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Updated by amelia-grantny on Aug 26, 2018
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7 Reasons to Lease a Diesel Car

For a long time, diesel engines had a reputation for being loud and dirty. Diesel engines have been getting more and more popular in the last few years. Back in 2012, they accounted for just 3.2% of U.S. auto sales, which was about the same as hybrids. Now that number has doubled. The number of diesel models available is rapidly growing each year. When it comes to leasing a new car, you finally have enough variety in your diesel options that you should really consider it.

1

Diesel is no longer dirty or loud.

Diesel is no longer dirty or loud.

With new advances in engine technology and the strict emission regulations, today’s diesel cars run quiet and clean.

2

More power.

Did you notice that most trucks run on diesel? There’s a reason for that - it’s called torque. Diesel fuel provides a lot more torque, which means increased towing capacity and more power off the line. For example, Audi’s new 3-liter TDI diesel engine produces 428 pound-feet of torque, compared to it’s 3-liter gasoline engine, which generates 325 pound-feet.

3

Germans do it.

Back in 2011, 41.9% of cars sold in Germany were diesels. That’s nearly half the German car buyers. So if the Germans are giving up on gas, maybe Americans should consider the same.

4

Diesel cars hold their value better

The research firm ALG, stated that diesels held 63% of their value after 36 months. While for gasoline cars, that number was 53% That’s because there are fewer diesel cars available on the market, plus they are more fuel efficient. Which is why their resale value is higher.

5

You go to the pump a lot less often.

Diesel is not only cheaper at the pump, it’s also 25% to 30% richer in energy. Which leads to less visits to the gas station.

6

It's easy to find a place to fill up.

Biggest problem with electric cars is finding a charging station. The infrastructure is just beginning to be built. But diesel fuel is almost as common as gasoline, available at most gas stations.

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Diesels win the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Since 2006, every car that won the famous endurance race was diesel powered. Which just goes to show how far diesel has came in the last few years and proves that it’s a liable option.