8. More choices than ever before
In the past, the only models that featured a diesel engine option came from expensive European car companies. But the times they are a changin’ and automakers are increasingly embracing diesel fuel, meaning there are now more options than ever.
Affordable compact cars are in the segment now, like the Chevrolet Cruze diesel. Diesel midsized sedans are hitting the market too, with the VW Passat TDI and the upcoming Mazda6 diesel. Even Cadillac is planning on offering a diesel version of the ATS sport sedan.
Other luxury automakers are increasing their choices of vehicles with diesel engines. Mercedes offers a diesel engine in its GLK compact SUV, and its bigger trucks like the GL-Class and ML Class. Even passenger cars from Audi and BMW are available with a diesel powereplant.