Seven Reasons Your Next Car Should be a Diesel

Seven Reasons Your Next Car Should Have a Diesel Engine

I found this great post on why you should choose a diesel from the knowledgable people at Bell Performance.  Titled, “Seven Reasons Your Next Commuter Car Should Be a Diesel”, it is as short as it is sweet and truthful.

Here we go:

  1. Fuel Economy–a diesel engine increases average mpg between 20 and 30 percent.
  2. Power–a diesel engine gives you more torque, meaning better acceleration.
  3. Better Towing Ability–a diesel engine can haul more weight.  This includes hauling you and your good-for-nothing friends as well as boats and campers.
  4. Higher Resale Value–a car with a diesel engine holds 63 percent of it’s value.  Wow!
  5. Quiet Ride–these are not your grandfather’s diesel engines.
  6. Easy Cold-weather Starting Power–what did I just say?


Of the 7, power and fuel economy are foremost in my mind.  There are times when a green car needs to go fast.  You can punch a diesel and get yourself out of a jam.  Floor some hybrids and you’ll get….wait for it…wait for it…that’s an example of the performance you’ll get.  Diesel is the best way to guarantee you’ll warp from the stop light. Or jet safely past an obstacle.  You have the power to pass.

You get the picture.

Fuel economy?  Diesel might not make it to the mpg heights of hybrid.  But it’s close enough for me.  The best of both worlds?  A hybrid diesel.  They’re out now, and more are coming.  You can read more about them in our Diesel section.

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Sebastian James

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