2011 Chevrolet Cruze

  • 2011 Chevrolet Cruze preview

    Aside from the electric Volt, the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze has been touring the auto show circuit long enough to make it a familiar face well before it hits dealerships. But now Chevy has priced its new compact sedan, starting at $16,995. And that means it really will soon show up at dealers, toward the end of the summer. The 2011 Cruze four-door sedan replaces the outmoded 2010 Cobalt, itself a holdover from the grim old days of the Chevy Cavalier. The 2011 Cruze is a world car, meaning U.S. buyers get a better-equipped, safer, and more powerful version of a car sold globally. Midsize...

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    Over the last year, the U.S. Department of Energy has granted almost $9 billion of low-interest loans to help automakers retool for more fuel-efficient cars. But until now, General Motors and Chrysler had been shut out while Ford, Nissan, and Tesla were awarded loans last June, joined by Fisker in...

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    2011 Chevy Cruze Green Oil Filter: Everything Old Is New Again

    Sometimes a "new" green idea is actually just the way we used to do things, before disposability and convenience became primary consumer values. Consider the "cartridge filter" that GM touts on the Ecotec engines fitted to its new 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. Instead of a one-piece metal cannister that's...

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    3 Green-Car Trends: Smaller Cars, More Turbos, Luxury Hybrids

    Everyone has opinions. But if you had to wrap up what's happening in green cars today by naming three trends, what would they be? The ever-eager publicists at auto-classified site AutoTrader.com sent us their list of three changes in the world of eco-friendly vehicles. We've reproduced them below...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Cruze preview
    First Drive Report: 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Compact Sedan

    General Motors has been stringing out its publicity for upcoming cars--for three years in the case of the electric 2011 Chevrolet Volt--given its recent, ummm, challenges. But now we've finally had a chance to drive its crucially important 2011 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan, which will hit...

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    Update: Green Cars at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show

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