The 2014 Chevy Cruze Diesel and the new Ford C-Max Energi do not directly compete but they do represents two different ways to try to achieve great fuel economy.
The 2014 Chevy Cruze uses a proven and old technology in the form of a turbo diesel engine to to try to squeeze every bit of MPG from a gallon of diesel fuel.
On the other hand the Ford C-Max Energi combines electricity and petroleum to get the greatest possible fuel savings using the latest plug-in hybrid technology.
In another fun and informative TFLcar mashup we see which approach is better.
Old tech versus new tech. Ford vs Chevy.
In part 2 we test the Ford to see how well it does both in the city and on the highway.
BTW: You can watch Part 1 of this new TFLcar mashup HERE.