Chevrolet Cruze diesel.
Finally. GM has showed the production version of the Cruze diesel for the US. After teasing us for 2 years…
And they priced it at $25 695. Which includes a 6 speed auto and leather interior.
It is slightly more powerful than the Jetta diesel gets similar MPG ratings.
Although in my experience with the Jetta, I always get over 50MPG instead of the official 42 HWY.
The Jetta TDI is cheaper at $23 055. But it has 16 inch wheels (17 on the Chevrolet) and no leather interior. And Automatic is an option. So things are very similar.
But, to me, the main competition is the fantastic Jetta Hybrid.
Which starts at $25 000 with Auto.
It is very fast, quiet and refined. And offers a true German car driving experience.
Plus, I got 42 in the city and 50 in the highway. Better numbers than the diesel.
On top of it, it uses regular gas, which over here, is much cheaper than diesel, and available everywhere.
As long as diesel costs so much more than gas, and isn’t as available, it will still have limited appeal in the US.