Engines working on diesel oil are gradually fading away, but they are admittedly good options for heavy-duty pickup trucks. Find here a pick of the TOP 5 best diesel engines you can still meet today.
The advantages of diesel engines include durability, high performance, high torque, robust horsepower, and nice fuel economy.
They allow pickups to accelerate quickly without any glitches. Diesel-powered trucks deliver the optimal level regardless of the amount of load they tow.
What are they – the best diesel engines for pickup trucks?
1. Ford’s best diesel option (in the photo) – a 6.7L Power Stroke 8-cylinder turbodiesel engine with up to 475 hp at 2,800 rpm and a maximal torque of 1,050 pound-feet at 1,800 rpm. It can be met in the Ford Super Duty.
2. The best for towing 6.7L inline-six Cummins engine found in Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks with max torque of 1,075 lb-ft at 1,800 rpm and max horsepower of 420 hp at 2,800 rpm.
3. Duramax 6.6L L5P V8 for Chevrolet and GMC trucks makes up to 445 hp at 2,800 rpm and up to 910 lb-ft of torque at 1,600 rpm. The engine is capable to deliver high performance, efficiency, and durability to enable towing loads with no hitches.
4. 7.3L Ford Power Stroke for Ford’s heavy-duty pickup trucks is No.1 in reliability, unique, and strong enough to overcome loads due to remarkable features. This V8 produces 525 lb-ft of torque at 1,600 rpm and 275 hp at 2,800 rpm (maximal figures).
5. GM 6.6 Liter LBZ V-8 Duramax Turbo Diesel engine with up to 650 pound-feet by 1,600 rpm and up to 360 hp by 3,200 rpm. It powered the Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD.
Moreover, there are other fuel-efficient, durable, high-performance diesel engines with sophisticated designs, such as 5.9L Cummins (24V ISB), 6.6L Duramax LB7 LM2, 3.0L Duramax, and 3.0L EcoDiesel.