Best diesel cars 2019

best diesel cars 2019

With diesel cars usually offering lower-running costs than petrol models, their popularity has soared over the past 10-15 years. No longer the unrefined units of the past, diesel engines are now smooth, quiet and efficient – returning good MPG and low CO2 figures. Advances in technology mean that long distances can be covered between fuel stops, helping keep running costs low.

The list below shows the best diesel cars available to buy and/or lease in the UK in 2019 according to your selection. The listing displays NGC Rating, official fuel economy and emissions figures, and gives a brief overview of the model.

Use the vehicle class and technology drop-downs above to filter the results and find the best diesel car for your needs. To search by vehicle manufacturer use the search box on the right.

Listing of Top 10 diesel cars
Key

Petrol
Diesel
Hybrid
Plug-in
Hybrid
Electric
NGC
Rating
NGC
Approved
MPG
Combined
Real MPG
(Estimated)
MPG
Equivalent

PEUGEOT 208 1.5L BlueHDi Active 100 S&S

Supermini 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £18,850
NGC
24.1 est
MPG
88 est
CO2
85

VAUXHALL Corsa 1.5 Turbo D SE 102PS

Supermini 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £18,850
NGC
24.1 est
MPG
88 est
CO2
85

FORD Focus 1.5 TDCi Style ECOnetic 105PS

Supermini 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £18,850
NGC
24.1 est
MPG
88 est
CO2
85

FORD Focus Estate 1.5 TDCi Style ECOnetic 105PS

Supermini 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £18,850
NGC
24.1 est
MPG
88 est
CO2
85

ALFA ROMEO MiTo 1.3 JTDm-2 MiTo 95hp Start Stop

Supermini 3 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £18,850
NGC
24.1 est
MPG
88 est
CO2
85

CITROEN C3 1.6 BlueHDi Feel 100hp S&S

Supermini 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £18,850
NGC
24.1 est
MPG
88 est
CO2
85

HONDA Civic 4 Door 1.6 i-DTEC Turbo SE 120PS

Supermini 4 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £18,850
NGC
24.1 est
MPG
88 est
CO2
85

PEUGEOT 308 1.5L BlueHDi Active 130 S&S

Supermini 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £18,850
NGC
24.1 est
MPG
88 est
CO2
85

DACIA Logan MCV Blue dCi 95 Essential 90hp MY18

Supermini 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £18,850
NGC
24.1 est
MPG
88 est
CO2
85

PEUGEOT 2008 1.5L BlueHDI Active 100

Supermini 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £18,850
NGC
24.1 est
MPG
88 est
CO2
85

Why pick a diesel car?

Diesel cars tend to be more expensive to buy than petrol cars but this is off-set by their lower running costs. With higher MPG figures and lower CO2 emissions, diesel models will go further between fuel stops and cost less to tax compared with comparative petrol cars. For many buyers, running a car is one of their biggest drains on their monthly budget and it is the diesel engine's efficiency that has seen it become increasingly popular over recent years. With lower regular outgoings, a diesel car will make back its increased purchase price quickly.

Much time is spent comparing the relative merits of petrol vs diesel, however an alternative, low emission and low running cost option for consideration is a battery electric cars or plug-in hybrids

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:25th Mar 2019

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