Diesel engine cars are considered to be more efficient. Diesel fuel used to be cheaper than petrol but now it is somewhat the same. Modern diesel engines overcame the disadvantage of higher noise and maintenance costs. These engines produce more torque and have impressive acceleration. Many diesel-powered cars have occupied American roads. Heard about Cummins, it is an American giant company specializing in diesel and alternative fuel engines, 12 valve Cummins is one of the best diesel engines ever made. here is the list of 10 best diesel engine cars that rule the diesel car market in the U.S.
10. Jeep Gladiator
The latest Gladiator model comes with a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 engine producing 260hp and 442 lb-ft of torque which was added to the lineup to make up for the lack of powertrains in the Gladiator model. it produces 25 hp less than the petrol equivalent but felt quicker and was more efficient.
9. Mercedes-Benz 300 CZ/SD Turbodiesel
Mercedes-Benz is in the diesel game since the late 30s. Mercedes launched 300SD in 1978 with a 5-cylinder turbodiesel W116 especially made the for North-American market. They were soo good that you can still see them running on the American roads even after 40 years. Most of them are now restored.
Jeep has a loyal and epic fanbase growing since world-war 2. it is among a few non-commercial vehicles that get a diesel engine. The Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon EcoDiesel comes fitted with a V6 engine which makes it the second quickest Four door wrangler ever.
7. GMC Canyon And Chevrolet Colorado
Canyon and Colorado run on the same Duramax diesel engine which is made by GMC. Canyon gets a 2.8-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder Duramax engine producing 181hp and 369lb-ft of torque. Both the trucks share the same mechanics just Canyon got some boxier look. Duramax provides Canyon and Colorado towing capacity of 7700lb.
6. Ford F-150
Ford F-150 is the best-selling vehicle for the last four decades and some of its credit goes to its 3-liter V6 diesel engine but sadly it got discontinued and replaced by a PowerBoost hybrid option. It was the lowest power engine in the lineup but it got the maximum towing capacity among all variants.
5. BMW X5 xDrive M50d
M50d is powered by one of the most powerful diesel engines which are used in a passenger vehicle, a 3-liter 6-cylinder turbodiesel engine producing 394hp and 560lb-ft of torque. This engine has impressive linear power delivery and gives a fuel economy of 35mpg.
4. Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe
Suburban and Tahoe share the same diesel engine, a 3-liter turbodiesel inline-six V8 engine. This engine produces 277 hp and 460lb-ft of torque which is mated with a 10-speed automatic. Tahoe gets a fuel economy of 28mpg and Suburban 27mpg.
3. Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI
This Touareg is powered by a 5-liter V10 diesel engine that produces 304 hp and 553lb-ft of torque. Its amazing torque gives this vehicle amazing towing capacity. You may have seen the video where Touareg has towed a Boeing 747.
2. Audi Q7 V12 TDI
Audi focused on the fun side too while achieving decent fuel economy. It was offered with the 6-liter twin-turbocharged V12 TDI from 2008 to 2012. It produced 500hp and 738lb-ft of torque. this engine takes this car to the speed of 62m/h in 5.5 sec and reaches a top speed of 176 mph.
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1. Dodge RAM 2500/3500 Cummings 6.7
RAM 2500 and 3500 both are powered by a 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel six which produces 370 hp and 850lb-ft of torque for RAM 2500 and 420hp 1075lb-ft of torque for RAM 3500 model, that is a lot of torque. They can tow 37,090 pounds.
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