The 2014 Ram 1500 full-size pickup truck comes with a smaller diesel engine that has turned into a fuel efficient option. This new EcoDiesel engine has garnered the truck to receive an EPA estimate for fuel economy rating of 23 mpg combined for models running on a Rear-Wheel Drive. For a full-size pickup truck being tested under EPA standards, its 20/28 mpg city/highway rating is already an impressive number. For Four-Wheel Drives, on the other hand, the fuel economy rating is at 19/27 mpg city/highway.
The engine being referred to on the Ram 1500 is the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine, the same one that was used on the Jeep Grand Cherokee. By far, this is the only diesel engine being offered on a half-ton truck for the 2014 year model. Capable of producing 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, this is one powerful engine that doesn’t compare to its size. Paired with its sole transmission option of an eight-speed automatic, there is no denying how capable this pickup truck is.
Largely comparable to the 2014 Ford F-150’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that produces 365 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, the EcoDiesel manages to top the list. Apart from this, the Ram 1500’s engine to the 4.3-liter V-6 engine of that of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado C15. Because of how capable the EcoDiesel option is, there is no doubt that its competitors will want to step up their game and offer an engine as strong as it. While this is something they may do in the future, they won’t equal the likes of the EcoDiesel– at least not for now.