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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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6 days ago

FCA Shares Debut on New York Exchange Amid Industry Uncertainty

Oct 13 2014 12:10pm CDT | Source: Truck Trend

Analysts Warn Investors of Company Financials, Industry PeakChrysler’s turnaround from its 2009 bankruptcy has certainly made for a compelling narrative, with pop-culture icons such as Eminem and Bob Dylan being enlisted to tell its story. The redesigned Ram trucks have gone on to unprecedented sales success and industry acclaim, and its Jeep SUV division continues to grow globally and retain a comm ...
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Ram Tough Dilemma: Hemi vs. EcoDiesel

Oct 13 2014 9:03am CDT | Source: Truck Trend

We’re going to take a look at two of the Ram 1500’s engine options and shed a little more light on the relative merits and trade-offs of each.In the earlier days of fullsize trucks, the decision of which engine option to get was a pretty easy one. There was almost always an entry-level, low-cost six cylinder and one or two optional V-8s. Today, the options are a lot more varied, including turbocharged gas V-6s, and with the advent of the 2014 Ram ...
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1 week ago

Chrysler Ranks Lowest in Latest EPA Fuel Economy Report

Oct 9 2014 1:10pm CDT | Source: Truck Trend

Reliance on Truck and SUV Sales Brings Average DownDespite having the most fuel-efficient pickup and midsize premium SUV in the Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel, Chrysler as a whole came in dead last in the latest EPA report surveying manufacturer-adjusted fuel economy. Chrysler-Fiat’s Final 2013 economy average came in at 20.9 mpg. Although that represents a 0.8 mpg improvement from 2012, it puts it 1.1 mpg below next-worst General Motors, w ...
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Heavy Duty Haulers: These are the top 10 trucks for towing

Oct 9 2014 12:05pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

As much as there is a horsepower war going on among today’s sports and super car makers, truck makers are battling just as hard to boast who can tow the most. To help out, we’ve pulled together the top 10 new trucks for towing. A couple of caveats, though. The noted maximum towing capacities for some vehicles require a fifth-wheel or gooseneck setup. And the competitive nature of the segment might mean ...
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Ram 1500

Oct 9 2014 8:33am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Ram 1500 is a full-size pickup that can be configured in the usual dizzying array of bed lengths, body styles, cabin trim, and powertrains. Its rivals include the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, and GMC Sierra--as well as the Toyota Tundra and Nissan Titan too, but to a lesser extent. All of the Ram’s American competitors have been. ...
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Chevrolet Colorado

Oct 8 2014 7:00pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Chevrolet Colorado is a family of mid-size pickup trucks, powered by four-cylinder and V-6 engines, and positioned as an alternative for those who don't want or need a truck quite as large as full-size models like the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150, or Ram 1500. Today the Colorado is closely ...
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Ford F-150 - First Drive

Oct 8 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

Ford may be a massive automaker with products stretching the globe, but much of its success rides in the bed of the venerable F-150 pickup. The F-Series as a whole (F-150, F-250, F-350, and F-450) ranks as the best-selling vehicle in the U.S., pulling in nearly 500,000 sales in 2013. Revamping your top product is risky business, so Ford spent the better part of five years developing what was to become the all-new 2015 F-150.Before the truck ...
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Toyota Tundra

Oct 7 2014 5:48pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Toyota Tundra replaced the mid-sized T100 as Toyota's biggest pickup 15 years ago, and ever since then it's struggled to carve out a bigger niche. Even after moving production to Texas and expanding the Tundra lineup, Toyota still finds itself playing an unaccustomed fourth fiddle ...
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Why Ford, GM, And Ram's Truck Sales Numbers Are All Kinda Bullshit

Oct 7 2014 2:04pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Every month we report the sales performance on every pickup you can buy in the US, and every month we come up against the same frustration: all three major manufacturers report their sales deceptively. I wan ...
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Ram recalling over 43k Promaster and C/V Tradesman vans for separate issues

Oct 7 2014 12:39pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Minivan/Van, Recalls, Work, Ram Ram has announced that it will be recalling over 43,000 vehicles as part of a pair of campaigns targeting its two main cargo haulers, the ProMaster and C/V Tradesman. In the case of its newer offering, the 2014 ProMaster, 21,470 vehicles are being recalled so that Ram dealers can replace the head restraints. The current restraints apparently leave too large of a gap between it and ...
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