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2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

By luanpa in | November 15, 2010 | (3) Comments

Chevrolet has released new information about the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco fuel economy model. It goes on sale in January for $18,895.

To get these segment-leading figures, engineers gaves the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco an aerodynamic body kit (which consists of a revised grille, a modified front fascia, a rear spoiler, and underbody panels), a reduced ride height, thinner sheet metal, and lightweight 17 -inch wheels with low-rolling resistance Goodyear tires. Thanks to the latter tweaks, the Eco weighs 3,009 pounds (1,365 kg) instead of 3,223 pounds (1,462 kg).

There is a new, wind tunnel-massaged front fascia complete with a class-first. The 42 mpg figure is a huge surprise, as early estimates were at 40 mpg, right where the most efficient version of the Ford Fiesta subcompact manages. To get 2 more mpg than the Fiesta in a larger vehicle is an accomplishment.

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco features a turbocharged 1.4-liter Ecotec engine, produces with 138 hp (103 kW / 140 PS) and 148 lb-ft (200 Nm) of torque. This sedan will return 28 mpg in the city and up to 42 mpg on the highway when equipped with a manual transmission. Cruze Eco will deliver estimated 0-60 mph performance of about 10 seconds with the manual transmission and 9 seconds with the six-speed automatic–very respectable numbers for an economy car.

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3 responses to "2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco"

  1. Winterreifen Tests says:

    The Chevrolet Cruze Eco looks very pretty. Where did you find all those pictures? I love eco-cars in general and am happy to see that more and more such cars are evolving.

  2. Thanks for an idea, you sparked at thought from a angle I hadn’t given thoguht to yet. Now lets see if I can do something with it.

  3. This is definitely a great option for somebody who can’t afford the initial cost of the Volt or who isn’t interested in the technology at all, or most of all, for people who do spend a lot of the time on the highway and traveling more than 40 miles in a day