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Diesel Duel: Jeep vs. Touareg

A couple of oil-burning off-roaders go head-to-head to determine which is the best diesel 4x4.

After years of waiting, Jeep is finally offering its Grand Cherokee with an diesel engine in the US. But before we continue asking for an oil-burning Wrangler, it’s time to put the refreshed 2014 GC diesel up against one of its most direct competitors: the Volkswagen Touareg TDI. Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman goes on a 4x4 diesel adventure to test each of these mid-size SUVs in their ability to tackle rough terrain while saving enough fuel to get back home again.

With plenty of torque on hand for both, it may just come down to which one offers the most overall refinement both on the road and off. So what does MT prefer, the Jeep or the VW? Check out the video to find out.

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