How is that possible? Danny King:
The Chevrolet Cruze Diesel sedan has been officially certified by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at 52 miles per gallon on the highway when equipped with a six-speed manual transmission. To put a finer point on it, the hatchback can theoretically go more than 700 miles on a full tank of diesel… The manual Cruze also beats the EPA highway rating for the Prius by 2 mpg. That being said, the Prius gets 52 mpg in the combined cycle, so it still beats the Cruze Diesel on that front. And the automatic-equipped Cruze Diesel only gets 47 mpg on the freeway. By the way, both the manual- and automatic-equipped Cruze Diesel get 37 mpg in the combined cycle.
So, big whoop, right? Especially since diesel fuel in some areas is priced higher than gasoline. Here in Hawaii it’s about 90-cents more per gallon.