Apr 9, 2024, 12:50 PM IST

Top 8 Diesel Trucks

Emily Horn

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1. Ford Super Duty F-350 

The F-350 comes with a variety of V8 engines, including two turbodiesels that produce impressive torque, allowing it to haul up to 4 tons or tow up to 38,000 pounds.

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2. Ford Super Duty F-450 

This truck is Ford's mightiest, with a max trailering capacity of 40,000 pounds, thanks to over 1,000 lb-ft of torque. It's designed for the toughest tasks and offers a mix of power, luxury, and technology​.

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3. GMC Sierra HD 

Both trucks are praised for their solid all-around capabilities. The Sierra HD, despite being similar to the Silverado HD, comes at a higher starting price due to its premium design. 

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4. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel  

Both trucks offer a max towing capacity of 13,300 lb and are recognized for their solid performance. The Sierra 1500 is slightly more upscale but doesn't significantly outperform the Silverado in capabilities.

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5. Jeep Gladiator Diesel 

Unique for its design, convertible top, and off-road capabilities, the Gladiator stands out with its 6,500 lb max towing capacity. It's noted for its smooth ride and offers endless customization, although it comes at a higher price.

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6. Chevrolet Colorado Diesel  

Trucks are commended for their class-leading towing capacity of 7,700 lb and good engine options, including diesel. They offer a comfortable and quiet ride but are noted for their dated design​.

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7. Ram 1500 Diesel 

It's distinguished by its luxurious cabin and smooth ride. The Ram 1500, particularly with its optional diesel engine, is more fuel-efficient than many peers and boasts a max towing capacity of 12,560 lb.

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8. Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 

Offers a range of trim levels from basic to luxurious, with the Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8 engine being a highlight for ultimate towing up to 22,500 pounds. It’s versatile with configurations suitable for off-road duty as well​.

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