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What are the pros and cons of choosing a diesel vs. gas truck? This is a good question that comes to us often here at Cornerstone Plymouth near Minneapolis, as drivers look at our vast used inventory. This short guide should help you understand the benefits offered by both gas and diesel engines. Ultimately, your personal situation will be the deciding factor on which is “best.”
Towing capacity, fuel efficiency, and lifespan are all factors to consider when looking at trucks with diesel and gasoline engines. Below, we’ve detailed what Maple Grove drivers can expect in these categories from the two different engine types:
Diesel Engine Pros
Gas Engine Pros
So why are gas and diesel engines so different? That’s a good question, and we’ve got several points that will answer it:
Answering, “Which is better, gas or diesel?” is difficult due to it depending largely on your performance needs. Diesel engines are more fuel-efficient and can go longer between maintenance visits due to its more durable compression system. Weighing the diesel vs. gas trucks pros and cons, we’re finding that gas trucks are speedier and more fun to drive, with higher horsepower capabilities, while diesel trucks are more durable. It’s clear why diesel engines are the norm with commercial vehicles as it can withstand more than a gas truck.
Diesel vs. gas prices has evened out in recent years. A diesel vs. gas engine, with the same amount of fuel, does not have the same fuel efficiency. Diesel used to be cheaper than gas fuel, but as the demand has begun to rise due to diesel engines’ fuel efficiency, the cost of diesel vs. gas roughly the same as buying gas. You get more mileage for your money, so it’s no wonder why many vehicle manufacturers are offering diesel engine options on non-commercial SUVs and trucks. Some things to note:
From Chevrolet to Ford and even the RAM 1500, Cornerstone Plymouth is honored to have a vast selection of both gas and diesel trucks. Whichever engine type you choose, our service team can give you quick tips for how to be more fuel-efficient when driving. Reach out today to schedule a test drive!
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