What Are the Best Diesel Truck Engines?

2019 Ram 2500

Lately, new developments in engineering have brought turbodiesel pickup trucks to a larger number of Forest Grove%% drivers. These new diesel engines are even starting to move from medium-duty utility vehicles to small trucks and SUVs like our RAM vehicles. This is because the simplified maintenance of a diesel engine, combined with great power and fuel economy is extremely valuable in today’s truck market. In fact, your fuel costs for diesel engines average out to lower than gasoline engines over the course of your vehicle’s life. 

This also means that things are getting competitive on the diesel market! Let’s check out the best Ford diesel engine, the best diesel engine for light-duty vehicles, and the best diesel truck engines in general below! 

1. Chrysler 3.0L EcoDiesel I-6

This is one of the best diesel engines for light-duty vehicles. In fact, it’s the only diesel truck engine for light-duty vehicles! Browse Chrysler modelsfor great horsepower, a huge torque rating, and great fuel injection technology that improves the performance of your vehicle:

  • 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

Heavy-duty non-commercial vehicles like the RAM 2500 have one of the best diesel truck engines available in the 6.7L Cummins V8. This nets you torque to compete with the best Ford diesel engine! Let’s check out the specs: 

  • 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

You’ll see this, one of the best truck engines available, on ½-ton and ¾-ton pickup segments. This means that of all the best truck engines this combines robust power with amazing fuel economy for Beaverton hard workers. Here’s more information about it: 

  • 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

A lot of Aloha motorists are familiar with the Power Stroke engine, which often comes up on the list of best truck engines: 

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

Ford recently released their best Ford diesel engine to date, improving upon their previous V8 to deliver turbocharged diesel performance: 

  • 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

Trusted Work Truck Service in Hillsboro!

Those who need serious power in Hillsboro can get the best diesel engines at Dick's Country Chrysler Jeep Dodge! We’ve got work trucks in addition to powerful consumer vehicles ready for you to test drive and a service center that’ll thoroughly inspect your vehicle so it stays in shape down the road. Contact ustoday to get the latest info about diesel engines and test drive one of our great trucks!

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