Posts from ‘Diesel’
2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Platinum Crew Cab 4X4
Class: Large Pickup Truck
Miles driven: 166
Fuel used: 12.8 gallons
It’s not just about ROI any more.
Back in the 1970s, diesels became attractive for passenger vehicles due to their superior fuel economy, and in some cases, the lower price of diesel fuel. As diesels often cost significantly more than a gas engine – and also suffered from noisy operation and meager power output – it was a diesel’s fuel-cost savings over time that accounted for their appealing Return On Investment.
But lower per-mile fuel costs are no longer a diesel’s only attraction.
Class: Premium Large SUV
Miles driven: 293
Fuel used: 12.3 gallons
Class: Premium Midsize Crossover
Miles driven: 320
Fuel used: 13.9 gallons
Class: Premium Compact Crossover
Miles Driven: 501
Fuel Used: 14.4 gallons
There’s a lot on the minds of Chevrolet sales and marketing people, judging by the diverse array of new products the brand has placed on the market in 2017. New vehicles being added starting in the spring include a pure-electric subcompact, a compact crossover, performance cars, and compact and large pickups.
Chevrolet has no fewer than five SUVs in its corporate lineup, yet none fit neatly into the “compact crossover” segment, currently the most popular in all of autodom. None, that is, until now.