What Are the Advantages of a Ford Diesel Truck?

Ford is known worldwide for producing capable trucks. While most Ford trucks run on conventional gasoline engines, not all fit into this category. The F-150, F-250, and F-350 all have available diesel engine options.

So, why pick a diesel engine over a gas engine?

First, let's talk about some key differences. For starters, diesel refers to the type of fuel used in these engines. The fuel is made to accommodate a special engine design that uses compression, rather than a spark plug, to ignite fuel and air in the cylinder. There are two main performance advantages to diesel engines.

Substantial Towing Capability: Diesel engines tend to produce impressive torque numbers. For example, the Power Stroke Turbo Diesel engine available in the F-350 SuperDuty 935 pound-feet of torque and allows for an astonishing 35,000 pounds of towing.

Improvements in Efficiency: Diesel engines often offer better fuel efficiency than their gasoline counterparts. The all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke Turbo Diesel available in the F-150 is rated at up to 30 mpg highway. By comparison, its gas engine options top out in the mid-20s on the highway.

Ford of Northampton has plenty of diesel trucks to choose from. If these advantages seem compelling to you, come chat with us about a test drive.

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