The following cars represent the most technically advanced available.
The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI offers basic transportation at a bargain and an excellent engine, but techies will want to hold off for the improved 2015 model.
Despite some very minor quibbles, the 2014 BMW 535d xDrive delivers exceptional quality and feature content on all fronts, from online cabin tech to fuel economy to driving satisfaction.
The 2014 Audi A7 TDI includes some of the best connected tech available today in an automobile, and those inclined to put up with a few diesel drivetrain quirks will be rewarded with significantly higher fuel economy than from the gasoline equivalent.
Featuring excellent fuel economy and a generally comfortable and easy-driving character, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 makes for a useful all-around vehicle, good for the daily commute and family road trips.
Mercedes has been making a diesel version of the SLK for some time now, so I set about finding out whether a diesel sports car can actually be entertaining.
A swell in diesel cars offered in the U.S. means more high-mileage options for buyers. Here are four diesel-engined cars recently reviewed by CNET.
CNET News reporter Daniel Terdiman drove Audi's fuel-efficient clean diesel SUV 5,765 miles across Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming--and enjoyed every mile.
New particle trapping technology and significantly lower sulfur diesel fuel has opened the door for more diesel-powered vehicles to be sold in all 50 states.
Chevy announced it would make a diesel version of its Cruze compact car available in the U.S. in 2013.
China Yuchai introduced China's first Euro VI-compliant automotive diesel engine.