Chevy Duramax® vs. Ford Power Stroke® near Des Plaines, IL


Have you contemplated a diesel engine under the hood of your next pickup truck? Consider two excellent diesel engines: the Chevy Duramax® and Ford Power Stroke®. To help you learn more about the capabilities of each engine, the Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Chicago team has put together a comparison of all available Duramax® and Power Stroke® engines. Learn more below, and contact our Chevy dealership near Des Plaines, IL, online or by calling (773) 465-2000 should you need more information. We also recommend checking out the new vehicle inventory for Duramax® engine and model availability.

Duramax® vs. Power Stroke®

When you choose a diesel-powered pickup truck, you’re in store for a plethora of benefits. For instance, Diesel engines generally deliver better fuel efficiency than gas powered engines do. To help you determine which route to take, explore Chevy Duramax® and Ford Power Stroke® diesel engine specs in the following table:

Pickup Truck Diesel Performance Specs

2019/2020 Chevy Colorado

  • 2.8L Duramax® turbo-diesel I4 engine
  • 181 HP @ 3,400 RPM
  • 369 lb.-ft. torque @ 2,000 RPM
  • Best-in-class 7,700-lb. towing capability
  • Best-in-class 30 MPG highway

2019/2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 & 3500 HD

  • 6.6L Duramax® V8 turbo-diesel engine
  • 445 HP
  • 910 lb.-ft. torque
  • 35,500-lb. maximum towing capability (2020 model, when properly equipped)
  • 23,100-lb. maximum towing capability (2019 model, when properly equipped)

2019 Ford F-150

  • 3.0L Power Stroke® V6 turbo-diesel engine
  • 250 HP @ 3,250 RPM
  • 440 lb.-ft. torque @ 1,750 RPM
  • 11,500-lb. maximum towing capability

2019 Ford Super Duty

  • 6.7L Power Stroke® V8 turbo-diesel engine
  • 450 HP @ 2,800 RPM
  • 935 lb.-ft. torque @ 1,800 RPM
  • 21,000-lb. maximum towing capacity

Available Models

The 6.6L Duramax® V8 diesel engine is available on the following Chevy models:

2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD


2019 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD


2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD


2020 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD


The 2.8L Duramax® I4 turbo-diesel engine is available on the 2019 Chevy Colorado and 2020 Chevy Colorado.

2019 Chevy Colorado


2020 Chevy Colorado


Which Engine Should You Choose?

If you’re uncertain of which diesel-powered vehicle is best for your needs, Chevy offers a few different options for you to consider. Whether you’re looking for everyday drivability from the Chevy Colorado or need to complete heavy-duty work tasks with a Silverado 3500 HD, Chevy Duramax® engines are sure to stick with you mile after mile.

Hear it Roar

If you’d like to get behind the wheel of a Duramax®-equipped engine, then schedule a test drive at our Chevy dealership near Des Plaines, IL. Don’t hesitate to contact Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Chicago online or by calling (773) 465-2000.