Gas-Powered Trucks
PROS:
* Lower Initial Cost
* Lower Fuel Cost
(at time of this editorial)
* Cheaper Aftermarket Parts
* Cheaper Replacement Parts
* Gas
Pumps on Every Corner
* Technology on Rise for Better Mileage

CONS:
* Strict State-to-State Emission Laws
* Cost of Parts Required to Equal Base Diesel Performance
* Less Heavy-Duty Parts from Factory
* Premium Fuels Varyfrom State to State
* Excessive Wear of ComponentsWhen Towing

Diesel-Powered Trucks
PROS:
* Huge Towing Capacity
* More Heavy-Duty Parts from Factory
* Upgrades Can Turn Your TruckInto a Pulling Factory
* Technology Just Startingto get Intelligent
* Current Emission Exemption

CONS:
* Huge Initial Cost
* Booming Seasonal Diesel Prices
* Aftermarket Parts CostMore than Gas Parts
* Adding More Boost MeansSomething Will Break
* Emission Restraints In the Works
* Replacement Parts Costly
* Finding A Pump Can Be Challenging

Take A Close Look At This Comparison
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab 2WD

***Gas-Powered***
Base Price: $31,030
Engine: 6.0L Vortec V-8
Horsepower: 300 @ 4,400 rpm
Torque: 360 @ 4,000 rpm
Towing: 10,100 lb
Fuel Capacity: 26 gal
Estimated 12-month Fuel Cost*: $2,600

***DIESEL-Powered***
Base Price: $36,340
Engine: 6.6L Duramax V-8
Horsepower: 310 @ 3,000 rpm
Torque: 605 @ 1,600 rpm
Towing: 12,000 lb
Fuel Capacity: 26 gal
Estimated 12-month Fuel Cost*: $3,150