• Top 5 best diesel trucks of 2018 for Decatur, IL

              April 13, 2020
            • Having a powerful diesel truck is essential for getting through rough Decatur, IL, winters. If you’re in the market for a new diesel truck this year, you have many options. But which are the best diesel trucks of 2018? We’ve put together a list of the top five new trucks, with their different mechanics and options.

              The 2018 Dodge Ram 2500

              truck models decatur ilThis truck also comes in a larger, 3500 Heavy Duty (HD) option. Dodge is well-known for its tough trucks, and the 2018 heavy-duty RAM is no exception. It’s larger than most trucks tested by the EPA as far as miles per gallon go, but you can expect about 15 miles per gallon for this truck. However, what it lacks in fuel efficiency, it more than makes up for in torque and towing capacity, with 800 pound-feet of maximum torque and a maximum towing capacity of 30,000 pounds.

              2018 Ford F-150 Diesel Pickup

              This pickup is great for everyday towing and general use. The V-6 engine puts out 440 pound-feet of torque, with a maximum load of 11,400 pounds. With a 250 horsepower engine, you’ll still be able to get by on the road. This truck is one of the country’s top-selling diesel trucks, and at 22 miles per gallon on the highway, one of the more fuel-efficient. Plus, having a 10-speed automatic transmission gives you plenty of handling capability and fun.

              2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

              ford diesel trucks decatur illinoisThis model is another pickup diesel truck that comes in a larger size, the 3500 Heavy Duty (HD). The 445 horsepower engine produces 910 pound-feet of torque, capable of towing a whopping 23,000 pounds! For those with a little extra money to spend, the Duramax V8 engine is well worth the towing capacity. This truck also comes in a 4-wheel drive model.

              2018 GMC Sierra 2500

              Here’s yet another of the new diesel trucks to come in a larger, more powerful option, the 3500 Heavy Duty (HD). The engine is very powerful, capable of hauling up to 23,000 pounds using the 6.6 liter Duramax turbodiesel, V8 engine. While the diesel version is more expensive, about $9,000 on average, it’s worth it for the added value.

              2018 Ford Super Duty

              For reliability, you can’t do better than this truck. Trust what mechanics already know; they don’t see this particular truck coming in very often! The 6.7 liter Power Stroke Turbodiesel V8 engine offers 840 horsepower and allows you to tow up to 34,000 pounds.