I think it also has a slightly larger engine - 1.5T vs. 1.4T. The 38 or 40 MPG are what Chevy is estimating for highway fuel economy. We haven't had any word on city MPG yet.I saw on the 2016 Cruze website that the Premiere with the RS is only estimated at 38 mpg, while the L,LS, and LT are estimated at 40. I assume that it would be partially due to fatter tires with more rolling resistance and a slightly heavier curb weight. Is it possible that it might also skip the start stop or have more performance oriented gearing?
Correct.Short answer - no. The 2016 Cruze Limited is a 2015 LS MT so we know it won't have the start/stop feature.
I believe I recall reading somewhere deep in the bowels of the Chevrolet Global website that the answer is 'Yes'. That said, I'm unsure about the Cruze Diesel but know the technology exists and has been implemented in markets outside North America.My question is will all the new 1.4T models have start/stop technology.
We'll have to wait and see but I wouldn't bet on it, especially if it's a well-engineered system like the one referenced by obermd earlier in this thread.The start-stop feature is something I do not want in a car! I do, however, understand why automakers are migrating toward it ..... Now if there's an option to disable the start-stop feature then I would be okay with it.
Why wait - you can buy the 2016 Cruze Limited today. It's the same car as the 2015 Cruze LS MT with the 1.8 liter non-turbo charged engine. It may have some of the additional interior features but I doubt it will have the full suite of enhancements.I wouldn't want it on my 16 Cruze 1LT with auto. I guess I might be buying a 2016 Cruze Limited with auto instead
AC stops running. It was noted that in the 15-30 seconds that most people wait at a traffic light, non-AC use will not affect cabin temperature substantially. That being said, they will be coding in the algorithm for how long the engine stays off based on climate control settings and a myriad of other factors. There will be a cut-off time after which the engine will start back up on its own. I suspect that on the highest A/C setting, that stop time will be reduced as well. They were still finalizing the coding for that behavior when I last spoke to their engineer.What happens to the A/C?
Otherwise, I don't see an issue. The engine doesn't "start" in the normal sense - it just simply starts running again.
Yeah, Joe. Not today and not tomorrow, but somewhere down the road in the not-too-distant future because the genie's out of the bottle. Sadly so for all those who will never experience the real art and joy of driving.What's next--self-driving cars? :grin: