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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...

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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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5 hours ago

Ford, Ram in heavy-duty towing spat

Jul 28 2014 5:59pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Truck, Government/Legal, Ford, Ram Every pickup truck commercial has the brand trying to convince us that its model is the biggest, brawniest vehicle on the block. But Ford and Ram appear ready to really throw down the gauntlet and scrap over the towing figures for their heavy-duty models, and it could potentially end up in court. The issue revolves around what it means to be best in ...
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12 hours ago

Week two: 2014 Ram 1500 Laramie EcoDiesel

Jul 28 2014 10:49am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

2014 Ram 1500 Laramie EcoDiesel Crew Cab. PHOTO: Derek McNaughton, Driving 2014 Ram 1500 Laramie EcoDiesel Crew Cab. PHOTO: Derek McNaughton, Driving The four and seven pin connector on the 2014 Ram 1500 Laramie EcoDiesel Crew C ...
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1 day ago

Ford, Ram quarrel over heavy-duty pickup towing title

Jul 27 2014 11:00pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Ford Motor Co. is threatening legal action if Ram keeps claiming that its pickups offer "best-in-class" towing. Ram's response? In so many words, it's ...
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4 days ago

It’s Me, Switches: Chrysler Recalling Up to 792,300 Jeeps for Faulty Ignition Switches

Jul 24 2014 4:45pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Chrysler said it would recall up to 792,300 Jeeps to replace the same faulty ignition switches that were the subject of an earlier recall this month that covered 696,000 minivans and crossovers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, after receiving documents from Chrysler on its airbag controllers, opened two investigations in June on the 2005–2006 Grand Cherokee and 2006–2007 Commander. Chrysler has since expanded the vehicle population to include the 2007 Grand Ch ...
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5 days ago

V6 engines will outpace V8s for the 2015 Ford F-150

Jul 23 2014 3:54pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Car Buying, Truck, Technology, Work, Ford, Off-Road How times have changed. Even five years ago, who would have thought the mighty V8 would be just another engine choice for buyers of the 2015 Ford F-150? Ford is projecting about 28 percent of the next-generation trucks will have the 5.0-liter V8. That's nothing to sneeze at, but consider this: Ford figures its two EcoBoost truck engines - the new 2.7-liter V6 and the existing ...
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5 days ago

V6 engines will outpace V8s for the 2015 Ford F-150

Jul 23 2014 3:39pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Car Buying, Truck, Technology, Work, Ford, Off-Road How times have changed. Even five years ago, who would have thought the mighty V8 would be just another engine choice for buyers of the 2015 Ford F-150? Ford is projecting about 28 percent of the next-generation trucks will have the 5.0-liter V8. That's nothing to sneeze at, but consider this: Ford figures its two EcoBoost truck engines - the ne ...
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5 days ago

Recalls: Older Jeep Grand Cherokees, Commanders for Ignition

Jul 23 2014 1:07pm CDT | Source: Truck Trend

Smaller recall for 2015 Cherokee, 2014 Ram for Shock MountsThe recalls just keep coming, and not just for General Motors. Almost all the automakers—particularly the Detroit Three—seem especially sensitive to any inference of safety issues and are trying to stay proactive and ahead of the curve when it comes to addressing potential problems. Chrysler is issuing two recalls: a smaller one affecting the shock and strut mounts on some 2014 Ram 1500 trucks ...
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5 days ago

2015 Ford F-150 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 Output, Towing Announced (3.5L V-6, Too)

Jul 23 2014 11:33am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

In announcing output and towing figures for its new twin-turbo 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6, Ford published a video of a towing drag race in which a 2015 Ford F-150 stomped a Ram EcoDiesel and a Chevrolet Silverado with a 5.3-liter V-8. Although we’re not inclined to get excited over manufacturer test runs—we do that stuff ourselves—taken with the 2.7’s 325-hp and 375-lb-ft output ratings, the engine is shaping up to be an appealing option taken alone. ...
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5 days ago

Could Ram be bringing back the mid-sized Dakota pickup?

Jul 23 2014 10:54am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

The compact pickup truck market has been neglected by automakers, but on the heels of the new Chevrolet Canyon launch, a mid-sized Dodge pickup has been spied undergoing testing in Michigan. The mule, which is heavily disguised, is reported by pickuptrucks.com to be based on a Fiat Strada, a small pickup made in Brazil. “The prototype’s headlights are carefully camouflaged to hide their overall shape, but the units appear to be dead ri ...
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5 days ago

Chrysler recalling hundreds of thousands of Jeep Grand Cherokee and Commander SUVs

Jul 23 2014 8:27am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: SUV, Recalls, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram The public might associated ignition switch recalls with General Motors - and with good cause - but that's not the only automaker calling its vehicles back in to fix that sort of issue. Last month we reported that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was investigating an array of Chrysler Group vehicles for electrical-related safety issues. The administration and Chrysler subsequently issued a r ...
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Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.

 

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