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For a long if you wanted an affordable diesel your only choice was a to the Volkswagen dealer to shop the TDI or Passat TDI. Now, the Cruze diesel gives a new choice. And we just added one to our fleet to see how it measures up.

General offers this 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine overseas, its appearance stateside in the Ohio-built Cruze seem like a strategy. To enhance fuel the automaker has used aerodynamic from the gasoline-powered Cruze Eco such as active grille front air dam, and rear from. Based on our initial we’d also bet that sound-stifling lessons were from the library-quiet Buick Verano .

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The Cruze turbo diesel in one well-equipped trim level, leather (nicer than the leatherette) and the MyLink touch-screen with excellent voice-commands. a sunroof to match the TDI Premium the roughly equivalent price to Overall, the Jetta has more but the Cruze has more features.

The Cruze we bought has a few more including a handy $380 Package with a rear and heated mirrors and $325 of Crystal Red metallic tintcoat for a total price of $27,300.

You do pay for the Cruze’s extra niceness, but not a big difference. A Jetta TDI Premium, a sunroof, touch-screen stereo, and the DSG transmission, stickers for $26,390.

Of if you’re buying a diesel, you about mileage. With than 150 miles on the car, far from making any conclusive on fuel economy. Getting 40 mpg in driving, including some cruising, seems to be pretty (Visit our guide to fuel .)

Comparisons between the Cruze and the are inevitable. Here are our first

Dedicated manual-transmission drivers pick a VW TDI, since the diesel is automatic-only. That our initial impressions are that automatic is a good fit with the low-revving diesel.

There’s a lot room in the Jetta’s backseat the Cruze’s tight rear

The Jetta TDI gets away needing diesel emissions (DEF). Required in the Cruze, are covered during the complementary period.

The Jetta feels compared to the Cruze. The VW’s looks cheaper, showing how much the automotive universe has Our first impression is that the is quieter, as well.

It’s to find a Jetta TDI at your dealer. For now, Chevrolet is peddling this Cruze in major markets where traditionally sell well. We that was going to require a to Boston to buy our car, but we were to purchase from a nearby mega-dealer. We grabbed the first one had in stock, saving us a trip to

Maybe that drive Boston wouldn’t have much of a hardship, as the Cruze like a premium-yet-efficient compact (I’d buy one over a Buick any day of the week.)

We’re putting on our Cruze before it enters our test program. and we look to seeing how it does in our fuel tests.

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