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Five stylish SUVs with diesel: test, engine, price

Reason can be so beautiful: Five chic diesel SUVs in a comparison test

The diesel is almost never good! There is also a stylish packaging: F-Pace, GLC Coupé, Q5 Sportback, Stelvio or X4 – who is the most convincing?

Times in transition. Yesterday it was trendy sedans and coupés, tomorrow it may be the fully electrified crossover. And today? SUVs are in demand. Not too big, preferably with a stylish, flat coupé rear. Most economically, they still run with a small diesel under the high hood. With low consumption and a long range, they keep their owner’s back free in everyday life. And what does small mean? There is a duel in the field of upper mid-range SUVs Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Audi Q5 Sportback, BMW X4, Jaguar F-Pace as well as the Mercedes GLC Coupé with an output of around 200 hp and mountains of torque that we previously only knew from American V8 engines. (Important tips for buying a new car on the Internet.)

With the Mercedes you can go the furthest by far

Audi Q5 Sportback (2020): New Presentation – SUV – Sport – Info

Audi Q5 Sportback in check

And because for them around seven liters of diesel enough, you can travel up to 1010 kilometers (Mercedes) with the help of decent tanks. So it’s easy to find out about the somewhat rasping four-cylinder sound to look away. So that common sense is not too obvious, Audi, BMW and Mercedes step with theirs Coupé offshoots at. The extra extravagance comes with Deficits in space and higher purchase prices paid. Audi gives itself to the Q5 most humble. 2250 euros are enough to replace the standard model that has been available since 2017 dewy Sportback to be able to park in the garage at home. Anyway 3700 euros are at BMW for the Upgrade from X3 to X4 due. Who the Mercedes GLC with panoramic rear window favored, must for the coupe a proud 4355 euros transfer more.

The Jaguar F-Pace really hits the cash register

Jaguar F-Pace D200 AWD

Expensive: The F-Pace with diesel is in the list from 57,028 euros, the test car cost a whopping 68,656 euros.

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For the foreigners Alfa Romeo and Jaguar that’s just a vain heck of a mess that you don’t even need. at Stelvio and F-Pace In addition to the big brand names, the small quantities for the necessary exclusivity. Especially as hers conventional rear architecture brings another advantage: at the latest at folded down bench both have by far the largest trunk, the Italian also offers the best headroom in the rear. But those are not the deciding factors in this class. This is about Style, image and personality. And each of the five offers enough of that. And so the result of this comparison is unlikely to be decisive for most buyers. Each of the five is a winner in his own way, has its own character. And one stately price. All are included in the test trim over 60,000 euros, the jaguar even costs almost 70,000. This is where saving is finally over. (Calculate maintenance costs? To the car insurance comparison)

€ 26,471

Jaguar F-Pace 20D Prestige AWD Meridian, Diesel

89,700 km
132 kW (179 hp)
02/2017

Diesel, 5.2 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 134 g / km *

€ 26,471

Array F-Pace 20D Prestige AWD Meridian, diesel

89,700 km
132 kW (179 hp)
02/2017

Diesel, 5.2 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 134 g / km *

€ 26,900

Jaguar F-Pace 20d AWD Prestige, diesel

135,900 km
132 kW (179 hp)
08/2016

Diesel, 5.7 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 151 g / km *

€ 26,900

Array F-Pace 20d AWD Prestige, diesel

135,900 km
132 kW (179 hp)
08/2016

Diesel, 5.7 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 151 g / km *

€ 27,690

Jaguar F-Pace 20d AWD R-Sport, diesel

115,656 km
132 kW (179 hp)
04/2018

Diesel, 5.7 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 151 g / km *

€ 27,880

Jaguar F-Pace 20d AWD, diesel

60,000 km
132 kW (179 hp)
03/2017

Diesel, 5.9 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 157 g / km *

€ 28,490

Jaguar F-Pace 20d AWD Pure, diesel

87,272 km
132 kW (179 hp)
08/2018

Diesel, 5.7 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 151 g / km *

84030 Landshut, British Cars Landshut


84030 Landshut, British Cars Landshut


48653 Coesfeld, Autohaus Leifkes GmbH & Co. KG


48653 Coesfeld, Autohaus Leifkes GmbH & Co. KG


61476 Kronberg, Emil Frey Avalon Premium Cars


12103 Berlin, Autohaus Royal GmbH


37079 Göttingen, Emil Frey Used Car Center Göttingen


The bottom line: Five noble SUVs with small diesels, five interpretations. The BMW deserves to win, does not falter. The Audi can overtake the Mercedes on the costs. The Jaguar convinces with a lot of space and fine workmanship, but is expensive. The Alfa is a case for fans who love it for who it is.

* Further information on the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions and, if applicable, the power consumption of new cars can be found in the “Guide to Official Fuel Consumption”, which is available free of charge at all sales outlets and from “Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH” (www .dat.de).

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