel General Discussion
    For those interested I sent a email to the EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality regarding if our cars were ever retested under the expanded retesting program announced in Sept of 2015 and what the results were. I've always wondered, and could never find an answer. Reading about the...
  3. General Discussion
    New methodology for 2017 brings retroactive adjustments to the entire Cruze lineup. The second generation Cruze is also impacted by the new rating methodology. Odd to see the Eco MT derated 2 MPG on the highway given the kind of real world fuel economy it gets. Courtesy of fueleconomy.gov...
  4. Gen2 Powertrain
    Anyone knows what causes the EPA Hwy ratings to be different on the sedans? When I purchased my 16, it showed a hwy rating of 42. But there were also several sedans that showed a rating of 40 on the hwy. When I asked the salesperson why the difference, he didn't know. Did they 17's go down 2...
  5. Gen2 Diesel General Discussion
    This article hints at it with the manual transmission. I think it's very doable. Chevrolet Cruze Diesel's Mileage Potential Is All in the Gearing
  6. Gen1 Diesel General Discussion
    While on the EPA's fueleconomy.gov site today, I was comparing a few cars to my 2014 diesel. I noticed that the EPA dropped the diesel's highway milage by 2 MPGs to 44 MPG, the city remained at 27 MPG, and the combined dropped to 32 MPG. These numbers are based off updated milage calculations...
  7. Fuel Economy
    EPA ratings are out for the 2nd Gen Cruze. With a 1.4T and 6sp Auto, it's rated at 42 Hwy, 30 City, 35 combined, which is better than the 1st Gen Cruze Eco Manual (42/28/33). Not a small feat, though the highway number is the same despite better aerodynamics, which makes me think weight...
  8. General Discussion
    I just got a recall notice to reprogram the ECM to revise the fuel enrichment strategy because it doesn't pass the EPA emissions standard during high speed conditions. Do I really want this installed? What is the downside?
  9. General Discussion
    From http://www.epa.gov/obd/pubs/420f09048.pdf Not a very good copy and paste, but did this anyway. Would be good to print the *pdf file and show it to your dealer. Feel this should also cover a free reflash if you lose you firmware for any reason. Certainly will affect emissions. I did...
  10. Fuel Economy
    Remember how we here have been bitching about EPA testing vehicles for emissions and MPG using one fuel (Indolene, 91 octane) while the "real-world" uses a different fuel (E10, 87 octane)? Well, it seems as though EPA finally "...got the memo..." because in the governments' May 21, 2013, Federal...
  11. Gen1 Diesel General Discussion
    Excerpted from the GM document, 'Application For Certification 2014 Model Year (2.0L Diesel Cruze),' submitted to EPA (at 50 mph): 68°F ROADLOAD: F0=30.19, F1=0.5273, F2=0.01164, TRLHP=11.4 20°F ROADLOAD: F0=33.21, F1=0.5800, F2=0.01280, TRLHP=12.6 ...also, EPA curb weight: 3,481 lbs; GM...
  12. Fuel Economy
    EPA Finds Hyundai, Kia Overstated Gas Mileage EnlargeLee Jin-man/APA Hyundai Motor showroom in Seoul, South Korea, on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. An audit by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency discovered inflated gas mileage in some Hyundai and Kia models. text size A A A November 2, 2012...
  13. General Discussion
    1 mpg less, but certainly not the luxury, room, options, and convenience. And since I can't use my GM card earnings to purchase one, even more expensive to purchase. 2LT is doing 3-4 mpg better than the EPA ratings, and can even carry three passengers in the back seat. So what is so smart...
  14. Fuel Economy
    Model Yr Mfr Name Division Carline Verify Mfr Cd Index (Model Type Index) Eng Displ # Cyl Trans as listed in FE Guide (derived from col AA thru AF) City FE (Guide) - Hwy FE (Guide) - Comb FE (Guide) - City Unadj FE - Conventional Fuel Hwy Unadj FE -...
  15. Gen1 Diesel General Discussion
    ...the new 2014 ECO-D 2.0L turbo diesel will use Adblue™ UREA to meet emission requirements: 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Preview - The Washington Post
  16. Fuel Economy
    This was also in the print version that I received awhile ago. Here’s Why Your Mileage May Vary (A Lot) from the EPA Estimates To learn more about the tests, please read http://www.cruzetalk.com/forum/27-fuel-economy/2521-car-driver-truth-about-epa-city-highway-mpg-estimates.html.
  17. Fuel Economy
    Here's Why Real-World MPG Doesn't Match EPA Ratings - Edmunds.com edit: It seems this site's link transformation that makes the above point to jdoqocy.com busts the link. You might need to copy and paste the URL below...
  18. Fuel Economy
    This isn't Cruze specific so I wasn't sure if it should go here or elsewhere... Ask The Best And Brightest: Which Automaker May Be Fudging Their EPA Numbers? | The Truth About Cars Also, before anyone starts ranting about how they don't get EPA estimates, please read...
  19. Fuel Economy
    Since I believe some Cruze buyers have some mileage expectations based upon EPA estimates on the Monroney sticker or Side-by-Side Comparison, I think this would be quite insightful and maybe should be a sticky. This was a great article from the print version of the mag from a few years ago...
  20. CruzeTalk New Member Introductions
    After waiting for over three weeks for my Eco to arrive, my dealer discovered that the EPA borrowed it for a random emissions test. Fortunately they found its twin at a small town dealer west of Minneapolis, and they fetched it this morning. I just drove my White Eco MT with connectivity pkg...
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