2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 22 April 2013 , 08:04:13 byEmil

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Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

According to EPA, the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze clean Turbo Diesel, delivers an industry best 46 mpg on the highway. This fuel consumption is better than any non-hybrid passenger car in America. Very soon, the new model will be available in different cities and nationwide and in Canada as well, but only at the end of the summer. To transfer the output to the wheels, the engineers have offered a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The model has an estimated range of 700 highway miles on one tank of diesel fuel based on the EPA highway estimate and also according to the capacity of the tank. To be more precise, this means 10 hours of driving on the highway. According to Gary Altman, chief engineer, the new 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel is the best diesel passenger car there is. Thanks to this vehicle, the company manages to redefine great fuel economy.

In case you are thinking of owning one of these models, please note that the manufacturer has established a starting price of $25.695 including an $810 destination charge. Just for comparison, know that the Cruze Diesel has a better value than the similarly equipped VW Jetta TDI automatic. In terms of standard equipment, the new model comes with the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, leather-appointed seating and to transfer the output to the road, 17-inch alloy wheels. The manufacturer also asks for  a longer five-year 100.000-mile power train limited warranty and also a 2-year maintenance plan.

Under the hood it hides a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engine capable of generating 148 horsepower and 258 lb. ft. of torque. This output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 8.6 seconds. The engine also has an over boost feature that helps the model increase its torque to almost 280 lb. ft. when accelerating harder. It generates 90 % less NOx and particulate emissions when compared to previous generations. The Cruze was launched for the first time in 2010 and it managed to sell globally more than 2 million models. Approximately 33.000 were diesel ones.