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RAM 1500 EcoDiesel Truck Improves Fuel Efficiency

By Joe Dales, Editor

The Ram 1500 is now offering an EcoDiesel feature which will make the pickup truck a more fuel-efficient option for farmers.  Achieving 28 highway miles per gallon, the Ram EcoDiesel has earned the title of ‘Best in Class’ in overall fuel economy to go along with the 2014 MotorTrend ‘Truck of the Year’ award.

On the farm, the Ram 1500 pickup is providing a strong mix of overall comfort and convenience, with the capability to save fuel, and the power to haul real jobs - with 420 pound-feet of torque and 9,200 pounds max towing.

Some of the other innovations include link coil rear suspension for a comfortable ride and air suspension that allows for the convenience of raising the truck up two inches while going off-road for more ground clearance. This air suspension also lowers the truck down automatically while driving at highway speeds, improving the overall fuel economy, and at a full stop to allow easier entry and exit.

Other practical features include the Ram Box, an innovative storage solution on the outside of the truck and Chrysler’s Uconnect infotainment and navigation system is one of the industry’s best, as well: it’s very intuitive and the icons are big and easy to use.

RAM Trucks is competitively pricing the 1500 to continue to increase marketshare and it appears they are doing better when you see the number of these pickups in the parking lot of farm shows and agriculture events. For more information you can visit the website and see the specifications of the EcoDiesel. There is a calculator to show just how much money you stand to save in one year based on your daily mileage.

The team asked the RAM Trucks expert about the EcoDiesel at a recent Farmshow about what farmers can expect. Watch the video: Lucas Frank, Senior Manager of Light and Heavy Duty Trucks at RAM Trucks walks us through the highlights of the Motor Trends 2014 Truck of the Year, the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel.

Or visit and check out the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel for yourself.

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