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Diesel-powered Cruze can drive for 10 hours on a single tank of fuel

The EPA has handed down its fuel economy estimates for Chevrolet's new 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel. The EPA is estimating the vehicle will get 46 mpg on the highway, making it the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid vehicle in America. General Motors says that the car will be available in certain cities this spring and around the country and Canada early this fall.

The turbodiesel version of the Cruze is equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission and has an estimated range of 700 highway miles on a single tank of diesel fuel.
 
The 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine is rated for 148 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque (the engine features a special over boost function that can increase torque to 280 pound-foot for short bursts as needed). The vehicle is capable of accelerating from a stop to 60 mph in 8.6 seconds.

“We harnessed generations of diesel expertise to adapt our world-class global engine for the North American market,” said Gary Altman, chief engineer, Chevrolet Cruze Diesel. “The Cruze Diesel is the best diesel passenger car out there. Chevrolet is redefining the meaning of great fuel economy with this car.”


The starting price for the car is $25,695 including the $810 destination charge. The Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel also features the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, 17-inch wheels, leather seating, a five-year 100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and a two-year maintenance plan as standard equipment.

Source: GM



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RE: Nice but...
By DanNeely on 4/18/2013 11:06:52 AM , Rating: 2
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quote: Diesel-powered Cruze can drive for 10 hours on a single tank of fuel well an escalade can do that, too, if you fit a large enough tank. what is that pointless comment supposed to mean?


It means they're using the higher MPG to boost the convenience factor by cutting the number of stops and making it easier to avoid buying gas in expensive states on road trips instead of just using a smaller tank and making you stop as frequently as in a less efficient vehicle.

ex With my current car driving I68W-I79S-US19S-I77S I can barely cross WV without having to stop for fuel; an extra 100 miles range would make it much easier to make sure I'm only buying the 20-30c/gallon cheaper gas in MD/VA instead.


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