Automobile Consumer Services, Inc. online direct-to-consumer auto leasing and financing firm, released a list of the top 10 diesel vehicles to lease from its  comparison shopping site, LeaseCompare.com 

“Not your father’s diesel car from yesteryears, today’s generation of clean diesel cars are fuel-efficient, quiet, low emission, and have the performance that makes them fun to drive!” sais Tarry Shebesta, President of ACS, in the announcement.  ACS also noted that J.D.Power’s 2008 automotive survey preducted that 10 percent of all new cars sold in the U.S. would, by 2015, be diesels. The number right now is 3 percent. The reason behind the move to diesel is and will be the average 10 mpg increase from gas-powered vehicles.

Top 10 Diesel Vehicles to Lease with Sample Payments

1. Volkswagen Golf TDI        for $325
2. Volkswagen Jetta TDI for $327
3. Audi A3 2.0 TDI for $419
4. BMW 335d for $467
5. BMW X5 xDrive35d for $572
6. Volkswagen Touareg TDI for $602
7. Audi Q7 TDI for $674
8. Mercedes ML350 BlueTEC for $688
9. Mercedes R320 BlueTEC for $698
10. Mercedes GL350 BlueTEC for $835

LeaseCompare.com provides an interactive tool for consumers that allows them to instantly evaluate new and used vehicle leasing vs financing options from a variety of banks and credit unions. Customers can lock in their chosen lease or loan, and apply for credit right from the site.