The 2018 Ford F-150 diesel is the next half-ton pickup truck with a 3.0L six-cylinder engine that is coming to a dealership near you very soon. The question is – are you interested in buying a half-ton truck with a diesel engine? How much would the initial purchase price and the fuel cost difference have to be to make sense? Does the initial price of the influence your decision more than the driving range and capability of the truck or vise versa?
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Please keep in mind the following pieces of information.
- A 3.0L turbo-diesel engine in a half-ton truck will increase the price of the truck by approximately $4,000, but it depends on the trim level.
- National U.S. average regular gasoline price per gallon is: $2.763; premium gas: $3.287; diesel: $3.036
- A turbo-diesel truck may get 2-3 MPG better.
Take a listen to the 2018 F-150 Diesel engine in this quick preview of the upcoming first drive review.