The Chevrolet Cruze Diesel is rated at 46 mpg on the highway, giving it the potential to get at least 700 miles to a tank.
But on a recent trip by Tessa Baughman, an energy engineer for General Motors, she was able to net 900 miles on a single tank cruising at 5 mph below the speed limit. Even in stop-and-go traffic, Baughman claims the Cruze Diesel’s tank was good for 800 miles.
The Volkswagen Jetta TDI on the other hand, is rated at up to 43 mpg and has a range of 795 miles based on an 18.5-gallon tank and a manual transmission. The Cruze Diesel comes with a six-speed automatic and a 2.0-liter, turbo-diesel that’s good for 148 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.
Known to have the best highway fuel efficiency out of any non-hybrid on the road, the Cruze Diesel starts at $25,695 including an $810 destination fee.
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