Can you get a diesel in a half-ton truck?

Can you get a diesel in a half-ton truck?

In addition to each brand’s thumping V-8 and entry-level engine options, 2020 also marks the first model year a diesel powerplant can be had in any of the Big Three’s half-ton pickups.

Which half-ton truck has the best diesel engine?

On the diesel side it’s Ram’s 1500 pickup with the HFE package and 3.0L EcoDiesel V-6 and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with the 3.0L Duramax I-6 that tie for the top spot (the GMC Sierra 1500 is in there as well).

Does Chevy have a 1/2 ton diesel?

Finally 30 years later, the Big Three all have half-ton diesels. The 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Duramax Diesel 3.0L inline 6 is the new kid on the block, which completes Detroit.

Does Ford make a half-ton diesel pickup?

It seems the new PowerBoost hybrid powertrain has led to the demise of the 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine with Ford confirming the half-ton diesel is no more for the F-150.

Is the 3.0 diesel worth it?

So far, highway fuel economy numbers have, in general, come up short of EPA estimates. That said, they have proven higher than what people driving similarly-configured 2020 Ram EcoDiesels and Power Stroke F-150’s are seeing. And from an acceleration standpoint, GM’s 3.0L Duramax is the clear winner.

Is the Ram 1500 diesel worth it?

Big love for the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Real-life fuel economy in the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has been a little less than advertised, but still better than a lot of midsize SUVs on the market and easily beats any full-size SUV. We’re averaging 24-27 MPG driving back and forth to town.

Which half ton diesel is most reliable?

With that nerdfest of data out of the way, here are the five best pickups to help keep fuel costs down.

  • 2020 Silverado 4×4 Duramax: 10.4/8.0/9.4; $2,444/yr.
  • 2020 Ram 1500 4×4 EcoDiesel: 11.1/8.0/9.7; $2,522/yr.
  • 2020 GMC Sierra 4×4 Duramax: 10.5/9.1/9.9; $2,574/yr.

Is the 3.0 Duramax diesel any good?

Efficient and Capable. Offering up to an EPA estimated 30 MPG highway, the Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel not only gives you a highly efficient truck, but it is also perfectly suited for off-road adventurers with its powerful 460 lb-ft of torque and best-in-class 277 diesel horsepower.

Why did Ford discontinue the half ton diesel?

A Ford representative explained that the decision to drop the diesel was made because “our customers overwhelmingly order our EcoBoost V-6 gasoline engines.” The Power Stroke 3.0-liter V-6 first appeared in the previous-generation F-150 in 2018 and was carried over unchanged into the new truck for 2021.

Is the Ford F-150 diesel worth it?

It’s about efficiency, especially when you’re towing. On that metric, it unquestionably delivers. Per EPA estimates, it returns 20-22/25-30/22-25 mpg city/highway/combined, making it the first pickup to crack 30 mpg. It’s also 2 to 4 mpg better in the city and 4 to 6 mpg better on the highway than any other F-150.

Is the the 5.3 better then the 3.0 Duramax?

When it comes to fuel-efficiency, the 3.0L Duramax Diesel engine offers higher EPA-estimated mpg ratings. So, if you don’t require the full 11,500 pounds of towing power from the 5.3L V8 engine, it may be worth it to go for the more efficient 3.0L Duramax Diesel engine for your trips to and from Ashburn.

Is GM discontinuing the 3.0 Duramax diesel?

“The 3.0-liter Duramax diesel is not being discontinued,” said Megan Soule, manager for Chevrolet trucks and full-size SUV communications. “We have currently paused production of trucks with that engine due to a temporary part shortage. We will resume production with the 3.0-liter Duramax diesel as soon as possible.”

How reliable is Ram 3.0 diesel?

If you take home the 2021 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel from the local dealership and take care of it, it will likely last up to 300,000 miles. In theory, diesel engines should last longer than gasoline counterparts.

Is the Ram 3.0 diesel a good engine?

The 3.0 Eco-Diesel is a remarkable engine. It has lots of torque which provides power to tow, it provides excellent acceleration, it’s fun to drive, and it gets 30% better fuel economy than a Hemi V8, with comparable performance. Advantages: +6-10 MPG improvement in Ram over Hemi V8.

Are diesel pickup trucks worth it?

“Heavy-duty diesels—they hold their residual value better,” says Barta. “Customers really value that power and that additional towing capability and they’re willing to pay for it.” According to Kelley Blue Book valuations, diesel trucks are consistently worth more than gas in the used market.

Is the Ford 3.0-liter diesel any good?

However, the 3.0 Powerstroke does have a tough challenge in beating out Fords own 2.7 and 3.5L EcoBoost engines. They both offer a great all around balance for the F-150. However, the turbodiesel engine offers similar towing capacity with better MPG making it a good competitor.

Are there any 1/2 ton diesels?

Finally 30 years later, the Big Three all have 1/2 ton diesels. 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Duramax Diesel 3.0L in-line 6 is the new kid on the block, which completes Detroit. And Ram 1500 3.0L EcoDiesel is back with it’s 3rd generation after the EPA problem. The two diesels they sent me for review were similar.

Should you buy a diesel half-ton or diesel pickup truck?

The decision comes down to how long you plan to own and use the truck. If you plan to drive it at least 100,000 miles (perhaps 150,000 miles) and use it for hauling and/or towing, then a diesel half-ton starts to make financial sense.

Which EcoDiesel pickup trucks get the best fuel economy?

On paper, the EPA’s fuel economy ratings rank Chevrolet’s 3.0L Duramax first, the EcoDiesel Ram second and the F-150 Power Stroke third (you can see for yourself at Although this is also the finishing order we came to, not all of our numbers jive with the organization’s expected fuel economy figures.

Which pickup trucks have diesel engines in 2020?

In addition to each brand’s thumping V-8 and entry-level engine options, 2020 also marks the first model year a diesel powerplant can be had in any of the Big Three’s half-ton pickups. When GM unveiled the 3.0L Duramax I-6 at roughly the same time Ram introduced its third-generation 3.0L EcoDiesel, things definitely began to heat up.