Wife wanted to replace the diesel cruze with a diesel terrain but I wouldn't go for it since all the terrains are made in mexico.
Test drove a few different Equinoxs, gas and diesel, 1LT to Premier, all FWD.
Things I noticed:
-diesel was noticeably slower than the 2.0L in the cruze, -nox/+cruze
-manual shift function for the nox is functionally gone, -nox/+cruze
-DIC display/controls are step backwards, -nox/ +cruze
-front seats more comfortable in nox, heated cloth, +nox/ -cruze
-nox has more road noise and window modules are louder -nox/ +cruze
-when comparing 1.5L gas to the 2.0L diesel in the cruze I was surprised that from 2-3,500 rpm the diesel is quitter and sounds more refined. Don't need to run the diesel higher than that in normal driving.
-even with all the park assist [email protected] on the premier I wish the side mirrors were larger.
In the end the final nail in the coffin for replacing the cruze was all the diesel 'noxs I searched in inventory were made in mexico. So with GM shutting down Lordstown, which affects people I know, we passed. Really wished they would have put the 2.0L diesel in the Gen2 Equinox.
Cruzin on.....think we've been spoiled with 50+mpg hwy for the last 4 yrs!