The 10 Best Scandal-Free Diesels

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#1. 2015 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

Price- $26,485

MPG – 33 combined/ 46 highway MPG

Power- 151 HP and 246 lb-ft

Honestly, the only vehicle that stands to benefit from Dieselgate has to be the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel. The Cruze Diesel was constantly compared to the Jetta TDI in terms of power, but now that we know that it was tainted power, the Cruze comes out on top with a clean conscience. Plenty of torque means acceleration is brisk. 0-60 comes in a respectable 60 MPH and that torque pulling power continues well into highway crusing speeds.

Before we get too far, do know that we’re toting the 2015 model. For 2016, Not only is GM hitting us with a fresh exterior but they are throwing a whole new line of engine’s the Cruze’s way which includes a smaller more efficient 1.6-liter diesel.

For 2015, the exterior styling of the Cruze Diesel is still very much top-notch. Upfront its two-tiered grille is subtly sophisticated. Outback, it’s quite basic as far as four-door sedans go. The lines are neat and tidy and the overall package is certainly unoffensive.

Inside its plenty roomy with class leading material touch points. The front seats are comfortable and rear seats are adequate. With seating for five and just 13.3 cubic feet of cargo space, the Chevrolet Cruze is a more than competent everyday or road trip vehicle. And with 717 miles of estimated range, you can go just about anywhere with confidence.