THE COMMUTER: Diesel/Hybrid
You might think that your vehicle is thrifty on gas if your daily commute involves regular highway driving because those trips don’t demand hard work from the engine. Your car might be good, but these are probably better.
The Cruze diesel achieves it’s incredibly highway fuel economy thanks to extra aerodynamic goodies like active grille shutters. In a recent test, AutoGuide found the Cruze diesel extremely efficient, but still not as miserly as the Volkswagen Jetta TDI.
However, the Cruze Diesel is also an excellent companion on the highway thanks to improved sound deadening, borrowed from the Buick Verano. If you’re spending a lot of time on the highway getting to and from work, a diesel powered vehicle will work wonderfully. Diesel-powered cars also tend to return reliably better fuel economy ranging over a variety of driving styles.