Tech Today w/ Ken May

Enlarge This week, Chevrolet announced that its new 2017 diesel Cruze will get a jaw-dropping 52 mpg on the highway , making it the car with the best fuel economy among non-hybrid and non-electric models in America. Chevy says that means the car can drive an estimated 702 miles on a highway before it runs out of diesel. (As an aside: Ars recommends investing in adult diapers or inventing a Dune -style stillsuit to reclaim your—err… water— before you try to drive 700 miles in one go in this car.) The 1.6L, four-cylinder turbodiesel engine has 137hp (102kW) and 240lb-ft (325Nm) of torque, as you’d expect from a diesel passenger sedan. (For comparison, the gas-powered 2017 Chevy Cruze gets 177lb-ft [240Nm] of torque.) Read 11 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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New diesel Chevy Cruze can go an estimated 702 miles on a single tank of fuel

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