Comparison and overview of the diesel pickup market for the 2017 model year. See how Ford, Ram, and General Motors stack up and who this year's Best-in-Class title holders are.
Unbeknownst to many, the Ford Ranger made it's debut in 1983. The little Perkins diesel didn't make much power, but it was rated for up to 41 mpg on the highway. A more powerful Mitsubishi turbodiesel found its way into the Ranger before the diesel option disappeared near the end of the 1980s.
GM's midsize twins take the segment by storm with a class exclusive Duramax turbodiesel, which has earned EPA rated 31 mpg highway and 22 mpg city fuel economy.
How does the category leading Toyota Tacoma stack up against the segment exclusive, 31 mpg Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon? You be the judge...
Transmitting power for the Titan XD's 5.0L Cummins, the Aisin A466ND and it's electronic controls are closely integrated with the torque biased turbodiesel.
Ford introduced the 3.2L Power Stroke for their 2015 model year Transit Van. Producing only 185 horsepower, the small diesel favors fuel economy over performance. There was speculation that this engine would find it's way into F-150 models, however this rumor has since been debunked.
Diesel warm up and cool down procedures are as contradictory as they come, especially since there's no universally accepted standard. However, understanding the causes and concerns is the first step to developing a routine in which you're comfortable with.
Overview of diesel fuel grades and when they are used. Learn more about the usage (and availability) of #1, #2, and winterized blends of diesel fuel.
Year-by-year comparison of horsepower and torque ratings for all Duramax, Cummins, and Power Stroke diesels.
The uncontested EcoDiesel maintains the title of best-in-class fuel economy, offering up to 29 miles per gallon on the highway with Ram's HFE variant.
Nissan's 5.0L Cummins powered Titan XD is without a doubt an alluring diesel option, but does the pickup platform fit into any long standing segment or simply get lost between two categories?
The EcoDiesel's eight speed transmission strategically selects gears to maximize both performance and fuel economy. With 8 forward speeds, torque converter lockup in all speeds, and lightning quick shifts, the ZF engineered TorqueFlite 8 transmission is a modern marvel.