2017 Chevy Cruze Diesel Becomes Most Fuel-Efficient Non-Hybrid/EV In The US

Chevrolet is announcing that their 2017 Cruze Sedan is officially good for an EPA-estimated highway mileage of 52 mpg (4.52 l/100 km).

Based on those numbers, a Cruze Diesel with a six-speed manual transmission should be able to cover no fewer than 702 highway miles (1,129 km) on one single tank of diesel fuel.

“Chevrolet is dedicated to offering customers a wide range of propulsion options. We know there are customers looking for the right combination of fuel efficiency, driving dynamics, fuel type and more. With the EPA-estimated 52-mpg highway Cruze Diesel Sedan, they can get it all,” said Steven Majoros, director of marketing for Chevrolet.

Powering the 2017 Cruze Diesel Sedan is a new Ecotec 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder turbo-diesel unit, with 137 HP (102 kW) and 240 lb-ft (325 Nm). Buyers can spec the car with either the standard six-speed manual gearbox or a new optional Hydra-Matic nine-speed automatic which also comes with stop/start technology.

Aside from the impressive 52 highway mpg, the Cruze Diesel also managed to return an EPA-estimated 30 mpg (7.84 l/100km) in the city, resulting in a combined mileage of 37 mpg (6.36 l/100km).

Pricing for the 2017 Chevy Cruze Diesel Sedan starts from $24,670, including the $875 destination charge.

PHOTO GALLERY

  • ediotsavant

    Wtf? 30 city? 52 Hwy? One of those numbers must be wrong! Never seen such a wide spread between city and highway.

    • Kash

      well the 2015 Cruze was at 27/46) and the Jetta TDI was at 31/46 so it’s not uncommon for diesels to have such large gaps between city/hwy mileage.

  • Grumpy

    It only makes more sense to have a Diesel hybrid. Electric power can offset the low city mpg, and bring the combined mpg higher than any gas hybrid.

  • Edumcris

    Does the urea tank compromise trunk space, or the rear suspension set-up?

    • Auf Wiedersehen

      Rear suspension is probably a re-hashed single rear beam from a 1980 Citation.

  • smartacus

    i like the Elantra styling,
    but if i wanted an Elantra,
    i’d buy one from a company
    that makes them in Montgomery

    instead of Mexico…then turn around and lie about them not being made in Mexico.

  • Shijit

    Ugliest Cruze ever made though.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    Nice GM!….just pull back eeeever so slightly on the name there…Cruze TD….ahahaha you thought I was gonna say TDI…See, GM knows how to jump on the band wagon but juuuust hang on by their finger nails….except wait a minute! Diesel has been around for what 40 years in US imports….soooo GM is a liiiitle bit late to the diesel party. And just as they are falling out of favor too….dang!. Great work! GM : Grossly Mismanaged

Ferrari 488 Pista Demonstrates That McLaren’s 720S Is Not Invincible

Although not exactly direct rivals, they’re both really fast and capable around the track, so it makes for an interesting comparison.

Toyota Corolla Hatch Gets New Gear Down Under, Starts At AUD $23,335

Equipped with new safety and convenience features, the updated Corolla will arrive at Aussie dealers on November 1.

2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe Teased Ahead Of Tomorrow’s Debut

BMW is finally ready to fully embrace front-wheel drive sedans.

Hyundai And Kia Settle Class Action Lawsuits Over 2.0- And 2.4-Liter GDI Engines

The settlement covers approximately 4.1 million vehicles in the United States.

Audi Grounds Their Flying Car Project

The company has suspended work on the project and is reviewing their partnership with Airbus.

Pimp Your 2020 Chrysler Pacifica With Official Red S Edition Package For $3,995

The Red S Edition package is available for 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Limited gas and hybrid models and focuses mostly on the interior.

Morris Commercial Teases Their Carbon Fiber-Bodied Electric Delivery Van

The upcoming model draws inspiration from the 1950’s Morris J-type van.

Buick Puts Bigger Battery Into China’s Velite 6 EV, Extends Range To 255 Miles

The new version of Buick’s EV gains an 148 HP electric motor and a 52.5 kWh battery pack, which extends its range by 68 miles.

Jeep Gladiator XMT Unveiled As A Light Tactical Military Truck

The Gladiator XMT could go into production during the second half of next year.

Hyundai Nexo And Tucson FCVs Have Racked Up Over 8.4 Million Miles In The U.S.

Despite not selling in high numbers, mainly due to the limited refueling infrastructure, the two models have covered a distance equal to 17 round-trip journeys to the surface of the Moon.