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Guide:Breaking News: Ram EcoDiesel Sets new Mileage Record Posted by Mark Williams | February 4, 2014 The 2014 Ram 1500 4x2 equipped with the V-6 EcoDiesel and eight-speed transmission has been fully tested by the EPA and found to offer 20 mpg

Breaking News: Ram EcoDiesel Sets new Mileage Record

Posted by Mark Williams | February 4, 2014

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The 2014 Ram 1500 4x2 equipped with the V-6 EcoDiesel and eight-speed transmission has been fully tested by the EPA and found to offer 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, with a combined fuel economy rating of 23 mpg — better than any other half-ton or midsize pickup in the U.S. The 4x4 model will have a 19 (city), 27 (highway), and 22 (combined) mpg rating. 

"We are immensely gratified by achieving these milestones," said Bob Lee, Chrysler Group's head of engine, powertrain and electrified propulsion systems engineering, in a statement. "Not only do they confirm our position as an industry leader in powertrain development and truck design, they promise tremendous benefits for our customers."

Ordering for the light-duty diesel — the only diesel engine offered on any New half-ton pickup to date — has been delayed several times but will begin on Feb. 7 at dealerships across the U.S. and Canada. The Ram 1500 now holds the top two spots on the list of the most fuel-efficient pickups sold. The EcoDiesel secured the No. 1 position, and the 1500 equipped with the 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar gasoline engine earned an EPA 25 mpg highway rating, taking the No. 2 slot.

During our inaugural Annual Physical, which tested several V-6-equipped half-ton and midsize pickups, the Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn equipped with the EcoDiesel/TorqueFlite eight-speed powertrain achieved a 26.2 mpg average on our test route, which included a combination of city and highway driving. We'll have more on our V-6 Annual Physical soon.

To read the full 2014 Ram 1500 EPA rating press release, click here.

EPA MPG 2014 II

in Diesels, Fuel Economy, Full-Size, new Trucks, Powertrains, Ram 1500, Ram Brand

Comments

Good job RAM!
Those are good numbers.
I would like to see some real world tests on this truck, including towing & milage.
Ram knows what it wants from it's 1500 truck & has done well with it.

Posted by: devo340 | Feb 4, 2014 11:06:51 AM

Sweet. I bet these things fly off the lots

Posted by: Dodgeguy65 | Feb 4, 2014 11:07:04 AM

Not bad, now what out of this world mpg rating do pickups have to meet in the near future.

I guess if they just leave a frame, drivetrain, drivers seat, and bed they may make it. It would be like going back to the very first pickups. Now that would be retro.

Posted by: Peter | Feb 4, 2014 11:09:58 AM

So where's the break-even point (3.6 pentastar vs. EcoDiesel)? Make sure you factor in dealer maintenance...
In So Cal, regular is $3.60 and diesel is $4.00 at the pump.

Posted by: Dino Sinclair | Feb 4, 2014 11:12:13 AM

Right now up north Diesel costs just under 4.15 a gallon, unleaded gas is around 3.22 a gallon. That is nearly 1 dollar more expensive (30%) for fuel with barely noticeable gain (1.5%). This doesn't even take into account the need for DEF, and higher cost of maintain a diesel engine.

Posted by: Makes No Sense | Feb 4, 2014 11:16:55 AM

@Dino

That's been my pitch for a while on this site. Many people seem willing to talk diesel due to the promise of better towing performance and FE.

They hate to talk about the cost of getting those benefits.

Posted by: papa jim | Feb 4, 2014 11:17:45 AM

Here in BC, $4.91 gallon gas, $5.50 gallon diesel. You guys have it so good.

Those mileage numbers really are appealing. Any word on pricing? If the dang thing costs $50k it kind of defeats the purpose.

Posted by: BigT | Feb 4, 2014 11:32:31 AM

Good numbers. The Italian VM Motori 3.0 diesel looks like it will be a big seller. This will put more pressure on Italian management to expand production by building another plant. Marchionne has already said he will not build another plant in North America so how does he plan on meeting demand?
Italy has a ton of under-utilized factories populated by "can't lay off" socialized unions.
Hmmm.... those imported from Detroit commercials are all making sense now.

Posted by: Lou_BC | Feb 4, 2014 11:32:37 AM

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