Today, we're focusing on the 2018 Peterbilt 579 Highway Tractor Tandem Axle. This powerful truck features a 58in Sleeper Cab and is driven by a PACCAR MX13 engine capable of delivering an impressive 510 horsepower. It's paired with an 18-speed manual transmission, making it perfect for long-distance hauls and heavy-duty loads.
Let's consider three similar competitors:
2017 Kenworth T680: The Kenworth T680 is a strong contender in the highway tractor market. Like our Peterbilt model, it's powered by a PACCAR MX-13 engine that delivers around 510 horsepower. However, the T680 features an automated manual transmission which might be more user-friendly for some drivers compared to the fully manual transmission of the Peterbilt.
2018 Volvo VNL64T-670: Known for its reliability and fuel efficiency, this Volvo model stands as a formidable rival to the Peterbilt 579. The VNL64T-670 is equipped with a Volvo D13 engine that produces up to 500 horsepower. While slightly less potent than the Peterbilt's MX13 engine, it still delivers commendable performance across all fronts.
2017 Freightliner Cascadia: Freightliner's Cascadia model is recognized for its advanced aerodynamics and fuel efficiency. It houses a Detroit DD15 engine offering up to 505 horsepower - nearly matching our featured Peterbilt model - and comes with an automated manual transmission like the Kenworth T680.
Each of these trucks offers something unique but they all maintain high standards of power, performance, and comfort.