If you're not sure your family's current daily driver will make it through another winter, or if you're faced with replacing a beloved car or truck after an accident has left it a total loss, you may be debating with yourself whether a new or used vehicle will offer the most advantages. Purchasing a vehicle that has never been driven off the dealer lot is generally more expensive than a gently-used late model vehicle; however, with financial incentives and other rebates, you may find that the difference in price between some models becomes negligible.
For many commercial fleet owners, diesel engines have been the default choice when purchasing new and used vehicles. But with recent improvements in gasoline engine technology and rising concerns about total cost of ownership (TCO), many medium-duty truck buyers are opting for gas-powered vehicles. The following explains some of the advantages and disadvantages of opting for a fleet powered by gas engines.
The Price is Right
Cost is a significant factor for buyers choosing between diesel and gas-powered medium-duty trucks.