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hi all....i have the 2013 korean model 1.6ls
and i get 19 mpg....granted its 95% city
and 5% hiway...and mostly air condition
but still i expected at least 28 mpg...
good thing i didn't get the 1.8..lol
 

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I was getting the same with mine before breaking it in. Do expect those numbers to improve as more miles add on.

I don't know what the estimates of MPG are over there, if they are higher than ours. But do expect it to go up
 

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i am from trinidad in the caribbean....they package the korean model here with the new shaped fogs and grille
don't know how different it is to the american model
engine is an eco II....have had the car since 4th January and it has approx. 4k on the odometer
I DON'T SPEED...NO HILLS....i know it's no eco, but still....
 

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Also, roads are congested, low-speed, and there are frequent stops and starts. That's in addition to the air conditioner use. A/C use about doubles the amount of gas the car uses sitting idling. If most of your trips are 6-10 kilometers and the A/C is on the entire time, that explains a lot.

Is that 4k kilometers, or miles? I read that metric is the official measurement system, but imperial units are still used. Fuel economy should get into the low-mid 20's (miles per gallon) by 50006-6000 miles, or 10,000 kilometers. I frankly wouldn't expect much better given the environment.
 

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thats 4,000 kms...don't drive much...probably about 10 kms to work and 10 kms back home
i suspected as much with traffic and a/c ...thanks for the info though...
i'll post up if mileage increases...p.s the weather is HOTTTT...a/c is a must
lucky though fuel is relatively cheap compared to elsewhere...cheers
 

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thats 4,000 kms...don't drive much...probably about 10 kms to work and 10 kms back home
i suspected as much with traffic and a/c ...thanks for the info though...
i'll post up if mileage increases...p.s the weather is HOTTTT...a/c is a must
lucky though fuel is relatively cheap compared to elsewhere...cheers
Yeah trinidad is scorching, that's why here in Miami having AC is not an option.
 

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What year did AC become standard down there in florida man ..

The cruze still gets phenomenal MPG !
 

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maybe when they start to offer the 1.4 turbo eco i'll trade up...til then...thanks again
They do offer ECO with a 1.4l Turbocharged motor. I own one Unless were you live there are not offered lol.
 

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The 1.6L (non-turbo) engine is really too small for this car. Toyota improved the Prius' fuel economy by going to a larger engine and I think GM has the same issue with this engine.
 

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you mean to say that if i had taken the 1.8 i it would have been more fuel efficient?
i took the 1.6 to be more fuel efficient...go figure

The 1.6L (non-turbo) engine is really too small for this car. Toyota improved the Prius' fuel economy by going to a larger engine and I think GM has the same issue with this engine.
 

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you mean to say that if i had taken the 1.8 i it would have been more fuel efficient?
i took the 1.6 to be more fuel efficient...go figure
Years ago Australia used to import the Ford Cortina from England with a 1.6 or 2l. Then Ford Australia put in a 3.3liter 6 and a 4.1 liter 6. The 1.6 was dropped within 6 months and the 6 cylinder cars gave better mpg highway and matched the 2l city. My dad had a 4.1 and got 9 km from every liter highway, we never measured city but it was still not expensive to run. This was in the early eighties, cars are a lot more efficient now, but there is a ideal size for performance and economy still. You just have to find what it is.
 

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you mean to say that if i had taken the 1.8 i it would have been more fuel efficient?
i took the 1.6 to be more fuel efficient...go figure
Very possibly. The problem with an engine that's too small for the weight of the car is that it has to work too hard, wasting fuel.
 

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I was getting the same with mine before breaking it in. Do expect those numbers to improve as more miles add on.

I don't know what the estimates of MPG are over there, if they are higher than ours. But do expect it to go up
did go up marginally...nothing to write home about
 
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