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I received four original invoices for the diesel Cruze today.

First one is kinetic blue (a $395 paint) with no packages and the 9 speed auto- Total price including destination $26,665. Ship weight is 3093.

Second is graphite metallic, 9 speed, and has the leather package which includes leather wrapped steering wheel, leather seats, 4 way manual adjust passenger seat, and heated steering wheel- Total price including destination is $27,395. Ship weight is 3108.

Third is tungsten metallic, 9 speed, has dealer installed splash guards, has the leather package, and has the driver confidence sun and sound package. That package includes rear park assist, rear cross traffic alert, lane change alert with side blind zone alert, the tech package with the 8" color mylink audio system, multi-color driver instrument info enhanced display, 9-speaker bose audio system, and the power sunroof. Total price including destination is $29,825. Ship weight 3153.

Fourth is tungsten metallic, 6 speed with no packages- Total price including destination is $24,670. Ship weight is 3011.

Currently the most expensive diesel Cruze you can buy is $30,260 including destination. That has the 9 speed auto, premium paint, the leather package, confidence sun and sound package, and splash guards and a front license plate bracket.

The cheapest is the 6 speed with no packages, at $24,670.

The leather package is $1,125.
The driver confidence w/ sun and sound package is $2,260.
Splash guards are $170.
Front plate bracket is $40.

Also worth noting, while you can get the leather package with the manual, you can NOT get the driver confidence w/ sun and sound package with the manual. The most expensive manual you can get is $26,400 and would have the leather package, premium paint, splash guards, and front plate bracket.

tldr;

2017 Diesel Cruze prices range from $24,670 to $30,260.
 

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@MP81 Looks like your heated steering wheel can be had in a manual LT, with the leather package. I just confirmed that. Price on one like that would be $25,795 including destination.
 

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These shipping weights are very interesting and demonstrate that the gen2 CTD is ~500 lbs lighter.
 

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These shipping weights are very interesting and demonstrate that the gen2 CTD is ~500 lbs lighter.
Which is quite a big drop, considering the rest of the line. My manual hatch with convenience package shipped at 2845, which is not only over 200 pounds lighter than an equally equipped 2016 Cruze limited, but only 56 pounds heavier than an automatic Sonic hatch LT with the cruise and connect package.

A 2014 Diesel Cruze with 2LT package, enhanced safety package, and the pioneer sound system shipped at 3424.
 

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So the Tungsten Metallic 9-speed (third car in your list) is pretty close to a Premier, in terms of equipment (and thus, weight), with the exception of maybe just the Z-Link? A (base) Premier sedan has a listed curb weight of 2989, so it definitely is not that much heavier, especially since this one has some packages that are also optional on the Premier.
 

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So the Tungsten Metallic 9-speed (third car in your list) is pretty close to a Premier, in terms of equipment (and thus, weight), with the exception of maybe just the Z-Link? A (base) Premier sedan has a listed curb weight of 2989, so it definitely is not that much heavier, especially since this one has some packages that are also optional on the Premier.
A comparable LT sedan with a gas engine to that listed one ships at 2928, so you're looking about 71 pounds heavier for the premier, trim to trim. I believe one could safely assume that if they did an automatic diesel premier with no packages, that it would ship at 3,224.
 

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So we're looking at about a 225 lb weight premium for the Diesel, compared to the 300 lb difference between a Gen 1 Diesel and 2LT. Makes sense - that aluminum block helps a lot. The rest of the diesel emissions equipment likely isn't that much lighter that the Gen 1's, if at all.

So for '18, when the engine moves to all trim levels, the most basic Diesel sedan should weigh in at 3060 lbs. That's impressive.
 

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So we're looking at about a 225 lb weight premium for the Diesel, compared to the 300 lb difference between a Gen 1 Diesel and 2LT. Makes sense - that aluminum block helps a lot. The rest of the diesel emissions equipment likely isn't that much lighter that the Gen 1's, if at all.
I can't imagine emissions equipment making strides. haha. But it's significantly lighter than the first gen, that's for sure.
 

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I can't imagine emissions equipment making strides. haha. But it's significantly lighter than the first gen, that's for sure.
Nope, it's still the same requirements, so the same equipment is necessary. Perhaps it got smaller/lighter here and there (75 lbs can't be all block - though very likely is mostly block). Any idea how much DEF the reservoir holds? That could factor in, as it weighs 9 lbs/gal.
 

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Nope, it's still the same requirements, so the same equipment is necessary. Perhaps it got smaller/lighter here and there (75 lbs can't be all block - though very likely is mostly block). Any idea how much DEF the reservoir holds? That could factor in, as it weighs 9 lbs/gal.
3.8 gallons/14.3 liters, per the owner's manual on page 366.
 

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Displacement of the engine is appx 20% smaller as well
 

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3.8 gallons/14.3 liters, per the owner's manual on page 366.
So almost 3/4 of a gallon less. So the tank can be smaller as well.

And yes, the engine is slightly less displacement - but considering that displacement is (partially) due to the size of holes in the block, the surrounding material isn't always affected 1:1 - it might actually get a little bigger around the bores, since the biggest change is switching from iron to aluminum.
 

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Either way, it should be a brilliant car. The first gen diehards can get over the looks, the technological advances are impossible to ignore.
 

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I like the looks of our first gen, as well as the second gen (especially the hatch), so I'm good there. It's lighter, yet has more interior space, and the fuel economy with this diesel should be nothing short of stunning - especially when you consider how the first gen far surpassed the EPA ratings.

My wife just keeps trying to tell me that I can have hers and she can get the new one. Not going to fly.
 

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I like the looks of our first gen, as well as the second gen (especially the hatch), so I'm good there. It's lighter, yet has more interior space, and the fuel economy with this diesel should be nothing short of stunning - especially when you consider how the first gen far surpassed the EPA ratings.

My wife just keeps trying to tell me that I can have hers and she can get the new one. Not going to fly.
Yeah, it's going to be an absolute beast of a machine. I'm excited to get one in.
 

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Any idea when they hit the ground?
 

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