The market demand for diesel cars has always been on the rise thanks to its attractive combination of economy, technical refinement, and high performance. Admittedly, it is possibly more expensive to own a diesel car (in comparison with its gasoline counterparts).
However, if you have to travel long distance on a daily basis or prefer saving more money in the long term, a diesel car will be a perfect match for you. It is a matter of fact that diesel vehicles can help you save up to 29% of fuel consumption compared to gasoline-driven ones.
In June 2016, the Department of Energy and Petron organized the first Euro 4 Fuel Eco Run to produce a standard measure of fuel economy under the Philippine Energy Standards and Labeling Program (PESLP). The event attracted about 70 cars from 22 different brands. And it was not surprising that all of the top ten cars of the test run on diesel.
In June 2016, the Department of Energy and Petron organized the first Euro 4 Fuel Eco Run to produce a standard measure of fuel economy
If you are seeking a list of the best diesel cars in the Philippines, here are what you’re looking for.
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1. Isuzu D-Max diesel (LS 4x2 variant)
The Isuzu D-Max LS 4x2 variant is the champion of the test. It is so surprising that the Isuzu D-Max LS 4x2 is the model that uses least diesel on the list. With a fuel consumption of 38.46 HP/L, the car’s 3.0-liter engine stays cool and Zen-like even on the highways. In addition, both its Advanced Cylinder Head feature and Variable Geometry System Turbocharged engine allow saving fuel to become an easy task for the model.
The Isuzu D-Max LS 4×2 is the champion of the test
|Isuzu D-Max RZ4E 1.9 LS 4x2 AT||₱1,309,000|
|Isuzu D-Max RZ4E 1.9 LS 4x2 MT||₱1,219,000|
|Isuzu D-Max LS-A 3.0 4x2 MT||₱1,320,000|
|Isuzu D-Max LS-A 3.0 4x2 AT||₱1,390,000|
2. Hyundai Accent diesel (Sedan)
2016 seemed to be the year of Hyundai. Ranked at the second place, the Hyundai Accent Sedan saves more gas than its sixth-ranking sibling which is the Hyundai Accent Hatchback. In fact, it can steer, handle, and accelerate without being parched when traveling. The dynamo equipped with a light clutch allows you to drive smoothly and comfortably with low fuel consumption.
Being in the second place, the Hyundai Accent Sedan saves more gas than its sixth-ranking sibling which is the Hyundai Accent Hatchback
|Hyundai Accent GL 1.6 CRDi AT||₱1,038,000|
3. Peugeot 301 diesel variant (Sedan)
Despite having a hard-to-pronounce name, the Peugeot 301 sedan is truly easy-understanding when it comes to the car's fuel economy aspect. This feature makes the Peugeot 301 even better with a great performance. It’s not bad for an elegant car like that to take only about 4.4 L/100 km for a trip with some highway cruising, mountain trekking, and city driving.
Fuel economy makes the Peugeot 301 even better with a great performance
|Peugeot 301 1.6 HDi MT||₱ 990,000|
|Peugeot 301 1.6 EC5 AT||₱ 1,090,000|
4. Audi A3 2.0 TDI diesel (Sedan)
Developed from a five-door hatchback to a four-door sedan, this small and luxury car goes well in both city and extramural streets. But this Audi A3 will really shine when it crosses highway speeds. Moreover, the best feature of the model is its 292 horsepower motor which can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4.4 seconds.
The best feature of the Audi A3 2.0 TDI (Sedan) is its 292 horsepower motor
|Audi A3 Sedan 2.0 TDI Attraction||₱ 2,630,000|
|Audi A3 Sedan 2.0 TDI Ambition||₱ 2,730,000|
5. Volkswagen Jetta TDI (Sedan)
A turbocharged diesel is one of the features that makes the Volkswagen Jetta TDI become a loyal German-made model. With a 2.0L TDI diesel engine, Jetta’s new design is frugal at the pumps. This car might take more fuel when running on highways, but use less gas when driven in town.
A turbocharged diesel is one of the features that make the Volkswagen Jetta TDI become a loyal German-made model
|Volkswagen Jetta Comfortline TDI DSG||₱ 1,100,000|
|Volkswagen Jetta Highline TDI DSG||₱ 1,200,000|
|Volkswagen Jetta Business Edition TDI DSG||₱ 1,250,000|
|Volkswagen Jetta Business Edition+ TDI DSG||₱ 1,300,000|
6. Hyundai Accent Hatchback
The slight edge in horsepower than Jazz maybe a minus point for this car, additionally, the competitive price and no-frills fireball make it become a dream car for all true misers who want to save fuel. You can take advantage of the juicy torque at an earlier time in order to keep throttle inputs at a minimum level and lessen the fuel spent in traffic. Filipinos always appreciate this feature.
The Hyundai Accent Hatch (Hatchback) becomes a dream car of many with an affordable price and fuel efficient engine
|Hyundai Accent Hatchback 1.6 CRDi GL MT||₱ 828,000|
|Hyundai Accent Hatchback 1.6 CRDi GL AT||₱ 928,000|
7. Toyota Innova Diesel variants
Although the Toyota Innova is designed ambitiously with every bit like an MPV but with added courage and power of an SUV, the fuel consumption fare is still pretty reasonable. Its geometry turbocharger takes less gas, especially when you transmit with the Eco Mode.
Although the Toyota Innova is designed ambitiously with every bit like an MPV but added courage and power of an SUV
|Toyota Innova 2.8 J Diesel MT||₱ 1,056,000|
|Toyota Innova 2.8 E Diesel MT||₱ 1,186,000|
|Toyota Innova 2.8 E Diesel AT||₱ 1,266,000|
|Toyota Innova 2.8 Touring Sport Diesel MT||₱ 1,275,000|
|Toyota Innova 2.8 G Diesel MT||₱ 1,313,000|
|Toyota Innova 2.8 G Diesel MT White Pearl||₱ 1,328,000|
|Toyota Innova 2.8 Touring Sport Diesel AT||₱ 1,355,000|
|Toyota Innova 2.8 G Diesel AT||₱ 1,393,000|
|Toyota Innova 2.8 G Diesel AT White Pearl||₱ 1,408,000|
|Toyota Innova 2.8 V Diesel AT||₱ 1,496,000|
|Toyota Innova 2.8 V Diesel AT White Pearl||₱ 1,511,000|
8. Hyundai Tucson (CRDI)
Although its name is inspired from an old version, it is changed completely in design. With a powerful turbocharger, four-cylinder engine, solid gas economy and mid-range punch, you can drive fast and easily switch lanes in highways. However, crowded streets won’t always let you cross over every vehicle, but at least, you understand that the Hyundai Tucson (CRDI) can run smoothly with high speed. This Hyundai model also appears on the list of best diesel SUVs 2020 in the Philippines.
Hyundai Tucson also appears in the list of best diesel SUVs in the Philippines
|Hyundai Tucson 2.0 CRDi GL 4x2 AT||₱ 1,388,000|
|Hyundai Tucson 2.0 CRDi GLS 4x2 AT||₱ 1,598,000|
9. Tata Manza Aura (Sedan)
It is interesting to notice that its 1.3-litre Fiat Quadrate diesel engine is also used in the Chevrolet Spin. With mixed trips and straight highway economy, this engine allows decent fuel consumption. In addition, gearshifts and clutch are light and smooth, helping to handle traffic stops and starts easily.
With mixed trips and straight highway economy, the Tata Manza Aura (Sedan) engine allows decent fuel consumption
|Tata Manza Aura sedan||₱ 738,000|
10. Isuzu MU-X LS-A 4x2 diesel
If you believe that bigger engines consume more petrol, think again with the Isuzu MU-X LS-A. This SUV’s large 3.0 engine can generate required power without putting stress on the engine, and its ultra-high-pressure common rail system supports to burn minimal fuel without making bad effects on performance.
The Isuzu MU-X LS-A has a big engine but consumes very decent fuel
|Isuzu MU-X 2.5 LS 4X2 MT|| |
|Isuzu MU-X 2.5 LS 4X2 MT (Silky Pearl White)||₱ 1,278,000|
|Isuzu MU-X 2.5 LS-A 4x2 MT||₱ 1,378,000|
|Isuzu MU-X 2.5 LS-A 4x2 MT (Silky Pearl White)||₱ 1,388,000|
|Isuzu MU-X 3.0 LS-A 4x2 AT||₱ 1,508,000|
|Isuzu MU-X 3.0 LS-A 4x2 AT (Silky Pearl White)||₱ 1,518,000|
|Isuzu MU-X 3.0 LS-A 4x2 AT (Black Series)||₱ 1,548,000|