It’s no secret that truck fans love diesels. And soon, buyers will have a new choice, thanks to the 2020 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel.
The 3.0-liter V6 pumps out 260 horsepower and 480 lb-feet of torque, and at press time, we don’t have figures on what kind of fuel economy to expect. What we do know is that the torque figure puts it ahead of the Ford F-150 diesel’s 440 lb-feet, and the Chevy Silverado diesel’s 460 lb-feet.
Now, given how competitive the truck segment is, we expect you won’t forget that comparison anytime soon, as it’s sure to be prominent in all the marketing for the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel going forward. Because as the infinitely quotable Will Rogers used to say, “it ain’t bragging if it’s true.”
Since it was just announced, we obviously haven’t gotten a chance to drive the RAM 1500 with the EcoDiesel under the hood. But our own Derek Shiekhi recently got a chance to drive the RAM 1500 Limited, and here’s what he had to say:
You really can have it all in that truck. I know. I spent a week in it and racked up hundreds of miles driving around Austin and San Antonio, Texas. It had the handsome styling, power, ground clearance, and capabilities you’d expect from a truck and the materials and many of the features you’ll find in a luxury sedan.
You can read his full review here, and for what it’s worth? We think when you’re impressing native Texans with a truck, that says something. Seriously, there would probably be a pickup on the flag in the Lone Star State — if deciding which brand got the honor wouldn’t spur civil unrest.
The 2020 RAM 1500 with the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel will be available at your local AutoNation RAM dealer toward the end of the year. We’ll post more news on the latest RAM-tough rig when we have it, so stay tuned!