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Diesel vs. Gas Trucks: Which Are Better?

Our Tulsa customers are divided: are diesel trucks better than gas trucks? What do you think? Are you having trouble deciding between buying a diesel or gas pickup truck? We want our customers to make informed decisions at Jim Glover Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram FIAT in Owasso. To help you decide, we’ve put together this detailed side-by-side comparison of diesel vs. gas trucks, pros and cons included.

Diesel vs. Gas Trucks: Power

Power can be a mixed bag when comparing diesel vs. gas trucks. Pros and cons can weigh in either direction. Gas trucks tend to have more horsepower, while diesel trucks generally produce more torque. Horsepower is important if quick acceleration is important to you, but if you have to do a lot of towing or hauling, a diesel truck with its greater torque may be right for you.

Diesel vs. Gas Trucks: Longevity

Diesel trucks can sometimes last twice as long as gas trucks in the same class. We’re talking about getting 500,000 miles out of a diesel engine! That’s because diesel fuel acts as a lubricant on the engine.

Diesel vs. Gas Trucks: Costs

It can be tricky to compare the costs of diesel vs. gas trucks, as the pros and cons are a mixed bag in this category. Here’s a comparison of the different kinds of costs associated with truck ownership:

  • Upfront costs – Gas trucks usually cost less to buy than diesel by at least a few thousand dollars.
  • Repair costs – Expect fewer repairs on a diesel truck.
  • Gas mileage – Are you planning on putting a lot of miles on your truck? The price of diesel vs. gasoline tends to go up and down. However, diesel tends to get much better gas mileage than gasoline, especially on the highway. The difference is a little less pronounced in the city.

Check Out Our Lineup of Trucks at Owasso

Our helpful staff is happy to walk you through the differences between diesel and gas trucks, making it easy for you to get behind the wheel of your next truck. You can even apply for financing online. Visit our dealership near Broken Arrow and Collinsville, or browse our entire inventory from the comfort of your own home! Contact us today for more information. Explore more vehicle features to enhance your ride with a closer look at the incredible Jeep Wrangler LED headlights.

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