Comments - Get Your New Ram 1500 with a V6 Diesel

Published: Jul 01, 2013
Description: Diesel fans in the US are finally having their day. Chrysler has just announced that its Ram 1500 pickup truck can now be ordered with a 3.0-liter V6 diesel. And it bases at just $25,295, including d...
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Aaron Abely Jul 02, 2013
You're right. All trucks could use a diesel. But America hasn't had a diesel powered truck smaller than a 3/4 ton truck in a very very long time. So that's why it's now just a 3.0 in this ram. This is a huge step.
David Parenti Jul 02, 2013
Madjid, the Ford Ranger is no longer available in the U.S. it DOES have a diesel where it is sold in European markets and South Africa maybe Australia I believe. The diesel ranger sold in other countries was not even the same platform as offered here
Madjid Mirmohamadsadeghi Jul 02, 2013
It could use a twin turbo 3.0 with 313 PS or a 4.2 with 382 PS... That's not excessive in my opinion but comes in handy when you need to tow a boat.
Madjid Mirmohamadsadeghi Jul 02, 2013
Never said 3.0 isn't appropriate but that any truck could use a diesel and various sizes and power outputs should be avail. Even a ford ranger could use a diesel.
Jack Howard Jul 02, 2013
It should be roughly the same price. Diesel for the people who want MPGs and towing, Hemi for people who want quickness and towing.
Jack Howard Jul 02, 2013
I don't know if I could justify the price premium over the Hemi. It's $2000 more than a 397hp V8.
Oleg Odessit Jul 01, 2013
Finally, great engine
Aaron Abely Jul 01, 2013
This torque range is plenty for a half ton. Absolutely plenty. Great thing is, is it should also be around 24 mixed mpg based on US testing. I'm not sure how European standards go but you'll never touch that number mixed in a gas truck.
Clayton Corley Jul 01, 2013
David- exactly! People act like it's gonna be the only diesel offered. If ya don't want this then just get the 6.7
David Parenti Jul 01, 2013
I think 420 lb ft of torque is plenty for a stock half ton.
Jeffrey D. Bissonnette Jul 01, 2013
Ill be trading my 2012 Longhorn for one!
Clayton Corley Jul 01, 2013
Madjid, so u think this 3.0L isn't an appropriate diesel?
Madjid Mirmohamadsadeghi Jul 01, 2013
David, never said that. If a half ton can't handle an appropriate diesel, it's poorly built, period.
Clayton Corley Jul 01, 2013
I mean really think of it like this. If u were to take two of these and put em together it would make 480hp and 840tq. That would be a 6.0L compared to a 5.9
Clayton Corley Jul 01, 2013
Besides what y'all all say these are good numbers for a small V6 compared to the fords and Chevys running big v8 diesels, compared to all of dodges cummins and this
David Parenti Jul 01, 2013
Madjid, you think a 1/2 ton pickup has a poorly built chassis because it can't tow 80,000 lbs?
Kevin Blockley Jul 01, 2013
At the End of day the its all about Efficiency and Diesel engines Particularly in trucks or light pickups wins hands down for high Torque @ low rpm for hauling & towing with higher Mpgs. If 0 to 60 is your main concern buy a Vette with a tow package.
Madjid Mirmohamadsadeghi Jul 01, 2013
To transport stuff and tow diesel is the way to go, not matter how small scale it is. Torque is the priority, not bhp.
Madjid Mirmohamadsadeghi Jul 01, 2013
Maybe the chassis is poorly built then... Should be able to handle at least 500 Nm though as normal cars do.
Kevin Blockley Jul 01, 2013
Good news finally , hopefully this inspires VW to bring in their Amarok diesel pick up and Toyota their 4D4 Diesel engine line up used in the Hilux etc. Ford and GM probably offer a half ton diesel with in a year or so .Thumbs up to Chrysler!
David Parenti Jul 01, 2013
You want to put a drivetrain in a truck that can out pull the chassis? You might destroy the frame but the tires will keep on spinning. Sounds like a fantastic idea.
David Parenti Jul 01, 2013
I promise you nobody is hauling freight with a 1/2 ton truck... Semi trucks are diesels because they require a lot of torque to move a maximum gross Vehicle weight of 80,000 lbs
Madjid Mirmohamadsadeghi Jul 01, 2013
Then how come 99.9% of freight and other large trucks are diesel?
David Parenti Jul 01, 2013
Whether or not all trucks should have Diesel engines is a matter of opinion.
David Parenti Jul 01, 2013
Save the cummins for the 2500-3500. You could never fully use the potential of the cummins In the 1500. The frames are different and a lot less beefy. The V6 turbo diesel is perfect for the 1500.
Lou Guerrero Jul 01, 2013
Dustin, it has been in Jeeps. You mean the wrangler?
Madjid Mirmohamadsadeghi Jul 01, 2013
A Diesel engine, what a truck should always be powered by.
Eric Dare Jul 01, 2013
It's not going to be a cummins? Wonder if it will be a decent engine
Rodrigo Ortiz Jul 01, 2013
Probably gets more like 20mpg on highway something GM has mastered I get 23mpg on highway in my 2010 1500 Silverado I added a intake which helps it stay in v4 full time driving at a steady 60mph
David Parenti Jul 01, 2013
Same torque as the Ecoboost V6, lacking in horsepower though.
Aaron Crisp Jul 01, 2013
Yeah right, H&S system all day long. This will be my next daily driver if the mileage is right.
Garrett Middleton Jul 01, 2013
This is an awesome thing. I always wondered why the wouldn't make a 1/2 ton diesel. It struck me as a good market because it seems like alot of people want the engine but they have to go up to the 2500. Hopefully it catches on and others do it too.
Taylor J. Blake Jul 01, 2013
Probably get 24-26 mpg
jeremiah.sutton.188 Jul 01, 2013
needs a smarty. I got one on my 07 ram 2500. talk about rolling coal!!!!!!
ryan.chamberlain.3532 Jul 01, 2013
Mpg? What does everyone think as far as what it will get in real life driving...
Pedro Alves Jul 01, 2013
Nice
Tara Fitria Jul 01, 2013
Just needs a bullydog programmer and it'll be perfect.
Carlos Dorantes Jul 01, 2013
Sold!!! Finally a decent 1/2 ton truck!!
Dylan Bruder Jul 01, 2013
Nice good idea
Michael Page Jul 01, 2013
Roads in OK are about to get a whole lot more smokey.
justin.a.bertrand Jul 01, 2013
I read this the other day on Facebook, it cracks me up on what people say!!
Taylor Garry Jul 01, 2013
Otay! I like what you're doing Dodge
Jack Howard Jul 02, 2013
Devin please go back to school
Aaron Abely Jul 02, 2013
I would like the HO cummins. But I got ahold of a 2010 for the right price. Now it's modified and missing a few things that allow me to have some real good power.
Tyler Gainey Jul 02, 2013
Pure sexy
Devin Tuckey Jul 02, 2013
For get that I love my ram 2500 cumins turbo diesel hight out put 390hp 800 foot-pounds of tork
Jack Howard Jul 02, 2013
7 years ago
Bobaloo Anderson Jul 02, 2013
I'll take the 3500
Aaron Abely Jul 01, 2013
Agreed V
Josiah De Jul 01, 2013
GM has the most outdated body in the industry the new 2014 Chevy 1500 looks the same as it did 10yrs ago! But this ram is sweet
Jacob Burford Jul 01, 2013
Looks good! Has attitude!
Paul Dickey Jul 01, 2013
I think they nailed it with the last update. I think they look great.
jeremiah.sutton.188 Jul 01, 2013
very clean. this is the Laramie longhorn with a diesel
Rodrigo Ortiz Jul 01, 2013
Outdated body needs a good update my opinion
Dylan Bruder Jul 01, 2013
Doubt it this looks like a highly optioned model
Greg Kenerly Jul 01, 2013
Is this the truck they're talking about?
Description: In fact, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is expected to return best-in-class fuel economy. Chrysler did state that the 1500 EcoDiesel’s emissions are 60 percent less than those produced by diesel powertrains 2...
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Derrek Nazelrod Jul 04, 2013
The emissions are expected to be in the same bracket as the Prius!!
Jack Howard Jul 02, 2013
The HP figures really aren't bad. If you look back 10 years ago, the top V8s were making 260-280HP with 325-355 lb ft. This has plenty
Hunter Nolte Jul 02, 2013
Too few HP and too many gears
Chris Woller Jul 01, 2013
Oops - nice
Dylan Bruder Jul 01, 2013
Please do
Bryce Damnjanovic Jul 02, 2013
This is the diesel model..... The hemi badge is huge. This is small with silver letters to red. So "Eco" is silver and "diesel" is red.
Aaron Abely Jul 02, 2013
The Eco diesel hasn't officially been released.
Clayton Corley Jul 01, 2013
That sounds right but why would they show that on here
Aaron Abely Jul 01, 2013
This is the hemi model I believe. The fender plaque has red on it which I believe is the hemi. Eco diesel will be green I believe.
jeremiah.sutton.188 Jul 01, 2013
Kinda weird the they would put duals on a diesel
Clayton Corley Jul 01, 2013
Surprisingly has duals...
Aaron Abely Jul 01, 2013
Line... Damn auto correct.
Aaron Abely Jul 01, 2013
The like the ram box follows is the stock body line on the bed.
Garrett Middleton Jul 01, 2013
I like the Rambox I just don't like the curve on the bottom, or is that just an optical illusion.
Dylan Bruder Jul 01, 2013
They are neat though
Greg Kenerly Jul 01, 2013
Man I hate those tool boxes on the bed side. The lines kill the shape of the truck.
Errick Kitchin Jul 06, 2013
I love the new interiors on the Rams, but I could do without that rotary shifter. Nothin about a rotary shifter says truck to me.
Jack Howard Jul 02, 2013
I hate the shifter on this
Jacob Burford Jul 01, 2013
Much nicer than a GM or Ford interior!
Aaron Abely Jul 01, 2013
Yes it does.
Preston Harris Jul 01, 2013
Does it have a jag-type shifter?
John Patten Jul 01, 2013
Chevy could learn a lot by looking at this
Patrick Schalk Jul 01, 2013
I really love the interiors of the new Rams.
Aaron Abely Jul 02, 2013
Diesel exhaust fluid. It's a urea/water mixture that is injected into the exhaust stream to help combat emissions that diesels are known for like black smoke.
Simon Trépanier Jul 02, 2013
Wath is DEF? DiEsel Fuel?
justin.a.bertrand Jul 01, 2013
a lot of diesel have longer strokes which in turn make torque but the weight of the internals at high rpm could cause to come apart. they can turn high rpms but won't last long.
Aaron Abely Jul 01, 2013
Revs stay low because of that.
Aaron Abely Jul 01, 2013
It's not so much about how they produce the power technically. That's a byproduct of the fact that diesel internals are very heavy. That's what gives them such high torque, the sheer weight and force of the moving parts twisting the crank.
Taylor J. Blake Jul 01, 2013
I've drove a freightliner that tached out at 2k.
Jimmy Bartolotta Jul 01, 2013
Paul's right. Diesels hate to rev
Paul Trahan Jul 01, 2013
Yea that's about right. Diesels produce all of their power on the lower end so they don't need a high red line.
michael.watkins.5 Jul 01, 2013
That's about right.
Logan Lauer Jul 01, 2013
I don't drive diesels, is 4k a usual redline? Or is that incredibly low like I think it is?
Jason Bartlett Jul 04, 2013
Aaron no offense taken . Every car-truck manufactured has there problems and issues . Dodge has issued a recall of 840.000 units . Just recently . So to say my trucks going to have issues .it might but I'll be part of .5 percent that has . Stats don't lie ford has had the least issues with there trucks since day 1 of the f series
Aaron Abely Jul 03, 2013
Honestly not trying to be an ass and trying only to warn you. I've had three friends who bought and traded theirs in. I know one who loves it though. All I'm Sayin is keep a close eye on that truck man. They're too expensive to take a crap on you.
Aaron Abely Jul 03, 2013
I would keep a close eye. Get gauges and the like cause those ecoboosts are not proving to be reliable in the real world. It's new application for that motor and so there will obviously be bugs to work out. But be careful.
Aaron Abely Jul 03, 2013
No it's a VM motori motor. And a diesel nowadays that we know what and how to make them run right only soots if its programmed too other than a small puff. If you have one look online. There are tons of owners with major problems. And poor economy.
Jason Bartlett Jul 02, 2013
It's a cummins right ? Sorry was thinking sprinter line up there .
blcklblskt Jul 02, 2013
@Jasom: This isn't a Mercedes diesel.
Jason Bartlett Jul 02, 2013
Lol I've got the whole Afe package. Burns clean and the big word of the day GREEN . I don't see what's cool with a big black soot cloud . I'm sure the dodge with the Mercedes diesel might be quick with a tune . But will never be what the ford is out of the box .
Tara Landry Boudreaux Jul 02, 2013
And wait till some one makes a programmer for this little baby kiss your ford ecoturd good bye
Jason Bartlett Jul 02, 2013
Lol Aaron I own a 2011 f1 ecoboost . I pull around a 9200lb 4 days out of five . Probably accounts for at least 3/4s of my 110000km I have on my truck . Haven't had a prob oils still looks gold at my change interval . ??? Oil burner ? Why bother 981km a tank doesn't seem to bad to me
Aaron Abely Jul 02, 2013
Is it bad? Not necessarily. Is it what ford claims? Nope. The 5.0 is close to it in real world mileage and is by far much more reliable.
Aaron Abely Jul 02, 2013
In the other vehicles its in. Either they messed up and calibrated it wrong for truck duty. Or it isn't an engine that likes loads that a truck throws at it.
Aaron Abely Jul 02, 2013
No. But I am saying its not what they claim. That motor has proven to be... Much less than its been touted as. And no gasser will ever match a diesel for durability. It's funny, cause that motor hasn't had the issues it's seen in the F150
Jack Howard Jul 02, 2013
Are you telling me that a 365HP 420LB FT engine is bad?
Aaron Abely Jul 01, 2013
Bahhahaha with that eco boost?Nope ain't gonna happen.
Jason Bartlett Jul 01, 2013
Ecoboost wannabes here's your truck! Pull this thing sideways and up hill with my ford I think yes .