You Got to Be Kidding Me!

PM Gets 32+ MPG from Chevy Cobalt XFE

Posted in Four Wheels by Stacy McMahon on September 27, 2008

Most of the story is in the headline. Popular Mechanics put 500 miles on a Chevy Cobalt XFE. That’s “eXtra Fuel Economy”, with a combination of relatively cheap tricks to reduce aerodynamic and tire drag and increase engine efficiency. With all that, and in a mostly highway driving regime, 32.2 mpg is frankly not very impressive. I drove a 2009 Toyota Corolla on my trip to California last week and got 36 mpg overall, even with all the long grades around Lake Tahoe.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: