Used Diesel Trucks For Sale in WA
Regular Gasoline vs Diesel
To compare diesel with regular gasoline you would need to look at fuel efficiency, benefits for the engine, trailering capability, and its environmental impact. For fuel efficiency, the United States Department of Energy has found that using diesel in your fuel tank can improve the economy by up to 35 percent. With diesel your vehicle will use less fuel overall to operate the combustion process and power your engine, this is due to its higher energy density. With diesel, your engine can last upwards of 310,000 miles, while with gasoline it can survive up to 200,000 miles. This may not be due entirely to the fuel itself, but due to the need for a more solidly built engine in order for the diesel to work properly, as well as it needing lower speeds for higher torque power and therefore less piston movement is needed. With this need for less speed to gain a higher torque, the diesel fuel takes a lead on the gasoline for trailering capacity as well. While gasoline may still be okay for towing, it could cause more strain on the engine and overall wear down on its life length. For environmental impact, both gasoline and diesel fuel remain comparable. Both have been tested and improved upon to the point where their emissions are meeting the same standard levels.
While regular gasoline may overall be cheaper and comparably as healthy for the environment as diesel fuel is, it just can’t compete in engine longevity, towing strength, and overall fuel efficiency. The diesel fuel can also have a much better resale value for the overall truck, do its increased life for the engine. The gasoline may also be better for the environment if it were to be compared side by side without taking into effect the fuel economy, but the diesel wins out again with its need to use much less overtime and therefore equalizing the environmental playing field.
The Ford F-350 is available in six trim levels: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited. Each of these trims can be paired with a 6.7-liter turbocharged diesel V8 engine and its Power Stroke Diesel Exhaust Fluid. This engine puts out 440 horsepower and 925 lb-ft of torque. It is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission and a 48-gallon fuel tank. This can be paired with four-wheel drive for an incredible towing capability of up to 34,000 pounds and a payload maximum weight of 7,630 pounds.
The Ram 2500 is available in trim levels like the Tradesman, SLT, Big Horn, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, Limited, and Power Wagon. You can find any of these trims paired with a 6.7-liter Cummins turbocharged diesel inline-6 engine with the choice of manual or automatic transmissions. With a six-speed manual the output is 350 horsepower and 660 lb-ft of torque, while with the six-speed automatic, it reaches 370 horsepower and 800 lb-ft of torque. This provides power to tow up to 17,980 pounds and a payload weight of 3,160 pounds.
Chevrolet Silverado 3500
Available trim levels for the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 would be the Work Truck, LT, LTZ, and the High Country. Each trim level is capable of matching with the 6.6-liter turbodiesel V8 engine. This engine produces 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission and can tow up to 23,300 pounds.