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Chevy Cruze diesel boasts 46mpg highway

GasBuddy Blog -- Chevrolet seemingly has beat everyone at a game it has perhaps less experience in: diesel powered passenger vehicles. It even has surpassed the mileage from a new diesel-powered Volkswagen Jetta, which has long been among the most fuel efficient diesel vehicles available.

The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze delivers an impressive 46 MPG highway, which according to GM is better than any non-hybrid current only the road. GM expects first deliveries to take place this spring in select cities before rolling availability out nationwide this fall.

Chevrolet mates the 2.0l turbo-diesel engine in the Cruze to a six-speed automatic transmission with a starting price of under $26k, a better value than VW's Jetta TDI automatic, plus GM offers...


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 7:07:50 AM

wouldn't buy a Cruze, but it's a step in the right direction.
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garywa01
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2013 8:29:48 AM

interesting
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Ray_10589
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 2:15:22 PM

good job GM
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nb52
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 6:22:46 AM

Really? Under $26,000? Very expensive.
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coughlin
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 6:31:15 PM

wow!
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Dennisjk
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 5:57:53 PM

Now if we can get that mileage in a full sized pick up truck.
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greenfog
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 5:44:20 PM

thats great if you want to drive a roller skate down the road.
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schvanda63
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 4:50:19 PM

Gman2011MI wrote "so why is their not more diesels in US car market...."

Look at some of the ignorant comments here about diesels and I think you'll have your answer.
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91Hilux
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 4:28:18 PM

and then they woke up...
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rbutterw
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 3:53:45 PM

46 mpg until it is measured
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dlemma
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 2:29:47 PM

rolling coffin.
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tomok
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 1:53:44 PM

Chevy Cruze diesel boasts 46mpg highway? Get the vehicle on the road, drive it in the real world and see what the real vehicle mileage is. There are better 'quality' vehicles available by other manufacturers, check them out.
I will drive my vehicle into the ground before buying anything new, used, EV, PHEV, Inbred, diesel, hydrogen, alternative fuel, CNG, concept and certainly NOT a GM, Ford, Chrysler, Fiat, Prius, 'Tesla,' Leaf, Volt, Peugeot or an NYC/Hurricane Sandy Special 'exploding submarine' Fiskar Karma Inbred! A Cruze will Not happen either!
NOTE: Diesel has more BTU's (energy), so the mpg is better than gasoline.
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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dieselme2011
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 12:55:53 PM

Sounds interesting I wonder if this is a new engine or one they have been using outside of North America already?
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 12:44:19 PM

On Apr 19, 2013 10:49:32 AM, Bigtex09 wrote:

>diesel is the way, we need more stations to carry it

There is no shortage of stations that carry Diesel in the Houston area. All the greenfield stations in the area have Diesel at every pump.
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geeeeeeg
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 12:19:00 PM

interesting
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toxigas
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 12:05:14 PM

I haven't checked, but wonder if anyone is building an electric/diesel hybrid?...
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Titan_62
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 12:02:47 PM

Heck Yea..!!
Go Diesel Power!!!
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No1ConMan
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:58:17 AM

Well, if they all overstate the same amount, not bad, not bad.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:57:13 AM

Interesting. Will see how much it cost?
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:56:10 AM

interesting
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GorillaMN
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:56:00 AM

Like a fish story the big story is larger than reality
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:55:46 AM

Curious as to the parameters for the MPG determination.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:55:29 AM

fascinating
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:54:54 AM

diesel is too expensive
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boldrph
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:54:45 AM

fascinating
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Sam195
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:54:20 AM

I would prefer a regular hybrid.
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bagman2010
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:52:44 AM

I drive a 8500 lb. 4 wheel drive diesel and easily get 17.7 mpg,if not better.Diesel is the way to go!
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:50:59 AM

Impressive even though its overly optimistic.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:49:50 AM

Probably overstated. Fuel economy estimates usually are.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:49:32 AM

diesel is the way, we need more stations to carry it
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matman01
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:48:58 AM

Happy for GM, but no diesel for me....ever!
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:47:50 AM

good for them
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Bonito
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:47:28 AM

Diesel costs to much and diesel cars cost to much!
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RONALD777
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:47:05 AM

Not for me!
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Gman2011MI
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:47:04 AM

so why is their not more diesels in US car market....
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deaconjones
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:45:37 AM

screw diesel....
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:45:11 AM

No thanks.
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Carolinared2012
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:44:50 AM

not interested in diesel right now.
will wait to see reliability and repair costs.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:44:34 AM

Not for me.
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ladyravenrock
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:43:25 AM

Most diesel here is priced about the same as regular or midgrade.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:41:53 AM

the first good thing from gm
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:40:21 AM

Old "news".
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:40:20 AM

good, we need more
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paulp24
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:39:39 AM

Nice. Now put one in a Tahoe or Suburban
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:39:22 AM

cruzing down the road cheap
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dockm89
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:37:27 AM

A diesel being promoted in the USA? Wonders never cease.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:37:26 AM

diesel is still too expensive.
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myambro
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:35:06 AM

Hmmm. A gov't entity saying that a Gov't Motors vehicle gets great mpg... Not believing it.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:33:08 AM

That's great, but the price of diesel remains a lot higher than gasoline.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:31:11 AM

On Apr 19, 2013 10:19:03 AM, Topshopper2011 wrote:

>GM is the best car company!!

Government Motors is the one of the perennial bottom-dwellers when it comes to reliability.

>I will only buy from GM!

Probably because Daddy always bought a Chevrolet.
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