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Diesel

Diesel-Powered Vehicles at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show

Say the word "diesel" and people immediately think of dirty, stinky and loud over-the-road trucks. That’s just not true any more. Today’s modern diesel engines are quiet, powerful and efficient. Best of all they don’t smell any more!

Diesel engines are inherently more efficient than their gasoline counterparts. Take, for example, the Land Rover Discovery. With the six-cylinder gas engine the Velar is EPA rated at 16 mpg city and 21 mpg highway. The diesel counterpart carries a rating of 21 mpg city and 26 mpg highway. That’s roughly a 25% improvement. Better yet, the diesel will save you more than $700 per year in fuel costs.

Another advantage of diesel engines is the amount of low-speed grunt they offer. Exhibit A,  Chevy’s Duramax diesel pumps out 910 lb/ft of torque. Exhibit B, Ram’s Cummins Turbo in the new Ram 3500 makes 1000 lb-ft of torque. Exhibit C (and the closing argument), Ford’s Powerstroke in the Super Duty produces 1050 pound-feet of torque. So if you’re pulling a boat out of the water or stump out of the ground, there’s no better choice than a diesel.

You can find the following diesel-powered vehicles on display at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show or at the Vehicles on Display section of the auto show Web site.