Find Out if a Gas-Powered or Diesel Truck is the Right Option for You

Here at American Auto Brokers, drivers in the San Antonio area know we have you covered when it comes to pickup trucks. There are so many options to consider, and one option is choosing between a gas-powered or diesel truck. People want to know the pros and cons to both, and we're here to help with a quick guide!



Pros and Cons of Buying a Gas-Powered Truck

Pros

  • You'll find with gas powered trucks you have more available options in terms of size, trim level and engine choices so you can truly find the option that fits your needs from compact, to mid-sized to heavy duty
  • If you know you're going to be hauling lots of payload, a gas powered truck is more useful in this regard over a diesel
  • In terms of costs, gas-powered trucks will generally give you a greater range of prices so you can find an option that is affordable for you, and you'll be able to have your truck serviced just about anywhere
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Pros and Cons of Buying a Diesel Truck

Pros

  • Diesel trucks often offer better fuel economy and less emissions than a gas-powered truck while giving standout performance
  • You're going to find that diesel trucks have the edge in torque, which gives you greater towing and horsepower, so if you have something large you're looking to trailer behind you, diesel is the solution
  • Diesel trucks also have standout longevity with the right care, and can command a high resale value if you choose to sell or trade-in your diesel for an upgrade down the line
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Cons

When it comes to towing capacity and horsepower for that kind of hauling, while plenty capable, a gas-powered truck isn't going to top a diesel, so if you know you'll be needing to tow large trailers, boats or campers behind you often, considering a diesel makes sense

  • If you're looking to be as efficient as possible, many trucks offer quality mpg, but diesel will generally top gas-powered trucks when it comes to fuel economy and efficiency numbers
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Cons

  • Diesel trucks often are at a premium which does mean higher costs, though there are many benefits that can outweigh it
  • Diesel engines require specialized maintenance, so not just any service center can help you with repairs; you'll need to find one that knows how to work on diesel trucks like us

Learn More About All Our Trucks Today

At American Auto Brokers, serving Helotes, Boerne, Schertz, New Braunfels, San Marcos and the San Antonio area we'd be happy to give you all the details, answer any questions you might have, and discuss all our gas and diesel trucks with you.


  1. American Auto Brokers

    10750 Iota Dr
    San Antonio, TX 78217

    • Sales: (210) 764-6509
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American Auto Brokers

10750 Iota Dr
Directions San Antonio, TX 78217

  • Sales: (210) 764-6509
  • Service: (210) 946-7800

Showroom Hours

  • Monday 9:00AM-7:00PM
  • Tuesday 9:00AM-7:00PM
  • Wednesday 9:00AM-7:00PM
  • Thursday 9:00AM-7:00PM
  • Friday 9:00AM-7:00PM
  • Saturday 9:00AM-6:00PM
  • Sunday Closed