Top 6 Diesel Cars To Save You Money

By on October 30, 2014

When it comes to efficiency and environmental impact, diesel fuel has a lot going for it.

It is estimated that diesel fuel has 15 percent more energy than a comparable amount of gas. It also combusts more efficiently than gas, making it all around better for the environment.

For drivers, a diesel engine can mean less trips to the gas station and an overall smaller monthly car budget.

As the world becomes increasingly concerned about environmental degradation, more and more car makers are focusing on releasing diesel engine cars. Or, in some cases, manufacturers are revising existing models to make them diesel compatible.

Like gasoline cars, diesel vehicles range in efficiency. Finding the right one will end up saving you thousands. Here are the top 6 most efficient diesel vehicles.

Top 6 Fuel Efficient Diesel Vehicles

#6 Audi A6 Quattro

Audi estimates that its A6 Quattro Diesel vehicles could save you upwards of $1,908 every year with 10 percent fewer trips to the gas station. The manufacturer touts that you can travel 650 miles (roughly 12 hours) on one tank of gas.

Thanks to Audi’s TDI® clean diesel, the A6 emits 12 percent lower CO2 emissions than a competing gasoline model.

The clean diesel does not sacrifice power, however, and provides quick acceleration and more torque — speeding from zero to 60 in 5.5 seconds.

The fuel economy is paired with the luxurious interior and handsome exterior that Audi is known for. A beautiful luxury car that is good for the environment and saves you money. Where do we sign up?

Price, Fuel Economy, Power:

  • MSRP: From $45,200
  • MPG: 24 city/38 highway/29 combined
  • Horespower: 240-hp at 2,500-3,750 rpm
  • Engine: 3.0L or 2.0L

#5 Volkswagen Golf

Price, Fuel Economy, Power:

  • MSRP: From $25,935
  • MPG: 30 city/45 highway/36 combined
  • Horsepower: 150 HP
  • Engine: 2.0L

The EPA estimates that you could save $2,500 in fuel costs over five years with the Volkswagen Golf’s diesel engine.

The classic four-door hatchback epitomizes German fuel innovation, with an impressive average 36mpg.

A standard turbocharged engine paired with new lighter chassis and increased driving dynamics, in turn, makes it incredibly fun to drive. DSG® automatic transmission adds to the appeal with smooth shifting in automatic models and easy to maneuver stick in manuals.

Added thoughtful features like a refrigerated glove box and optional added features like chrome exhaust tips make it a hard car to turn down.

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