Latest reports suggest that the sale results of the truck segment are improving again and that after few not so good years. This is quite complex theme but what we could notice is that the 2015 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel is one of the models that managed to offer improved fuel economy to buyers and that is what buyers wanted.
One of the things that influence the jump in sale results is related to the increase of the U.S. oil production. Since the most important figures of one vehicle are related to the fuel economy we know that the 2015 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel influenced this surge in sales. At this moment trucks that are sold are much more efficient than they were only couple years ago and those drivers that are looking for one of the best in this segment certainly should take a look at the offer from RAM.
Not so long ago Chrysler started selling new EcoDiesel model of RAM 1500 and it seems that they already are getting some really great fuel economy results. At this point this is only light duty diesel powered pickup and from many drivers we could hear that it brings better fuel economy than the EPA reported. Officially EPA rated the 2015 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel at 28 MPG for a highway drive conditions but many drivers achieve 30 mpg easily. From few tests we could see this number to be possible and achievable in normal drive conditions.
2015 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel Specs
Here are the specs of the engine that can achieve this result in the 2015 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel. Under the hood of this model we are getting 3.0 liter V6 turbocharged diesel that pumps out 240 hp and impressive 420 lb-ft of torque. Many will say that 240 hp is not much but trust us that amount of torque will certainly allow you to tow anything you want and achieve decent performances. Power is transferred to wheels through a optimized eight speed automatic transmission which further helps out in achieving impressive fuel economy.
According to EPA this truck can achieve 20/28/23 mpg in city/highway/combined drive cycle when power is transferred to rear wheels only. In case when we have all-wheel drive these numbers drop slightly to 19/27/22 mpg in city/highway/combined drive cycle. As a comparison, highest fuel efficiency in gasoline engine department is offered by 3.5 liter V6 naturally aspirated Pentastar unit that comes with direct injection. When this engine is combined with rear wheel drive and weight speed automatic it returns 18/25/21 mpg in city/highway/combined drive cycle.
For many years now we were able to see that diesel units that are offered in cars like the 2015 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel but also in smaller ones like Jetta TDI are capable of returning much higher fuel economy results than what EPA suggest. This especially applies to highway driving where diesel units are capable to cruise at constant revs where engine is highly efficient.
Review Of 2015 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel
We are sure that more news like this will be offered since more and more diesel powered cars are offered on the U.S. market and more buyers are getting those vehicles. One of the problems is that the diesel vehicles usually cost more than gasoline so you need a lot of time to justify higher price and save money on fuel bills. Other problem is different emissions standards in U.S. that requires changes from the standard vehicles that are produced in Europe which really like diesel engines. Starting price of the 2015 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel is set to $36,475 but annual saves can be quite big.
It is quite obvious that this is website that is devoted to hybrids, electric cars, technology that reduces fuel consumption and emissions so it can be strange to see one truck reviewed here. We are doing this to show that even vehicles like this can achieve far better fuel economy and to lower CO2 emissions and that would be beneficially for everyone.