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Buying a Diesel car in 2019

For years, diesel cars and engines have been in and out of the news, sparking the debate of whether or not they are a good purchase. Here’s our take:

Buying a Diesel car in 2019 could very well be a viable option depending on your requirements. Choosing the type of engine of your next car depends on individual circumstances and modern diesel engines are changing.

Those in the latest Euro 6 Compliant models can deliver around 20% less CO2 than petrol engines and offer around 20% better fuel efficiency than other internal combustion engines. There are many circumstances where a diesel engine makes perfect sense, here’s a few of them.

Long Journeys

Diesel engines still save you money on long journeys. If you travel more than 15,000 miles a year, you could be making savings if you switch to a diesel engine.

Rural Driving

If you spend a lot of time driving around more rural areas, a diesel engine could be a better option. Rural driving doesn’t clog the diesel particulate filter and can offer good fuel economy in these settings.

Large Vehicles

From a people carrier to an SUV, if you are looking for a larger vehicle, a diesel will be a good option. The torque and power of a diesel engine low in the rev range makes big differences to fuel economy. A diesel is also easier to drive, and you don’t need to rev the engine hard to get the results you’re looking for.


If you plan on regularly towing a caravan, trailer or another large load, then a diesel engine will benefit you for the same reasons as it does in larger vehicles.

If you fall into any of these categories and are in the market for your next car, get in touch with the team at Hilton Garage in Derby where you will be able to find a used car to suit your requirements.