Petrol or Diesel at Motorvogue
Petrol or Diesel at Motorvogue

Choosing diesel or petrol

It’s important to carefully consider your driving needs before making your decision between a diesel or petrol engine.
Both fuel options offer their own unique advantages.


Recent government statements have left buyers confused about their next purchase.

“24% do not know what fuel their next car will use1.” 
According to the AA-Populus Driver Poll


Combining impressive fuel economy and low CO2 with high levels of torque, recent EU6 models boast reduced emissions that can be comparable with petrol3.

Diesel car drivers may also be able to spend less on fuel annually compared to those who use petrol3.”
According to the SMMT (The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders), New emissions tests press release

From September 2018, all new cars produced have passed a strict new emission test in addition to Euro 6 standards. It is also worth noting that Euro 6 engines won’t be charged under the UK government’s Clean Air Zone initiative4.


“The market for petrol engines is growing with registrations up 10.4% up on 20175 and in certain circumstances, petrol is the right consideration choice for many consumers.”
According to the SMMT (The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders), New emissions tests press release

“Petrol engines are more suited to shorter journeys and insurance premiums are often lower for petrol-engine cars. Many drivers are reported to find that filling up tends to be less expensive2.”
According to the RAC, Petrol or Diesel buying guide


Have you been thinking about switching to a Hybrid or an Electric car?

There are a range of green cars available on the market and they are becoming more popular as we realise the need for greener cars. 

At Motorvogue we are forward thinking and we already offer a range of Eco friendly cars. To find out more click here.

Making your choice


If you rarely drive on motorways and do minimal mileage that’s mainly in built-up city areas, such as for the school run or a short commute, then maybe consider a petrol engine.


For those living outside the city, but regularly commuting by motorway, a diesel engine could be a good option for consideration.


High-mileage drivers predominantly making longer journeys on motorways and rarely travelling within the city. In this case,  perhaps consider a diesel engine.


When driving for pleasure on country roads, and are rarely in urban environments, then either a diesel or petrol could suit you. With the additional torque, consider that with a diesel engine you’ll experience quicker acceleration2.

Test Drive




Figures refer to year-to-date 2017 vs. 2018 

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