Q5 TDI/GLK250/JGC EcoDiesel comparo (lol Mercedes) Bimmerfest…

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Mercedes-Benz GLK 250 AT Special Series

You read a lot about hybrids and cars these days, but diesel engines will be in certain classes of cars year and in the future.

The most crop of diesel launches has in the crossover utility vehicle of which we’ve now driven different models.

2013 GLK 250 BlueTEC 4matic, Catskill NY, Sep 2013

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK 250 4matic, Catskill Mountains, NY, Sep

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK 250 BlueTEC hit the about a year ago, a four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbodiesel in of that compact crossover’s gasoline V-6 engine.

MORE: Mercedes-Benz GLK 250 BlueTEC Luxury Crossover Fuel

Then, for this year, the Audi Q5 TDI added a powerful V-6 to its Q5 utility vehicle, also a crossover, producing a fast, and very pleasant update to a that’s now several years

That model has a 240-horsepower, V-6 turbodiesel that puts out a 428 lb-ft of torque, paired to an automatic transmission and Audi’s all-wheel drive system.

MORE: 2014 Audi Q5 TDI Crossover: Fuel Economy

Finally, the eagerly-awaited diesel of the 2014 Jeep Grand hit the market, and we eagerly tested larger and heavier SUV during winter’s snows.

It is powered by a 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel that out 420 lb-ft of torque, the same one in the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickup truck.

MORE: Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel SUV Fuel Economy


All three vehicles are easy to start up almost immediately in the coldest weather, and are only discernible as diesels.

2014 Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel, Mountains, NY, Jan 2014

2014 Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel, Mountains, NY, Jan 2014

From the the familiar rattle is apparent, but all luxury brands have a great deal of work to diesel clatter out of the cabin.

And the fuel efficiencies of all three are pretty impressive.

Surprisingly, the fuel economy didn’t from the vehicle with powerful engine.

Instead, the Q5 TDI returned 35.1 mpg despite its and almost instantaneous acceleration.

came the Mercedes, which has the and least powerful diesel—albeit in a heavy compact utility 33.5 mpg.

Finally, the Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel—which like a larger vehicle and has all-wheel-drive capabilities—gave us 27.4 mpg on our test route, which is two-thirds highway and one-third and suburban stop-and-go usage.

All three reviews are linked and we encourage readers to dive them for our full driving

We also drove a fourth crossover, although it’s not in the U.S.

The Volkswagen Tiguan TDI is, at for now, a European-only vehicle—though VW is evaluating it for the U.S. market.

your impression of diesel utility vehicles? Where do work best, and where do you their limitations might up?

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