AnswersWhat about a used 2016 Volt? Picked one up here in western North Carolina back in January for $21k. That's a few thousand less than the MSRP of a new Cruze Diesel and you'll get 53 electric miles and 42-mpg when running on much cheaper regular gas rather than the more expensive diesel fuel.
Plus don't you have to pay for that after treatment refill on occasion? I can't see how the math can work out in the Cruze Diesel's favor.
The Volt even beats it in performance, Volt = 149 HP / 294 Torque, Cruze Diesel = 137 HP / 240 Torque.
What am I missing here?
There are no 2016 Volts here - Michigan didn't get Gen 2 until well after the 2017 rollout started.
Diesel is marginally more expensive per gallon than regular (here) and occasionally the prices invert - diesel is cheaper.
Cruze looks to be about 600 lbs lighter than a Volt. Hence less hp needed.
This car is right out the factory and the salesman was sitting next to me so I didn't do anything zesty with the loud pedal other than force the tranny to downshift just to get a feel of the smoothness of shifting.