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Pros and Cons of Diesel Engines: Part 2

Posted at Wed, Jul 20, 2016 12:45 AM

Continuing the list of pros and cons, let's take a look at the main aspects – power and pollution. You can read about the fuel and maintenance aspects in the previous part.


Diesel engines are popular in trucks for a reason, they produce great power. Diesel cars have more towing capabilities and can accelerate more rapidly so it is the obvious choice for those who use their trucks regularly. They offer steady and strong performances. Diesel engines also last longer.

On the down side, diesel trucks offer lesser horsepower so if you're looking for speed, diesel engines are not your best choice.


Diesel cars these days produce cleaner emissions than before. If you are concerned about the environment, diesel cars are the way to go. You can also use bio-diesel, but it may lead to decreased engine performance. The emissions from diesel vehicles are nowhere close to being as clean as those from hybrid or electric cars. Emissions contain carcinogens, nitrous oxide and soot. So diesel vehicles aren't meant for everyday riding in the city.

Overall, diesel cars are great for open roads – they last longer, have more power and require less maintenance. If maintained well, diesel cars can save you a lot of money in the long run. Depending on the vehicle you buy, diesel engines might be your best option.

If you would like to check out a range of diesel trucks, you can head over to Tim's Truck Capital in New Hampshire and New England.




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