Your driving experience can be heavily affected by the type of engine contained under the hood. You may have noticed that some cars accept more than just your standard fuel, and instead opt for a diesel-grade alternative that is touted as more powerful and fuel-efficient. At Victory Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM in Kansas City, KS, we offer a wide variety of Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, and RAM models, some of which sport diesel-powered engines.

While traditional and diesel engines differ greatly, they are both powered by combustion. These tiny explosions inside your vehicle’s engine provide the thrust and power needed to propel your vehicle forward. The key difference between these two engine types, however, is how these miniature explosions occur. Within a traditional, gas-powered engine, combustion is mixed with free-floating air and subsequently compressed by the pistons. Afterward, the fuel is ignited by spark plugs, which pushes the vehicle forward. Alternatively, diesel-powered engines use fuel differently, injecting it directly into a chamber already filled with compressed air. This single, yet huge difference leads to an engine that can last much longer on a single tank of gas and provide much more power than a standard gas-powered model.

If you’re looking to check out the power of a diesel engine first-hand, our team of dealers at Victory Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM are more than happy to take you for a test-drive. We have several diesel-powered RAM pickups that promise immense horsepower, torque, and fuel economy, and we also have several gas-powered models if you prefer those as well. No matter what type of engine you like, we’ve got you covered at our dealership near Overland Park, KS. We hope to see you soon!