The Best Diesel Trucks of 2021 According to TrueCar

The pickup segment is rife with options, even when it comes to new diesel trucks. For many, that can make shopping for a new diesel truck an overwhelming process. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be. In fact, TrueCar recently highlighted its picks for the best diesel trucks of 2021. Let’s find out what they are.

The 2021 Chevy Silverado is one of the best diesel trucks

A dark blue 2021 Chevrolet Silverado RST driving, the Silverado is one of the best new diesel trucks
2021 Chevrolet Silverado RST | Chevrolet

The 2021 Chevy Silverado is a full-size pickup that starts at $29,300 and is available in a long list of capable trim levels. This year’s new Silverado is also one of the best diesel trucks of 2021, reports TrueCar.

For good reasons, too. As a matter of fact, its available turbo-diesel engine boasts a max towing capacity of 9,500-pounds. It also delivers an EPA-estimated 23 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.

The ideal balance of towing power and fuel efficiency aren’t the only reasons TrueCar included the Chevy Silverado among the best diesel trucks of 2021 either. TrueCar also lauded the new diesel truck for its spacious interior and user-friendly features. In addition, it also praised the Silverado for its available Advanced Trailering System which features an in-vehicle trailering app with customized trailer profiles.

The 2021 Ram 1500 is a new diesel truck that aims to please

A 2021 Ram 1500 Limited EcoDiesel towing a boat
2021 Ram 1500 Limited EcoDiesel | Stellantis

TrueCar also highlighted the 2021 Ram 1500 as one of the best new diesel trucks. This year’s new Ram 1500 can be had with a variety of engines under the hood. But if you’re in the market for a new diesel truck? You’re going to want a Ram 1500 equipped with a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine. Opt for this engine, and the Ram 1500 diesel will have you towing a maximum of 12,560-pounds.

The 2021 Ram 1500 has more to offer than a diesel engine. In fact, this year’s new Ram 1500 is a “full-size pickup truck with levels of comfort rare for the segment,” reports TrueCar. It boasts both a soft suspension and a quiet cabin, which reportedly gives the new diesel truck a “relaxing and upscale feel.” TrueCar isn’t the only one to think so either. 

“The 2021 Ram 1500 isn’t the best pickup truck because it has the most “best-in-class” accolades but because it raises expectations for the entire breed. Pickups were once judged based on ruggedness rather than refinement. No longer. And this latest Ram, with its luxury-grade interior and cushy ride quality, easily exceeds even the fanciest versions of the Chevy Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, and Ford F-150.”

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The 2021 Ford F-150 is the best new diesel truck of the year

A 2021 Ford F-150 driving, the F-150 is a new diesel truck
2021 Ford F-150 | Ford

When it comes down to it, the 2021 Ford F-150 is the best new diesel truck of the year, reports TrueCar. It’s available with a 3.0-liter Power Stroke turbo diesel engine that will have you towing a max of 12,100-pounds.

It also boasts a payload capacity of up to 1,840-pounds. And when it comes to fuel efficiency? The Ford F-150 diesel delivers an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.

TrueCar also lauded the 2021 Ford F-150 for its “roomy, upscale cabin with many standard features,” along with its long list of driver-assist safety features. It also praised the new diesel truck for its trailering technology, including available features like a Smart Trailer Tow Connector, onboard scales, and Pro Trailer Backup Assist. 

Which new diesel pickup should you choose?

The 2021 Chevy Silverado, Ram 1500, and Ford F-150 all found themselves on TrueCar’s list of the best diesel trucks of 2021. But which new diesel truck is the best choice for you? To find that out, we recommend getting behind the wheel for a test drive.

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