Diesel vs. Gas vs. Hybrid Engine: Which One is Right for You?

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Are you thinking about making the switch to a green hybrid vehicle? Are you curious about diesel trucks? Everyday, the automotive industry continues to expand consumer options and focus on more eco-friendly models, so you may be wondering which type of powertrain is best for your lifestyle. To help with your research, the experts at Lucas-Smith CDJR in Festus, MO have compiled this review of diesel vs. gas vs. hybrid engines.

If you have any questions before continuing, give the Lucas-Smith CDJR team a call at (636) 725-0810.

Advantages of Diesel Engines

Diesel engines are increasing in popularity, particularly in trucks. They have greater efficiency than gas engines, especially when driving on the highway. They even tend to outperform hybrids in regards to highway fuel economy, too. They also provide significantly more torque than gasoline engines, making them outstanding for towing. As a fuel, diesel is less expensive than gasoline because of how it is refined, meaning more savings in your wallet. For drivers wanting to increase fuel efficiency without giving up performance, diesel engines are a fantastic option to consider.

Advantages of Gas Engines

Do you drive 7,500 miles or less a year? If so, choosing a gas engine in your vehicle is the way to go, as the fuel cost savings wouldn't surpass the amount you'd spend on a monthly car payment for a diesel or hybrid model. Hybrid and diesel engines are more complex and therefore more costly to produce, which is why a diesel engine or hybrid trim level usually cost at least $1,000 or more than a gas engine trim level of the same vehicle with the same features. Another advantage of gas engines is their ability to produce high horsepower. Diesel and hybrid engines lack the ability accelerate as quickly as their gas counterparts.

Advantages of Hybrid Engines

Selecting a vehicle with a hybrid engine is a great choice if you spend significant stop-and-go traffic, such as city driving or rush hour traffic. The battery that powers the electric motor is recharged when you brake, so you won't run out of power despite constant slowing down or stopping. Hybrid models are also a good options for drivers looking to minimize their carbon footprint but aren't able to afford the price tag of a fully electric or diesel engine vehicle. Due to hybrid engines' increased efficiency, you'll also pocket plenty of savings and produce fewer emissions. Hybrid models also have substantially less engine sound than diesel or gas engines.

Find the Diesel or Gas Vehicle You Want at Lucas-Smith CDJR

Now that you know all of the advantages of diesel, gas, and hybrid engines, visit our model research hub. There you can learn about Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram vehicles with the engine option that fits your lifestyle best.

Don't forget to visit our incentives page for amazing savings on your next car, truck, minivan, or SUV. If you have any questions, reach out to the Lucas-Smith CDJR team through our contact form or by calling (636) 725-0810.

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