Ram Truck Diesel Engine Options Just For You

December 13th, 2016 by

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Today, it is rare that you find a truck with just one engine option. Generally, truck models are available with a few engine options to fit all of the needs of people who want and need a truck. Each class of Ram trucks is available with a couple gas engine options and a strong diesel engine option. Though the market has few diesel engine options, diesel engines actually have a lot of benefits.


  • Diesel fuel burns slower, providing for less mechanical wear and a longer lasting engine.
  • Generally, diesel trucks have better fuel economy than gas powered trucks.
  • Diesel engines do not need ignition tuneups because diesel engines don’t require spark plugs or distributors.
  • If you add up the previous three points, the cost in gas and the engine end up balancing out when it comes to saving money on less fill ups and maintenance.

Light Duty Diesel Engines

The Ram 1500 is classified as a light-duty truck and it is available in different trims and with  different engine options, one of which is a diesel powered engine. The diesel engine option is a 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel engine and it is the most fuel efficient engine in the entire light-duty truck class.

This EcoDiesel engine is standard on the Ram 1500 HFE trim. The engine produces up to 240 horsepower and an impressive and useful 420 lb-ft of torque. The HFE gives drivers an average of 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, which was once unheard of in the truck world.

Heavy Duty Diesel Engines

Heavy-duty trucks call for heavy-duty engines. That is why Ram Heavy Duty Trucks (2500 and 3500) have plenty of engine options, including two V8 options and a powerful diesel option as well.

The diesel engine for heavy-duty Ram trucks is a 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 engine, but don’t worry, just because it only has six cylinders doesn’t mean it lacks power. This engine is available in three calibrations — a 6-speed manual transmission, a six-speed automatic transmission and a six-speed AISIN automatic transmission. Depending on the transmission, the engine can produce anywhere from 350-385 horsepower, 660-900 lb-ft of torque and has a towing capacity ranging from 16,900 pounds to 31,200 pounds.

Interested in a diesel powered Ram truck? Check out our Ram truck inventory here or come down for a test drive at Kendall Ram!

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