What type of gas does the Chevy Cruze Lt need? Premium or regular ?


Asked by May 22, 2012 at 08:00 PM about the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze

Question type: General

10 Answers

Matt Hill

Its going to depend on which engine it has, it will also tell you in your owners manual and probably say something about it by the gas filler neck if it requires premium.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.

regular but you could use premium every now & then is good. the only thing running on premium today are caddys & high performance vehicles.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
Matt Hill

The little turbo 4 cylinder engines in the eco cars are actually taking premium now due to the ammount of power they are getting out of the little engines. Another vehicle that takes premium is the v6 camaro.

8 out of 8 people think this is helpful.
Best Answer
Matt Hill

Oh one other thing its pretty much a waste of money to put premium or mid grade gas in a vehicle that only requires regular. Without getting into too much detail the car was programmed to run on regular and will be its most efficient with that fuel in it. Its also a bad idea to run regular in a car that takes premium because it will slowly destroy the inside of your engine and can make the tops of your pistons look like the surface of the moon with craters all over it.

8 out of 8 people think this is helpful.

Oh ok thx again. I'm trying to determine whether I should get the cruze or not. I like the safety aspect of it. Its between the Chevy cruze, Toyota corolla and Honda civic.

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.

It will be my first car and I want something safe and reliable.

Matt Hill

All three are good vehicles I think the cruze has the potential to get better fuel economy than the other two if you are looking for that as well.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Kristina Dwyer

I don't trust any other grade of gas in my car yet. They say you should use Premium once per month to keep the fuel line clean and increase performance. My car is still a baby to me, so I keep to the Regular grade. I know what they said about the Cruze and MPG, but it'll get about 25 MPG average. They only way to make it more is to either have manual transmission or drive perfectly legal (you know.. brake easy, don't speed, correct PSI in all 4 tires, etc). :rolls eyes: Anyway.. I love my car. I used to have an Altima, but wound up in an accident last June and totaled it. The Cruze was always my first choice, but just started affording it lol.


i have a question with the 2014 eco automatic.. it says something about diesel but im trying to save on gas money thats the point of having an eco isnt it.... anyway my question is does it run on regular gas or diesel

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.
Kristina Dwyer

Have to wait and see. There is a Cruze coming out that will be a TDI type of thing. Diesel fuel, better MPG. I haven't seen it yet, but I heard of it. If you have any questions of what type of fuel to use, refer to your owners manual. In the 2014 case, maybe Google it or look at the specs on the Chevy site.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions


Looking for a Used Cruze in your area?

CarGurus has 48,135 nationwide Cruze listings starting at $5,300.


Search Chevrolet Cruze Questions

Chevrolet Cruze Experts

#1 SusanSchwarz
Reputation 630
#2 tenspeed
Reputation 270
#3 Matt Hill
Matt Hill
Reputation 220
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Malibu"
760 Great Deals out of 51,941 listings starting at $2,488
Used Honda Civic"
551 Great Deals out of 62,171 listings starting at $888
Used Ford Focus"
761 Great Deals out of 63,812 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord"
714 Great Deals out of 77,451 listings starting at $1,400
Used Ford Fusion"
1,165 Great Deals out of 80,808 listings starting at $100
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,077 Great Deals out of 72,630 listings starting at $1,299
Used Chevrolet Impala"
564 Great Deals out of 31,360 listings starting at $1,500
Used Hyundai Elantra"
519 Great Deals out of 61,379 listings starting at $1,195
Used Toyota Camry"
1,292 Great Deals out of 82,022 listings starting at $985
Used Nissan Altima"
879 Great Deals out of 81,917 listings starting at $1,888
Used Kia Optima"
478 Great Deals out of 32,363 listings starting at $1,995
Used Hyundai Sonata"
740 Great Deals out of 56,662 listings starting at $1,450
Used Dodge Dart"
259 Great Deals out of 21,837 listings starting at $7,995
Used Mazda MAZDA3"
281 Great Deals out of 30,275 listings starting at $1,100
Used Chevrolet Camaro"
250 Great Deals out of 27,460 listings starting at $1,899

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Chevrolet Cruze For Sale
138 Great Deals out of 22,800 listings starting at $10,978
2015 Chevrolet Cruze For Sale
199 Great Deals out of 9,676 listings starting at $10,991
2014 Chevrolet Cruze For Sale
131 Great Deals out of 6,240 listings starting at $7,995
2013 Chevrolet Cruze For Sale
110 Great Deals out of 4,276 listings starting at $6,995