Some of the most powerful and efficient pickup trucks use diesel engines. That’s because diesel motors produce more torque, and they operate at a more consistent temperature. Sanford drivers will appreciate that diesel engines are generally more durable than gas-powered motors. Nations Trucks has a wide selection of used diesel-powered pickups for sale near Orlando, and we’re pleased to explain their many benefits.

Torque and Capability

Diesel-powered trucks can usually tow more than their gas-powered counterparts because of their high torque levels. For instance, the used Ram 1500’s turbodiesel V6 engine makes only 260 horsepower, but it cranks out 480 pound-feet of torque. Orlando drivers will like that this motor enables the Ram 1500 to tow more than 12,500 pounds. With the gasoline V6 engine, the Ram 1500 can only tow around 7,700 pounds.

Fuel Economy

People in Daytona Beach who want to make fewer trips to the fuel pump will appreciate that diesel trucks deliver more miles per gallon than gas-powered pickups. The used Chevy Silverado 1500’s 277-horsepower turbodiesel engine lets it earn up to 33 mpg on the highway in rear-wheel drive models. Four-wheel drive Silverado 1500s with the turbodiesel motor get 29 mpg on the highway.


Since diesel engines are less complicated than gas-powered motors, they have fewer moving parts, and they tend to be more durable. Tampa drivers will like that used Ford F-150 models with the turbodiesel engine usually have lower ownership costs than gasoline-powered full-size trucks.

Test Drive a Used Diesel Truck at Nations Trucks

Used diesel-powered pickups can often tow more than gas-powered trucks. They also generally get better fuel economy and last longer than their gasoline truck counterparts. Nations Trucks has a wide array of used diesel trucks for sale near Jacksonville. Stop by our dealership and test drive one soon.

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