New Chevrolet Cruze gets 46 miles to the gallon

April 19, 2013 12:00 AM

Many drivers are making fuel economy a more important part of their car considerations, which means the new diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze should be getting plenty of attention. The 2014 version of the car is said to receive 46 miles per gallon on the highway, making it more efficient than even several hybrids. 

The Detroit Free Press reports that, although the normal Toyota Prius hybrid gets slightly better mileage, the attractive fuel economy may make the Cruze a popular option for drivers. Easy auto repair and maintenance may also help out, as the vehicle achieves superior fuel economy without the high prices and challenges that typically come with hybrids. 

"We harnessed generations of diesel expertise to adapt our world-class global engine for the North American market," Gary Altman, chief engineer for the Cruze diesel, told The Wall Street Journal

According to USA Today, not all of the aspects of the mileage are as well regarded. The city rating sits at 27 miles per gallon, and the mixed rating is 33 miles per gallon. Those numbers put it in range of the Volkswagen Jetta TDI, which gets 42 miles to the gallon highway, as well as 30 mpg in the city and 34 mpg mixed. 

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