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.