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Chevrolet Cruze LT Diesel 2018

Just when people thought the diesel era of cars was over after the Volkswagen emission scandal, GM jumped up and saved the day with introduction of Chevrolet Cruze in the market. The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze comes in Sedan as well as Hatchback version now thus adding the versatility to the vehicle for convenience. The Cruze is offered in two engines a 1.4L gasoline engine and a 1.6L Diesel Engine. This article will cater the review for Diesel version engine.

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Chevrolet Cruze Trims & Power:

The Chevrolet Cruze is subcompact category car which comes in both sedan and hatchback shape. The Chevrolet Cruze for the diesel version comes in the LT trim rather than in lower L and LS trims. While buying a diesel car the biggest concern of every buyer is the fuel economy along with the power it delivers. Therefore the Chevrolet Cruze LT 2018 comes with a 1.6L Turbo-diesel engine. This generates a decent 137hp. However what’s worth noticing in Cruze is 240 lb-ft. torque @ 2000rpm. The engine marriages 9-speed automatic transmission. Thus the Cruze responses well whenever you floor it to ground. The diesel version of Cruze is obviously expensive as compared to petrol version but it sure does provides you better performance on the road. As for the fuel efficiency the Cruze is highly efficient giving 52 mpg for the sedan and 47mpg for the hatchback version. To make this clearer it consumes 4.5l/100km and 5.0l/100km respectively. Henceforth the Chevrolet Cruze LT Diesel 2018 might not boost your ride on a highway but it does the job pretty smoothly. The Chevrolet Cruze also drives smooth with minimal sounds coming from the hood when the vehicle is on the go.


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Chevrolet-Cruze-2018-back-image

Comfort & Driving Experience:

As for the handling of Cruze, the 18-inches wheels do a great job at providing road grip hence giving you the confidence of driving at sharp turns. As for driving it to uphill the transmissions doesn’t shifts the gear too quickly thus you can trust the car for driving in its lower gears putting out more power in such drives. In terms of the comfort it provides a satisfactory answer, considering it falls in the compact car category. This means a forward-angled headrest along with minimum seat adjustment options. Interior of Chevrolet Cruze LT Diesel 2018 is promising in terms of features and cabin space. The climate control inside Cruze works fine adjusting temperature of car however what seems to be a bit annoying feature is automatic engine ON/Off feature that can’t be out to halt. Otherwise the steering mounted controls works fine along with nicely done gauges. The high roof and wide door-opening in Cruze makes it easier to get in/out of the car whereas the room of Cruze is spacious enough to accommodate 4 adults without crushing their knees into one another. The visibility once again is not an issue for both hatchback and sedan version when driving it on road. As for the most interactive part of cabin, Cruze comes with decent options for technology in the car. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard along with voice commanded software and Chevy’s My Link Infotainment panel.


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Chevrolet-Cruze-2018-back-Seats

Safety Ratings in Chevrolet Cruze:

Coming on to the safety of Chevrolet Cruze LT Diesel 2018 it scores an impressive 5/5 star rating in tests conducted by NHTSA. The list includes blind spot monitoring, rear alerts for crossing traffic, forward collision warning, lane-assist, lane departure warning. In addition it has automatic high beams feature as well. As for the utility, the sedan version has 13.9-cubic foot of trunk.

Cruze with Diesel engine has Edge over Competitors:

The Chevrolet Cruze LT Diesel 2018 costs about $21,320 for the hatchback version which is a couple thousand expensive than the sedan version. This puts the Cruze in race with Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Subaru Impreza, Ford Focus and Hyundai Elantra. While these car may beat the Cruze in a quarter-mile run it isn’t a deciding factor in buying a car since it’s not a sports car that you are buying.  Therefore the Chevrolet Cruze LT Diesel 2018 in hatchback or sedan version offers a good driving experience.

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Chevrolet-Cruze-2018-engine-image

Another fact that is note able here is all the above mentioned competitors only come in petrol engines thus making the Cruze the only competitor in Diesel engine league. Therefore if you are into buying a diesel car the Chevrolet Cruze LT Diesel 2018 is surely a good choice.

Country USA
Body Sedan
Engine
Transmission Manual
Drive FWD
Interior Color ,
Exterior Color , Black, , , , , , ,
Overall length (mm) 4665 mm
overall width (mm) 1790 mm
overall height (mm) 1457 mm
wheel base (mm) 2700 mm
Kerb Weight (KG) 1525 Kg
Cylinder 4 inline
Engine Capacity (cc) 1598 cc
Peak Torque (Nm@rpm) 360@2000
Max out (Kw@rpm) 102@3800
Valve Train DOHC 16 Valves
Horse Power (HP) 137 Hp
Fuel economy City/Highway: 30/52 MPG
Steering Power Electric-Rack Mounted-Reduced-Travel
Seating Capacity 5 Person
Suspension Front McPherson Strut
Suspension Rear Compound Crank
Front Brakes Disc
Rear Brakes Disc
Tire type 205/55/R16
Wheel size 16 Inch
Wheel Type aluminum-alloy-wheels
Seat Cover Material Leather Appointed
Registered N/A
Features
  • Top speed 123 mph and 0 to 60 in 8.2 seconds
  • Engine: 1.6L Turbo Diesel DOHC 4-Cylinder
  • Transmission: 6 speed manual
  • Coolant wheel drive
  • Coolant protection-engine
  • Alternator-150 amps
  • 4 wheel anti lock brake system-Duralife-Power
  • Brake lining-high-performance-noise and dust performance
  • Brake-parking-manual-hand-operated
  • Molding-bright beltline
  • Headlamps-halogen dual projector with LED signature lighting with automatic on/off and delay
  • Mirrors-outside heated power adjustable-manual folding
  • Windshield-solar absorbing
  • Wipers-front intermittent-variable
  • Glass-solar absorbing
  • Door handles-body color
  • Daytime running lamps-separate cavity-LED
  • Audio system-Chevrolet MyLink Radio with 7 diagonal color touch screen AM/FM stereo with seek-and-scan and digital clock-includes Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones-featuring android auto and apple CarPlay capability for compatible phone
  • Audio system feature-6 speakers system
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • Bluetooth for phone
  • Audio system feature-USB port
  • Antenna-integral rear window
  • Seats-front bucket with reclining seatback and adjustable head restraints
  • Seat adjuster-driver 8 way power
  • Seat adjuster-front passenger 2-way manual
  • Seats-heated driver and front passenger
  • Head restraints-2 way adjustable-front
  • Seat-rear 60/40 split-folding includes center fold-down armrest with 2 cup holders
  • Armrest-rear center-fold-down with 2 cup holders
  • Console-floor with sliding armrest
  • Floor mats-carpeted front and rear
  • Steering column-manual tilt and telescoping
  • Steering wheel-3 spoke-deluxe
  • Steering wheel controls-mounted audio and phone interface controls
  • Instrumentation-analog with mph speedometer
  • Driver information center-monochromatic display
  • Oil life monitoring system
  • Tire pressure display
  • Warning tones-driver and front passenger safety belts
  • Windows-power with driver and front passenger express down
  • Door lock-power
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Keyless open
  • Trunk release-power-remote
  • Keyless start
  • Cruise control
  • Theft-deterrent system-unauthorized entry
  • Remote panic alarm
  • Engine immobilizer-theft-deterrent system
  • Air conditioning-single zone electronic includes air filter
  • Heated-electric
  • Rear air ducts-floor mounted
  • Defogger-rear window-electric
  • Mirror-inside rearview manual day/night
  • Visor-driver and front passenger vanity mirrors
  • Lighting-interior overhead courtesy lamp and dual reading lamps
  • Lighting-interior-roof-rear courtesy
  • Lighting-interior-trunk/cargo area
  • Map pocket-front passenger seatback
  • StabiliTrak-stability control system
  • Air bags (10 total)
  • Rear vision camera display integrated into Chevrolet MyLink radio
  • Safety belts-front pretensioners
  • Safety belts-3 point-rear center position
  • Restraints provisions-latch

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