There are countless reasons that choosing a diesel car is an excellent idea. For one, diesel-powered vehicles tend to get better fuel economy than comparable gasoline engines, and even gasoline-electric hybrids. In fact, diesel powertrains achieve 25 to 35 percent better mileage since diesel fuel is more energy-rich than gasoline.
Another perk is that diesel engines don’t have spark plugs or distributors, and therefore don’t need ignition maintenance. Plus, they typically go much longer than gas-driven engines before needing major repairs, largely because they’re built to withstand higher compression.
Rounding out the list of diesel engines’ advantages is t they produce more torque than their gasoline counterparts, in turn making them faster. All of this comes together to make Chevrolet diesel cars, in particular, outstandingly attractive options.
The midsize 2016 Chevrolet Colorado pickup was redesigned last year for a new generation complete with the addition of a turbodiesel engine. This 2.8L Duramax turbodiesel engine produces 181 hp and a hefty 389 lb-ft of torque, yet still achieves an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city and an impressive 31 mpg highway. That’s in line with a V6-powered sedan. The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado can be purchased with four-wheel drive, and can tow up to 7000 pounds when properly equipped.
The strength, dependability, and general toughness of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 make it a top heavy duty pickup truck, especially because of its diesel engine. Available for the 3500 is the same Duramax 6.6L turbodiesel V8 as the Silverado 2500, which comes paired to a six-speed transmission, but can be upgraded to an Allison 1000 six-speed automatic that boosts towing capability up to 23,200 pounds!
And just because this diesel-equipped truck is built to perform doesn’t mean that you won’t get to enjoy some significant luxuries. Take advantage of the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system along with its eight-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth to stay connected while on the job without getting distracted from the road ahead, heated and ventilated front seats, and a front and rear park assist feature.
Now that you’ve learned more about what Chevrolet diesel cars are available at Tom Gill Chevrolet, it’s time you explore your options further. Take any of these models for a spin at the dealership in Florence, and secure competitive financing on them with our expert finance team. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions beforehand!