2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Rated at 28 MPG, Tops Full-size Truck Segment

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Ram has announced that the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, which is powered by an all-new 3.0-liter V6 oil burner, was rated at 28 miles per gallon on the highway and 23 miles per gallon combined (city/highway) by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The new 28 mpg rating is EPA’s best highway-cycle result ever achieved by full-size, half-ton pickup truck and surpasses even the top-ranked small pickup segment. For instance, the 2014 Tacoma returns up to 25 mpg when equipped with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine.

“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.”

As a brief reminder, the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine produces 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque and can be had as a $2,850 option. Deliveries of 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel trucks will begin later this week.
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