The Astounding MPG of the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

June 2nd, 2014 by

2014 Ram 1500Ram has gone and done something that no other automaker has ever had the courage to try — putting a diesel engine in a light-duty truck. The result is that the mpg rating of the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is stunning, and drivers around Moose Jaw should be thrilled. It is an audacious feat of engineering, but when you dive into the numbers and get behind the wheel, it’s clear that this is advancement that truck owners have been waiting for. After you read this quick overview of the new 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel and its mpg rating, head to Crestview Chrysler in Regina, SK to experience it in person.

Winning Fuel Economy

The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel gets mpg ratings as high as 10.2 L/100 km in the city and 7.1 L/100 km on the highway. Those numbers are impressive in their own right, but they really stand out when you compare them to other vehicles in this class. At best, the 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 gets 13 L/100 km in the city and 8.7 L/100 km on the highway, and the Ford F-150 gets just 12.6 L/100 km in the city and 8.8 L/100 km in the city. When you are at the gas pump and when you’re preparing to drive from Moose Jaw to Regina or anywhere else, which truck would you rather have?

Advanced Engine

The reason that the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel gets such impressive mpg ratings is that it relies on a 3.0L EcoDiesel V6. This engine is biodiesel-compatible and  puts out 240 hp and a class-leading 420 lb-ft of torque. But the truly revolutionary elements of this engine are the Selective Catalyst Reduction System and Diesel Exhaust Fluid System. These two enhancements mean that the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel burns less fuel with less emissions without compromising power. Thanks to that smart approach to engineering, this truck can go up to 16,000 km between oil changes.

Intelligent Transmission

You control the EcoDiesel engine with a class-exclusive TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission. It offers up to 40 different shift maps that optimize both power and efficiency. Clearly, every features of the new 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has been carefully calibrated to work in perfect sync. When you need to depend on a truck, depend on a smarter truck.

Test Drive the New Ram in Regina

There is lots more that we could tell you about the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel and its mpg rating, but to really appreciate what makes this truck special, you need to see it in person. Head to Crestview Chrysler in Regina, which is not far from Moose Jaw, and take one out for a test drive.

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