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2013 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

Gas-Sipping Sedan

A three-quarter front view of a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

In short: A fuel-efficient compact sedan.

Chevrolet Cruze Eco Review

Built on the same platform as the Chevrolet Volt, this gas-powered sedan may not receive the same hype as its hybrid cousin; however, the Cruze Eco has proven itself worthy of the consideration of fuel-conscious consumers. Weighing in at a scant 3,029 pounds and featuring a turbocharged 1.4-liter inline-4, this fuel-sipping compact car earns an impressive 42 highway while still offering a pleasant ride and decent performance. Our Atlantis blue tester came fitted with seven-inch touch screen navigation and an enhanced safety package that adds rear parking assist, rear cross-traffic alert and a side blind zone alert system.

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Warranty/Service: 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty; 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty; 6-year/100,000-mile rust warranty; 5-year/100,000-mile roadside assistance program

Base Price: $19,680 / As Tested: $23,085

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, front-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

Engine: 1.4-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine
Horsepower: 138 hp @ 4,900 rpm
Torque: 148 lb-ft @ 1,850 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual

Curb weight:
3,029 lbs
Wheelbase: 105.7 in
Length/Width/Height: 181/70.7/58.1 in
Turning circle: 34.8 ft

4-wheel disc brakes with ABS
Suspension: MacPherson strut front; 4-link rear

Traction: StabiliTrak electronic stability control system with traction control

0-60 mph: 8.1 seconds
Top Speed: 118 mph

EPA City: 28 mpg
EPA Highway: 42 mpg

dual-stage driver and front passenger front airbags; thorax side-impact seat-mounted airbags; head curtain airbags; driver and front passenger knee airbags


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