The Chevrolet Cruze is one of the first cars we featured when we moved to Québec last year, so how has our opinion changed about it since? We also test the 1.6L turbo diesel option.
Both Volkswagen Group and Mercedes-Benz/Daimler pulled their diesel engines out of the North American market, leaving BMW, Jaguar, and now Chevrolet as the main diesel engine manufacturers. In Canada, the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze is the only consumer-segment sedan to offer a diesel engine, shared with the Equinox and GMC Terrain. We put this small car to the test!
Our full tour and review of the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback diesel goes in-depth with this compact hatchback, talking about the important exterior and interior features, along with a comprehensive road test to talk about performance, ride, handling, and fuel economy. Exterior features include the RS appearance package, halogen headlights, halogen fog lamps, rear parking sensors, keyless entry, and 18" rims.
Interior features include front heated seats, heated steering wheel, 8" Chevy MyLink display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, reverse camera, blind spot detection, forward collision warning, and rear cross traffic alert. The Cruze also comes with the Diesel True North Package.
We talk about the fuel economy we got with our 650km+ week with the Cruze diesel, including some important things to consider if you're thinking of buying a diesel car.