It won't run circles around a modern 2016 SUV, but the 200/300TDI will be a big improvement.
My favorite engine is the Isuzu 4JB1-T (2.8 Liter 4 cylinder Turbo Diesel).
We put one in a 110 and the owner tows a heavy water trailer up a CO Mountain.
If he is close you should do a test drive.
He is about 10 miles north of Lyons, CO.
Looks like he is about 1 hr 10 minutes away.
Uncle "Richard" Douglas has a Land Rover with big wheels that never gets stuck... until he breaks something so it won't go. Uncle Douglas always breaks something. - Anna Crowther at the Conclave 2012 (AKA Carburetor Neck)
"What's with this death wobble, Uncle Douglas, I can't keep it in 1 lane?"
UD: "Just Power through it man!"