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2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel: Ultimate Guide

 
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2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel

Joining the Chevrolet Cruze Eco in the carmaker's greener, less consumptive vehicle lineup, the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel has been one of Chevy's most eagerly-awaited models.

The car has featured several times before on Green Car Reports, so below you can find all our previous coverage on the model. The most recent articles are listed first--bookmark this page in your RSS reader to be alerted to future updates.

Best Car To Buy 2014

You may be interested to know that the Cruze Diesel has been nominated for our 'Best Car To Buy' awards for 2014--click on the link for the full details.

The basics

The diesel Cruze uses a 2.0-liter, direct injected and turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine. It's rated at 148 horsepower and 248 pounds-feet of torque at only 2,000 rpm, but there's also an overboost function, raising torque to 280 lb-ft for ten seconds--useful for passing other cars.

You can check out our original Cruze Diesel show preview here. Better yet, check out our first drive review for a full run-down on the car's specifications and of course, how it actually drives.

The Cruze Diesel is a more economical car than its chief rival, the Volkswagen Jetta TDI--managing 46 mpg highway, to the Jetta's 42 mpg highway rating. You can find out more below:

Chicago Auto Show launch coverage

Further coverage

For more on diesel vehicles, why not check out our guide to every 2012 and 2013 diesel car currently on sale in the U.S.?

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