Chevy Cruze Eco Averages 64 MPG Over 9,552 Miles

An Australian couple recently drove a Chevy Cruze Eco 9,552 miles and managed to average 64.42 miles per gallon during the trip. The trip was sponsored by Shell Oil.

John and Helen Taylor drove the unmodified Chevy Cruze Eco almost 10k miles and managed to average a fuel economy rating that is 50 percent better than the 42 mpg EPA rating that the Cruze Eco has.

The Cruze Eco is powered by a turbocharged 1.4L Ecotec engine that puts out 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft. of torque. When the engine is mated to a six-speed manual the Cruze Eco gets 28 mpg city and 42 mpg on the highway. Equipped with the six-speed automatic the Cruze Eco gets 26 mpg city and 39 mpg highway.

Here are Shell’s tips for improving your vehicle’s fuel economy.

GM is planning an even more fuel-efficient Cruze in 2013 with the introduction of the Cruze diesel.