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Best Diesel Trucks of 2020

For more demanding needs, a diesel-powered truck offers several advantages over its gas-fed counterpart. The latest turbodiesel trucks produce exceptional torque figures that were previously unheard of for road-legal vehicles, and that means that maximum towing/payload capacities have soared in recent years. Diesels also typically offer improved fuel consumption so are the more practical option when covering longer distances, while their lower rev limits often contribute to a longer engine life.

We’ve done the hard work of testing the various diesel-powered trucks on the market and ranked them based on performance, reliability, quality, value for money, and many other factors. Our testers have driven the many diesel pickups on sale and provide in-depth opinion on how they drive, how refined they are, and how much you can tow or carry. We even provide information on warranty coverage for the powertrains, how far you can travel on a tankful of diesel, and how useful each vehicle’s cabin is for the driver and passengers. If you’re considering transitioning from a gas-powered truck to diesel, our evaluations can help you decide on the best alternative.

BuzzScore
Design
Performance
MPG
Interior
Infotainment
Reliability
Safety
Value
#1
2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty
8.4
BuzzScore
8
Design
9
Performance
6
MPG
9
Interior
9
Infotainment
10
Reliability
7
Safety
9
Value
#2
2019 Ford F-450 Super Duty
8.4
BuzzScore
8
Design
9
Performance
6
MPG
9
Interior
9
Infotainment
10
Reliability
7
Safety
9
Value
#3
2019 Ram 1500 Classic
8.3
BuzzScore
8
Design
8
Performance
7
MPG
8
Interior
9
Infotainment
8
Reliability
8
Safety
10
Value
#4
2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty
8.3
BuzzScore
8
Design
8
Performance
6
MPG
9
Interior
9
Infotainment
10
Reliability
7
Safety
9
Value