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What are the benefits of a diesel engine? 

As you may know, the Mazda CX-5 is now available with a diesel engine. This is something that had been speculated about for years, and it finally happened for the 2019 model. You may be wondering what the big deal is. Why are people excited about a diesel engine? What are the benefits? Keep reading to learn more. 

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Pros of having a diesel engine 

Better fuel economy 

Diesel fuel is almost always more efficient than regular gasoline. Diesel engines have higher compression ratings and therefore generate more power from less fuel. Modern technology has also introduced turbocharging and high-pressure fuel-injection systems that make diesel engines even more efficient. 

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Lower maintenance Mazda CX-5 SUV driving on city street

Diesel engines are still internal-combustion engines but they work without a spark-style ignition system. This means that thy don’t require as much care and generally have longer lifespans. With no spark-style ignition system, there are fewer potential electrical failures. Additionally, the time required between routine maintenance checkups is much longer for diesel engines. 

Greater torque 

The slow fuel burning and high compression rating of diesel engines produce more torque than traditional engines do. Torque relates to the vehicle’s ability to pull and carry heavy loads of weight, so diesel-powered vehicles are much more capable. 

Come on down to Tuttle-Click Mazda to learn more about the Mazda CX-5 Diesel crossover and how diesel might be right for you. We will answer all of your remaining questions and go over everything else you need to know. We hope to see you here soon! 

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