Consumers looking to squeeze the most mileage from every gallon of gas will find much to appreciate with the new Chevy Cobalt XFE.
Once again, fuel prices are the topic of the day and different car manufacturers tackle the problem in different ways. Chrysler offers fixed fuel prices for three years, Suzuki gives fuel away for free for three months but Chevrolet simply releases a new model with the segments best fuel economy.
Chevrolet called its new model the Cobalt XFE, which stands for Xtra Fuel Economy, and can be fitted on LS and 1LT coupe and sedan models with manual transmission. The Cobalt CFE uses an EcoTec 2.2 liter DOHC I-4 engine capable of 148 hp and 206 Nm of torque with revised engine calibration, low rolling-resistance tires, new 4.74:1 final drive ratio to achieve 25 mpg (city) and 36 mpg (highway), a 9% increase.
"Cobalt has always been an efficient performer, but the changes with the new XFE elevate it to a leadership position that will appeal to customers who put fuel economy at the top of their new-car priority list," said Ed Peper, Chevrolet general manager.