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New Chevy Cobalt XFE Delivers 'Xtra' Fuel Economy

Thursday May 1st, 2008 at 7:55 AM
Posted by: Derek

2008 Chevrolet Cobalt

DETROIT – Consumers looking to squeeze the most mileage from every gallon of gas will find much to appreciate with the new Chevy Cobalt XFE. It delivers 36 mpg in highway driving, outdistancing competitors like the Honda Civic, Ford Focus and Toyota Corolla.

The Cobalt XFE – for Xtra Fuel Economy – is on sale now and includes LS and 1LT coupe and sedan models with the manual transmission. It uses revised engine calibration, low rolling-resistance tires, a new, 3.74:1 final drive ratio and other technologies to achieve an EPA-estimated mileage rating of 25 mpg in the city and 36 on the highway. That’s an improvement of more than 9% over the previous highway mileage.

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