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As a Waterloo driver considering a Ford F-150 or Ford Super Duty, you may be comparing diesel vs. gas trucks to determine which will best accommodate your driving demands. Consult this guide from Auffenberg Ford Belleville to discover the pros and cons of each type of powertrain. That way, you can come to our dealership equipped with the knowledge you need to make your choice!

Diesel vs. Gas Trucks Pros and Cons

As with any comparison, each option carries its unique benefits, and comparing the diesel vs. gas trucks pros and cons is no different. Consider the following:

Why Choose a Diesel Truck?

  • Torque and Towing: If you've ever looked at engine specs, then you've likely noticed that diesel engines tend to generate considerably more torque than gas powertrains. Usually, this means diesel engines can tow heavier loads than similarly sized gas engines. 
  • Fuel Economy: More often than not, diesel engines promise the greatest fuel efficiency within a powertrain lineup. Diesel fuel may be more expensive, but you'll certainly be driving longer between fill-ups.
  • Lifespan: Diesel engines are more simply constructed, and this often translates into a longer lifespan than comparable gas engines. In fact, some experts say a well-maintained diesel engine may last for more than 500,000 miles. That's a lot of driving around Mascoutah!

Why Choose a Gas Truck?

  • Acceleration and Horsepower: While diesel engines produce more torque, gas engines promise more horsepower and stronger acceleration. 
  • Easy Fill-Ups: Not all gas stations have diesel fuel in stock, but all gas stations do have regular fuel. As you venture outside of Columbia, then, you'll have no concern about tracking down a specific gas station.
  • Lower Maintenance Costs: A more simply designed diesel engine doesn't necessarily translate into cheaper maintenance. In fact, servicing a gas engine is often more cost-effective.

While there are certainly pronounced distinctions between gas and diesel engines, they do have some things in common. For example, both gas and diesel engines are internal combustion engines, which means they convert fuel into energy within the engine itself. Still, the differences are what will sway you one way or the other.

Compare Diesel vs. Gas Trucks at Auffenberg Ford Belleville!

Auffenberg Ford Belleville has both gas and diesel trucks for sale at our dealership near Waterloo! Check out our new vehicle inventory to begin your search (or compare the Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado 1500 to start), and please don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions or to plan your visit!