2. Ram 1500 Diesel Sets New Fuel Economy Benchmark for Pickups

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The U.S. Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency has cer­ti­fied the 2014 Ram 1500 diesel at 28 miles per gal­lon on the high­way, the best rat­ing ever achieved by a full-size, half-ton pick­up.

With the high­way mileage and a 20 mpg city rat­ing, the EPA cer­ti­fied the pick­up with a com­bined rat­ing of 23 mpg.

Drill Down Details:

  • The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel gets 6 mpg bet­ter fuel econ­o­my than the best F150 Eco­Boost
  • For the 2014 mod­el-year, the pickup’s fuel econ­o­my tops its seg­ment com­peti­tors and the Toy­ota Taco­ma and Nis­san Fron­tier, which are both mid­size pick­up trucks.
  • The vehi­cle fea­tures the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine deliv­ers peak torque of 420 lb.-ft,  a dif­fer­en­tia­tor for Chrysler in the high­ly-com­pet­i­tive U.S. pick­up truck mar­ket.
  • Order­ing for EcoDiesel mod­els begins Feb. 7, accord­ing to Chrysler.
  • Pric­ing for the Ra 1500 starts at $24,200, plus $1,195 des­ti­na­tion.
  • The 2014 Ram 1500 is built at the War­ren Truck Assem­bly Plant, which has assem­bled more than 12.5 mil­lion trucks since it start­ed oper­a­tions in 1938


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