Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Efficient Driving Tips

Slow Down - Gas mileage usually decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph.Limit Idling - Idling for 15 minutes can burn 1/4 gallon of fuel.

Drive Sensibly - Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent at highway speeds and by 5 percent around town.

Use Cruise Control - Using cruise control on the highway helps you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, will save gas.

Use the Right Oil - Because oil reduces engine friction and friction makes an engine work harder, using the manufacturer's recommended grade of oil improves fuel economy by 1-2 percent.

Plan and Combine Trips - Combining errands into one trip saves time and money. Several short trips taken from a cold start can use twice as much fuel as a longer multi-purpose trip covering the same distance when the engine is warm.

Chevrolet Fuel Solution TechnologiesExtended Range Electric Vehicles - Use battery power for propulsion.
Hybrid Technology - Use a combination of battery power and gas engine for propulsion.
Direct Injection - Injects fuel directly into the combustion chambers to ensure the precise amount of fuel is used at the precise moment it is needed for improved fuel economy.
Variable Valve Timing - Improves fuel economy and performance by controlling intake and exhaust valve openings so that it occurs at the optimum moment, increasing efficiency across the entire operating range of the engine.
6-speed Transmissions - Offer more gear ratios to keep the engine in its most efficient operating range.
Active Fuel Management - Engine management system that enables the engine to automatically operate on half its cylinders under light load conditions, improving fuel efficiency and reducing fuel consumption (V8).

Chevrolet Car

VOLTExtended range electric vehicle provides 35 miles of gas and tail pipe emissions-free driving.
Gasoline powered generator extends total range to more than 370 miles.

CRUZE ECO10% Aerodynamic improvement over non-Eco models - Lowered ride height, active aerodynamic shutters on lower grille and minimized turbulence with underbody panels and an aero decklid spoiler.
Weight reduction - The Eco weighs 214 pounds less than the Cruze 1LT.
Powertrain modifications - On the Eco equipped with the 6-speed manual transmission, the 6th gear is set-up for ultra high efficiency.
Manual transmission models return a best-in-class 42 mpg highway, the best highway mileage of any gasoline engine in America.
Vehicles with a manual transmission can travel more than 500 highway miles between fill-ups. The automatic has more fuel capacity and gets a range of over 580 highway miles.

MALIBUA 6-speed automatic transmission is standard on all models for 2011.
Every 4-cylinder Malibu has a fuel economy rating of 22 city/33 highway mpg - better highway fuel economy than a comparable Toyota Camry.
Gets more than 500 highway miles between fill-ups.

IMPALAFuel economy: 19 city/29 highway mpg.
Gets nearly 500 highway miles between fill-ups.

CAMAROCamaro 2LS models have fuel economy ratings of 19 city/30 highway mpg.
Camaro V8 models equipped with an automatic transmission deliver 16 city/25 highway mpg.
Gets more than 550 miles between fill-ups (2LS).

Chevrolet Crossover/Truck

EQUINOXDelivers best-in-class non-hybrid fuel economy of 22 city/32 highway mpg for front-wheel drive 4-cylinder models.
All-wheel drive 4-cylinder models also deliver a best-in-class 20 city/29 highway mpg.
Better highway mpg than Honda CR-V, Toyota Rav4 and even Ford Escape Hybrid without the increased cost.
Gets up to 600 highway miles between fill-ups (I4, FWD).

TRAVERSEWith 24 MPG highway, Traverse FWD offers better fuel economy than any eight-passenger crossover.
Power of a V8 with a fuel-efficient V6.
Class-leading cargo room behind the third row. More than any competitor including the 2012 all-new Ford Explorer.

SILVERADOHalf ton 2WD/4WD crewcabs equipped with the 5.3L V8 have better capability and fuel economy than a comparable Toyota Tundra.
Two-wheel-drive Crew Cab models can be equipped with the XFE Package, which improves aerodynamics and reduces vehicle mass, a 5.3L V8 engine, a 6-speed automatic transmission and an efficient final drive ratio to help Silverado deliver fuel economy of 15 city/22 highway mpg.
These numbers are best-in-class; in order to get similar numbers from another manufacturer, you would have to downgrade to a 6-cylinder engine.
Gets more than 550 miles between fill-ups (XFE).

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