Chevrolet has become the proud parents of the most fuel efficient non-hybrid car on the highway, the Chevy Cruze Diesel and its Environmental Protection Agency rating of 46 miles per gallon in highway driving. Sadly though, the car’s ratings suffer greatly around town and in combined driving rating at 27 mpg and 33 mpg respectively.
The Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel, the Cruze diesel’s main competitor, rates at 42/30/34 highway/city/combined. Meanwhile, Mazda is soon to throw its diesel hat into the ring when its 2014 Mazda6 midsize sedan is released.
The 33-34 mpg combined fuel economy seems to be a common standard for today’s most fuel-efficient non-hybrids, with offerings like the Kia Rio, Hyundai Elantra, Honda Civic, Nissan Versa, and Ford Fiesta falling into this range. Still, as of now, nothing beats the Cruze’s 2.0L turbo-diesel in highway driving.
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