9 Best Diesel Trucks of 2018

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Torque, Towing, and Top Fuel Economy

Trucks powered by diesel engines remain a favorite for buyers who place a high priority on heavy hauling and high towing capacities. Big horsepower numbers, along with even bigger torque figures, are par for the course in this segment.

Many of the trucks listed here are true work machines, not something the average backyard gardener should consider for toting a few bags of topsoil. For example, one particularly rugged variant of the 2018 Ford Super Duty has a maximum towing capacity of more than 33,000 pounds.

Despite their obvious strengths, today’s trucks are more comfortable and easier to drive than ever before. Features such as park assist, 360-degree cameras, trailer sway control systems, and blind spot monitors all contribute to making these trucks far more manageable to drive on a daily basis.

While diesel engines carry a significant price premium, they’re usually more fuel-efficient and have a reputation for mechanical longevity, two factors that help mitigate the higher entry cost.

Read on to see the best diesel-powered trucks of 2018.

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