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According to EPA estimates, the Chevy Cruze gets 27-31 miles per gallon in the city and 37-52 miles per gallon on the highways of Lewistown and Bellefonte. There are several factors at play here that determine where your fuel economy will fall within that range, however.
These factors are the engine, transmission, and body style. To show State College area drivers how each of these aspects can affect their fuel efficiency, the team at The Lake Dealerships created this guide.
To achieve the maximum EPA-estimated combined fuel economy of 37 MPG, you’ll want to choose the Chevy Cruze sedan with a 1.6L Turbo-Diesel engine.
Paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, this sedan will achieve an EPA-estimated miles per gallon rating of 30 MPG city and 52 MPG highway. With the 9-speed automatic transmission, it’ll get an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 31 MPG city and 47 MPG highway.
The Chevy Cruze makes both a gas and diesel powertrain available to suit your power and efficiency needs.
1.4L Turbocharged I-4 Gas Engine
If you prefer to maximize your power output, you’ll probably like the gas engine. This 1.4L ECOTEC® engine delivers 153 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. The gas engine makes two transmissions available, each of which has a different EPA-estimated fuel economy:
The automatic transmission improves its city fuel efficiency with help from stop/start technology. This feature prevents fuel waste while idling by powering down the engine when you’re stopped in traffic or at a red light. When you hit the accelerator, the engine seamlessly and instantly starts back up again.
1.6L Turbo-Diesel I-4 Engine
If maximum fuel efficiency is your goal, we recommend the 1.6L ECOTEC® Turbo-Diesel engine that generates 137 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. This can be paired with one of two available transmissions, each offering a different EPA-estimated miles per gallon rating:
The 9-speed automatic also uses stop/start technology to remain efficient during city driving.
A final consideration when looking at the Chevy Cruze miles per gallon estimates is the body style. With this car, you can choose between a sedan or a hatchback.
The sedan offers 14.8 cubic feet of cargo space and is ideal for single drivers or daily commuters who want an agile and maneuverable car. The hatchback, on the other hand, offers a total of 47.2 cubic feet of cargo space and is a good fit for students who move in and out of the dorms frequently.
With the sedan body style, you’ll get an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 27-31 MPG city and 39-52 MPG highway, depending on your engine and transmission. The hatchback achieves an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 27-30 MPG city and 37-48 MPG highway.
If you have any questions about the Chevy Cruze miles per gallon ratings or need help choosing the configuration that’s going to be the best fit for your needs, come to The Lake Dealerships. We’re always happy to help Lewistown, Bellefonte, and State College drivers who are searching for their next car.
Contact us to find your Chevy Cruze today!