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The Benefits of Owning a Diesel Car Are Numerous: Owners Save Thousands

Buying a car can be downright overwhelming when you consider monthly payments, insurance, fuel costs, repairs and maintenance. If you’re looking to save money, choose a diesel. While upfront it may cost more, over the long run, a diesel can save you $2,000 to $6,000 in total ownership costs over three to five years as compared to their gasoline counterparts, according to research by the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

Not only are diesel models more fuel efficient, but they depreciate more slowly than gasoline models. According to AOL Autos, “UMTRI’s research compared 12 diesel vehicles to their gasoline counterparts and found they achieved between eight and 44 percent higher miles per gallon, resulting in ten to 29 percent lower fuel costs overall. When looking at depreciation, UMTRI found that 11 of the 12 diesel cars analyzed held their value better than their gas counterparts during the first three years of ownership, with eight logging savings of 17 to 46 percent. Over five years, there was an overall savings of 10 to 39 percent in depreciation costs.”

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Diesel
Cars like the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Diesel are proving more fuel efficient that gasoline vehicles.

Diesel cars are becoming more and more common, with diesel trim variations available on many mass-market and luxury vehicles. More benefits of owning a diesel car? Not only are diesel cars more efficient and hold their value better, but their more fun to drive, too. Diesel cars typically offer more torque and in return, faster acceleration, and at lower rpm than their gasoline siblings.

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2014 Cruze Diesel Offers Excellent Highway Fuel Economy

The all-new 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel will offer drivers an expected 46 highway miles per gallon, making it the most efficient non-hybrid car currently on the market.

Driven by the cleanest diesel engine available from GM, the 2014 Cruze Diesel is estimated to travel an average of 700 highway miles on one tank of diesel fuel. Performance-wise, the four-door passenger car will boast 148 hp and up to 280 lb.-ft. of torque, allowing the car to reach 60 mph in just under 9 seconds. The new Cruze will also feature the latest convenience technologies, including the Chevrolet MyLink audio display system.

The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel is expected for nationwide release in the fall of 2013. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/12w8CBg.

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