The 8 most efficient diesel cars for 2014 and 2015

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Last Updated: Jan 16, 2016

U.S. automakers have not released many diesel models in the recent past. That is why this territory is dominated by German manufacturers. If you are planning to get yourself a new economy car, you can select one from the following:

2014 Volkswagen Beetle TDI

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This is one of the top options available in the market. It is quoted at 32 mpg combined in both automatic and manual transition models.

2014 Chevy Cruze

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This is the only U.S. brand car that is found in this list. The Cruze diesel models get 33 mpg combined at their best.

2014 Mercedes Benz E250 BlueTEC


This gorgeous E-Class sedan is a pricey proposition at $51,400. But it is quite efficient at 33 mpg combined.

2014 VW Passat TDI Clean Diesel


This 2014 model equaled the 2015 model in efficiency at 35 mpg combined. The 2015 model costs $2,700 more than the gas model and will save you $3,250 in fuel costs in five years.

2015 Audi A3 TDI


This car offers exceptional efficiency at 36 mpg combined. Audi has the 2014 World Car of the Year in the A3. The A3 model’s tailpipe comes to 285g of CO2 per mile.

2015 VW Golf TDI

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Volkswagen offers four different Golf models in the top most efficient cars in the U.S. Its best model is the third in line of the best cars in the U.S. It gets 36 mpg combined in this 2015 model with manual transmission.

2015 VW Jetta TDI


This car gets 36 mpg in combined efficiency. It is the fourth Volkswagen on this list just telling how Volkswagen cars are efficient when it comes to fuels.

2014 BMW 328d


The BMW’s 328d model is the most efficient diesel car. It is rated by the EPA at 37 mpg combined.

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