DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says its new Chevrolet Cruze diesel compact sedan will get up to 52 miles per gallon on the highway, the best mileage of any car that isn’t a hybrid or electric vehicle.READ MORE: 'I Wish I Would Have Taken A Look At This Sooner": North Texas Man Fighting Breast Cancer
The 2017 diesel with a six-speed manual transmission and 1.6-liter diesel engine also gets 30 mpg in the city and a combined city-highway mileage of 37, according to government estimates.
Diesel engines have gotten a lot of bad publicity of late with the Volkswagen emissions scandal. But GM says the Cruze complies with all U.S. pollution standards.READ MORE: VP Harris' Visit To El Paso For Border Trip Draws Criticism From Sens. Cruz And Cornyn, Gov. Abbott
The Cruze still is bested by many plug-in electric vehicles and two gas-electric hybrids. The Toyota Prius Eco gets 53 mpg on the highway and the Hyundai Ioniq hybrid gets 59.
The Cruze diesel starts at just under $24,000.MORE NEWS: Fort Worth ISD A Step Closer To Providing Internet Service For 'Every Child In Every Zip Code'
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