HAPPENINGS IN THE WORLD OF DIESEL POWER
Without a doubt, diesels have come a long way over the past 20 years, and a recent comparison performed by GM Parts Online spotlights just how much progression has occurred. Its head-to-head match up pits a 6.5L-powered 1998 Chevy Silverado 1500 against a 2018 Chevy Colorado powered by the 2.8L Duramax. The overall gist? Despite the massive difference in displacement and number of cylinders, horsepower and torque are essentially the same, while the Colorado out-tows the Silverado and (not surprisingly) delivers considerably better fuel economy. The study even factors inflation into the equation to showcase how close in price the two trucks would’ve been (the half-ton would’ve cost $500 more) if they were sold at the same point in time.