30 wouldn't be too far off or unreasonable. A 1 ton (2500HD/3500) Duramax can do low 20s right now. For a lighter truck with 2 less cylinders, I don't think 30 is a unrealistic stretch. High 20s definetly wouldn't be. Who'd pay the premium? I'd jump at it in a heartbeat.Originally posted by desmo9@Feb 25 2004, 07:33 PM
The question is how many people would opt for a V6 diesel in a pickup or SUV when it'd likely be a $2-3K premium? 30mpg is a stretch in a full-size pickup, 23 is more like it.
As a matter of fact, if any of the present truckmakers offered a modern diesel in their 15x series trucks right now, I bet it'd be a extremely hot seller. I've seen posts about this very subject in other truck forums and many guys are waiting for this to happen.