The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel now holds the title as the most fuel efficient full size pickup ever with a 28 mpg rating on the highway.
The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel now holds the title as the most fuel efficient full size pickup ever with a 28 mpg rating on the highway. The news follows last year’s rating for the 2013 Ram 1500, which set a record for the highest fuel-economy with a 25 mpg rating.
“The new Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is truly in a class of it’s own with 28 MPG and the ability to tow 9200 pounds,” says Reid Bigland, President and CEO Ram Truck Brand. “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.”
The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is powered by a 3.0L diesel engine that generates 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft. of torque. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Pricing for the 2014 Ram 1500 starts at $24,200, while the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is priced $2,850 higher a similarly equipped Ram 1500 with a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8. According to the online configurator for the 2014 Ram 1500, the turbo diesel option adds $4,000 over the price of the standard 3.6L V6.
Source: Ram Trucks