2017 Chevrolet Cruze achieves highest non-hybrid EPA rating

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Chevrolet’s 2017 Cruze Diesel Sedan has officially achieved an EPA-estimated highway mileage of 52mpg; the highest highway fuel economy of any non-hybrid/ non-EV in America. Based upon the EPA highway estimate, Cruze Diesel with the six-speed manual transmission delivers an estimated range of up to 702 highway miles on one tank of diesel fuel.

“Chevrolet is dedicated to offering customers a wide range of propulsion options. We know there are customers looking for the right combination of fuel efficiency, driving dynamics, fuel type and more. With the EPA-estimated 52-mpg highway Cruze Diesel Sedan, they can get it all,” said Steven Majoros, director of Chevrolet Marketing.

The 2017 Cruze Diesel Sedan features a new Ecotec 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine offering an SAE-certified 137hp (102kW) and 240lb-ft of torque (325Nm). Cruze Diesel passed all stringent U.S. environmental standards and validation, including Tier 3 Bin 125 emissions standards.

Buyers will be able to option their Cruze Diesel Sedans with either a standard six-speed manual or a new, optional Hydra-Matic nine-speed automatic transmission that includes fuel-saving stop/start technology.

In addition to its segment-leading EPA-estimated 52mpg highway fuel economy, Cruze Diesel with the six-speed manual returns an EPA-estimated city mileage of 30mpg, resulting in 37mpg combined. Cruze Diesel with the nine-speed automatic achieves an EPA-estimated highway economy of up to 47mpg and 31 city mpg, which results in 37mpg combined.

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Dean has been with UKi Media & Events for over a decade, having previously cut his journalistic teeth writing and editing for various automotive and engineering titles. He combines extensive knowledge of all things automotive with a passion for driving, and experience testing countless new vehicles, engines and technologies around the world. As well as his role as editor-in-chief across a range of UKi's media titles, he is also co-chair of the judging panel of the International Engine of the Year Awards.

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