Road trips in the United States are quite different from packing up the car across the pond in Europe. While two hours worth of driving can mean multiple different countries in the old world, two hours worth of driving may not even get you out of your home state in the U.S.
But that means there is a lot of room for exploration, and the 2017 Cruze diesel wants you to see the USA in your Chevrolet. Roadshow reports the brand has teamed up with Roadtrippers.com, a site that maps out points of interest with unique filters to find whatever you’re searching for on a road trip. With its unique Cruze diesel portal, the site creates a radius of how far a driver can reach on a single tank of diesel fuel.
Personally, I would be able to head east before rolling in on fumes outside of Augusta, Maine from my location. Or, as they say, “go west, young man.” The Cruze diesel would be able to take me as far west as middle-of-nowhere, Iowa without stopping for fuel.
The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze diesel revealed its significant fuel economy rating of 52 mpg highway earlier this year, which was an incredible labor of love by the engineering team. However, that lofty figure only applies to the six-speed manual transmission. If you’re not in the business of rowing your own, you’ll be stuck with 47 mpg out of the nine-speed automatic. City fuel economy actually drops one mile per gallon with the auto.
And if a diesel compact car isn’t for you, know Chevrolet will stick the same oil-burner in the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. We don’t expect identical numbers from the Equinox, but we’re sure they’ll be mighty impressive if not segment leading.