RAM 1500 EcoDiesel Beating Fuel Economy Ratings
With a 28-mpg EPA rating for highway driving, the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel has a lot to be proud of, considering just a few years ago a pickup truck was lucky to break 20-mpg on the highway. But the RAM brand is even prouder of the fact that its 2014 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel is actually exceeding those ratings.
EcoDiesel owners are seeing such great fuel economy that they’re taking pictures of their gauge and posting them online to show the world. RAM’s Brand Director, Bob Hegbloom told Automotive News that many are consistently seeing numbers in the “low 30s,” something many mid-sized sedans and crossover SUVs struggle to obtain.
Hegbloom is determined to see the RAM obtain official ratings over 30 mpg in the near future, confident that a commitment to improvement will make that a reality.
RAM 1500 EcoDiesel vs. Ford F-150 EcoBoost
While Ford has touted its EcoBoost technology in most of its current lineup–including the 2015 Mustang–the F-150 just can’t compete with the RAM’s estimated 28 mpg on the highway.
The 3.7L standard V6 Ford gets an estimated 23 mpg while the more powerful EcoBoost receives 22 mpg. And while the EcoBoost does offer significant boost thanks to a direct injection, twin-turbocharged engine, it does not really earn the “Eco” title compared to the RAM 1500.