Posts tagged "chevrolet cruze"

Jill vs. the Chevrolet Cruze ... again

Those of you who follow me know that I’ve had an ongoing battle with the Chevrolet Cruze and my fuel economy. So, when I ended up in a low-mileage 2013 Chevrolet Cruze as a rental car, I figured I’d see if I could do any better this time. And I encouraged my tweeps to make... Read more »

How can a turbo engine be more fuel efficient?

A few weeks ago, I entered into a discussion with a couple of co-workers about the turbocharged engine in the Chevrolet Cruze Eco. When I put the words “turbocharged” and “fuel-efficient” in the same sentence, they pounced on me, sure that I was incorrect in with my facts. Not having ready access to the Internet,... Read more »

So whadahyawannaknow? 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

I recently drove the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco model with the 6-speed manual transmission. Overall, it was a great test week, and I thoroughly enjoyed the 1.4-liter turbocharged engine as well as the MT. Cruze, the Eco model specifically, is quickly becoming Chevrolet’s shining star with an estimated 42 mpg on the highway and attractive... Read more »

Today's Rave: OnStar

I’m driving the Chevrolet Cruze Eco this week, which gives me the chance to spend a week with one of my all-time favorite features from any manufacturer across any vehicle I’ve ever driven: OnStar. All you have to do is press the blue button and you can get anything from restaurant suggestions to directions that... Read more »

Jill's Auto Minute for June 1

On today’s hit list: The Chevrolet Cruze Eco model, May auto sales and the government bailout. Today’s links referenced in the video: May slide 4% on rising fuel prices, tight vehicle supplies GM, Chrysler bailout loans could cost tax payers up to $16B Who to follow on Twitter: @CleanMPG

Chevrolet Cruze: CleanMPG vs. Drive, She Said

So, a friendly discussion has popped up on a Chicago-based forum regarding my rant on the Chevrolet Cruze fuel economy. One of my auto friends posted my entry to the CleanMPG forum, and thus the conversation commenced. Take the two comments on my original blog post and add 3 pages of comments. Many of them... Read more »

Today's Rant: Disappointing MPGs in the Chevrolet Cruze

I had such high hopes for the Chevrolet Cruze. But I suppose that’s when you get let down. The test car, a Cruze LTZ model, came equipped with a 1.4-liter, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that delivers 138 horsepower. Fuel economy estimates on the all-new compact car ring in at 24 mpg in the city and very... Read more »

Today's Rave: Chevrolet Cruze interior

When I slid behind the wheel of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, I could have sworn I was inside a much more expensive car. A lot of that has to do with the incredible interior. And we’re talking about a car with a base price of $16,995. Even without navigation, the wide audio screen, brushed silver... Read more »

2011 automotive watch list

For 2011 VW's lifeblood gets a major overhaul. The all-new Jetta will come to the U.S. with four different engine options, including a 2.0-liter TDI clean diesel engine, which delivers 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. Gasoline engines include the 2.0-liter (115 horsepower), 2.5 (170 horsepower) and the 2.0-liter TSI (200 horsepower). In addition to a new look, this compact car gets a little bigger for 2011, adding 3.5 inches in overall length, which translates into best-in-class rear legroom. I like VW for it's affordable German engineering, and this new Jetta comes through with a base price of around $16K.
2011 Nissan LEAF With the economy recovering, 2011 looks to be a much better year. Especially for the auto industry. Sales are starting to pick up, and you’ll notice a certain panache in the new vehicles heading our way. There are several that have caught my eye already, so I figured I’d give you a... Read more »