What are the benefits of having a diesel truck?
Gas Mileage: Diesel fuel is a little more expensive than traditional gas, but you’ll enjoy greater miles per gallon – which means more time on the road, less time searching for a pump. Longevity: Diesel engines aren’t as complicated as a traditional engine, and fewer moving parts means a longer lifespan.
Why do diesel trucks cost more?
Diesel pickups tend to be more expensive than their gasoline counterparts. The engine block is heavier, required to handle higher combustion pressures. These models have more premium transmissions that can handle higher torque output.
Does a diesel truck save you money?
Buying a diesel will not save you money; owning one might.
In trucks, they’re an easy sell: High torque for towing and off-roading, and a flooded used market driving down prices. In cars and SUVs, however, they really only save you money if you drive 10k+ highway miles per year.