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What are the Pros and Cons of a Diesel Engine?

Posted at Wed, Sep 30, 2015 5:30 PM
If you are searching North Dakota Ford dealers for the right pickup to fit your needs, buying a truck with a diesel engine has probably crossed your mind. So what are the pros and cons of a diesel? 

Pros of a Diesel Engine

Hard-core outdoorsmen, farmers and ranchers often opt for a pickup with a diesel engine. Here are some of the reasons.

Gas Mileage and Tank Size

Fuel efficiency is on everyone's mind these days. A diesel engine will increase your gas mileage by 30-35%, which benefits both you and the economy. If you don't enjoy stopping frequently at the gas station, you should consider choosing a Ford F-250 or Ford F-350 with a diesel engineWith a longer lasting gas tank, you'll be spending more time on the road or in the field and less time at the gas station. 

Durability and Power

A diesel truck fits the rough and tumble lifestyle of a North Dakotan with a tougher, longer-lasting engine. Diesel engines are known for durability, which will keep you on the road longer and increase resale value. 

Looking for some extra torque? You should probably opt for the diesel, which packs more power and torque than a regular engine. The 6.7L V-8 diesel engine available in our lineup of diesel trucks will provide all the torque you need to let your truck do the heavy lifting. 


Cons of a Diesel Engine

Because you are getting a tougher engine with better fuel economy and more horsepower, you'll have to make a few sacrifices.

Higher Sticker Price

Trucks with diesel engines are initially more expensive than trucks with regular gasoline engines. You have to pay a little more for a higher quality and tougher engine. 

Higher Fuel Cost Per Gallon

Another disadvantage is that despite increased fuel economy, diesel fuel will cost you more per gallon than regular gasoline. But keep in mind, that your diesel truck will use less fuel due to efficient MPG.

So there you have it - a diesel engine might cost you a little more, but the advantages are significant. Click below to shop our diesel inventory now
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