5 main differences between the Chevy Cruze Eco and the Chevy Cruze

Chevy Cruze EcoThe Chevy Cruze has been generating a lot of interest lately.  With its affordable price, great gas mileage, and leading-edge technology, the Chevy Cruze has become one of our most popular selling cars.

Many people interested in the Chevy Cruze want to know the differences between the regular Chevy Cruze and the Chevy Cruze Eco.

There are really 5 main differences in the Chevy Cruze Eco:

The Engine / Transmission – The Chevy Cruze Eco has a fuel efficient, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission standard.  You can get an automatic, but it is an option.  This is the same engine as the Chevy Cruze LT Turbo, but it comes with a standard automatic transmission.

Aerodynamics – The Chevy Cruze Eco took advantage of hundreds of hours of research and time in the wind tunnel that were spent spent developing the Chevy Volt to achieve the improvement in aerodynamics.  The changes include a revised grille with less open area for the manual transmission model.  The under-bumper opening features powered louvers that close when the car reaches certain speeds.  A rear spoiler, underbody panels, and lower ride height drops the drag of the car by 10%.

Weight (Mass) reduction - The Chevy Cruze Eco has slightly shorter welds and thinner sheetmetal in specific areas.  The fuel tank is smaller by three gallons.  All in all, the Chevy Cruze Eco weighs between 125 and 188 less than other Chevy Cruze models.

Tires - 17-inch Goodyear low-rolling-resistance tires mounted on lightweight rims (also reduced the weight).

Taller Top Gears – The Eco has three overdrives which reduce the work rate substantially.  There is a green upshift light which helps drivers maximize fuel efficiency by keeping the revs between 1500 and 2000.

To learn more about the Chevy Cruze and the Chevy Cruze Eco, please call or visit Gastorf Chevrolet in Warrenton, MO.

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