According to Consumer Reports, the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is the Best Pickup on the Market

September 3rd, 2014 by

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
It turns out that Consumer Reports magazine crowned the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel king of pickup trucks. When outfitted with its new diesel engine, the Ram outscored Chevrolet and Ford’s notorious full-sized trucks. You can see it for yourself at Crestview Chrysler in Regina, SK — but in the meantime, keep reading to learn more about this exceptional truck.

Why Consumer Reports  Lovers the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

According to Consumer Reports, while the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel’s V6 EcoDiesel engine saved significantly more fuel than similar pickups with gas engines, it also beat those trucks in standard performance tests, scoring a much-coveted 82.

According to Jake Fisher, the director of the Consumer Reports automotive testing center, “These are about the same fuel-economy numbers that we typically see in a mid-sized SUV. Ram is currently the only truck to offer turbo-diesel technology. It will be interesting to see what impact it will have on the half-ton truck market.”

This is all a very big deal, considering that Consumer Reports is an independent magazine; it buys vehicles directly from dealerships instead of asking for loaners from automakers in order to test vehicles. So when Consumer Reports performs a test and offers its critical opinion, everybody listens.

The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is the only light-duty truck on the market to come fitted with a diesel engine. And this EcoDiesel V6 engine is indeed an impressive machine. It delivers best-in-class fuel economy with 7.1 L/100 km on the highway, so you can minimize stops at the pump on your journeys around Regina and Moose Jaw.

What impresses us even more still is its power. The V6 engine, paired with its class-exclusive eight-speed transmission, delivers a best-in-class torque rating of 420 lb-ft. This translates further to an undeniably powerful maximum towing capacity of 4,740 kg. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel offers several technologies such as active grille shutters, active four-corner air suspension, and others to make sure you get the most out of your truck.

See the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel at Crestview Chrysler

Feel free to call us at 306-525-5411 to learn more about the new 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. Or you can visit our dealership at 601 Albert St. in Regina, SK to see it for yourself!

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