2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel impresses Consumer Reports, outscores its competitors

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 27, 2014

The American pickup war got even tougher as the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel outscored rivals such as the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado and Nissan Titan in the latest test conducted by Consumer Reports. According to the well-known magazine, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel received the first spot among full-size light-duty pickups.

First of all, the pickup made by Chrysler impressed with its average fuel economy of 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, which is far better than its rivals. Consumer Reports said that the fuel economy returned by the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is comparable with a midsized SUV.

For those who don’t know, the vehicle uses a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel engine supplied by Fiat subsidiary VM Motori SPA, that produces 240 hp and 420 pounds-feet of torque. In addition, the turbodiesel engine is bolted to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The whisper quiet interior was also an important factor that impressed the magazine. Earlier this year we reported about the impressive sales of the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel which is selling about six times faster than the petrol-powered Ram 1500.

According to Consumer Reports, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel score was 82 and this is the second consecutive year when Consumer Reports recommends the Ram 1500 over other half-ton competitors.

If you are interested in buying one, you’d better know that it has a starting price of $30,465, including delivery charges.

If you liked the article, share on:


Login or Create new account to add a comment!


Many have been excited with the impending arrival of the next-generation Jeep Wrangler and the new 2019 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, which is slated to be the brand’s new range-topping model....
by - October 21, 2016
Chevrolet has taken the wraps off its new Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 at the fall meeting of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA). Tagged as the most extreme fuel-cell-powered...
by - October 21, 2016
Honda has unveiled the fifth generation of its hot-selling SUV – the 2017 Honda CR-V. The latest iteration of the CR-V should help it maintain its benchmark status in the...
by - October 21, 2016
Many are already expecting BMW to launch an ultra luxurious SUV that will serve at its new flagship by late 2018. Larger than the X5 and X6, the new X7...
by - October 21, 2016
Most of you may have heard or already have one of those autonomous home appliances doing the house chores. Thus, it’s not anymore unusual to see a car going places...
by - October 20, 2016