If you want to drive really far on a tank of fuel and you don’t want a hybrid, the new Chevy Cruze Diesel Sedan could be the ticket. This car has an impressive EPA rating of 52 mpg on the highway, and it passed all the stringent US emissions tests that VW failed.
When fitted with a 6-speed manual transmission the car gets 52 mpg on the highway, 30 mpg in the city, and 37 mpg combined. The car can go over 702 miles on the highway per tank of fuel, and that is truly impressive.
Power comes from a 1.6-liter inline four turbodiesel good for 137 hp and 240 lb-ft. torque, which should mean it’s got more kick than the gas engine, which has 153 hp, but just 177 lb-ft. of torque. If you prefer the 9-speed automatic trans, the car gets 47 mpg highway, 31 mpg city, and 37 mpg combined – which is surprising, since modern automatics usually get better mileage than manuals.
Source:: 95 Octane