Best Diesel Car Options And Fuel Efficient

The best and fuel efficient diesel cars are very attractive to own. In the midst of the dominance of gasoline-fueled cars, this diesel-powered car still has its own market and strong appeal.

The cars sold in Indonesia use not only gasoline, but also diesel fuel. It must be admitted that the use of diesel engines is more commonly found in commercial vehicles such as buses and trucks.

But this review will not lead to that segment. Because the facts on the ground show that there are also many passenger cars that use the power source invented by Rudolf Diesel.

Diesel engines offer several advantages. One of them is the abundant torque. The reason is, the character of a diesel engine has a stroke or a bigger step than a gasoline engine.

In addition, the majority of the latest diesel cars are equipped with a turbo intercooler which makes their performance even more prominent.

Besides that, diesel engines seem to have been born to have good fuel efficiency. The combination of the two makes diesel-engined cars suitable as daily vehicles that are powerful, tough and economical on the pocket.

Even so, until now there are still some oblique stigma against diesel-engined cars. For example, more pronounced engine vibration and a rough engine sound.

Although a number of manufacturers are classified as successful in overcoming this problem. Take for example the latest Hyundai Santa Fe whose cabin is relatively quiet, comfortable, and has minimal engine vibration.

The Best Diesel Car and Fuel Efficient

Besides that, of course there are still many diesel cars that can be categorized as the best in their class while also having relatively economical fuel consumption. What are the options? Let’s look at the reviews below.

Toyota Fortuner Diesel

In fact, Toyota offers the Fortuner in a choice of petrol and diesel engines in Indonesia. But it’s no longer a secret that consumers are more interested in options with diesel engines.

Realizing this, in early 2022 Toyota is offering a choice of a new, more powerful diesel engine with a capacity of 2,800 cc. The machine with the code 1GDFTV is capable of producing a peak power of 201.1 hp and 499.1 Nm of torque.

Torque of that size can be obtained at a relatively low engine speed range, which is 1,600-2,800 rpm.

Fortuner with a 2,800 cc engine is sold with prices starting at IDR 583 million. The price is quite attractive for consumers who want a powerful SUV. Another diesel engine option available for this car is 2,400 cc with a maximum power of 147.5 hp and a peak torque of 400.1 Nm.

Toyota Kijang Innova Diesel

Just like the Fortuner, the Toyota Kijang Innova is also sold with a choice of petrol and diesel engines. The diesel engine he uses is of the same type with a capacity of 2,400 cc which has the highest power of 146.9 hp and peak torque of 359.9 Nm.

There seems to be a slight difference in peak figures compared to similar machines attached to the Fortuner. This is returned to the form of the Kijang Innova which comes with a Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV) format.

For this kind of car performance is not the highest priority, but rather the comfort factor. Even so, the diesel engine it uses is still reliable.

Combined with a 7-seater cabin capacity, the Kijang Innova deserves to be included as one of the best and economical diesel cars from Toyota.

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

The next option is a car that is a direct rival to the Toyota Fortuner, namely the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport . But unlike its rivals, the Pajero Sport is only available in a diesel engine option.

The GLX and Exceed variants use a 2,500 cc diesel engine with a maximum power of 134 hp and a peak torque of 324 Nm. Meanwhile, the Dakar and Dakar Ultimate variants use a 2,400 cc diesel engine which can produce a peak power of 178 hp and a maximum torque of 430 Nm.

Both the Pajero Sport or Fortuner are available in a choice of 4×2 or 4×4 drive systems. This makes them quite competitive in fighting over the hearts of consumers.

Isuzu All New MU-X

The latest generation of Isuzu MU-X was officially present in Indonesia last year at the GIIAS 2021 exhibition in November to be precise. In its latest generation, this car uses a relatively small engine for a ladder frame SUV, which is 1,900 cc with a maximum power of 147.9 hp and a peak torque of 350 Nm.

Uniquely, this car, which was completely imported from Thailand, is only sold in one variant, namely the 4×4 AT. The price offered at the moment of its launch was IDR 559.9.

It’s relatively cheap considering that generally 4×4 diesel SUVs are sold starting at IDR 600 million and above. Except for the Pajero Sport GLX MT 4×4 which costs IDR 545.8 million.

Hyundai Santa Fe

The Toyota Fortuner and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport may offer good off-road toughness with the availability of a 4×4 drive system option. On the other hand, the Hyundai Santa Fe comes as a comfortable diesel SUV with a front-wheel drive system.

This car actually also comes with a petrol engine option, but the model equipped with a diesel engine looks more attractive with more power and torque.

Under the hood, this car is equipped with a power source of 2,200 cc with a power of 199 hp and a maximum torque of 440 Nm. Another advantage of this car is the availability of complete driving assistance features.

Chevrolet Spin Diesel

The best and more economical diesel car options are not only filled with new products whose prices range from IDR 500 million and above. In addition, consumers can also glance at the used car market, which offers more pocket-friendly prices.

One option that is quite recommended is the Chevrolet Spin diesel MPV. This car was first introduced in Indonesia in 2013. Over time, the Spin diesel proved to have a stubborn and fuel efficient engine.

The “soul” of this car is a 1,248 cc 4-cylinder diesel engine which is also equipped with a turbo and common rail injection. This machine is capable of delivering the highest power of up to 73.9 hp and peak torque of 190 Nm.

This car is quite attractive in the used car market because it is still relatively young. The selling price of course depends on the condition, but most of them play at IDR 100 million.

Isuzu Panther

The next choice from the used car segment is the Isuzu Panther . This car is undoubtedly one of the best and fuel efficient diesel cars. The model is considered to be able to compete, especially for the top types such as the Grand Touring.

This model has the most luxurious design plus the stubborn and fuel efficient 4JA1-L engine. The machine has a peak power of 78.9 hp and a peak torque of 192 Nm. With these advantages, it is only natural that the selling price of this used car is still above IDR 150 million.

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