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Most reliable diesel cars

For the first time in the automotive history, EVs outsold vehicles with a Diesel engine. It’s clear that many motorists are already making the switch to electric, but there are still others who are sticking with Diesel until the very end. In today’s blog we’re going to look at the top 5 most reliable Diesel cars available now at Perrys.

2022 (22) Peugeot 208 1.5 BlueHDi 100 Active Premium 5dr Hatchback 


The Peugeot 208 will do around 60.8 - 73.6 mpg and produce CO2 emission of 107 g/km. The 208 is a fantastic car choice for anyone, whether that would be driving up the M62 for a weekend away or tackling the Arc de Triomphe. With its French classic styling and refined interior, these new models are not only stylish, but also a joy to drive.

2023 (23) Citroen C5-aircross 1.5 BlueHDi Sense Plus 5dr Hatchback.


For the drivers who are looking for a more suitable family car, not too big or too small , than the Citroen C5-aircross might be the right one for you. This model has received a well-earned face lift and some tech upgrades to compete with other manufacturers. This particular model can get an MPG of 68 and 131g/km of CO2 emissions.

2023 (23) Peugeot 5008 1.5 BlueHDi GT 5dr EAT8 Estate


You may have noticed that all these models have the same 1.5 Diesel Engine, that’s because all these models are based on similar platforms and share the same Peugeot engine within the Stellantis group. This is Peugeot’s newest SUV, with 7 seats, making it suitable for those with a larger family, Saint Bernard dog enthusiasts or drummers. Despite it being as heavy as the bells from Notre Dame, the 5008 will still get you around 60mpg. With such a spacious and refined interior, for a comfortable road trip with the family to Cannes, or taking children to football training, the 5008 will get you there.

2022 (72) Vauxhall Crossland 1.5 Turbo D Ultimate 5dr Hatchback


For those who are wanting a car, and you have an active lifestyle but a smaller family then the Crossland could be the way to go. This one is more fun with the 1.5 turbo charged engine and will do around 61 miles to the gallon.

2022 (22) SEAT Ateca 2.0 TDI 150 FR 5dr Estate


Here we have a SEAT crossover, built on the VW MQB platform, which is shared with likes of the Golf, Audi A3 and the SEAT Leon, this vehicle is for those who love hatchbacks but are in need of something a bit bigger. The interior does feel remarkably familiar to those who are used to cars from the Volkswagen brand. This combined will give around 56 miles to gallon, a slightly sportier feel with 150 break horsepower and a 0-60mph time in under 10 seconds.

2022 (22) Ford Kuga ST-Line X 1.5 EcoBlue 150PS


A Ford will always get you there, the Kuga has proven popular among many. In terms of its main competitors, the Kuga does feel more spacious inside, however, with larger cars does come larger issues with parking, hence why it comes with self-parallel parking and tech to assist as well as being equipped with the remarkably reliable Ford Duratorq engine, it is a very advanced SUV! With an MPG of 42.8mpg and a CO2 emissions of 154 g/km.

We hope our article has helped you find out more about some of the most reliable Diesel cars we have in stock. However, should you require any further information, please contact your nearest Perrys and we’ll be happy to help.

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Written by Jordan | 5 min read
31 Aug 2023