Whitey Says I Was Misleading To Indicate 42 MPG For The Gasoline Cruze Eco.
" It is misleading to quote only the highway MPG rating. "
I did not intend to mislead anybody. I thought that 42 MPG HWY was fantastic even for highway travel and certainly didn’t think it would be taken as “Combined MPG”. I was so surprised that the vehicle could achieve 42 MPG Hwy that I actually had to verify it on the EPA’s site. To find that people claim up to 50 MPG HWY is, to me, almost unbelievable. Chevrolet should be recognized for this achievement, especially when you look at the whole car as I did at a rental agency. Do any gasoline cars (non-hybrid) ,sold in the states, get close to 42 MPG combined ?
Another thing, would you believe that some folks go more by HWY MPG than City MPG or Combined MPG ? We do. Where my family lives and drives we get EPA HWY MPG or better with our cars. We have one or two stops in a typical commute of 20 to 50 miles.
Besides Whitey, did I mislead anybody that thought 42MPG for a gasoline powered U.S. car was a Combined mileage MPG or City MPG figure ? If so, I apologize for my oversight. I should have specified HWY to make it more clear.
It sounds like there’s quite a bit of opinion that the diesel’s not worth a premium price. Regarding why GM would even bring one here, maybe they’re looking ahead to new fleet averages coming from Washington.