Looking to drive 700+ miles on one tank of fuel, but don’t want to do so in a dumb-looking hybrid vehicle? With the Chevy Cruze diesel, you can drive up to 702 miles on one tank of fuel in a compact sedan that looks surprisingly handsome. Sharp, sleek, and styled are all words that come to mind when viewing the Cruze diesel model, and that 702 miles of driving range make it even more attractive. The overall performance isn’t just tailored for fuel-efficiency, either. We’ll take a look at that in a second.
But first, are you interested to see how far 700 miles will take you?
Where Will 700 Miles Take You?
Chevy decided to team-up with Roadtrippers.com to show you how far 700 miles will actually take you.
All you need to do is go to Road Trippers, punch in your location, and check out the map that pops up. Everything in the yellow circle? That’s how far you can travel with a Cruze diesel on a single tank of fuel.
The website was even kind enough to throw in different filters. That way, if you’re looking for campgrounds, museums, etc. within your 700 miles, you can see exactly how far away those places of interest would be to you.
Pretty cool, right?
Now, the million dollar question: what do the performance specs look like?
First, it’s important to note that the Cruze is only able to attain this stellar fuel-efficiency when the 2017 Cruze LT’s 1.6-liter turbo-diesel engine is paired to the six-speed manual transmission. With the automatic transmission, it’s noticeably less.
702 miles on a single tank of gas breaks down to a whopping 52 mpg highway. Look out Prius! Cruze is the new cool when it comes to fuel-efficiency. Especially when you consider that 30 mpg city is what your average 2017 sedan returns for highway mpg.
Full specs for the 1.6-liter Ecotec turbo-diesel engine are still unknown, as Chevrolet hasn’t released the horsepower yet. However, we do know that torque is sitting at a peppy 240 lb.-ft. Therefore, it’s logical to expect horsepower to come in around the 170 range, give or take. This is also a fair assessment considering the standard 1.4-liter turbo gas-powered engine comes in at 153 horsepower.
More importantly, that torque means the Cruze diesel is going to be able to not only make your 702-mile trip efficient but also fun. 240 lb.-ft. of torque on a medium-sized diesel engine will go a long way on a compact car like the Cruze, and it (most likely) won’t take much effort at all to get on the highway and maintain travel speeds.
All the Same Great Cruze Features
It might be far more efficient than your gas-powered Cruze, but it still has all the same great features and amenities that you’ll find on the gas-powered Cruze, including the built-in 4G LTE WiFi hotspot, OnStar services, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Teen Driver Technology, and much more.