2 of 6
BACKNEXT
Chevrolet Cruze ECO
Price: $18,175
Mileage: 28 City / 42 Hwy

The Cruze ECO is a remarkable car in a couple of ways. For one, it's more fun -- not less -- than the regular Chevy Cruze. For that, credit a turbocharged engine with a six-speed manual transmission that's a pleasure to use. (The Cruze ECO is available with an automatic, but at a cost of 2 mpg.)

This super-efficient version of GM's new compact car uses shutters that close part of the grill at highway speeds for improved aerodynamics. This version also has a lower ride height, wind blockers around the wheels for improved air flow and a special rear spoiler. The body also contains more high-strength steel which helps reduce weight.



NEXT: Hyundai Elantra
Last updated March 24 2011: 5:27 AM ET
More Galleries
Awesome car options for first-time buyers There are lots of good options for millennials shopping for their first car. These models might not be the most popular, but they're worth considering. More
6 surprising things for sale on Taobao Consumers can buy just about anything and get it shipped to their door from Alibaba's Taobao, China's most popular online shopping platform. More
Most notorious recalls ever It's not just automakers that issue massive recalls. From lawn darts to Pokemon balls, plenty of other consumer products have been deemed dangerous, or worse, deadly. More

Special Offer