Who Has the Best Diesel Pickup Truck?

The debate over who has the best diesel pickup truck is one that has been raging for years. From Ford to Ram, to Chevy and GMC, each manufacturer has a unique set of features and technologies that make their diesel offerings stand out.

When it comes to capability, no one can match Ford’s F-series Super Duty, which was recently updated with a new 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbodiesel engine. The engine offers best-in-class horsepower and torque ratings of up to 475 horsepower and 1,050 lb-ft of torque. It also features Ford’s proprietary TorqShift 10-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift technology for smooth shifting and improved fuel efficiency.

Ram’s EcoDiesel V6 engine is no slouch either. It produces up to 260 horsepower and a whopping 480 lb-ft of torque while providing excellent fuel economy. The EcoDiesel is also paired with a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission for smooth shifting performance.

Chevy and GMC also have their own diesel offerings in the form of the Duramax 6.6L turbo diesel V8 engine. This engine produces up to 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque while still providing excellent fuel efficiency thanks to its advanced direct injection technology.


When it comes down to it, all three manufacturers have great diesel pickup trucks on offer. Each one has its own set of benefits that make them stand out from the competition. However, when it comes to capability, no one can match Ford’s F-series Super Duty which features best-in-class horsepower and torque ratings as well as a reliable 10-speed transmission.

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Karen Watkins