SUVs with a boost of diesel power.

Best Diesel SUVs | CarMax

If you're looking for something extra under the hood of your next vehicle, diesel engines check a lot of boxes. The thrum of a diesel engine can be confidence-inspiring, as these engines have a history of being proficient powertrains. If you're after a well-rounded vehicle for work, play, or simple daily duties, a diesel-powered SUV might just be the best fit for you.

To help with your search, we've compiled a list of the 10 best diesel SUVs for 2021 shoppers, based on CarMax sales data from May 1, 2020, through October 31, 2020. Please be aware that some of the vehicles on this list are also available with gasoline engines.

  1. Jaguar F-Pace
    Best Diesel SUVs Ranking: Jaguar F-Pace | CarMax
  2. Land Rover Range Rover Sport
    Best Diesel SUVs Ranking: Land Rover Range Rover Sport | CarMax
  3. Land Rover Range Rover
    Best Diesel SUVs Ranking: Land Rover Range Rover | CarMax
  4. Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Best Diesel SUVs Ranking: Jeep Grand Cherokee | CarMax
  5. GMC Terrain
    Best Diesel SUVs Ranking: GMC Terrain | CarMax
  6. BMW X5
    Best Diesel SUVs Ranking: BMW X5 | CarMax
  7. Land Rover Discovery
    Best Diesel SUVs for 2021: Land Rover Discovery | CarMax
  8. BMW X3
    Best Diesel SUVs Ranking: BMW X3 | CarMax
  9. Mercedes-Benz GLK250
    Best Diesel SUVs Ranking: Mercedes-Benz GLK250 | CarMax
  10. Land Rover Range Rover Velar
    Best Diesel SUVs for 2021:Range Rover Velar | CarMax

If you're shopping for a vehicle that pairs the smooth delivery of diesel engine power with the already-impressive features of an SUV, you've come to the right place. And if luxury is your primary goal in a diesel-powered SUV, you'll find plenty of options on this list.

The Jaguar F-Pace received a diesel engine as an option under the hood starting in 2017. The 2017-2019 F-Pace 20d comes standard with a 2.0L turbodiesel engine, backed by an eight-speed automatic transmission designed to ensure that the Jaguar F-Pace is always purring.

If you're looking for a rugged SUV, the EcoDiesel-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee is a popular choice with outdoor enthusiasts. The Grand Cherokee received a diesel engine option beginning in 2014, and it continues to be an option on the top trim models. For 2017-2019 model years, the EcoDiesel is available in the Laredo and Limited trims. The 3.0L turbodiesel under the hood of the Grand Cherokee comes standard with full-time 4WD, which can provide the confidence you need to tackle uncertain terrain.

A number of diesel-powered Land Rovers also grace this list. The ever-popular Range Rover is an excellent choice if you're seeking luxury appointments and driving manners in addition to off-road capability. When equipped with the diesel engine option, the 2017-2020 Range Rover produces 254 hp and 440 lb.-ft. of torque. As one of the original luxury SUVs, Land Rover Range Rovers come standard for 2017 with features such as lane departure warning and intelligent cruise control.

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