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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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I love diesel
By BRB29 on 4/18/2013 11:12:57 AM , Rating: 3
It's a great car but seriously that is overpriced by at least 3k.

People looking for 40+ mpg will mostly choose a Prius. If they want something like a cruze with slightly less mpg but much cheaper then the new mazda3 would do.
I just don't see why I would pay 25k+ for this car. VW are much nicer also.

RE: I love diesel
By rudolphna on 4/18/2013 11:24:51 AM , Rating: 1
Have you seen how much a VW Jetta TDI is? Hint: they are about the same price. And another hint: VWs have horrible reliability ratings compared to GM these days. And they are more expensive to repair to boot.

RE: I love diesel
By BRB29 on 4/18/2013 12:08:44 PM , Rating: 2
their TDI have good reliability ratings. Their other cars are horrible because it is made in Mexico.

I know they are both about the same price. I would take the VW over the Cruze.

RE: I love diesel
By cyberguyz on 4/18/2013 1:28:08 PM , Rating: 2
I wouldn't

RE: I love diesel
By FITCamaro on 4/18/2013 1:36:38 PM , Rating: 2
It's not the drivetrain that breaks normally. It's all the other crap.

RE: I love diesel
By superflex on 4/18/2013 1:41:14 PM , Rating: 2
VW is the Chrysler of German cars.

RE: I love diesel
By Nutzo on 4/18/2013 1:46:11 PM , Rating: 2
Actually both GM and VW's long term reliability are horrible. Wouldn't drive either one.

RE: I love diesel
By Spuke on 4/18/2013 3:06:48 PM , Rating: 3
Actually both GM and VW's long term reliability are horrible. Wouldn't drive either one.
Actually GM's long term is more than acceptable. VW has been at or near the bottom for decades.

RE: I love diesel
By FITCamaro on 4/19/2013 5:51:13 AM , Rating: 2
Any vehicle almost should have no problem making it to 200k or more if properly cared for.

RE: I love diesel
By Argon18 on 4/20/2013 1:49:29 PM , Rating: 2
Not the same though. GM gets bad reliability because you'll end up on the side of the road. VW gets bad reliability because of comfort features and accessories that fail, door handles, power windows, that sort of thing.

VW drive trains are rock solid. It's the other bits that they have trouble with. Pretty much the opposite of GM, who has drive train reliability problems, but window lifters and door handles that last decades.

RE: I love diesel
By liem107 on 4/18/2013 6:42:55 PM , Rating: 3
I think the mazda 6 skyactiv D which comes by the end of the year is a better alternative... And it doesn't require any special exhaust system because of their innovative approach of diesel.

RE: I love diesel
By Odysseus145 on 4/19/2013 9:55:16 PM , Rating: 2
Cool. My wife loves Mazda3, and I'll look at getting a CX-5 once it gets this engine.

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