2017 Chevy Cruze Diesel Sedan Sets New Fuel Economy Benchmark at 52 MPG

Two chevy cruze models driving in the city
The new Chevy Cruze Diesel Sedan has smashed fuel economy records at 52 miles per gallon, the highest non-hybrid, non-EV rating in the auto industry. Chevy estimates the Cruze Diesel has a range of up to 702 highway miles on one tank of gas.

Steven Majoros, the director of Chevrolet Marketing, says drivers can “get it all” with the Cruze Diesel in terms of “the right combination of fuel efficiency, driving dynamics, fuel type, and more.” The Cruze Diesel’s 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine puts out 137 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque and meets all US environmental standards.

The Cruze Diesel Sedan comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission or an all-new nine-speed Hydra-Matic nine-speed automatic with Stop-Start technology to further improve fuel economy by stopping the engine when idling. The Cruze Diesel Sedan has fuel economy ratings of at 30 mpg city and 37 mpg combined in addition to the 52 mpg on the highway.

The Cruze Diesel Sedan starts at $24,670 and will be followed later this year by a Cruze Diesel Hatchback. It will have a range of available features including OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in WiFi hotspot, Chevy MyLink, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Connectivity.

Popular Vote Names Chevy Cruze Diesel Car of the Year

The 2014 Chevy Cruze was named Diesel Car of the Year by The Diesel Driver.
One of the major highlights for the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel is its 46 mpg highway fuel economy.

As attention increasingly turns toward improving fuel economy, diesel-powered vehicles have gained in popularity, making The Diesel Driver’s Diesel Car of the Year a more coveted title than ever before.

“The Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, with a market-leading 46 mpg highway (5.11 L/ 100 km) is clearly setting the pace for diesel-powered cars in the United States,” said Jonathan Spira, The Diesel Driver’s editorial director. “The message from our readers is clear. Diesels are back and Chevrolet is in the forefront.”

The automaker also won The Diesel Driver’s Diesel Manufacturer of the Year award.

In choosing the winners, The Diesel Drivers’ readers cast votes, taking fuel economy, harmful emissions, performance, handling, style, comfort, and “the overall package” into consideration.

Of 11,030 votes, the Cruze was chosen by 59.3 percent of readers while the Chevrolet brand won 45 percent of votes submitted for Diesel Manufacturer of the Year.

The 2014 Cruze Diesel is outfitted with an all-new 2.0-liter clean turbo-diesel engine, which carries over into the 2015 model that was revealed earlier this month at the New York International Auto Show.

Contact us here at Nehls Chevrolet for more information on the Cruze Diesel. See how far diesel power can take you!

2014 Chevy Cruze Featured at the Oscars in “Masterpiece”

The 2014 Chevy Cruze was featured the "Masterpiece" ad at the Oscars.
Chevrolet “masterpiece” of a vehicle showed up for an encore at this year’s Oscars.

Chevy’s contribution to the Oscars came in the form of a commercial titled “Masterpiece.” It was submitted by South Korean independent filmmaker Jude Chun as part of the Chevrolet and MOFILM Oscars film program, beating out 72 submissions in a fight for the opportunity to be played at the Oscars.

The 60-second spot follows the adventures of two child filmmakers who use their imagination and unique creativity to create a short film called “Speed Chaser,” featuring the new 2014 Chevrolet Cruze. Viewers experience their filmmaking process, which includes makeup, props, sounds, special effects, and a whole lot of cuteness.

“A big budget might help, but it’s really imagination, creativity, and passion that gets movies made,” said Chun. “Chevrolet’s brand is about ‘finding new roads’, and that’s exactly what filmmaking is.”

Check out the awesome film below! And if you were wondering where you might find yourself a Chevy Cruze, just head on to Nehls Chevrolet.