Diesel Engine

What Are the 5 Best Diesel Truck Engines?

Turbodiesel pickup trucks are quickly becoming popular options on Logan jobsites, especially since diesel engines are available on medium-duty utility vehicles, carriers, and now smaller pickup trucks and SUVs. There are two reasons for this: easy maintenance and more power from fuel. Thanks to the higher energy density, diesel requires less fuel than gasoline to generate equal power, which means you’re going 20% to 35% farther on a gallon of fuel*. Learn about the best design engine for a pickup truck with Truck Ranch. We’ll help you find the best truck engine for your driving and jobsite needs — explore our used diesel inventory today!

1. Chrysler 3.0L EcoDiesel I-6

Diesel goes light-duty, but this small-but-mighty EcoDiesel is the industry’s lone light-duty diesel engine:

  • Power — 160hp – 215hp at 2,500 rpm
  • Torque — 400 lb-ft – 440 lb-ft at 1,600 rpm
  • Valvetrain — DOHC with 4 valves per cylinder
  • FuelInjection — High-pressure common-rail with solenoid injectors
  • Induction — Water-cooled Garrett single variable-geometry turbocharger
  • Compression Ratio — 16.5:1

2. High Output 6.7L Cummins V8

One of the best truck engines to handle heavy hauls is the 6.7L Cummins, which offers the most torque ever available in a non-commercial vehicle:

  • Power — 310 hp @ 3,200 rpm
  • Torque — 555 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm
  • Valvetrain — DOHC with 4 valves per cylinder
  • FuelInjection — High-pressure common-rail with Bosch CP4.2 injection pump
  • Induction — Holset M2 two-stage compound turbochargers w/electronic wastegate

3. Duramax 6.6L LBZ V8

This new addition to the half-ton and 3/4-ton pickup truck segment can handle real work around American Fork with ease:

  • Power — 360 hp @ 3,200 rpm
  • Torque — 650 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm
  • Valvetrain — OHV 4-valves per cylinder
  • FuelInjection — High-pressure common-rail with Bosch CP3 injection pump
  • Induction –Garrett variable-geometry turbocharger
  • Emissions systems — Cooled exhaust gas recirculation and diesel oxidation catalytic converter

4. Navistar/Ford 7.3L Power Stroke

This legendary workhorse knows how to get things done:

  • Power — 275 hp @ 2,800 rpm
  • Torque — 525 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm
  • Valvetrain — OHV with 2 valves per cylinder
  • FuelInjection — High-Pressure Oil Pump with Hydraulic Electronic Unit Injection (HEUI)
  • Induction — Garrett fixed-geometry turbocharger
  • Emissions systems –Exhaust gas recirculation, diesel oxidation catalyst

5. Ford 6.7L Power Stroke V8

When you want the best Ford diesel engine, we have you covered with this powerful option! Ford’s newest diesel makes significant improvements over the previous version for stronger horsepower and torque:

  • Power — 440 hp @ 2,800 rpm
  • Torque — 860 lb-ft @1,600 rpm
  • Valvetrain — OHV with 4 valves per cylinder
  • FuelInjection — High-pressure common-rail with Bosch CP4.2 injection pump
  • Induction — Garrett single variable-geometry turbocharger
  • Emissions systems — Cooled exhaust gas recirculation, diesel oxidation catalytic converter, diesel particulate filter, and selective catalytic reduction with diesel exhaust fluid

Explore the Best Diesel Engines With Truck Ranch!

After learning about the best Ford diesel engine, diesel truck insurance, and the difference between diesel and gas trucks, visit your local Truck Ranch location to find the best diesel truck engine that can handle your Twin Falls drives. We also have your look at what trucks get the best gas mileage! Feel free to give us a call with any questions or to schedule an appointment.

*According to the U.S. Department of Energy.

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