Gas vs. Diesel Pickups: Which One’s Right For You?
At Georgian, we have a great selection of Chevy and GMC pickups for different needs. But how do you know whether to buy gas or diesel?
Diesel trucks have a lot of advantages for working folks. They get better mileage, they have more torque and towing power, and they last longer. Although they may cost a little more, they save you money in the long run.
With a diesel truck, you’ll get 3 to 5 more miles per gallon. That means that even though diesel may cost a little more at the pump, you spend less per mile with a diesel engine.
Hauling capacity is also better with diesel. If you want to carry heavy loads or need more torque, a diesel is your best choice. A lot of people who tow boats, trailers, and RVs (or who push snowplows) prefer diesel
A diesel truck will also last longer than a gas model. Diesel trucks can outlast gas trucks by 100-200k miles or more when maintained properly. So if you’re a working person and want a truck you can count on for a long time, again, diesel is your best option.
We’re particularly excited about the new 3.0 liter Duramax turbo diesel engine that will be coming out on our 2021 Silverados and Sierras. They cost less than comparable Fords and Rams, and they get better fuel economy than the competition.
WHAT ARE THE REAL PROS AND CONS?
Whether you buy a gas or diesel truck really depends on how you use your truck and your budget. Everyone should weigh the advantages of gas and diesel to determine which one is best for them.
Even if you only use your truck to haul light loads, you may still prefer the sound of a powerful diesel engine. On the other hand, some people have no problem towing with a gas model even though a diesel would give them more power for bigger loads.
But you already know that Georgian has a great selection of Chevy and GMC trucks, no matter which engine type you decide to buy.