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.

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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.

Head over to 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 similarly economical to its chief rival, the Volkswagen Jetta TDI, with a combined rating of 33 mpg (27 mpg city, 46 mpg highway). You can find out more at the link below:

As far as pricing is concerned, the Cruze diesel begins at $24,985--to which you can immediately add a mandatory $825 destination charge.
That's more expensive than the $21,295 Volkswagen Jetta TDI (excluding destination), but the Cruze is better-equipped as standard, with leather seats, an automatic transmission, alloy wheels and more. Add these to the VW in higher trim levels and pricing is pretty competitive.

Chicago Auto Show launch coverage

Further coverage


For more on diesel vehicles, why not check out our guide to every 2013 and 2014 diesel car currently on sale in the U.S.?


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