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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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2015 Ford F-450 Meets SAE Tow Standard, Ram Refuses To Rescind Top Title

Sep 2 2014 8:32am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Ford has adopted the SAE J2807 towing-capacity measurement standard for their F-450 crew cab 4x4 pickup and maintained its insane 31,200 pound rating. They really want to end this "best-in-class " dispute with Ram, but Chrysler still won't concede that silly title. ...
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2015 Ram 1500 R/T Hemi Tested: The Hot-Rod Ram Pickup

Sep 1 2014 11:01pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The pickup boom of the 1990s and early 2000s brought an explosion of model configurations and trims, as more and more people began using these once-workhorses as their everyday vehicles. Of course, the most dichotomous new species was the sport truck. Pickups focused on performance had existed before—see Express, Li’l Red—but such exercises in silliness peaked when Dodge stuffed the Viper’s 500-h ...
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3 days ago

Detail Changes for 2015 Ram, Jeep Models

Aug 29 2014 4:08pm CDT | Source: Truck Trend

Cherokee Gets Stop/Start, Auto Braking, Power Wagon Hill DescentAfter coming off a heady last two years of new product introductions and major updates, Chrysler is backing off the throttle slightly for 2015 with its truck and SUV offerings, which are mostly detail changes to models in its Ram and Jeep lineups. a Photo Gallery: Detail Changes for 2015 Ram, Jeep Models Phot ...
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4 days ago

Ram Heavy Duty

Aug 28 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

The Ram Heavy Duty has been around since 1981 when Dodge introduced the three-quarter and one-ton trucks. The Ram was available with an innovative, 5.9-liter, Cummins turbo-diesel, something GM and Ford trucks couldn’t boast. The old Cummins turbo-diesel saw Ram Heavy Duty sales grow, thanks to its direct-injection fuel system, turbocharger, and greater power outputs than the competition.Four generations of trucks later, ...
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5 days ago

Real Steel: The Last Steel-Bodied F-150 Rolls off the Line in Dearborn; Preparations for Aluminum Begin

Aug 27 2014 10:04am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The last F-150 has left the building. According to the Detroit Free Press, the final steel-bodied F-150 rolled off the line at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant around 1:30 a.m. last Saturday. While Ford’s Kansas City facility will continue to manufacture steel-bodied F-150s until the end of the year, the line in Dearborn is being dismantled to make room for the new tooling and equipment required to produce aluminum-bodied trucks for the 2015 model year. The Dearborn plant will be ...
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Consumer Reports says Ram 1500 tops fuel economy fight [w/video]

Aug 27 2014 9:27am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: MPG, Chrysler, Dodge, Toyota Consumer Reports takes its independent vehicle testing procedures seriously. In an era when we have to question the EPA's official ratings thanks to recent re-evaluations from Ford and Hyundai, an independent voice is important. So, when CR says something is the best, it's worth paying attention to. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has "about the same fuel-economy numbers that we typically see in a midsized SUV." ...
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2015 Ram Heavy Duty Trucks Offer Three Best-In-Class Capabilities

Aug 27 2014 9:09am CDT | Source: autoMedia.com

The pickup truck segment seems to be one big game of "King of the Hill." Whichever truck has the most best-in-class capabilities wins the crown. As the 2015 model year begins, Ram is unleashing the newest 2015 Heavy Duty models with three best-in-class capabilities: power, towing capacity, and payload capacity.  Claiming to be one of the best towing truck companies out there, Ram is the only automaker to back up all ...
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Consumer Reports judges Ram 1500 EcoDiesel tops among half-ton pickups

Aug 26 2014 10:51am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Consumer Reports says the hot-selling Ram 1500 EcoDiesel outscored competitors from Ford, General Motors, Toyota and Nissan to claim the magazine's top spot among full-size ligh ...
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6 days ago

Does 'Best In Class' Really Make You Want To Buy A Car Or Truck?

Aug 26 2014 9:52am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

"Best In Class" has been a favorite phrase for car commercials and billboards forever, particularly in the pickup truck market. Now that Ram and Ford are raging especially hard over who's "Best In Class For Towing ," it's time to settle the real deba ...
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2013 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4x4 Long-Term Verdict

Aug 26 2014 8:12am CDT | Source: Truck Trend

Our Copperhead metallic 2013 Ram 1500 was welcomed into the Motor Trend Garage with open arms after the Ram walked home with our 2013 Truck of the Year award.Our Copperhead metallic 2013 Ram 1500 was welcomed into the Motor Trend Garage with open arms after the Ram walked home with our 2013 Truck of the Year award. Our truck came pretty fully loaded, and it better have been with its $52,320 sticker. We put the Ram to work right away, using it to help staffers move, support photo shoots off-ro ...
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