EPA mileage quotes are not real-world driving. My 2013 Jetta TDI is rated at 30/42, but I am getting 35-38 in town, and 56 highway mileage. When I take the freeway, I average 48 mpg at a steady 80 mph (a legal speed limit in northern Utah). Mileage is dependant on the driving habits of the operator. I have looked at the Cruze diesel: the trunk is smaller, the back seat has less room, and, IMO, the build quality is inferior to the Jetta. If I lose my Jetta over this diesel fiasco, I will go to an electric car, hopefully the eGolf if it is available in Utah at that time.