Enhance One-Tank Road Trips With the 52 MPG 2019 Chevy Cruze Diesel

By Emily Eppley | June 18th, 2018

 

With the warm weather finally here, it’s time to get out there and enjoy it. Go farther on one tank with a 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel. With an EPA-estimated 52 mpg on the highway with the manual transmission, you can travel up to 702 miles on a single tank of diesel. If that doesn’t help you enjoy the ride, then maybe the impressive convenience features in the cabin or upgraded safety features will. Have more fun between point A and B with this four-door that’s more than your average commuter car.

The 2019 Cruze Diesel features a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that delivers 240 pound-feet of torque lower in the rev band to help it pull off the line with confidence. So when the light turns green or you’re merging onto the highway, you’ll be ready to go.

If you’re among the few and proud who stick to their manual transmissions, then the Cruze Diesel has a six-speed manual for you. It’s smooth and engaging, and provides that wholesome connected feeling that manual enthusiasts seek. Plus, when you’re in control of the transmission, you can help your Cruze get great fuel efficiency in all kinds of driving situations.

However, if you’re fine with the car doing all the work, the nine-speed automatic is smart, seamless, and quick-shifting. The engine earns an EPA-estimated 29 mpg in the city and 48 on the highway.

When you think of your typical diesel vehicle, massive trucks that make a raucous noise come to mind, but Chevrolet wants you to know it’s changing the image of diesel engines. Chevy designed the 2019 Cruze Diesel to move through your suburban neighborhood with minimal noise as to not wake the neighbor’s baby. Chevy engineered the engine block to help produce less noise outside the engine, while acoustic packages around the engine compartment reduce noise as well. The diesel injection system’s tuning also contributes to a quieter driving experience. While not quiet whisper-quiet, this engine produces so little noise European enthusiasts nicknamed it the “flüster diesel” (“whisper diesel”).

While the engine and its innovations are great reasons to take home a Cruze Diesel, the interior also boasts some pretty exciting features. The available 4G LTE Wi-Fi provides connectivity for up to seven devices, so everyone can surf, stream, and play on the web. You can choose the heated seats on the LT trim for added comfort in the front seats on those chilly winter mornings. In the summer, keep it cool with standard air conditioning on all trims.

Connect your Android or Apple smartphone to the standard Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system for easy access to navigation, phone calls, and music. With the available Bluetooth hands-free answering option, you can keep your hands on the wheel and never miss a beat of the conversation. And Siri Eyes-free is available for compatible iPhone users. The system allows hands-free interaction for composing important messages on the go.

You also have your choice of sedan or hatchback so you can choose the bodystyle that suits your needs. The Cruze hatch offers up to 47.2 cubic feet of storage space with the second-row seats down, giving you plenty of room when you want it. With either bodystyle, you 40/60 split-folding rear seats that make it easy to transport bulky cargo without sacrificing all your passenger space. Plus, with the folding front seat, you can even accommodate longer items in this compact car.

Stay safe on every journey, thanks to the Driver Confidence Package’s added visibility and helpful alerts. It offers rear park assist, side blind-zone alert with lane-change alert, and rear cross-traffic alert. The Cruze Diesel also comes standard with a rearview camera with dynamic turning lines so you can squeeze into any spot without scratching your paint – or anyone else’s. Plus, the standard StabiliTrak electronic stability control with traction control, rollover mitigation, and anti-lock brakes keep you on track and in control, even when the conditions aren’t ideal.

Stop by Garber Automall today to test drive a Chevrolet Cruze Diesel and find out if this extraordinary car is for you. We think you’ll love the excellent gas mileage and enjoy the classic Chevrolet convenience in this stylish interior. See our entire inventory of in-stock Cruze models now to pick yours.

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