Clean Diesel Cars: 9 Facts And Myths (PHOTOS)

02/07/2011 08:46 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Not long ago the word "diesel" was synonymous with loud, smelly, and unreliable vehicles in the United States. In fact, over the last several decades diesels had all but disappeared as an option for American passenger cars - becoming relegated to the lives of work trucks and heavy-duty pickups.

Throw in a recent fuel price crisis, mix it with a dramatic shift in regulatory policy, and today Americans are being reintroduced to diesels at an increasing pace - but these aren't your grandpa's diesels. Here's a look at some common myths and facts about diesel cars:

Clean Diesel Facts