2017 Chevy Cruze Diesel Review: Only Game In Town

– Cleveland, Ohio

The infamous Dieselgate scandal cleared U.S. dealerships of every oil-burning Volkswagen. The only affordable access that remains to Rudolf Diesel’s efficient powerplant is this, the Chevy Cruze Diesel. While a version of the Chevy Equinox crossover is coming soon with the same diesel engine, the Cruze for now is in a segment of one. Following the launch last year of a new Cruze, the diesel version returns for 2017 with a big bump in fuel economy thanks to a new 1.6-liter turbocharged engine. Being the only game left in town should be a big advantage, unless Volkswagen’s sins have gone beyond its own brand and tainted the technology’s reputation itself.