Chevy Cruze Diesel, a Hybrid Competitor?

Some people buy hybrids because they want to do their part to help the planet. But make no mistake — others buy hybrids so they can help their wallets over time by getting maximum MPGs. That hasn’t worked out recently with gas prices so low, and now there might be a new competitor on the horizon.

From Automotive News:

Chevrolet’s diesel-powered Cruze hatchback – the brand’s first compact hatchback available in North America – could be the first nonhybrid car this century to achieve 50 mpg on the highway.

Hybrids have historically had the upper hand in MPGs against diesels which on average, have improved fuel economy by 20 percent over gasoline engines. But 50MPG? Well, them’s fightin’ words.

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