2016 Chevrolet Cruze Offers 42 MPG on the Highway

2016 Cruze

2016 Cruze

Offering EPA-estimated highway mileage of 42 mpg, the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is unsurpassed in its segment for fuel highway economy.

“Offering a maximum highway range of up to 570* miles per tank– you can spend less time at the pump,” said Steve Majoros, director of marketing, Chevrolet Cars. “The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze has more horsepower and torque, and is lighter than the previous generation making it more fun to drive.”

The Cruze’s EPA-estimated 42-mpg highway rating for L, LS and LT models rivals its competition. It tops competitors such as Focus with a four-cylinder (40 mpg hwy), Nissan Sentra FE (40 mpg hwy), Mazda3 (41 mpg hwy), Hyundai Elantra (37 mpg hwy) and Volkswagen Jetta (40 mpg hwy – non-hybrid).

The Cruze’s efficiency is rooted in a new, direct-injected 1.4L Ecotec turbo and a leaner architecture, which contributes to a nearly 250-pound (113 kg) weight reduction on L, LS and LT trims over previous models. Stop/start technology bolsters efficiency in stop-and-go traffic, helping the Cruze offer drivers an EPA-estimated 30 mpg in city driving – a 7-percent increase over previous models.

Customers will find it to be the most connected car in its class based on built-in 4G LTE WiFi and connectivity features, including offering new technologies such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, a more comfortable ride and an athletic, aerodynamically optimized design, the 2016 Cruze elevates the compact car segment.

It also offers 10 standard air bags, as well as an expanded range of available adaptive crash-avoidance technologies, including Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist and Forward Collision Alert.

The Cruze range expands in the fall with an all-new hatchback model and the Cruze diesel returns in early 2017.

Alan Has a Deal That Can’t Be Beat

Cruze red LS

Here is one of the BEST DEALS I can ever remember from Chevrolet.  It entails an alternative form of financing called a lease.  Before you say leasing is not for me, here are some people who lease their vehicles.  Three of my own children and the Comptroller, Service Manager, Finance Managers and Office Staff at Art Gamblin Motors all lease their vehicles.  For most people, leasing a new Cruze makes perfect sense.  With this two year lease you get over $1,500 more in rebates, lower interest and at the end of two years you can buy the car for a predetermined value, trade it in, or if you don’t have equity, just return it in good condition.  I hear people say, “I don’t own my vehicle if I lease.” Remember, if you have a conventional loan, you don’t own your car, the bank does.
Why would Gamblin and Chevrolet lease a new Cruze for $139 per month for two years?  The answer may be that there is a new body style change coming soon and we are betting you will want to drive that in two years.  Think about it.  Leasing makes sense for my family and it probably makes sense for someone in yours too.

-Alan Gamblin


Sophisticated Sophomore: All-New 2016 Chevrolet Cruze

The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze – a larger, lighter, more efficient and more sophisticated evolution of the brand’s best-selling global car.

The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze – a larger, lighter, more efficient and more sophisticated evolution of the brand’s best-selling global car.

Chevrolet recently introduced the all-new 2016 Cruze – a larger and lighter, more efficient and more sophisticated evolution of the brand’s best-selling global car.

Packed with new technologies such as available Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and new active safety features, as well as a more spacious interior and an athletic, aerodynamically optimized design, the 2016 Cruze elevates the compact car segment.

The all-new Cruze will be on sale in early 2016. A new, standard 1.4L turbocharged engine with direct injection and an SAE-certified 153 horsepower (113 kW) helps enable a General Motors-estimated 40 mpg on the highway with the available six-speed automatic transmission. Stop/start technology helps enhance the Cruze’s efficiency in stop-and-go driving.

The new turbo engine and a leaner architecture that reduces up to 250 pounds (113 kg) also contribute to the new Cruze’s stronger performance, with expected 0-60-mph acceleration of eight seconds.

“We’re eagerly anticipating the arrival of the all-new Cruze at Gamblin Motors,” said Tyson Gamblin. “From its updated design and safety features, to its innovative technologies, we’re confident the Cruze will fit our customers’ wants and needs while on the road.”cq5dam.web.1280.1280 (2)

Vehicle highlights include:

  • Next-generation Chevrolet MyLink with smartphone integration capability, including a standard seven-inch-diagonal screen and available eight-inch-diagonal screen (at launch, eight-inch screen only with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto coming later)
  • New 1.4L turbo engine with direct injection and stop/start technology matched with a standard six-speed manual or available six-speed automatic transmission (North America)
  • Maximum highway range of 530 miles per tank
  • All-new, stronger and lighter body structure enhances agility, efficiency and safety – with an approximately 250-pound (113 kg) lower curb weight
  • Class-leading 106.3-inch (2,700 mm) wheelbase enhances roominess, contributing to greater rear-seat legroom and more rear knee room
  • Projector headlamps with light-emitting diode (LED) signature lighting – and LED daytime running lamps on uplevel models
  • More standard features than most competitors’ small cars such as 10 air bags, four-wheel disc brakes, rearview camera and available OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot
  • New, available features including wireless phone charging, heated rear leather seats and heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Available advanced safety features include Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist and Forward Collision Alert
  • New model range for North America including L, LS, LT and Premier – and a more expressive RS package

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2013 Chevy Cruze Gets Diesel Engine

It was announced the 2013 Chevy Cruzewill be manufactured at the Lordstown, Ohio plant. GM is slated to retool the facility’s body shop and assembly line next year through a $5.5-million investment, according to Tom Mock, a spokesman for GM. The diesel Chevrolet Cruze is set to arrive in 2013, and though GM hasn’t released any official power plant decisions or fuel-economy estimates as of yet, the vehicle is expected to return somewhere around 50 miles per gallon when it arrives. You can’t argue with that 50 miles to the gallon sounds good to me. This is the first legitimate diesel passenger car effort from a domestic manufacturer in years, and rumors indicate the vehicle will come boasting a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel with around 147 horsepower and 235 pound-feet of torque. Not to shabby be sure to check out gamblin motors when the vehicle is released.  What we are really excited to see with this new Diesel is the EPA Gas Mileage Numbers!

Save Your Gas This Summer

With fuel prices on the rise this summer, we thought we would share some tips that will make your tank of gas last a little longer.

1. Avoid High Speeds- As your speed increasees, your drag increases. Driving 62 mph vs. 75 mph will reduce fuel consumption by about 15%.

2. Do Not Accelerate or Brake Hard- By anticipating the traffic and applying slow steady acceleration and braking, fuel economy may increase by as much as 20%.

3. Keep Tires Properly Inflated- Keep tire air pressure at the level recommended by your vehicle manufacturer. A single tire under inflated by 2 PSI, increases fuel consumption by 1%. Another option would be inflating your tires using Nitrogen. Nitrofill is a great way to keep your tires properly inflated while extending the life of your tires as well.

4. Use A/C Sparingly- When the air conditioner is on, it puts extra load on the engine forcing about 20% more fuel to be used. The defrost position on most vehicles also uses the air conditioner.

5. Keep Windows Closed- Having windows open, especially on the highway, increases drag and decreases fuel economy by about 10%.

6. Service Vehicle Regularly– Proper maintenance avoids poor fuel economy related to dirty air filters, old spark plugs or low fluid levels.

7. Use Cruise Control- Maintaining a constant speed over long distances often saves gas.

8. Avoid Heavy Loads- Remove the sand bags from your truck in the spring and pack lightly for long trips.

9. Avoid Long Idles- If you anticipate being stopped for more than 1 minute, shut off the car. Restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle for this time.

10. Purchase a Fuel Efficient Vehicle- When buying a new vehicle, examine the vehicles rated fuel efficiency. Usually choosing a small vehicle with a manual transmission will provide you with great fuel economy.

General Motors offers a great selection of fuel efficient vehicles at affordable prices. The all new Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Aveo, Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Impala, Buick Regal are all great options when looking for a fuel efficient car.

42 MPG Chevrolet Cruze Eco

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco


Wondering how the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco model manages to hit 42 mpg on the highway? Lucky for you General Motors has put together this short video showing how the Cruze Eco model manages to hit 42 mpg on the highway with some significant fuel-saving modifications.

A Note From Alan Gamblin


    My wife inspired me to go on a diet.  After three weeks I’ve lost 15 lbs. and 2 inches in my waist.  Now all my pants are too big.  If I didn’t have a belt, I would be looking like some of the kids I see at the mall that purposely wear their pants to show off their underwear. 

     I’m excited that my pants don’t fit because now I have to buy some new ones.  It’s been a long time and my daughters think it’s great because I have to throw away my “old man pants” and get new ones.  Even my Levi’s with holes have to go. Now I have new jeans that actually fit.  Yes, I had to hem them and they did cost more, but they do look better.  A lady at the airport asked my wife, “how did you get your husband to wear those jeans?  I’ve been begging my husband to get a pair.”

     I share this story because I think our new car diet is over.  We’ve made do with vehicles that don’t fit us anymore.  We have had to live lean, but we now have the opportunity to buy a  car, truck or SUV with better quality, longer warranty and with interest rates lower than ever before.  We can own a Chevy or Buick that is more stylish, more compatible, fits our changing life style, is more fuel efficient and more environmentally friendly.  Our products like the new Chevy Cruze, Camaro, Equinox, Silverado HD and Buick Lacrosse and Regal are world class.

     Yesterday, I had my first cookie in three weeks.  It was so good, it was the best cookie I’ve ever tasted.  I guarantee test driving a new car will feel just as good.   My diet is over, shouldn’t your car diet be too?

                                                                                                                                    Alan Gamblin

Book ’em Danno

In an effort to restore a giant that once was, General Motors and more Specifically Chevrolet, have teamed up with CBS and Hawaii Five-O in efforts to spotlight four of Chevy’s most popular vehicles. The all new 2011 Chevrolet CamaroChevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Traverse and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 are all featured vehicles within each new episode of T.V.’s newest hit series.

Chevy Camaro, Camaro, 2011 Chevy Camaro, Silver Chevy Camaro

Chevy Cruze, 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, 2011 Chevy Cruze, Red Chevy Cruze, Red Cruze

Chevy Traverse, 2011 Chevy Traverse, Blue Chevy Traverse

Chevy Silverado, Silverado 1500, Blue Chevy Silverado

Though we know its tough to look as smooth as Steve McGarrett and his partner Danny ‘Danno’ Williams while driving in the all new 2011 Chevy Camaro, but hey, we can all dream can’t we?

Was it worth it for Chevrolet to put all the effort and not to mention money in showing off these four Chevrolet models? Absolutely. What better way to advertise a vehicle than to show it off in action. From the city streets of O’ahu, Hawaii to the high above mountains, each sleek Chevrolet model is put to use showing their abilities.