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Every New 2021 Diesel for Sale in the U.S. Today

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The core advantage of diesel engines is that they’re compression ignition engines and rely on the mechanical squeeze to light each cylinder’s air and fuel. It’s a more efficient way to convert fuel into mechanical work. Alas, compression ignition is louder than spark-ignited gas engines. And diesel soot is wickedly difficult to economically control. Just ask Volkswagen, which in 2014 was caught cheating up their TDI range of engines to get past emissions regulations. Jobs were lost. Some people went to prison.

The VW diesel scandal almost overnight killed the diesel-car market. But then those vehicles known as “trucks” are a different story.

Yeah, diesel was always a marginal player in the United States car market. But the nerdy and thrifty among us still crave diesels. Click like a maniac here through this full list of every diesel-powered vehicle on sale in the U.S. Or click like a calm, reasonable person. Just click.

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Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV

Many of the vehicles on this list charge a fat stack to add their optional diesel powertrain. Not the Cadillac Escalade. The price for a gas-powered 420-hp Escalade is the same as the 277-hp 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V-6. And they both come with 10-speed automatics. It’s the biggest option on the list, and in terms of luxury diesels, rivaled only by the more expensive Land Rover Range Rover on this list.

  • Base price: $77,490 (RWD Escalade) $80,490 (RWD Escalade ESV)
  • Engine: 277-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel inline-6 engine, 10-speed automatic transmission
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 23/21/27 mpg (RWD)
  • Max Towing: 8000 lb (RWD Escalade) 7900 lb (RWD Escalade ESV)

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Chevrolet Colorado

The Chevrolet Colorado—and its twin, the GMC Canyon—are available with a Duramax 181-horsepower, 2.8-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine that thumps out 369 lb-ft of torque at only 2000 rpm. The truck has to be a four-door crew cab in at least the LT trim level. The diesel can tow up to 7700 pounds and is EPA-rated at 30 mpg on the highway. Add the diesel to the off-road optimized ZR2 model, and the result is among the most capable oil-burning off-roaders around, but the starting price jumps to $46,295.

  • Base price: $37,810
  • Engine: 181-hp turbocharged 2.8-liter diesel inline-4 engine, six-speed automatic transmission
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 23/20/30 mpg (2WD)
  • Max Towing: 7700 lb

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Chevrolet Express

General Motors doesn’t list the Express full-size van as a consumer vehicle. It’s a commercial workhorse that (along with its GMC-badged Savana twin) will add the Colorado pickup’s 2.8-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine to its buffet of engine options. The Duramax four-cylinder, with 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque will be offered on both half-ton and three-quarter-ton versions of the Express. The Express Cargo also features the most affordable starting price of any vehicle on this list. Go vans!

  • Base price: $37,865 (Cargo) $41,690 (Passenger)
  • Engine: 181-hp turbocharged 2.8-liter diesel inline-4 engine, 8-speed automatic transmission
  • EPA Fuel Economy: Full-size vans such as the Express are exempt from federal fuel-economy standards.
  • Max Towing: 7000 lb

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Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The half-ton diesel wave comes to Chevrolet Silverado with the addition of a 277-horsepower 3.0-liter inline-six turbo-diesel option on most LT-or-higher trim levels, even for two-wheel drive models. Delivering up to 460 lb-ft of torque at only 1500 rpm and backed by a 10-speed automatic transmission, this slick and smooth Duramax engine change the Silverado’s character. We achieved 26 mpg with a 4×4 Crew Cab on our highway fuel economy test. The two-wheel-drive diesel Silverado 1500 is the most fuel efficient vehicle on this list.

  • Base price: $48,500
  • Engine: 277-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel inline-6 engine, 10-speed automatic transmission
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 27/23/33 mpg (2WD)
  • Max Towing: 9300 lb

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Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD/3500HD

The Chevrolet Silverado HD (and the GMC Sierra version) is once again available with 6.6-liter Duramax diesel V-8 with 445 horsepower and a whopping 910 lb-ft of torque. And it’s now backed by a 10-speed automatic transmission. That should be enough to haul the truth out of the Warren Commission. Don’t be deceived by that $48,585 price; that’s for a regular cab two-wheel drive work truck. The three-quarter- and one-ton pickups get pricey as the cab adds doors and the interior trim gets luxurious.

  • Base price: $48,585
  • Engine: 445-hp turbocharged 6.6-liter diesel V-8 engine, 10-speed automatic transmission
  • EPA Fuel Economy: Heavy-duty pickup trucks such as the Silverado 2500HD/3500HD are exempt from federal fuel-economy standards.
  • Max Towing: 18,500 lb (2500HD) and 20,000 lb (3500HD)

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Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe

The new Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban are available with the same 3.0-liter turbo-diesel inline-six offered in their pickup cousin, the Silverado 1500. Incidentally, this will not be the first diesel-powered Suburban. Between 1978 and 1981, the Suburban (and the Tahoe’s predecessor, the Blazer) were available with the legendarily awful Oldsmobile 5.7-liter V-8. From 1982 to 1991, the SUVs the Detroit Diesel 6.2-liter V-8 was offered. This 277-hp diesel powertrain is available on base Tahoe and Suburban models through every trim up to the Z71 off-road Chevys.

  • Base price: $51,290 (Tahoe) $52,695 (Suburban)
  • Engine: 277-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel inline-six, 10-speed automatic transmission
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 24/21/28 mpg (2WD Tahoe) 23/21/27 mpg (RWD Suburban)
  • Max Towing: 8200 lb (RWD Tahoe) 8000 lb (RWD Suburban)

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Ford F-150

The diesel engine option for the incredibly popular Ford F-150 is torquey. This 3.0-liter, 250-hp turbocharged V-6, which Ford branded Power Stroke as it does the larger V-8s in the Super Duty line, makes a peak 440 lb-ft of torque at 1750 rpm. Paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and and only available with four-wheel drive in the F-150, the Power Stroke achieves an EPA-rated 27 mpg on the highway. Although the diesel V-6 is a nearly $5000 option, it’s available on XL trims and up.

  • Base price: $44,780
  • Engine: 250-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V-6 engine, 10-speed automatic transmission
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 23/30/27 mpg
  • Max Towing: 12,100 lb (Requires Max Trailer Tow Package)

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Ford F-series Super Duty

The Ford F-series Super Duty’s optional 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbo-diesel V-8 has been thumped up to out to 1050 lb-ft of torque thanks to a new 36,000 PSI fuel-injection system. That puts it in the lead, just ahead of Ram, in the trucks-with-grunt competition. The 475-hp Power Stroke V-8 is available on all F-250, F-350, and F-450 Super Duty models. A 10-speed automatic is also standard.

  • Base price: $46,170
  • Engine: 475-hp turbocharged 7.3-liter V-8 engine, 10-speed automatic transmission
  • EPA Fuel Economy: Heavy-duty pickup trucks such as the F-series Super Duty are exempt from federal fuel-economy standards.
  • Max Towing: 24,200 lb (F-450 Crew Cab)

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GMC Canyon

Dig the Chevrolet Colorado’s mechanicals but wish it looked boxier? The GMC Canyon is the same truck dressed up in GMC duds and, like the Colorado, has General Motors’s Duramax 181-horsepower, 2.8-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder. The diesel is offered on the SLE, SLT, All-Terrain, and Denali models but not on the base SL trim. The diesel-powered Canyon earns the same EPA-rated 30 mpg highway as the Colorado, though four-wheel-drive models are only estimated to return 28 mpg highway.

  • Base price: $39,325
  • Engine: 181-hp turbocharged 2.8-liter diesel inline-4 engine, 6-speed automatic transmission
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 23/20/30 mpg
  • Max Towing: 7700 lb

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GMC Savana

The GMC Savana cargo van is a touch cheaper than its nearly identical twin, the Chevrolet Express, and it is available with the same 181-horsepower, 2.8-liter Duramax turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine. Like the Express, the Savana is also offered in a passenger-hauling version, which is perfect for church van and shuttle-bus duty.

  • Base price: $37,865 (Cargo) $41,690 (Passenger)
  • Engine: 181-hp turbocharged 2.8-liter diesel inline-4 engine, 8-speed automatic transmission
  • EPA Fuel Economy: Full-size vans such as the Express are exempt from federal fuel-economy standards.
  • Max Towing: 7000 lb

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GMC Sierra 1500

What goes for the Chevrolet Silverado usually goes for the GMC Sierra. So, it’s no surprise that GM’s new Duramax 3.0-liter, turbo-diesel inline-six is offered on the Sierra just as it is on the Silverado. And it’s backed by the same 10-speed automatic transmission. We could have just written exactly what we wrote about the Silverado here, but we just care too damned much to do that.

  • Base price: $45,385
  • Engine: 277-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel inline-6 engine, 10-speed automatic transmission
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 26/23/30 mpg (2WD)
  • Max Towing: 9200 lb (RWD Crew Cab Short Box)

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GMC Sierra 2500HD/3500HD

General Motors has redesigned its Heavy Duty trucks for 2020, so both the Chevrolet Silverado HD and its brother, the GMC Sierra HD, have evolved. The mack-daddy GMC Sierra HD three-quarter-ton 2500 and one-ton 3500 can be equipped with 6.6-liter Duramax diesel V-8 that boasts 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque. Yes, it’s the same engine that’s under the hood of the Chevrolet Silverado HD. And it’s backed by the same Allison 10-speed automatic transmission as in that truck.

  • Base price: $49,910
  • Engine: 445-hp turbocharged 6.6-liter diesel V-8 engine, 10-speed automatic transmission
  • EPA Fuel Economy: Heavy-duty pickup trucks such as the Sierra 2500HD/3500HD are exempt from federal fuel-economy standards.
  • Max Towing: 18,500 lb (2500HD Crew Cab) 20,000 (3500HD Crew Cab)

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GMC Yukon and Yukon XL

As brothers to the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, all-new GMC Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs get an optional 277-hp 3.0-liter turbo diesel inline-six. The engine has 460 lb-ft of torque, and is paired to Chevy’s 10-speed automatic. Oil-burners are available on almost every GMC Yukon trim, including all two- and four-wheel drive models. The only exception, like in the Tahoe and Suburban’s case, is the AT4 off-road version.

  • Base price: $52,990 (Yukon) $55,690 (Yukon XL)
  • Engine: 277-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine, 10-speed automatic transmission
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 23/21/27 (RWD)
  • Max Towing: TBA

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Jeep Wrangler

Jeep is finally offering the Wrangler with a diesel engine. In this case, it’s a version of the same Italian-made, 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V-6 that Ram offers in its 1500 pickup. In the Wrangler, it’s rated at 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of peak torque. The diesel engine is listed as a $4,500 option, but it also requires buying the $1500 eight-speed automatic transmission. The diesel option is available on most four-door Wrangler Unlimiteds with the exception of some special-edition models. It is not yet offered with the two-door body style. The EPA says the Wrangler Unlimited EcoDiesel should get 22 mpg in the city and up to 29 mpg on the highway, and we measured its highway fuel economy at 22 mpg.

  • Base price: $39,470
  • Engine: 260-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V-6 engine, eight-speed automatic transmission
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 25/22/29 mpg
  • Max Towing: 3500 lb

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Jeep Gladiator

Oh boy, here comes the Jeep turned pickup Gladiator. Like the Wrangler, it also has a 260-hp 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V-6 engine with 442 lb-ft of torque at 1400 rpm. One drawback to the diesel powertrain, is that it drops the tow rating from 7650 pounds to 6000 due to cooling restrictions. It’s 600 pounds heavier than its gas counterpart too, mostly due to the added sound deadening and extra heft. The $4000 powertrain option requires the $2000 eight-speed automatic transmission, and is available on almost every Gladiator trim, save for Sport and Mojave editions. This might sound crazy, but the top trim 2021 Gladiator High Altitude diesel starts at $57,260. That’s over $4400 more than what the four-wheel drive Ford F250 Super Duty crew cab starts at.

  • Base price: $43,005
  • Engine: 260-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V-6 engine, eight-speed automatic transmission
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 25/22/29 mpg
  • Max Towing: 3500 lb

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Land Rover Range Rover

The crown jewel of the Land Rover lineup, the Range Rover, has represented the brand with dignity and amazing capability since 1970. That makes it a full half-century old in 2020. The current generation is the first to come with a diesel engine in the States, a 3.0-liter V-6 shared among other Land Rover products that provides 255 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. We tested one of these Td6-badged Rovers for 40,000 miles and were impressed with its performance and efficiency. It was so efficient that it averaged 26 mpg over its long stay with us.

  • Base price: $99,350
  • Engine: 255-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V-6 engine, 8-speed automatic transmission
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 24/22/28 mpg
  • Max Towing: 7716 lb

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Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Like its big brother, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport the smaller Sport derivative has a Td6 version powered by the Ford-made, 3.0-liter, turbocharged V-6 rated at 254-horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. That’s 4 horsepower more than the same engine (more or less) is rated in Ford’s F-150 pickup and 1 lb-ft of torque fewer. Like a proper Range Rover, the Sport comes standard with all-wheel drive and the amazing ability to cover terrain that would challenge goats and yaks.

  • Base price: $80,850
  • Engine: 254-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V-6 engine, 8-speed automatic transmission
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 24/22/28 mpg
  • Max Towing: 7716 lb

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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Mercedes-Benz’s Sprinter van has been a commercial-duty stalwart for generations. First on the road in Europe, it’s now one of the planet’s most widely sold vehicles. The world shows up on your doorstep dropped off by a Sprinter. For many commercial customers, a diesel engine is virtually a necessity. Mercedes offers a 3.0-liter V-6 with 188 horsepower in three-quarter-ton and heavier cargo and passenger Sprinters. The powertrain is only available in four-wheel drive. It doesn’t make for scintillating performance, but does that matter?

  • Base price: $48,595 (Cargo) $55,195 (Passenger)
  • Engine: 188-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V-6 engine, seven-speed automatic transmission
  • EPA Fuel Economy: Full-size vans such as the Sprinter are exempt from federal fuel-economy standards.
  • Max Towing: 7500 lb

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Ram 1500

Half-ton pickups with diesel engines are still an emerging market niche. The Ram 1500 pioneered the segment for 2014 when it introduced the Italian-made VM Motori 3.0-liter turbo-diesel as an option and branded it EcoDiesel. That engine has evolved into its third generation and is now rated at 260-horsepower and 480 lb-ft of peak torque. It’s backed by an eight-speed automatic transmission and is a $4995 option on the entire range of Ram 1500 pickups from the Tradesman work truck to the luxurious Limited.

  • Base price: $39,285
  • Engine: 260-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V-6 engine, 8-speed automatic transmission
  • EPA Fuel Economy combined/city/highway: 26/23/33 mpg (2WD HFE)
  • Max Towing: 12,560 lb

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Ram 2500/3500

In 1989 Ram trucks were Dodge trucks, and sales were practically zilch. Then someone got the idea of pairing the old, three-quarter- and one-ton Dodge Ram with the industrial-strength Cummins 5.9-liter, turbocharged, inline six-cylinder diesel engine, and the world changed. That first Cummins was rated at 160-horsepower and 400-lb-ft of torque. The 6.7-liter version of the Cummins six offered in the three-quarter-ton 2021 Ram 2500HD is at an astonishing 370-horsepower and 850 lb-ft of peak torque. It’s also a $9300 option.There’s also a 3500 High Output with a 420-hp version of that engine, but the torque number is bumped to an insane 1075 lb-ft of torque.

  • Base price: $44,890
  • Engine: 370-hp turbocharged 6.7-liter diesel inline-6, 420-hp turbocharged 6.7-liter diesel inline-6; 6-speed automatic
  • EPA Fuel Economy: Heavy-duty pickup trucks such as the Ram 2500HD and 3500HD are exempt from federal fuel-economy standards.
  • Max Towing: 35,100 lb

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