9. 1991-93 Dodge Ram Cummins
It may seem surprising to feature a 26-year-old truck on this list, but the 1991 to 1993 Dodge Ram with the 5.9 Cummins diesel engine is one of the best oil burners in the pickup world, despite its age. The Ram is not a full-fledged classic truck, but not far from it. This generation dates to the late 1970’s, offering a diesel option during the late 1980s. Under the hood is a venerable 5.9-liter straight six diesel engine with only 160 HP but a healthy 400 lb-ft of torque.
For the 1991 model year, they revised this truck with more power and options. In fact, most diesel truck fans consider this to be the best year in the series. The power and torque figures seem low, especially considering today`s engines, but this is an old truck with old technology. However, old technology doesn’t mean that the 1991 Ram Cummins is not a capable vehicle.
With a 4×4 drivetrain, this is an extremely efficient truck. However, since it is a quarter of a century old, don’t expect the level of comfort and luxury of a modern truck. Even so, the 1991 Ram Cummins will amaze you with its drivability and usability. If you want to buy this pickup, expect to pay over $15,000 for the four-wheel drive version.