I drive 54 miles round trip on a daily basic and am very happy with most aspects of this car. My drive consists of mixed driving and lots of different traffic flows. Right now with 11,000 miles on the car in 4 months I have little to complain about. The lifetime average with the car is 42 mpg. On trips where I can use the open road I get in the low 50's mph. The price of fuel here in Delaware is a little more than reg. gas but well below that of premium. My one and only problem with the service from my local dealer was that they did not carry the oil or oil filter for the car. Had to make a second appointment and return later for the oil change at about 6,000 miles. I highly recommend
I have been waiting years for for an American car company to make the cut, on a small diesel engine for a American can, Rumors have been permeating for the last 5 years in the diesel truck community for to be an American diesel powered car that we can afford to take to a shop if it needs repairs in the future because diesel engines last for a very long time and will out last the transmissions every 300k. You may not be a diesel fan like my self but even still there are many good reasons to go with this car. - Top of the line tech. - Great drivability and acceleration. - less harm to the environment than a gasser. - Seven hundred plus miles per tank. - Awesome (real) leather seats
The Cruze diesel is amazing! Highway fuel mileage is over 50mpg if you drive at 70mph. Good acceleration,decent handling and ride qualities combined with nice leather interior are hard to beat in its class After 15.000 completely trouble free miles it has only been back to my dealer for free oil service and tire rotation
Since I purchased the 2014 Cruze Turbo Diesel I have been getting outstanding hwy mileage such as the last trip I made was for 523 miles and my average at 70 miles per hour was 49.5 MPG. The car has plenty of get up and go in fact I must be careful as it can get too fast too quick. The Cruze is very comfortable with plenty of headroom and great foot space to stretch out. I was concerned with the power needed to climb the hills but was pleasantly surprised when the Cruze really didn't have to strain much at all. I highly recommend the Cruze Turbo Diesel to anyone wanting to drive green.
I drive on average 44,000 miles a year. I am reimbursed by the mi, so low cost of ownership is big. I ended up with 87,000 on the odometer before I traded the car off. Over that time I replaced 2 fuel filters regular oil changes and one set of tires. The running costs were right at 9.5 cents/mi. My lifetime average is 40.4 mpg. That's city highway and high speed. I should say the trunk is good size and I typically have 200-300 pounds in the back. I have had averages as high as 55 mpg and never had a tank below 34 mpg. The tan interior is the color to get. The dash is covered in vinyl versus the course cloth on the black interior. The light and dark contrast looks GREAT. After almost 90k the interior still looks great, only complaint the tan picks up dye off of blue jeans but a light cleaning monthly and they maintain the like new look. DEF usage is minimal 5 gallon per 10,000 mi. Buying in the 2.5 gallon containers keeps cost down. Oil changes are a little pricey, $65. You can do your own oil change but you are only saving <$20 and not really worth how difficult it is. The fuel filter is about $50 but very easy to change yourself. THE CATCH: If you can?t tell I loved this car. I had planned to keep it indefinitely. The check engine light came on? The culprit was the DEF tank heater. The tank was on back order for some time. After 3 weeks with a loaner I finally asked about trading it in. I got a great deal and I?m still a Chevrolet owner.