The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is getting attention from pickup truck buyers everywhere, especially in the areas of power, fuel economy, and price! According to Reid Bigland, President and CEO Ram Truck Brand, “The new Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is truly in a class of it’s own with 28 MPG and the ability to tow 9200 pounds. To put the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel in context, it gets 6 mpg better fuel economy than the best F150 Eco-Boost. Overall, the Ram 1500 Eco-Diesel has outstanding pick-up truck capability with compact-car-like fuel economy.” Let’s take a look at some fun facts regarding this new engine choice!
It’s equipped with the industry’s first light-duty diesel engine. The 3.oL EcoDiesel V6 gives provides 420 lb.-ft. of torque, has a max towing capacity of 9200 pounds, and a max payload of 1620 pounds. In comparison studies, the 3.0L EcoDiesel outperforms all similarly equipped gas engines. This includes those from GMC, Chevy, and Ford.
The 3.oL EcoDiesel V6 gives drivers a Best Fuel Economy rating of up to an EPA estimated 28 mpg on the highway. This rating will account for great savings over other leading brands. In fact, there is a great tool at www.ramtrucks.com that can give you the exact numbers regarding how much the Ram EcoDiesel can save you! You can also compare just how much further a tank of diesel can take you compared to the same tank of gasoline in another leading brand.
It carries a super-low starting MSRP of only $36,475! For that price, you will reap the benefits of improve aerodynamics via active grille shutters, Electric Power Steering, and the use of lightweight materials like aluminum components.