What is the Ram EcoDiesel?

May 29th, 2019 by

Ram Trucks: An American Classic

The Dodge Ram brings to mind fond memories of weekend fishing trips, camping across the country, and magical first dates looking up at the stars. Ram has become the epitome of American trucks, their popularity due in part to their smooth riding and handling capabilities.

The 2019 Ram 1500 is no exception to these qualities. Longer than previous years, it still clocks in over 100 pounds lighter than years past. But it isn’t the feel of the truck or the amenities it offers that you should be excited about. The new Ram EcoDiesel is out, and it’s like no diesel engine you’ve ever encountered before.

Ram EcoDiesel Engine: Wave Of The Future

There have been many iterations of the Dodge Ram truck, but none pique interest quite as much as this year’s Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. Aside from the fact that the Ram 1500 is the greatest truck money can buy, the EcoDiesel option now gives prospective buyers one of the most sophisticated diesel engines to ever be put into a production truck.

The Dodge EcoDiesel engine is geared towards owners who desire all the power and quality that a diesel engine brings, without sacrificing their life savings every time they go to the gas pump.

Engine Specs

The Dodge Ram 1500 EcoDiesel comes with a 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine. This engine puts out over 240 horsepower and 420 pounds per foot of torque. It also has a towing capacity of over 1,600 pounds, making it an ideal engine for whatever you want to do. Fuel efficiency is always a top concern when it comes to diesel engines. But, this EcoDiesel was engineered with efficiency and cost effectiveness in mind. The engine boasts up to 27 miles per gallon highway, and is even impressive in the city, giving up to 20 miles per gallon.

Truly a feat of engineering only Dodge can deliver, the EcoDiesel engine was created with a diesel particulate filter and a selective catalyst reduction. For those of us who don’t speak engineer, these components work together to ensure that the Dodge Ram 1500 EcoDiesel can pass emissions standards testing in every state, guaranteed.

EcoDiesel Engine: Credit Where Credit Is Due

The Dodge Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is changing the rules, and both buyers and industry experts alike have taken notice. Wards is a leading expert in automotive intelligence. They have been in the automotive industry since the days of the Model T and recognized the Ram EcoDiesel engine on one of their top 10 lists in 2016. Wards cited the EcoDiesel engine as providing consistent, stable power, no matter the load size being carried. It also noted its quiet operating sound when compared to competitors. The Ram EcoDiesel was credited with being one of the best in the realm of fuel efficiency, even under maximum towing capacities.

Other Engines For America’s Favorite Truck

While the Ram 1500 with the efficient but powerful EcoDiesel engine is certainly a feat of engineering and is made with quality other brands can only dream of, there are other options for the Ram 1500 that also impress both consumers and experts alike. The standard engine in this year’s Ram 1500 is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine. This engine has a silent timing chain in order to facilitate a smoother, quieter ride. The powerful V6 engine puts out about 305 horsepower, 269 pounds per foot of torque, and over 7,600 pounds of towing capacity. However, all this power still doesn’t sacrifice fuel economy, as the V6 engine provides up to 25 miles per gallon highway.

For those that desire power above all else, look no further than the optional 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine. An absolute monster of an engine, this HEMI V8 puts out over 395 horsepower, 410 pounds per foot of torque, and has a towing capacity of over 10,600 pounds, plenty of power for whatever your needs are, and more. But even the V8 boasts a fuel economy of up to 22 miles per gallon highway, not bad for the power you get in return.

Power Plus Performance

The Ram EcoDiesel engine is one of the greatest diesel engines ever produced, but what is all that power without adequate performance to back it up? Ram offers features that make towing, hauling, and simply driving, more seamless and easier than ever. Some of these features include:

Integrated Trailer Hitch: now, Ram trucks come equipped with the ability to connect trailers directly to the truck itself, simply and securely.

Hill Start Assist: this feature ensures that your Ram 1500 will never roll backward during a stop, and will drive right through steep inclines as if you were not even on a hill.

Four Corner Air Suspension: this allows for the automatic leveling of loads, and automatic adjustments as well. Drivers can adjust the height of the vehicle with adjustable air springs, and the truck will automatically lower at high speeds in order to maximize efficiency.

These options come whether you opt for the Ram EcoDiesel engine or not, making your next Ram 1500 purchase a guaranteed good buy.

Test Drive A Ram Truck Today

Whether you opt for the Ram EcoDiesel option or the traditional engines, we have Ram trucks to fit your needs.

Come take a test drive, but be warned, once you try a Ram, you will never try anything else.

Posted in RAM