The stigma attached to diesel engines is fading quickly, as automakers pioneer clean diesel technology that eliminates the notorious sooty emissions of these engines while optimizing efficiency and performance. Unfortunately for consumers, those new diesel engines don’t come cheap, so The Car Connection compiled a list of the best used diesel vehicles on the market.
The development of clean diesel technology is relatively new to the automotive market, so the availability of used diesels is still pretty thin. If you’re looking for one, these are the ones you should get your hands on.
The Car Connection’s list covers vehicles from several segments, including sedans, a hatchback, a wagon and an SUV. The Sedans to make the list are the 2011 Audi A3 TDI and the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan. Volkswagen has been a pioneer in clean diesel technology, which explains why the automaker accounts for half the diesel vehicles on the list. Also making the best used diesels list are the VW Golf TDI and Jetta Sportwagen.
Mercedes-Benz grabs two spots on the list thanks to its innovative Bluetec engine found in the 2011 Mercedes E350 and the ML350.
Check out The Car Connections list of the Best Used Diesels for a full breakdown and review of each vehicle on the list.
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