Chevrolet's 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel trumps non-hybrid vehicles with 46MPG

Chevrolet's 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel car has beat out all non-hybrid passenger cars in the United States in highway gas mileage, coming in at 46MGP. Such a mileage rating offers drivers approximately 700 miles on the highway per tank, basing it on the EPA's highway estimate and, obviously, the gas tank's capacity. Chevrolet boasts the vehicle over its competitors, saying the Cruze Clean Turbo beats out the VW Jetta TDI auto in multiple categories.

Says Chevrolet, the Cruze Diesel beats out the Jetta TDI automatic in several ways, including with its standard MyLink infotainment system, leather seats, better powertrain limited warranty, maintenance plan, and larger wheels, which measure in at 17-inches. The Cruze Diesel offers 258 lb-ft and a 148 horsepower 2.0L turbo diesel engine, as well as a 0 to 60mph in 8.6-seconds.

According to the announcement, this engine is General Motor's cleanest passenger car diesel motor, featuring a 90-percent reduction in Nitrogen Oxide and particulate emissions over older diesel engines. Of the 2 million Cruze vehicles sold across the world, Chevrolet says that 33,000 of them were of the diesel variety.

The Chevrolet Cruze Diesel's Chief Engineer Gary Altman had this to say: "We harnessed generations of diesel expertise to adapt our world-class global engine for the North American market. The Cruze Diesel is the best diesel passenger car out there. Chevrolet is redefining the meaning of great fuel economy with this car." Price starts at $25,695.

[via GM]