22 best diesel cars

Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.

Despite the fact that diesel cars are on the verge the ban, interest in them from Russian consumers is not declining. Moreover, experts note an increase in sales of passenger cars, working on diesel fuel. Even higher diesel price modification in comparison with the same gasoline model is not stops motorists. What attracts a separate category car enthusiasts cars with diesel engines?

The benefits of diesel cars

  1. Economic expense. When a car owner has a lot move around at work or want to see the world, then preference should be given to a diesel car. On average, they consume less fuel, which makes the cost of transportation cheaper.
  2. Tightness. Heavy fuel engines have high torque. They create great traction the force that is required for the transportation of goods when moving along off road. Therefore, buy commercial vans, pickups or SUVs are more profitable with a diesel engine.
  3. Durability. In recent years, diesel quality motors has improved significantly. Exact dimensions, reliable materials, durable components make diesel cars durable and durable Some motors have a motor resource in area 1 million km
  4. Demand in the secondary market. Specialists in selling used cars found another advantage of diesel engines. They do not get cheaper as fast as gasoline models. And interest in diesels in the secondary market remain high.
  5. Safety. When choosing the type of motor should pay attention to safety. Since diesel ignites worse, than gasoline, you should not be afraid of the ignition of fuel under the hood. To that the diesel engine does not have high-voltage wires, which is also favorable affects security.
  6. Myths and reality. In relation to diesel cars continue there are some myths.
  7. Noisiness. If before a diesel heart under the hood gave out a characteristic loud roar, then today an ordinary layman does not determine the type of motor by sound. Even standing next to the hood is hard guess the combustible fuel.
  8. Black exhaust. Old diesel cars impersonate black smoke from an exhaust pipe. Modern cars equipped with exhaust gas afterburning systems, so visually to guess the type of motor is impossible.
  9. Cold lounge. Diesel engines last longer in the winter warm up to operating temperature. Therefore, inside the car for a long time cold reigns. To solve this problem, many manufacturers equip cars with autonomous heaters or heaters. IN such cars in the cabin in the winter is always warm.

We selected 22 of the best diesel cars in our review. All of them delivered to the Russian market, and some are also going to in our country. When distributing places in the ranking, opinion of authoritative experts and reviews of domestic motorists.

Rating of the best diesel car

Nomination a place Name of product rating
Top Cheap Diesel Cars 1 Kia soul 5.0
2 Renault Duster 4.9
3 Ssangyong actyon 4.8
4 Peugeot 308 4.7
The best diesel cars 1 BMW 5 5.0
2 Audi A4 4.9
3 Skoda superb 4.8
4 Volkswagen Passat 4.7
5 Citroen DS5 4.6
Top Diesel SUVs 1 BMW X5 30d 5.0
2 Audi Q5 4.9
3 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 4.8
4 Volkswagen Tiguan 4.7
5 Hyundai Santa Fe 4.6
6 KIA Sorento 4.5
The best crossovers with a diesel engine 1 Skoda kodiaq 5.0
2 Toyota RAV4 4.9
3 Mazda CX-5 4.8
4 Nissan Qashqai 4.7
5 Kia sportage 4.6
6 Hyundai Tucson 4.5
7 Renault Koleos 4.4

Top Cheap Diesel Cars

Diesel engines are not only installed on trucks and SUVs. Manufacturers equip them with budget cars. It allows people with limited incomes. enjoy all the benefits of a diesel engine. Experts drew attention to several inexpensive cars.

Kia soul

Rating: 5.0

KIA SOUL

Already 10 years have passed since the birth of the Korean Kia Soul car. During this time, the car won hearts motorists in different countries of the world. During the first year release model managed to win prestigious awards for innovation, design and safety. Experts identified several reasons for the popularity of cars in our country. Firstly This is a good build quality at an affordable price. Due to the high clearance vehicle has a good cross. Heavy but economical, 1.6 liter diesel engine (128 hp) with a capacity of 1.6 liters consumes only 5-7 liters of diesel fuel.

The car becomes the winner of our rating. Users satisfied with economical consumption, good acceleration dynamics, decent soundproofing, excellent handling. Of the minuses noted small trunk.

Advantages

  • affordable price;
  • high-quality assembly;
  • high ground clearance;
  • nice interior.

disadvantages

  • small trunk.

Renault Duster

Rating: 4.9

RENAULT DUSTER

Many residents of small towns, hunters and fishers vote in rubles for the French car Renault Duster. Tall clearance combined with high-torque diesel engine (1.5 l) turn a budget car into an SUV, especially if select all-wheel drive version. At the same time, experts note a modest a complete set. For example, the Expression version is equipped with such options, like audio system, ABS, central locking with remote control and electric lifts in the front doors. But the owner will be pleasantly surprised by the fuel consumption in the car, for 100 km of mixed roads will require about 5 liters diesel fuel.

Domestic users are satisfied with the low price, cost-effectiveness and cross. The model ranks second for vibration and strong smoke when starting the engine.

Advantages

  • low price;
  • economical consumption;
  • excellent cross;
  • stylish appearance.

disadvantages

  • vibration idling.

Ssangyong actyon

Rating: 4.8

SSANGYONG ACTYON

In the domestic market there are few budget SUVs. Korean became a worthy competitor for UAZ and Duster SsangYong Actyon car. The first deliveries to Russia took place in 2006, after which the production was established in Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. Among the advantages of this crossover, experts in the first turn mention the D20DT diesel engine, which was going to Mercedes license. With a capacity of 141 liters. with., the unit without problems accelerates a two-ton car. It looks simple and reliable and Manual Transmission. High passability provides a full (plug-in) drive.

Third place in our ranking is due to a number of shortcomings, that the owners noted. This is an unreliable attachment of the body to the frame and the fragility of vacuum hubs.

Advantages

  • powerful durable motor;
  • four-wheel drive;
  • reliable gearbox;
  • stylish design.

disadvantages

  • rapid failure of the front hubs.

Peugeot 308

Rating: 4.7

PEUGEOT 308

Beauty is a terrible force! It is this statement guided by experts, explaining the reasons for the popularity of Peugeot 308. The French manufacturer endowed the car with impressive appearance, quality trimmed interior, took care of sound insulation. Advantages include good driving performance, reliable turbodiesel units (1.6 and 2.0 liters). Praise deserved manual gearboxes, which cannot be said about the AL4. The body is well protected against corrosion, but the owner needs timely eliminate emerging chips and scratches.

The car was liked by domestic users, thanks why he got into our rating. With reliability at the 308th Peugeot, not all well, and in the basic configuration there are not many modern options.

Advantages

  • graceful appearance;
  • effective sound insulation;
  • reliable diesel engines;
  • durable mechanical transmission.

disadvantages

  • modest basic equipment;
  • short-lived automatic transmission.

The best diesel cars

Not only budget cars have to drive a lot segment, but also premium. Therefore diesel engines manufacturers install on prestigious brands of cars and sports cars. Experts have chosen some interesting cars.

BMW 5

Rating: 5.0

BMW 5

Bavarian business sedan BMW 530d xDrive can be called perfection in the world of passenger cars. In appearance, the experts are not found not a single flaw, not a single extra line. Unique to this class is also the drag coefficient 0.22. The shape of the head optics is impeccable, daytime running lights provide 100% visibility of a car on the road. Traditional for BMW aggressive acceleration dynamics (5.4 s to 100 km / h) provides six-cylinder diesel unit (3.0 l) with a capacity of 249 l. from. is he works in tandem with an 8-speed automatic. Perfect handling achieved through all-wheel drive and adaptive suspension, in which shock absorbers with variable stiffness are installed.

The Bavarian machine deserves the laurels of the winner of our rating. Owners especially praise her for comfort and drive.

Advantages

  • spectacular appearance;
  • powerful motor;
  • excellent controllability;
  • excellent dynamics of dispersal.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Audi A4

Rating: 4.9

AUDI A4

An updated version of the Audi A4 was introduced to the public in 2015. Externally, the car has undergone few changes, but in the filling experts found a lot of improvements. The interior of the new Audi A4 is the most spacious in its class, although it is trimmed in the tradition German pragmatism. The manufacturer offers fans diesel auto version with a 2.0 D engine with a capacity of 190 liters. from. A machine It can be equipped with a 6-speed manual or S tronic robot. The car is assembled efficiently, but inferior to the winner of our rating, both in technical parameters and in sophistication.

Car owners praise the car for power and stability on the road. The suspension is somewhat taut, with a long ride there is discomfort due to uncomfortable seats.

Advantages

  • good acceleration dynamics;
  • reliable transmission;
  • steady behavior on the road;
  • excellent corrosion protection.

disadvantages

  • stiffer suspension and seats.

Skoda superb

Rating: 4.8

SKODA SUPERB

Affordability, durability and good looks – that’s trump cards of the Czech Skoda Superb sedan. Car seriously has changed since its inception, today it adequately represents D-class, competing with Toyota Camry Russian assembly. Sight motorist rivets a large grille, in which there is a lot of chrome parts. It turned out to be very successful manufacturer 2-liter diesel engine with a capacity of 140 liters. from. It works smoothly, consumes only 5.9 liters of diesel fuel in the combined cycle per 100 km of track.

Owners praise the reliability of the car, its resistance to bad roads and unpretentiousness to poor quality diesel fuel. The car took an honorable third place in the ranking, yielding leaders in dynamics and comfort.

Advantages

  • affordable price;
  • high-quality assembly;
  • economical fuel consumption;
  • endurance and unpretentiousness.

disadvantages

  • modest acceleration dynamics;
  • simple trim.

Volkswagen Passat

Rating: 4.7

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT

The German Volkswagen Passat has always been associated with comfort and spaciousness. Many Russian motorists appreciate This model is for reliability and durability. Honored by the provincial motorists car station wagon. 2.0 liter TDI diesel engine It is economical (4.8 liters per 100 km), while it does not looks like a wimp (150 hp) As standard Trendline There is a keyless start button, an option to determine driver fatigue, 5-inch audio system, system wheel pressure control.

The model stopped a step away from the prize troika of the rating, because experts and motorists consider the cost of the untwisted Passat. At the same time, multifunctionality deserves praise, spaciousness and reliability.

Advantages

  • German quality;
  • economical motor;
  • good basic equipment;
  • spaciousness.

disadvantages

  • high price.

Citroen DS5

Rating: 4.6

CITROEN DS5

The flagship car in the Citroen family is the DS5. The name is consonant with the French word deesse, which translates to Russian language as a “goddess”. Ever since the Citroen DS5 revolutionary solutions have been introduced starting with hydropneumatic suspension and ending with an unusual silhouette of the body. Lot the original can be found in the interior of a French car, which there are projection buttons located on the ceiling display. The two-liter turbodiesel unit has a high power (163 hp), turning an ordinary passenger car into a real one starship. The advantages of a car include reliable body protection from corrosion.

Experts gave the car fifth place in the ranking. New car It is expensive, and selling it on the secondary market is problematic.

Advantages

  • galvanized body;
  • powerful motor;
  • high-quality finish;
  • original interior.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • It’s hard to sell a used car.

Top Diesel SUVs

Traditionally, real SUVs are equipped with high-torque diesel units. At low speeds, powerful torque, allowing you to overcome the most difficult sections of the path. Here are the best diesel heart models.

BMW X5 30d

Rating: 5.0

BMW X5 30D

None of the motorists leaves indifferent German SUV BMW X5 30d. He is praised and scolded, but from this model popularity in Russia is only growing. Firstly experts pay attention to the 3-liter diesel engine. For of our country, the Bavarians limited its capacity to 249 liters. with. that allows you to pay a normal road tax. Moreover, the dynamics of the car is excellent, to the cherished hundreds of cars accelerates in 7 s. IN basic equipment manufacturer offers an 8-speed automatic transmission, ABS, multifunction steering wheel with the ability angle and length adjustments, power windows, 6.5-inch multimedia system with climate control and many other options.

Despite the stiffer suspension and high fuel consumption of the car becomes the winner of our rating.

Advantages

  • dynamics;
  • good handling;
  • comfortable lounge;
  • effective sound insulation.

disadvantages

  • stiff suspension.

Audi Q5

Rating: 4.9

AUDI Q5

Presentable and rich! It is such epithets that come to mind when meeting with the German crossover Audi Q5. The model is already good familiar to Russian motorists, owners appreciate it for good off-road qualities and reliable diesel engines. On the roads of the country successfully drive cars with TDI engines with power 150, 163 and 190 l from. But the maximum pleasure of driving gives a 3-liter unit paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission TipTronic. Given all-wheel drive and a power of 286 liters. s., you can not be wary of traveling on country and forest roads to any season.

The car is in second place in our rating. Along with the advantages, users note such disadvantages as costly maintenance and bad wipers.

Advantages

  • good acceleration dynamics;
  • beautiful appearance;
  • rich line of motors;
  • high-quality trim.

disadvantages

  • expensive service.

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

Rating: 4.8

TOYOTA LAND CRUISER PRADO

Legendary Japanese SUV Toyota Land Cruiser Prado continues to conquer Russian off-road. Frame construction diesel engine with a capacity of 177 liters. from. (2.8 l), 6AKPP, four-wheel drive – these are the main components for successful conquering off-road. But also the car behaves perfectly on the highway, they are responsible for driving safety such modern systems as ABS, the exchange rate stabilization system. The diesel engine is controlled by Multi Terrain Select, independently choosing one of 5 operating modes depending on road conditions.

Domestic motorists praise the Japanese cruiser for beautiful design, reliability, a large resource of all nodes. Take higher place in the ranking of the car failed due to expensive maintenance and high fuel consumption.

Advantages

  • prestige;
  • comfortable lounge;
  • reliable engine;
  • spacious trunk.

disadvantages

  • expensive service;
  • high fuel consumption.

Volkswagen Tiguan

Rating: 4.7

VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN

The second generation Volkswagen Tiguan was unveiled in 2015, the urban behemoth became look more solid and presentable. Elongated headlights with linzovannaya optics, chrome radiator grille elements, black roof rails make the car easily recognizable on the road. The German crossover is well equipped, as standard many useful options. No complaints from experts and diesel engine (2.0 l) with a capacity of 150 l. from. It is not intended for speed drive, but thanks to all-wheel drive manages to conquer the serious off-road.

Tiguan looks more modest than the leaders of our rating. But owners note reliable protection of the body against corrosion, work engine and gearbox.

Advantages

  • economical fuel consumption;
  • good cross;
  • presentable appearance;
  • galvanized body.

disadvantages

  • headlight adjustment required;
  • stiff suspension.

Hyundai Santa Fe

Rating: 4.6

HYUNDAI SANTA FE

The experts recognized the best Korean premium SUV Hyundai Santa Fe Model. The car is great for families with two children. You can go on a long journey by car or use it for trips to visit. To the benefits of crossover should include capacity, reliability, presentability and availability of service. The car is equipped with a diesel engine. 2.2 liters, automatic transmission, four-wheel drive. He feels confident yourself not only on paved roads, but on forest and meadow the trails. Inside the SUV, luxury and comfort reign.

Owners are pleased with the complete set of Korean cars, its reliability and versatility. However, demand from him sports qualities, as well as conquering serious off-road should not be.

Advantages

  • spaciousness;
  • luxury salon;
  • reliable engine;
  • presentable appearance.

disadvantages

  • does not like aggressive driving;
  • difficult to pull out of the mud.

KIA Sorento

Rating: 4.5

KIA SORENTO

Another Korean diesel SUV hit our car. rating. This is the KIA Sorento model, which is also different affordable price and good quality. Manufacturer installed 2.2 liter diesel engine that delivers even traction plain and uphill. The power unit complements an 8-speed automatic transmission. Four-wheel drive ensures stable position on the road. True, the car is not for serious dirt intended, as evidenced by a small clearance (185 mm). But in the cabin everything looks rich, the trunk is different spaciousness, which emphasizes the family purpose of the machine.

During trips to potholes and shortcomings revealed cars. All bumps are felt in the cabin, the suspension works poorly potholes and potholes.

Advantages

  • economical fuel consumption;
  • comfortable lounge;
  • elastic engine;
  • good handling.

disadvantages

  • stiff suspension;
  • poor cross.

The best crossovers with a diesel engine

In urban traffic a large amount of fuel burns. therefore crossovers with a diesel engine are in demand. They are not overheat in the heat, sparingly consuming diesel fuel. Experts selected several decent cars.

Skoda kodiaq

Rating: 5.0

SKODA KODIAQ

The Czech crossover Skoda Kodiaq looks solid and harmonious. Strict design does not look boring at the same time. Constructors provided for a number of useful little things that make finding in The interior is comfortable and enjoyable. Experts appreciated high build quality and the use of high-quality materials in decoration. Coordinated work of the diesel engine and 7-speed DSG drivetrain makes driving dynamic. Good crossover and in controllability, electric power steering allows you to reduce the force when performing maneuvers in the parking lot. Czech car is getting winner of our ranking.

Car owners praise the spaciousness of the cabin and trunk, acceleration dynamics and efficiency. Unpleasant ride only on dirt roads, because the suspension transmits all small bumps.

Advantages

  • roomy trunk;
  • a bunch of motor and automatic transmission;
  • high-quality assembly;
  • economical consumption.

disadvantages

  • stiff suspension.

Toyota RAV4

Rating: 4.9

TOYOTA RAV4

In 2018, the fifth was presented at an exhibition in New York generation of the legendary Toyota RAV4. This car was loved by Russian senior citizens and fishers, managers and housewives, travelers and farmers. Each of them finds a number of advantages in the crossover, for which the car gets second place in our ranking. Cars with 149 liter diesel engine from. complemented by four-wheel drive and automatic transmission. In the database, the manufacturer offers a proprietary audio system, air conditioning, power windows, heating front seats.

Car enthusiasts highlight such RAV4 advantages as a beautiful exterior, LED optics, soft suspension, economy. Of the disadvantages owners note the slow opening of the trunk lid and cheap finishing materials.

Advantages

  • keyless access;
  • universality;
  • trunk auto-open;
  • spacious lounge.

disadvantages

  • cheap finishing materials;
  • scattered control buttons.

Mazda CX-5

Rating: 4.8

MAZDA CX-5

Pleasantly surprised many Japanese experts and motorists designers by creating a Mazda CX-5 crossover. Externally car looks dynamic and fast, designers attached to the body elegant respectability. Updated head optics became look more aggressive, used as a light source diodes. Motorists are offered one 2.2 liter diesel engine, equipped with two turbines. All-wheel drive car in conjunction with clearance of 193 mm allows you to confidently feel the driver, as on wet asphalt, and on a broken country road.

The model’s pluses include good acceleration dynamics and profitability. Not enough owners only space in the trunk. Crossover ranks third in the ranking.

Advantages

  • frisky motor;
  • economical fuel consumption;
  • effective sound insulation;
  • stylish design.

disadvantages

  • vibration idling;
  • small trunk.

Nissan Qashqai

Rating: 4.7

NISSAN QASHQAI

Those car owners who are used to counting their money, crossover Nissan Qashqai will do. The machine is sold at an affordable price. price, it does not require large expenditures during operation. Small diesel engines of 1.5 liters and 1.6 liters consume only 4.0-5.0 liters diesel fuel. Such a low consumption is observed when equipping a car mechanical transmission and front-wheel drive. Concerning driver’s comfort, the manufacturer provided for steering adjustment, heated seats, decent finishes used salon. A clear sound is produced by the standard audio system. Suspension successfully copes with roughnesses of a roadbed.

The crossover stopped a step from the top three ranking. Users criticize the car for the short-lived variator, the presence of “crickets” in the cabin.

Advantages

  • affordable price;
  • economical fuel consumption;
  • comfortable lounge;
  • solid finish.

disadvantages

  • low variator resource;
  • squeaks in the cabin.

Kia sportage

Rating: 4.6

KIA SPORTAGE

After restyling, the iconic crossover became bold and recognizable Kia Sportage. This model has long been assembled in Kaliningrad (since 1998 d). The diesel version stands out with 19-inch wheels, which give the car more presentability. Two liter diesel the unit runs quietly, delivering 185 liters. from. But because of thought 6-speed automatic transmission acceleration dynamics leaves much to be desired the best. The strengths of the crossover experts consider ergonomics and equipment. The model falls into our rating for profitability, good passability, easy engine start.

The Korean car also has disadvantages. Dissatisfied owners wide front struts, poor sound insulation and short-lived body protection against corrosion. Regular diesel maintenance required unit.

Advantages

  • recognizable design;
  • 19-inch wheels
  • rich equipment;
  • good cross.

disadvantages

  • wide front pillars;
  • poor sound insulation.

Hyundai Tucson

Rating: 4.5

HYUNDAI TUCSON

Korean crossover Hyundai Tucson has long been on sale at Russian market, competing with its fellow countryman Kia Sportage. Even the equipment is much like a fellow tribesman. The same 2 liter diesel engine, same 6-speed automatic transmission. The car spares diesel fuel, stacking with 6.5 liter mixed cycle What catches your eye at first glance on the crossover, so it’s a spectacular design. It was developed in according to the concept of “Flow lines 2.0”. Experts draw attention to affordability and decent equipment. Car located in the ranking next to the Kia Sportage, because even sores in they are similar. There are complaints about sound insulation, rattles when driving on steering wheel engraving.

Advantages

  • spectacular design;
  • rich equipment;
  • economical engine;
  • affordable price.

disadvantages

  • not effective sound insulation;
  • the steering gear rattles.

Renault Koleos

Rating: 4.4

RENAULT KOLEOS

A joint French-Japanese development was the crossover Renault Koleos. The updated version has already plucked a standing ovation in Beijing auto show in 2016. Many chrome elements on the body. gave the crossover a French charm. The interior also looks impressive car, where a multimedia system with 9 inch screen. Russian consumers are offered diesel 2.0 liter engine with a capacity of 177 liters with., four-wheel drive and variator. The crossover can hardly be called economical, the consumption of diesel fuel in mixed mode is approaching the mark of 9 liters per 100 km.

The car falls into our rating for a stylish interior and exterior, roomy interior, energy-intensive suspension. By cons should include modest dynamics, the thoughtfulness of the variator and voracity.

Advantages

  • French sophistication
  • spacious lounge;
  • comfortable suspension;
  • several options for interior lighting.

disadvantages

  • modest dynamics;
  • high fuel consumption.


Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.

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