Chevrolet has announced the 2014 Cruze Diesel will have the best highway fuel economy of any non-hybrid passenger car in America.

Chevrolet has announced the 2014 Cruze Diesel will have the best highway fuel economy of any non-hybrid passenger car in America.

By returning an EPA-estimated 46 mpg highway, Chevrolet says owners can travel up to 700 miles (1,126 km) on a single tank of fuel. According to the car's chief engineer, Gary Altman, "The Cruze Diesel is the best diesel passenger car out there. Chevrolet is redefining the meaning of great fuel economy with this car.”

As we have previously reported, the Cruze Diesel has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 148 bhp (110 kW) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque - 280 lb-ft (380 Nm) with overboost. It enables the sedan to accelerate from 0-60 mph in approximately 8.6 seconds.

The Cruze Diesel will go on sale later this year and U.S. pricing starts at $25,695 which includes an $810 destination charge.

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