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Old 09-28-2010, 05:24 PM   #121 (permalink)
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...just got my hands on new 2011 Cruse Eco info, and here are some rather "interesting" things about the Eco model:

1) has 12.6 gallon gas tank vs. 15.6 gallons for all other models.
2) has 504 mile "range" with manual transmission.
3) has NO spare tire (weight reduction).
4) has large 17-inch diameter wheels standard (P215/55R17).
5) literature says AUTOMATIC transmission is available; but only MANUAL is listed.
6) literature says CRUISE CONTROL is available; but only with AUTOMATIC (?) transmission.

...ta-dah(!) the 6T40 6-speed automatic transmission, with drive shift control, *IS* available on the Eco model as an option!


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...just got my hands on new 2011 Cruse Eco info, and here are some rather "interesting" things about the Eco model:

1) has 12.6 gallon gas tank vs. 15.6 gallons for all other models.
2) has 504 mile "range" with manual transmission.
3) has NO spare tire (weight reduction).
4) has large 17-inch diameter wheels standard (P215/55R17).
5) literature says AUTOMATIC transmission is available; but only MANUAL is listed.
6) literature says CRUISE CONTROL is available; but only with AUTOMATIC (?) transmission.

...ta-dah(!) the 6T40 6-speed automatic transmission, with drive shift control, *IS* available on the Eco model as an option!
This is great news for me. From my POV this is an extension of the Cobalt XFE that really needed the manual tranny to be best-in-class for MPG.

How does the tire diameter size compare to the other Cruze tires? Are they making all the gears taller like I/we am doing (me too lazy to look)?

The smaller gas tank means 3 gallons less of fuel to lug around, which also saves weight.

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Old 09-29-2010, 05:20 PM   #123 (permalink)
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...sorta looks like *only* the manual transmission model Cruze Eco gets all of the 'high mpg' goodies...especially the weight-reduction mods.
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...sorta looks like *only* the manual transmission model Cruze Eco gets all of the 'high mpg' goodies...especially the weight-reduction mods.
Thanks for the info, I PM'd you back.

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Official EPA figures have been released for the Cruze ECO:

42 MPG (US) - highway
28 MPG (US) - city

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Cruze Eco's highway fuel economy beats non-hybrid segment competitors – including 23 percent greater highway fuel economy than the Honda Civic – as well as the Ford Fiesta subcompact and many hybrid models. In fact, it's better than Ford Fusion Hybrid, Nissan Altima Hybrid and Toyota Camry Hybrid.
More details: New Chevrolet Cruze Eco Achieves Segment-Leading 42 mpg on the Highway -- DETROIT, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --
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Now all they have to do is assemble it without UAW labor and I'll buy one.
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...notice the comment about using 0.1mm 'thinner' metal in the MASS Optimization paragraph?

...3223 lbs down to 3009 lbs is a decent "diet"...duh, why not do it on ALL models GM?
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Now all they have to do is assemble it without UAW labor and I'll buy one.
I'll take mine with UAW labor, please.

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