2018 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel: What You Need to Know

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Chevy’s Fuel-Sipping Compact Delivers

It is safe to say the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal is still on the minds of the car-buying public, and as a result, some manufacturers have given up trying to sell diesel cars in the United States altogether.

But before dismissing diesel, you should know diesel engines are often misunderstood by Americans, who associate them with 18-wheelers and heavy-duty pickups. In Europe and other parts of the world, diesel engines are beloved for their efficiency and longevity in commuter cars of all sizes.

In short, diesel engines don’t have to be big, thirsty, noisy, and smelly, and Chevrolet is betting on there being a small American market for small cars and trucks powered by small diesel engines.

Enter the 2018 Chevy Cruze Diesel.

The new Cruze is a highly rated front-wheel-drive compact car known for its quiet ride, spacious seats and trunk, and a user-friendly infotainment system. Fuel economy is also very good at 38 mpg on the highway with the gas engine; with the diesel engine, that figure rises to as high as 52 mpg, making the Cruze Diesel the most efficient non-electric vehicle the EPA has tested.

So if you’re looking for an affordable small car that’s great on gas, we invite you click through this slideshow and open your mind to the Chevy Cruze Diesel.