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 |  May 12 2013, 10:01 AM

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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.

SEE ALSO: Chevy Cruze Diesel Bests Jetta TDI With 46 MPG

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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  • iamcarrie

    As always, GM is doing a test that does not apply to the real world. The Cruze gas tank is how many gallons? Lets say 23. So you are only going to use maybe 20 gallons and at 65-70mph, (the real world), you might get 35-40mpg. So maybe 700 to a tank. Most people would fill up at the half way mark or 1/3 of fuel left. People do not look at how much mileage you get from a tank. They look at mpg’s, period. Just like the advertising changed from telling people the mpg’s noting the highway miles first, then city driving. 90+% of driving is city, not highway.

  • William

    except for the fact that diesels are more efficient at those speeds than a gas engine compared to the epa ratings., if it’s rated at 46 highway it will get at least 43-46 if not more at 65 mph. you’re using logic of the arguments against other efficient cars such as hybrids, which are not as efficient at highway speeds as their tiny engines struggle to keep up with traffic. this diesel engine has 250 ft/lbs of torque and a transmission geared for efficiency, so it doesn’t have to work to keep it at freeway speeds.

  • Disbeliever

    My UK Cruze Diesel 2L LT auto 150 bhp got 29mpg overall, DPF not very efficent soon soots up especially in Town also disliked the turbo lag & very poor resale value. My new Kia Ceed turbo diesel auto is very much better No turbo lag although the 6 speed autobox functions similarly to the Cruze it is vastly superior.