Diesel truck engines have come a long, long way since the days of black smoke-belching trucks you could smell from a kilometre away. Not only are diesel engines now capable of getting exceptional mileage and power, but they’re also a safe bet for the environmentally-conscious. Few diesel trucks on the market combine these traits like the RAM 1500 with the EcoDiesel engine. We’ve compiled a list of points for you to consider when picking your next truck. We may be biased, but we believe that truck should be the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel.
- The RAM 1500 with EcoDiesel powertrain is America’s most fuel-efficient pickup truck. A best in class 10.4 L/100 KM with over 10,000 lbs. of towing capacity make for a light-duty diesel truck that doesn’t shirk from heavy-duty work.
- The RAM 1500 comes equipped with industry leading fuel economy technology. From it’s thermal management system, pulse-width modulation and active aerodynamics, to its air suspension and grille shutters, this is one top-of-the-line truck. Perhaps most impressive is the 1500’s TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission which lets you harness the 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel’s 240 horses and 420 lb-ft of torque at an unbelievably low 2,000 rpm, and adds to the RAM’s impressive fuel economy numbers.
- The RAM 1500 is a winner! Namely, a 3-time winner of the Canadian Truck King Challenge, as well as AJAC’s best pickup truck in Canada, among other awards. Most impressive, is that the 1500’s 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 is a 3-time winner of Ward’s 10 Best Engines. With all this hardware, it’s a good thing the RAM has more than enough power to tow all of these awards—if the situation ever called for it.
There are many more reasons to get behind the wheel of an EcoDiesel equipped RAM 1500, like unparalleled safety and a luxurious, award-winning interior—but we’ll let our friendly and knowledgeable staff at Go Columbia Chrysler fill you in on all the other details when you come in for a test drive.