Harwoods Jaguar. Petrol or Diesel?

Petrol or Diesel?

Informing Your Decision

Our Jaguar customers often ask "Petrol or Diesel Car Which is Better?" and here at Harwoods Jaguar we know that choosing the perfect new car is an important decision, however making sure you choose the right engine for your lifestyle is just as vital. There are many things to consider including how often, how far and where you drive. Both engines boast various benefits to help you make the most out of every journey.

Whether you decide on petrol or diesel, Jaguar’s Ingenium engines are built to maximise performance, lower running costs and ensure environmental sustainability. What’s more, all of our new vehicles are Euro 6 regulation compliant and excluded from the Ultra Low Emission Zone daily charge.

Find out more about the benefits of Jaguar petrol and diesel engines below, so you can make an informed decision when you purchase your next vehicle.

What Kind Of Driver Are You?


Intra City

If you usually use your vehicle within a city, for journeys such as the school run or shopping then a petrol engine is the ideal choice. Petrol engines are ideal if you rarely drive on motorways and do minimal mileage.

Inter City

If you are a high-mileage driver who takes mainly longer journeys on motorways and rarely travels within the city, a diesel engine would be the preferred option.

City driving roads

Town and Country

For those living outside the city but regularly commute to more built up areas by motorway, a diesel engine would be preferable. What's more, Jaguar's EU6 Diesels are exempt from the charges in Low Emission Zones.

Pleasure drives

If driving thills are what you love and you usually drive for pleasure on more country roads, then you could choose from either petrol or diesel to suit your journeys best.

Country driving roads

Ingenium Engines

Our Most Efficient Engines Ever

Jaguar's Ingenium range of engines are designed and engineered at the £1 billion Engine Manufacturing Centre (EMC) in Wolverhampton, UK.

These state-of-the-art engines are available in both petrol and diesel variants, built to maximise performance and environmental sustainability, whilst also keeping running costs down  for owners.

Key Features

Jaguar driving image

  • Euro 6 Diesel Engines - Amongst the cleanest in the world with CO2 emissions 20-25 percent lower than petrol

  • Reduced Nitrogen Oxides - From September 2015 onwards all Jaguar models feature Selective Catalytic Reduction, which helps reuduce NOx emissions

  • DPFs - Highly efficient Diesel Particulate Filters capture 99.9 percent of all particles

  • ULEZ - Because Jaguar's new diesel engines are EUd-Temp and Real Driving Emissions compliant, they are exempt from the Transport for London's Ultra-Low Emission Zone charges.


For more information on our available engines or to book a test drive to experience them for yourself, call your local Harwoods Jaguar dealership today.

Harwoods Jaguar Basingstoke 01256 449542
Harwoods Jaguar Lewes
01273 080129
Harwoods Jaguar Chichester 01243 928071
Harwoods Jaguar Crawley
01293 831585
Harwoods Jaguar Croydon
01737 742955