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2020 Ram 1500 Diesel Boasts Best-In-Class Driving Range

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Ram has also released fuel economy figures for the 2020 1500 Diesel.

The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel was unveiled back in June as the most powerful half-ton diesel pickup truck in America. Under the hood is a 3.0-liter V6 diesel that develops 260 hp at 3,600 rpm and 480 lb-ft of torque at 1,600 rpm. That's a 14 percent torque increase over the previous diesel V6 and an 8 percent increase in horsepower. Impressively, it also has a towing capacity of 12,560 pounds.

Since then, Ram has been drip-feeding us with new details. In August, Ram confirmed the pricing for the 2020 1500 EcoDiesel, and now we finally have the fuel economy figures.

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Ram has confirmed the half-ton EcoDiesel has an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 22 mpg city, 32 mpg highway, and 26 mpg combined for 4x2 models, and 21/29/24 mpg city/highway/combined for 4x4 models.

For comparison, the front-wheel-drive Ford F-150 diesel delivers 22/30/25 mpg city/highway/combined, while the four-wheel-drive version has an EPA rating of 20/25/22 mpg city/highway/combined. It still can't outclass the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel, however, which delivers 23/33/27 mpg city/highway/combined with front-wheel drive, and 23/29/26 mpg city/highway/combined with four-wheel drive.

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Where 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel does come out on top, however, is fuel range. According to Ram, the 1500 EcoDiesel's driving range exceeds 1,000 miles when paired with an available 33-gallon fuel tank.

"The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel offers the best torque and towing among all half-ton diesel trucks," said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand. "Now with a 10-year track record, the Ram brand has emerged as a truck powertrain technology leader. The all-new EcoDiesel engine and Ram 1500 eTorque mild-hybrid powertrains deliver outstanding fuel efficiency alternatives for our Ram 1500 customers."

Pricing for the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel starts at $36,890, plus a $1,695 destination fee, undercutting the Silverado and F-150, which start at $42,285 and $47,000 respectively.

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