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Diesel-Powered Vehicles at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show

Say the word "diesel" and people immediately think of dirty, stinky and loud over-the-road trucks. That’s just not true any more. Today’s modern diesel engines are quiet, powerful and efficient. Best of all they don’t smell any more!

Diesel engines are inherently more efficient than their gasoline counterparts. Take, for example, the Audi Q7. With the six-cylinder gas engine the BMW X5 is EPA rated at 19 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. The diesel counterpart carries a rating of 24 mpg city and 31 mpg highway. That’s roughly a 25% improvement. Better yet, the diesel will save you more than $250 per year in fuel costs.

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An the other end of the spectrum, there’s the compact Chevrolet Cruze Diesel. The base gas engine rates a respectable 22 mpg city and 35 mpg highway. Opt for the diesel and you’re sipping along to the tune of 27 mpg city and 46 mpg highway -- those are hybrid numbers.

Another advantage of diesel engines is the amount of low-speed grunt they offer. Exhibit A, Chevy’s Duramax diesel pumps out 765 lb/ft of torque.  Exhibit B, Ford’s Powerstroke in the Super Duty produces 860 pound-feet of torque. Exhibit C (and the closing argument) Ram’s Cummins Turbo makes 900 lb-ft of torque. So if you’re pulling a boat out of the water or stump out of the ground, there’s no better choice than a diesel.

You can find the following diesel-powered vehicles on display at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show or at the Vehicles on Display section of the auto show Web site.

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