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Many people rely on platforms like Consumer Reports and U.S. News for pertinent and relevant information to navigate the day-to-day world. Making decisions can sometimes be stressful, and this is especially true when it comes to monumental matters. Buying a car is a serious but important investment, and drivers want to be sure they are making the right choice. 

A slew of new models were unleashed this year, and, as many would expect, U.S. News immediately got to reviewing and ranking the highly anticipated vehicles. Fortunately, for consumers, that included the financial aspect of manners. Take a closer look at U.S. News’ “The 11 Best Diesel Pickup Trucks of 2021”, and find out which Chevy truck made the impressive list. 

What are the most affordable diesel trucks in 2021?

Over the past few years innovation and technology continue to level up the playing field in the automobile industry. Recently there has been a lot of hype and discussion surrounding Tesla’s first-ever Cybertruck, and rightfully so.

However, Tesla’s timeline is still a bit away. Luckily, in the meantime, drivers have been able to revel in the variety of new diesel pickup trucks to join the scene. Per usual, U.S. News has put the models to the test and shared their top-picks. 

The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Duramax and the 2021 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel were two of the phenomenal models featured in “The 11 Best Diesel Pickup Trucks of 2021.”

Car enthusiasts probably weren’t surprised to see a few Ford models mentioned. The 2021 Ford Super Duty’s ability to tow up to 12,000 pounds has definitely been turning a lot of heads.

Ford’s 2021 F-150 Power Stroke also has been praised for its performance on the road. There is no arguing that 2021 brought with it new and fierce competition. 

What competition are diesel pickup trucks currently up against? 

At around $40,000 the 2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel made a great case. The model’s standard four-wheel drive, sophisticated interior, and remarkable backup camera are just a few reasons the 2021 Jeep Gladiator landed on “The 11 Best Diesel Pickup Trucks of 2021”.

GMC has also managed to create multiple models that have received a lot of positive attention. The 2021 GMC Canyon Duramax was one of them. The model’s stylish updates and V-6 engine power were what Car and Driver found so appealing about the 2021 Canyon Duramax.

The Chevy Colorado is an affordable diesel pickup

Historically speaking, Ford and Ram have been known to dominate the competition when it comes to pickup trucks, but that seems to be up for debate these days. Chevrolet has been gaining a lot of positive momentum and attention for the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Duramax.

The newly designed model provides drivers with a quieter ride and improved dimensions. The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Duramax also is equipped with damped tailgate and corner bumper steps. Its easy-to-use infotainment system and impressive handling abilities are just a few other perks that come with this model. 

However, the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Duramax’s exceptional fuel economy is probably the truck’s biggest claim to fame. As Consumer Reports shared, it is “the most fuel-efficient pickup you can buy”. 

U.S. News points out that the diesel Colorado will cost around $36,000. This makes it the most affordable diesel truck on the list. Considering all the perks of this truck and its affordable price, it is safe to say that truck diesel truck enthusiasts will want to consider checking out Chevy’s 2021 Colorado Duramax.


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