2020 Ram 1500 diesel gets 32 mpg highway rating
An optional 33-gallon fuel tank extends range to more than 1,000 miles.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced EPA fuel economy figures for the new 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel.
The 4x2 drivetrain is naturally the most conservative with a city/highway/combined rating of 22/32/26 mpg, while the 4x4 configuration drops to 21/29/24 mpg.
In contrast, the Ram 1500 pickups powered by FCA's eTorque V6 fetch 22 mpg combined for both the 4x2 and 4x4 editions.
Compared to rivals, the EcoDiesel pickup offers marginally worse fuel economy than the Chevrolet Silverado diesel's 27 mpg combined and 33 mpg highway ratings, though FCA's 4x2 pickup is slightly better than the F-150 diesel's ratings.
The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel does stake one best-in-class claim, with a driving range of more than 1,000 miles when equipped with an optional 33-gallon fuel tank. In the half-ton diesel segment, the truck also offers the highest torque with 480 pound-feet and the top towing capacity of 12,560 pounds.
Pricing starts at $38,585 (including freight) for the Tradesman Quad Cab 2WD variant. The EcoDiesel engine is a $4,995 option, representing a $3,000 premium over the gasoline 5.7-liter HEMI V8.