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Half-ton 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel gets 28mpg on the highway
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Half-ton 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel gets 28mpg on the highway

Feb 5 2014, 12:00pm CST | by

Ram truck gets car-like fuel economy

Ram has announced that the 2014 1500 EcoDiesel will get the sort of fuel economy on the highway typically reserved only for cars. The 2014 1500 EcoDiesel is rated for 28mpg on the highway. Power for...

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Half-ton 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel gets 28mpg on the highway

Feb 5 2014, 12:00pm CST | by

Ram truck gets car-like fuel economy

Ram has announced that the 2014 1500 EcoDiesel will get the sort of fuel economy on the highway typically reserved only for cars. The 2014 1500 EcoDiesel is rated for 28mpg on the highway. Power for the truck comes from the segments only V6 turbo diesel engine displacing 3.0L.

Despite the impressive fuel economy, the 1500 EcoDiesel should also have the power to tow just about anything with 420 lb-ft of torque. The truck has an EPA rating of 23mpg combined on city and highway driving.

The 4x4 version of the truck will get best in class 4x4 economy as well with 19mpg city, 27 mpg highway, and 22 mpg combined. Ordering for the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will begin on February 7.

“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.”

 
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Ram chief: Consumers aren't clamoring for aluminum pickup

Oct 30 2014 5:08pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Bob Hegbloom, chief of the Ram brand, isn't buying the buzz that the lightweight aluminum body of the upcoming 2015 F-150 pickup will give Ford a significant adv ...
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Chrysler Recalls 566,000 Ram, Durango, Grand Cherokee Models

Oct 29 2014 3:13pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Chrysler is recalling 566,000 SUVS and pickups for faulty airbags, a stability control flaw, and leaking diesel fuel. The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango have airbag modules that can short-circuit due to a manufacturing defect on the circuit board. As a result, the front airbags, side airbags and seat belt pretensioners could be disabled; if so, a warning light should appear on the instrument cluster. Chrysler s ...
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1 day ago

The Tiny Ram 700 Pickup Truck Can Carry More Than Half A Ton

Oct 29 2014 11:31am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Ram has been rumored to be preparing a very small pickup truck based on the Fiat Strada platform , and they've done exactly that. Here's the Ram 700; an economy-car based front-wheel-drive utility vehicle with a 1,500 pound payload capac ...
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1 day ago

Recall Alert: 2010-2014 Ram 2500, 3500, 4500, 5500

Oct 29 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Cars.com

Vehicles Affected: Nearly 315,000 model-year 2010-14 Ram 2500, 3500, 4500 and 5500 pickup trucks manufactured between March 27, 2009, and Sept. 5, 2013 The Problem: The electrical connectors of the diesel fuel heater may overheat, which could cause the fuel heater to leak fuel, increasing the risk of a fire. The Fix: Chrysler will begin notifying owners on Dec. 5, and dealers will replace the harness side connector with a silver-plated beryllium copper terminal service kit an ...
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2 Chrysler recalls involve more than 566,000 vehicles

Oct 29 2014 8:04am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Chrysler Group is recalling an estimated 381,876 Ram trucks equipped with 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engines globally to upgrade wiring harness terminals and replace their fuel-heater hou ...
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Chrysler recalls 380,000 Rams over fuel-heater housings

Oct 29 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Chrysler Group is recalling an estimated 381,876 Ram trucks equipped with 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engines globally to upgrade wiring harness terminals and replace their fuel-heater housin ...
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2 days ago

Official: Chrysler-Fiat quality chief out after another poor Consumer Reports showing

Oct 28 2014 5:40pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Chrysler, FiatFiat Chrysler has announced a management change following the company's woeful performance in the latest Consumer Reports Annual Auto Reliability Survey. Of the 28 brands surveyed, FCA's marques occupied the five the seven lowest scores, while Dodge, Ram, Jeep and Fiat were the four lowest scorers. Doug Betts, FCA's 51-year-old head of quality "le ...
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2 days ago

Report: NHTSA probing Ram recall pace, communication

Oct 28 2014 5:08pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Truck, Government/Legal, Recalls, Ram The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that it's looking into Chrysler Group's handling of a pair of recalls affecting roughly one million Ram pickup trucks. Reuters is reporting that the regulatory agency is focusing on the availability (or lack thereof) of parts and "poor communications" from the automaker in its invest ...
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3 days ago

Toyota Leads, Fiat-Chrysler Disappoints in Consumer Reports' Latest Reliability Study

Oct 27 2014 3:30pm CDT | Source: Cars.com

Toyota and its Lexus subsidiary earned the top two spots in Consumer Reports' 2014 Auto Survey (subscription required), which rates reliability from consumer surveys of some 1.1 million vehicles over the past 12 months. Of the 28 brands ranked in terms of predicted reliability, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Fiat, Jeep, Ram and Dodge brands landed in the bottom four slots. At the top and bottom of the survey, those re ...
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3 days ago

NHTSA Investigating Chrysler for Slow Response on Ram Recalls

Oct 27 2014 2:10pm CDT | Source: Truck Trend

Agency Cites Slow Execution, Poor CommunicationChrysler and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) don’t exactly have what we’d describe as a warm-fuzzy relationship. You may remember Chrysler’s unusual challenge to NHTSA’s recall of Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty models by reiterating that the vehicles met applicable safety standards at the time they were built. Chrysler ultimately capitulated to the agency’s request and installed a rear hitch ...
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