The All New Eco-friendly Ram 1500
The new Eco-vehicle phenomenon is finally starting to catch traction nationwide, and Ram pick-up trucks are leading the way in setting a whole new standard in fuel economy. Ram trucks are globally recognized for their horsepower and often used for hard work on construction sites and family farms. They continue to be extremely popular in the US. Until now, they have not been known for their fuel economy but the Dodge Ram 1500 has just raised the bar, with the help of its V6 Eco Diesel Engine.
The Ram truck was named Truck of the year by Motor Trend, in 2013 and 2014. This was the first time a truck has won back to back awards. Other contenders included the Ford F150, Toyota Tundra, the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado. So how is it that a truck, which technically hit the market in 2012, can out-perform a range of vehicles from 2014? The simplest answer would be that technological advances that have occurred in the last few years have made it possible to increase fuel efficiency and remain cost effective.
Motor Trend magazine conducted mpg tests and the results showed that the Ram 1500 pushes 19-27 miles per gallon depending on test circumstances (highway vs off road). These numbers are a welcome increase and offer the best fuel economy ever recorded for a pick-up.The new Dodge Ram 1500 is a fantastic choice for buyers who are looking for an environmentally friendly pick-up without compromising horsepower.