Ram 1500 EcoDiesel rated at 28 mpg

Fox Car Report drives the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel


The official fuel economy ratings for the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel are in, and they’re both impressive and familiar.

According to the EPA, the full-size pickup and its 3.0-liter diesel V6 delivers 20 mpg city and 28 mpg highway, earning it a combined rating of 23 mpg.

That’s for two-wheel-drive models, and pretty much exactly what we saw in our recent real-world test of a 4x4 1500 EcoDiesel, which the EPA says should deliver 1 mpg less across the board.

Shows what it knows.

In either case, the 240 hp, 420 lb-ft torque truck is now the most fuel efficient half-ton on the market, while the 2WD version has the same combined fuel economy as the 159 hp four-cylinder Toyota Tacoma pickup with a five-speed manual transmission., best in the midsize class.