2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel gets 28 MPG Rating

With gas prices so high and only getting higher , every one is looking a fuel efficient vehicle and that's usually not a truck. Now , Dodge is claiming the Ram will get car - like 28 MPG Rating. \

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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Sets New Fuel-Economy Benchmark of 28 MPG; Ram Now Owns Top Two Spots in Pickup -Segment Rankings
February 4, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The EcoDiesel-powered 2014 Ram 1500 has earned a 28-mpg rating from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the best highway-cycle test result ever achieved by a full-size, half-ton pickup.
It also exceeds the EPA highway rating for the top-ranked small pickup.
The breakthrough results mean Ram keeps the half-ton fuel-economy record set last year by the 2013 Ram 1500. Equipped with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 gasoline engine, the truck earned 25 mpg highway, a rating that stands for model-year 2014.
The Ram 1500 now owns the half-ton pickup segment's top two spots in the EPA's 2014 highway fuel-economy rankings.
"The new Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is truly in a class of it's own with 28 MPG and the ability to tow 9200 pounds," says Reid Bigland, President and CEO Ram Truck Brand. "To put the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel in context, it gets 6 mpg better fuel economy than the best F150 Eco-Boost. Overall, the Ram 1500 Eco-Diesel has outstanding pick-up truck capability with compact-car-like fuel economy."
The EcoDiesel is the first and only advanced-technology turbo-diesel offering in the half-ton pickup segment. In addition to superior fuel economy, it delivers peak torque of 420 lb.-ft. (569 Nm), which is unsurpassed among full-size trucks equipped with V-6 engines.
The all-new engine's block and bedplate are made from lightweight Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI). Its performance is enhanced by the innovative MultiJet 2 common-rail fuel-injection system, which is exclusive in North America to Chrysler Group.
MultiJet 2's high-dispersion nozzles and advanced-technology servovalve can accommodate up to eight fuel-injection events per cylinder cycle. This mitigates noise and improves low-speed throttle response, while also reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
The all-new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel features state-of-the-art Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), high-pressure cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR), variable swirl intake ports and a variable-geometry turbocharger. All contribute to 50-state compliance with Tier 2-Bin 5/LEV II emissions regulations.
Named one of Ward's 10 Best Engines for 2014, the EcoDiesel V-6 was a significant factor in the Ram 1500's selection as 2014 Motor Trend Truck of the Year. The Ram 1500 is the first vehicle to win this prestigious award in back to back years.
Chrysler Group's segment-exclusive TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission further improves the Ram 1500's fuel efficiency. While enabling optimal engine speed in a wide range of driving conditions, the advanced-technology gearbox benefits from a thermal-management system that quickly warms transmission oil to reduce pumping losses associated with cold, low-viscosity fluid.
The 2014 Ram 1500's efficiencies are not restricted to powertrain technologies. Other key features include:
Active grille shutters that optimize air flow for improved aerodynamics Electric Power Steering (EPS), which relieves the engine from constantly turning a hydraulic pump Thoughtful material-use strategies that leverage lightweight aluminum for components – such as hoods – that do not compromise capability
Pricing for the 2014 Ram 1500 starts at $24,200, plus $1,195 destination. The exclusive V-6 EcoDiesel with TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission is priced $2,850 greater than a similarly equipped Ram 1500 with a 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 with TorqueFlite 8-speed transmission.
Ordering for EcoDiesel models begins Feb. 7.
The 2014 Ram 1500 is backed with an unsurpassed five-year /100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. The powertrain-limited warranty, which is transferrable, covers the cost of all parts and labor needed to repair a covered powertrain component – engine, transmission and drive system.
The standard three-year / 36,000-mile Basic Limited Warranty provides bumper-to-bumper coverage for the Ram 1500, from the body to the electrical system.
The 2014 Ram 1500 is built at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant (Warren, Mich.), which has assembled more than 12.5 million trucks since it started operations in 1938. Regular Cab models of the 2014 Ram 1500 are built at the Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant in Saltillo, Mexico.
About Ram Truck Brand The Ram Truck brand continues to establish its own identity and clearly define its customer since its launch as a standalone vehicle brand. Creating a distinct brand for Ram trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on how core customers use their trucks and what new features they'd like to see. Whether focusing on a family that uses its half-ton truck day in and day out, a hard-working Ram Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its commercial vehicles every day, Ram has the truck market covered.
The Ram Truck brand has the most innovative lineup of full-size trucks on the market. Ram Truck has emerged as a full-size truck leader by investing substantially in new products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and features that further enhance their capabilities. Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package. View the attachments for this post at: http://www.jlaforums.com/viewtopic.php?p &5756321#265756321
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replying to MummyChunk, BrettQ wrote: Not much of a "discovery" here at 28 mpg. Back in the Midwest in 1988 Crown Victoria sedans with two barrel V8's were getting 28 mpg on gas and the same in Raleigh NC I rented a Mercury Marque that got 27 mpg. What kind of hood winking is going on here? Do you people think we all have forgotten what vehicles and mileage we've had in the past?!? Show us a truly remarkable breakthrough in mpg stats.
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On 12/10/2015 6:17 PM, BrettQ wrote:

What's worse is the fact that there are folks out there that can take an engine that's fully adjustable (no computer, fuel injection, excess emissions controls [just a PVC valve and vacuum advance distributor, please], etc.) and tweak pretty phenomenal mileage and performance from it.
I remember back when the EPA first started regulating engine tuning that most brands lost half or more in fuel economy because of retarded timing settings (as much as 10 degrees ATDC ... my 72 Charger was one such) but with better settings in timing alone get "normal" (pre-EPA) economy and performance.
BTW, the Charger (400 2-bbl, auto, 3.23 axle) went from 7 around town / 10 highway to 18 around town and 22 highway by changing the timing from 5 ATDC to 12 BTDC and running SUNOCO 220 (89 octane).
You'll never convince me that computerized fuel injection is better because both my 88 and 89 Jeep XJ's got 20 mpg highway (4.0's with 5 speed, 3.07 axle [88], auto,3.55 axle [89] and curb weight around 3000), while my current truck, 85 D-250 with 318/5.2 2-bbl, NP-435, 3.55 D-60 and a Stahl utility body (an extra 1000 pounds) gets better than 15 average.
Budd
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