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Does Cruise Control Increases Your MPG?

Hi I was wondering about this for a while now, I know you guys would know, thx!
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no, it kills your MPG

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If you read through some of these mpg threads it has been explained in detail
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hahah sh** I think I should stop using it then lol
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no, it kills your MPG

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If you read through some of these mpg threads it has been explained in detail
I think it depends on where you're driving. Here in Wisc we don't have much in the way of hills. I get around 34 mpg driving from Milwaukee to Lacrosse using the cruise.
We just took a driving trip to Dallas, very different terrain in Missouri & parts of Illinois. Still 33 plus mpg. The way down averaged 63 mph for 1050 miles.
I have a 2010 Cobalt with auto transmission.
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if ur driving straight on the thruway with no hills its better for mpg to have cruise on. as soon as u see a hill or w/e take it off.
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If your the type who when driving your speed slowly creeps up the cruise control can help you by keeping your speed where you set it.

Otherwise you can get better mpg by driving without it.

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no, it kills your MPG
There you go. perfect.

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I think it depends on where you're driving. Here in Wisc we don't have much in the way of hills. I get around 34 mpg driving from Milwaukee to Lacrosse using the cruise.
We just took a driving trip to Dallas, very different terrain in Missouri & parts of Illinois. Still 33 plus mpg. The way down averaged 63 mph for 1050 miles.
I have a 2010 Cobalt with auto transmission.
You prolly would have gotten better than that without the cruise control.

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if ur driving straight on the thruway with no hills its better for mpg to have cruise on. as soon as u see a hill or w/e take it off.
Cruise control is never the best answer unless.... See Below

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If your the type who when driving your speed slowly creeps up the cruise control can help you by keeping your speed where you set it.

Otherwise you can get better mpg by driving without it.
^^^ this.

Here is the thread that goes over this and other highway driving habits.

https://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/all...y-driving.html

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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-25-2010, 10:43 AM
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I really don't see how going a constant speed on non-hilly roads is gonna hurt your gas milage. I use it 90% of the time, drive 310 + miles a week, fill up once a week, & average 30 mpg. I also have the 2.4 Sport......
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