2018 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Priced From $24,670

Pricing details for the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel have just been announced and customers will have to cough up a hefty premium over the petrol-powered models in the U.S.

Prices for the 2018 Cruze LT Diesel Manual Sedan start at $24,670, including the $875 destination charge. Opt for the automatic and the price increases to $26,270. Prices for the 2018 Cruze Diesel Hatchback start at $26,310 for the LT manual and $26,740 for the LT Automatic.

Cars Direct notes that a diesel Cruze equipped with the automatic transmission is $3,945 more expensive than its petrol equivalent. However, the diesel does come standard with the so-called ‘Convenience Package’, an option that costs $1,150 in the petrol models.

While there are a number of rivals to the new Cruze hatchback on the market, including the Toyota Corolla iM and Kia Forte5, neither have the option of a diesel engine.

The diesel engine powering both the Cruze sedan and hatchback displaces 1.6-liters from its turbocharged four-cylinder and delivers 137 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. EPA ratings for the hatchback haven’t been released but the diesel sedan returns 52 mpg on the highway with the manual gearbox and a 37 mpg combined city/highway rating for both the manual and auto.

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  • Bash

    Looks sweet inside out

    • Infinite1

      I’d never thought that I’d say this about a Chevy product, but I agree with you.

  • John

    Cruze with diesel costs $24k? isn’t that a bit much?

  • LeStori

    Considering all the fuss about toxic diesel emissions in Europe, naming your car, The Cross of Christ (Cruze) might seem ‘appropriate’.

  • Marty

    So… the American version of Opel Astra looks like a Ford Focus. I wonder if I will ever understand the design strategy of GM.

  • Infinite1

    All the Cruze need now is a performance variant for the hatchback.

    • Benjamin B.

      I fear GM will try to market the diesel as a performance variant. The diesel Cruz is not a hot hatch. It barely keeps up with gasoline powered turbo Cruz.

  • Benjamin B.

    That’s expensive. I’d rather buy the Ford Focus ST or, better yet, the Volkswagen Golf GTI for the same money. Better yet, the Subaru WRX for a little bit more. These turbo gasoline engines will use slightly more fuel, but they’ll offer much better performance. Volkswagens and Fords offer much better handling also. Subaru gets AWD, something only the more expensive Golf R and Focus RS offers.

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