Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Feature: Petrol vs diesel

Ahhh, the age old debate; petrol or diesel. With some cars, you're restricted to one or the other, not so with the Kia Sportage used in this test.

The test compares a naturally-aspirated petrol engine to a turbocharged diesel engine. This is where the problem lies, turbocharged petrol engines tend to be more fuel efficient than there naturally-aspirated counterparts.

Anyway, the article's end conclusion suggests that a diesel engine is a better buy than petrol, thanks to its long range, lower CO2 emissions, better fuel economy, and low-end torque.

What do you think?


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