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Chevrolet Tweaks 2012 Cruze

The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze is one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in its class, and for 2012, Chevrolet managed to increase its fuel economy by 2 percent by making a few eco-minded changes. “One of those technologies is deceleration fuel cutoff (DFCO). While the vehicle is decelerating or slowing down, fuel is automatically shut off to the Cruze’s advanced Ecotec engine,” Chevrolet says in a press release. “When the driver accelerates, the fuel automatically begins flowing again and the ... continue reading»

Tags: EPA, Chevrolet Cruze, Model News

Is Going Green Worth It? Hybrids vs. Conventional Models

It’s a question we get a lot here at U.S. News Cars. Given that hybrids and other green cars often cost more than their gas-only counterparts, does it make financial sense to buy one? The answer depends on which cars you’re comparing. Car Price EPA-Estimated Annual Fuel Costs Better Deal? 2012 Honda Civic Sedan EX $20,505 $1,917 Civic saves $3,545 at dealership; would take over six years to match that in gas savings 2012 ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Gas Prices, Honda Civic, Honda Civic Hybrid, Hyundai Sonata, Chevrolet Cruze, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Hybrids, Saving Money

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