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If you think the only diesels on the road are the semi-trucks or large pickups bellowing thick black smoke, it’s time to think again. Chevrolet has mastered the efficiency of the diesel in a compact package that now powers certain models of the Chevy Equinox, Cruze and Cruze hatchback. With decades of history developing diesel engines, Chevy now has more products with diesel power for sale than any other automaker. Diesel engines deliver unbelievable efficiency, plenty of power and driving dynamics that put the fun back in your daily ride. See how a diesel fits into your transportation needs when you take a test drive at Freeway Chevrolet in Chandler.

Leave Home with Superior Range

With driving range up to 702 miles while scoring 52 mpg, chances are your hunger or need for a bathroom break will kick in long before you need to refuel in the Chevy Cruze. The larger Equinox does almost as well, with a driving range of 592 miles while earning 39 mpg. The Cruze delivers the best highway fuel mileage of any non-electrified vehicle in America, while the Equinox diesel has the best mileage in its class. Aside from fuel mileage, another advantage to driving a diesel is the high torque at very low engine revolutions per minute. That results in quicker response times when you step on the accelerator, which is handy for having fun as well as calling on power when needed to get out of dangerous situations.

New Diesels Quieter and Cleaner

You don’t have to worry about annoying the rest of the school carpool crowd when driving a Cruze or Equinox diesel. Modern engineering has created a much quieter and more efficient motor than diesels of the past. An advanced combustion system and timing system has created an engine without the annoying rattle and shake of old diesel motors. A variety of acoustic packages around the engine also help to reduce noise, as does an advanced muffler system. Europeans have nicknamed this new motor the “whisper diesel” due to its relatively quiet performance.

Diesel the Only Difference

The only difference you’ll notice when purchasing the Chevy Equinox or Cruze diesel vehicles is the increased efficiency and the need to use a different pump at the fuel station. Otherwise, the vehicles look the same as the gas models with a sporty design built for today’s driver. Compatibility with all models of smartphone, rolling Wi-Fi and an infotainment system built to rock your daily drive are all part of the package. If you haven’t considered a diesel option before, perhaps now is the time to head over to Freeway Chevrolet and see how a new Chevy Cruze or Equinox can work with your lifestyle.

Consumer Reports, one of the most trusted advocates for retail buyers, has added both the Chevy Impala and Cruz to its list of 10 Top Picks for 2017. The full-size Impala sedan has “roomy, supportive seats” and handling that is “responsive and secure.” The compact Chevy Cruz offers a “hushed, smooth-riding sedan that’s roomy enough to be a budget-friendly alternative to a mid-size car.” See why Chevrolet is the most awarded car company in America when you take a trip to Freeway Chevrolet.

Impala Absorbs Road Imperfections

The editors at Consumer Reports are enamored with the full-size Chevy Impala, saying the suspension provides a cloud-like ride that is usually associated with a much more expensive car. “Road imperfections are effectively absorved, resulting in a ride reminiscent of a pricier luxury sedan,” they wrote. “Sedan shoppers browsing upmarket choices would be wise to give this smart, competitively priced alternative serious consideration.” The Impala has plenty of room for five adults to stretch out their legs, adding to the comfort factor. Available 4G LTE Unlimited Wi-Fi allows all those passengers to stream their favorite music, watch videos or just stay in touch with the outside world. You’ll have your choice of a super-efficient 4 cylinder engine that delivers 30 mpg on the highway, or a more powerful V6 that still earns 28 mpg on the open road.

Cruz Outscores Civic and Corolla

Although the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla have consistently been at the top of the pack in the compact car category, Consumer Reports puts the 2017 Chevy Cruze ahead of both those entries. Consumer Reports says the geniuses at Chevy somehow “put the Malibu and Impala in a shrink ray, reducing size but preserving the commendable driving manners and generous available features.” Although Chevy is coming out with a diesel option for the Cruze this year, Consumer Reports said their tests earned 47 mpg on the highway, adding, “it might not be worth waiting for the diesel engine.” Starting at just $16,975, the Cruze Sedan and Hatchback offer a unique combination of entertainment and technology. See why the Impala and Cruz are the top critics’ choices when you visit Freeway Chevrolet.

Cruze, Impala Offer Top Safety Features

Along with an ample supply of airbags and sturdy chassis construction, both the Chevy Cruze and Impala offer a number of driver assistance features to help avoid collisions. A rear view camera, forward collision alert, blind zone monitoring system and rear cross traffic alert are just a few of the sensor and camera-driven systems that will help you reach home safely.

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Chevrolet led all automakers in U.S. passenger car sales in 2011 and posted its largest year-over-year retail sales increase in 35 years, due in large part to strong sales of the Cruze compact sedan. Chevrolet compact car sales almost doubled compared with 2010.

“Leading the U.S. industry in passenger car sales in our centennial year proves that we have transformed the Chevrolet product lineup and are delivering the high-quality, fuel-efficient, expressively designed cars that more and more people want,” said Alan Batey, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet Sales and Service.

Chevrolet sold more than 763,000 passenger cars in 2011. Products included the Sonic subcompact, Cruze compact sedan, Volt electric car, Malibu and Impala sedans, and Camaro and Corvette sporty cars.

“We are confident we can continue to build on the momentum with the new Sonic and the new Malibu Eco arriving in dealer showrooms in the coming weeks.”

Cruze sales in the United States totaled 231,732 in 2011, contributing to the car’s global success. Cruze is the best-selling Chevrolet nameplate around the world with more than 1 million sold since its launch in 2009.

The segment-leading Camaro is winning the race with automotive enthusiasts. Camaro sales rose 8 percent to more than 88,000 units in 2011.

And the all-new Sonic subcompact posted a 52 percent increase year over year compared with the vehicle it replaced. Sonic is quickly winning a legion of fans, with more than 200,000 “Likes” on Facebook.  In its first five months on the market, Sonic has steadily increased its sales month to month, finishing among the segment’s leaders in December.

The 2011 sales momentum extended to crossovers and trucks. Total sales for the Equinox crossover were up 28 percent; the Silverado full-size pickup gained 12 percent, and the Suburban full-size SUV rose 9 percent.

New passenger car offerings in 2012 include the 2013 Spark minicar and the new Malibu sedans as Chevrolet’s lineup continues to become more global with more than half of its sales outside the U.S. home market.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4 million cars and trucks a year.  Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at