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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 more room in the backseat than the Cruze’s rear accommodations.

The Jetta TDI away without needing emissions fluid (DEF). in the Cruze, refills are covered the complementary maintenance period.

The feels penny-pinched compared to the The VW’s interior looks showing just how much the universe has changed. Our first is that the Cruze is quieter, as

It’s easier to find a TDI at your local dealer. For Chevrolet is only peddling Cruze in select major where diesels traditionally well. We thought that was to require a trip to Boston to buy our but we were able to purchase a nearby Chevrolet mega-dealer. We the first one they had in stock, us a trip to Beantown.

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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