New Ram EcoDiesel’s Range Exceeds 1,000 Miles Per Fill-Up

The fight for the most wanted half-ton diesel pickup truck is still on and even with the news that the 2020 Ram 1500 Eco Diesel offers 32-miles per gallon. While that is a good amount of mileage, the Ram is still not the best when it comes to staying away from the pumps. The Ram has an EPA-estimated economy of 22-miles per gallon city, 32-miles per gallon highway, and a 26-miles per gallon average for the 4×2 models while the 4×4 models reached 21/29/24.

However, the 2020 GM trucks with the 3.0-liter Duramax engine we test drove just a few months ago, offer one mile per gallon better in each rating for both 4×2 and 4×4 models. Then, behind these two, the Ford F-150 and it’s new 3.0-liter, V6 Power Stroke diesel engine holds a significantly lower rating at 20/25/22-miles per gallon.

2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. With its 33-gallon tank, it will also do 1,000 miles without needing to stop for a fill-up, Ram also promised.

If you’re stingy on the purchase of a vehicle because of the one mile per gallon difference, be my guest. But, the Ram does offer more torque than the other two manufacturers with a whopping 480-pound-foot of torque. This is 20 pound-feet more than the GM and 40 pound-feet more than the Ford half-ton trucks.

Of the three, the Chevrolet still makes the most power with 277-horsepower, versus the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel’s 260 hp. Ford’s Power Stroke only outputs 250 hp.

  • New 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel 4×2 scores 32 miles per gallon (mpg) highway and 29 mpg highway for 4×4 models
  • New Ram 1500 EcoDiesel produces the highest half-ton diesel torque at 480 lb.-ft. and highest half-ton diesel towing capacity at 12,560 pounds
  • Ram focused on establishing powertrain technology leadership in the truck segment
  • Ram 1500 Rebel now available with EcoDiesel option for the first time
  • Class-exclusive air suspension enhances fuel economy, improves ride control, off-road capability, ease of entry and exit, cargo-loading effort, and features automatic load leveling
  • 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pricing starts at $36,890, plus $1,695 destination

“The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel offers the best torque and towing among all half-ton diesel trucks,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand. “Now with a 10-year track record, the Ram brand has emerged as a truck powertrain technology leader. The all-new EcoDiesel engine and Ram 1500 eTorque mild-hybrid powertrains deliver outstanding fuel efficiency alternatives for our Ram 1500 customers.”

With these ratings out, which do you prefer? After looking at the figures, it’s clear that Ram has a good neutral offering between the big three. Will you choose the extra mile per gallon or the more torque at your feet? Let us know in the comments below! Stay tuned to Diesel Army as we take a Ram 1500 EcoDiesel and put it to the test.

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Artie Maupin

Artie Maupin is from Southeast Missouri and has an extreme passion for anything diesel. He loves drag racing of all kinds, as well as sled pulling competitions.
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