The following cars represent the most technically advanced available.
With solid cabin tech, the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel competes well with compact sedans and gets stellar fuel economy, but high initial cost and the price of diesel eat into the savings.
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.
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.
Chevy goes greener with the 2014 Chevy Cruze Diesel, but is it cleaner than its sister car, the Chevy Cruze Eco?
Volkswagen's new hybrid system in the 2013 Jetta is a winner, delivering good driving characteristics and excellent fuel economy, but the cabin tech lacks features for a car in this price range.
With diesel fuel economy and its wagon format, the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen TDI offers great utility, and adds a premium-car feel, but cabin electronics only cover the basics.
Bargaining on more diesel interest in the U.S., Mercedes-Benz offers its small SUV with a diesel engine, getting it almost 10 more miles per gallon than its gasoline counterpart.
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.