The Chevrolet Cruze is a smart little compact car that hits the button for many buyers. As a daily driver, a commuter’s car, or as a small second car for the family, the Cruze has something to match. Those looking to maximize all of the Cruze’s qualities, though, should look at the upscale and well-designed little Cruze Diesel in its hatchback format that’s new for this year.
The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze Hatch Diesel combines the sportiness of the Cruze’s inherent nature with the excellent fuel economy of a diesel and the versatility and downright usefulness of a hatchback. The interior design, road handling, and fun nature of the Cruze are all winning points.
That doesn’t mean that the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze is perfect for everyone, of course. The diesel is a bit sluggish off the line and the rear seating is not totally adult friendly, but the Cruze Diesel Hatch offers a nicely rounded set of goodness that we like.