What’s the Difference between Gas and Diesel Engines

When it comes to finding the right truck for your family or business, do you feel overwhelmed by all of the choices? You have bed lengths to consider, cab configurations, towing capacities, and engine options. Woodhouse Place Nissan in Omaha has simplified the process by offering two full-size pickup trucks, the 2020 Nissan Titan and the 2020 Nissan Titan XD, with a single, class-leading engine.

While we think the choice is clear, we also know many drivers want to explore the differences between gasoline and diesel engines. Our Nissan dealers serving Bellevue are here to help. Both fuels are used in internal combustion engines, but the process is different. Gasoline engines use spark plugs to ignite the fuel and air mixture. Spark plugs aren’t needed in diesel engines. Instead, the air is compressed first, which heats it up. When the fuel is injected into this compressed, heated air, ignition occurs and your engine is ready to go.

Diesel engines are generally known for getting better fuel economy and torque but typically have lower horsepower than gas engines. You will also pay more up front as manufacturers typically only offer diesel engines as an upgraded option.

Nissan Trucks in Omaha

Did you know that full-size Nissan trucks come with the most standard horsepower and torque in their class? The Nissan Titan and Nissan Titan XD both utilize a muscular 5.6-liter V8 that boasts 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. The primary difference between the two is towing and payload capacities as the larger Nissan Titan XD, which comes exclusively as a crew cab, gets 11,040 lbs of max towing and tops out with 2,240 lbs of payload. A comparable crew cab Nissan Titan offers max towing of 9,350 lbs and 1,630 lbs of payload.

Whether you’re looking for rugged trucks or Nissan cars for sale in Omaha, NE, you will appreciate the advanced technology. Even the powerful Nissan Titan XD comes with a standard suite of driver assistance features, including automated emergency braking and lane-departure warning.

Are you ready to speak with a “Nissan dealer near me” who has a full lineup of capable and tech-savvy trucks and stylish cars like the popular Nissan Altima sedan? Woodhouse Place Nissan is fully stocked with cars, trucks, and SUVs, including Nissan Rogue models your family will love. While you’re here, be sure to ask about our Nissan lease deals in Omaha.