Here in Kentucky, it’s practically essential to own a pickup truck — especially if you live near La Grange. Trucks are useful for having off-road fun, renovating your barn, hauling heavy hay bales, and trailering your horses to show.
If you are considering buying a truck from Champion Chevrolet Buick GMC, one of the most important qualities to consider is the vehicle’s engine. GM trucks like the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Canyon are available with either gasoline or diesel engines. Here’s a guide to help you decide between a gas or diesel truck.
Benefits of gasoline power
There are reasons to choose a gasoline engine over a diesel one in your truck. Here are some of their benefits:
- Payload limits: Trucks powered by gasoline engines can typically carry more payload than diesel-powered trucks.
- Horsepower: If you love the speed of your truck, gasoline engines give you more horsepower and better acceleration.
- Simpler maintenance: Because gasoline engines are more common, the cost to repair them is typically lower.
Benefits of diesel power
Diesel engines, like the one available in the GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevrolet Colorado have some clear benefits, too:
- Fuel economy: Diesel engines tend to have higher fuel economy ratings than gasoline engines. This means you can drive further between gas station stops in Kentucky.
- Torque ratings: Diesel engine typically have much higher torque ratings than gasoline engines. This is ideal when consistently towing heavy loads, like a livestock trailer.
- Longevity: Diesel engines usually have a simpler design than gasoline engines. With fewer moving parts, they typically last longer than gasoline engines.