Why Are Diesel Engines More Powerful?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs on Thursday, February 6th, 2020 at 7:41 pm
A truck on a work site hauling machines

People can usually go back on forth on whether they want an SUV or a sedan. It really comes down to a question of which one is more practical for your needs. You don’t have as much choice when it comes to finding a truck. 

You go out and shop for a truck because you need something that is powerful. Trucks were built to do the heavy lifting, and you are going to need every bit of strength you can get to tackle some jobs. What kind of truck is going to give you the most bang for your buck? Well, one of the biggest deciding factors will be the kind of engine being used. Diesel and gas engines have battled each other for years, but which one is more powerful. 

Are Diesel Engines More Powerful? 

There are a lot of different things to consider when you are thinking about the type of engine you want. If you are looking for pure power and strength, then you are going to want to consider a diesel engine. It is because diesel engines are much better at producing low-end torque than gasoline engines. This torque is what allows trucks to lift and haul heavy loads. 

Valves being connected in an engine
2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 in a canyon

Diesel engines don’t need a spark to ignite the fuel as it compresses the air in the engine much more which causes it to ignite. This is accomplished by having a longer stroke length that naturally generates more power. Diesel fuel also burns more steadily and at a faster rate which ends up providing the engine with more energy. 


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Diesel Trucks in Grand Junction, CO 

You can find plenty of diesel trucks on the lot at Carville’s Auto Mart. If you have any questions about our trucks, then give us a call and we’ll be happy to help however we can.