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In a Class of Their Own: 10 Diesel-Powered Cars That Set the Standards for the Rest

Let’s face it, when we talk about cars, diesel engines aren’t exactly a popular topic of choice. They have never been as popular in the U.S. as they are in different parts of the world. Americans aren’t typically inclined to buy diesel-powered engines.

However, let’s not take these “inferior” cars out of the game just yet. Several diesel-powered cars have been catching the eyes of car enthusiasts in the country. They have come a long way from a few years ago when it was hard to find a decent vehicle that ran on diesel.

Diesel-powered engines are now starting to make a name for themselves. Proof of this is the increasing number of service centers that cater to their type. Don’t believe us? Take a look around you. You’ll surely find a diesel repair shop if you’re in Salt Lake City, Utah or Memphis, Tennessee. They have already multiplied in number and will continue to expand their territory.

All that is because diesel-engine vehicles keep getting better and better. Check out these five extraordinary diesel vehicles that are at the top of their class.

5 Cars With Diesel-Powered Engines that Set the Bar High for the Rest of the Competition

Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2020

MPG (city/highway): 22/28

Interior Score (over 100): 64 points

Overall score: N/A

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport turbodiesel engine is available in its SE and HSE trims for an extra $2,000 on top of its SRP. It boasts of the same features as its non-diesel counterpart giving a powerful combination of power, style, and economy.

Land Rover Discovery 2020

MPG (city/highway): 21/26

Interior Score (over 100): 75 points

Overall score: N/A

Unlike the Range Rover Sport, the Land Rover Discovery has turbodiesel engines variants for all its trims for an additional $2,000 on top of its SRP. What its base model churned for fuel economy numbers, this variant has turned around for the better.

We don’t even have to talk about its luxurious interiors to convince you that this is one classy diesel-powered SUV.

Jeep Wrangler 2020

MPG (city/highway): 22/29

Interior Score (over 100): 68

Overall score: N/A

Among all the cars on this list, the Jeep Wrangler is the one that benefits the most from the torque a diesel engine provides. It is as efficient as it is capable, especially for off-roaders who don’t like the idea of making pit stops for fuel.

Land Rover Range Rover 2020

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MPG (city/highway): 22/28

Interior Score (over 100): 66

Overall score: 80

Similar to the Land Rover Discovery, for an extra $2,000 you can add a turbodiesel engine to either the Range Rover’s base or HSE trim. The Range Rover pretty much has and can do everything you need for a luxury SUV. With the additional turbodiesel engine, its fuel economy is also bumped up significantly.

Mazda CX-5 2019

MPG (city/highway): 28/31

Interior Score (over 100): 81

Overall score: 86

The non-diesel variant of the Mazda CX-5 already stands out among the other compact SUVs in its category. The addition of a diesel-powered variant gives it a 3,500-pound tow capability.

If you’re looking for a luxurious car with great fuel economy, look no further than these five babies. They set the standard for excellence in the diesel engine class.

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