The diesel-powered version of Ram’s 1500 truck is coming back for 2020, and FCA has just announced official fuel-consumption figures for the EcoDiesel’s different trims.
In 4X2 configuration, the 2020 Ram EcoDiesel officially uses 7.3L/100 km on highway and 10.5L/100 km in the city. As for the 4X4 models, their numbers are 8.0L/100 km and 11.1L/100 km (city/highway).
For FCA and for consumers, the important number in all that is the 8.0L obtained with the 4X4 models, because that configuration accounts for 95% of Ram 1500 trucks sold.
As well, we learn that the 3.0L V6 engine of this version delivers the best torque in the category, 480 lb-ft. Towing capacity is listed at 12,560 lb.
Here’s another attention-grabber: In terms of range on a full tank, when the available 125-litre tank is chosen, drivers can go 1,600 km before refilling!
“The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel offers the best torque and towing among all half-ton diesel trucks. Now with a 10-year track record, the Ram brand has emerged as a truck powertrain technology leader.”
- Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand
The diesel engine is available across the product lineup, including, for the first time, in the Rebel version.
Starting price for the 2020 Ram 1500 is $49,395 for the Tradesman Quad Cab 4X2 version, before adding in transport and preparation ($1,895). The diesel engine is an option costing $5,800 extra in comparison with the 3.6L Pentastar V6, or $3,900 more than the versions with the Hemi V8 unit.