Best Diesel Trucks of 2020

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See the Best Diesel Trucks on the Market

Diesel powered pickups have long been the choice for buyers in need of serious towing and hauling capability. With their abundant power and torque, diesels can usually get the job done while barely breaking a sweat. 

Today’s diesels are more capable than ever, as manufacturers have upped the ante with ever increasing towing and payload capacities in an ongoing battle for bragging rights. Heavy duty pickups can typically tow as much as 35,000 pounds, and can carry similarly impressive loads.

For most homeowners or weekend project warriors, a heavy duty pickup would be overkill. But Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, and Ram now all offer half-ton pickups with the benefits of diesel power, including highway fuel-economy estimates close to or exceeding 30 mpg.

Whatever type of capability you’re looking for, you can find a diesel pickup for the job, loaded with car-like luxury features, and just as easy to drive – if not to fit in a garage. Here then, are the best diesel pickups of 2020. 

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