Petrol vs Diesel engines

Added: 13 December 2018

You may have your heart set on one of our models and you probably know about the range of petrol, diesel and electric engines out there, but which is the right one for you? The choice of engines available allows you to match your lifestyle and the types of journeys you most regularly undertake with the engine that’s best for you.

What kind of driver are you?

Inner-city
If you use your vehicle for short journeys within a city, such as for the school run or for shopping, then a petrol engine would be a suitable choice. You rarely drive on motorways, and do minimal mileage, mainly in built-up areas.
Town & country
For those living outside the city, but regularly commuting by motorway, a diesel engine would be suitable for consideration.
Pleasure drive
If you love the thrill and drive mainly for pleasure on country roads, and rarely in urban environments, then either a diesel or petrol would suit you.

Or have you considered an electric vehicle (EV)?

If you'd rather do your bit for the environment we can help you understand the benefits of owning and driving an electric vehicle. Click here to read about what it's like being an EV owner.