Coming to dealers this spring.
The concept of fuel-efficient trucks was nearly unheard of not so many years ago and yet today we see the segment changing rapidly. Next year, the all-electric Ford F-150, possibly called the E-150, will debut, and fellow Detroit rivals GM and Ram are gearing up to do the same with their half-ton trucks.
But today, Ram has added an even more fuel-efficient truck. Meet the 2021 Ram 1500 Tradesman HFE EcoDiesel, which has scored an impressive highway rating of 33 mpg and a combined 26 mpg. In the city, it delivers 23 mpg. HFE stands for High Fuel Efficiency, something this truck clearly delivers.
Under its hood lies the 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel, now with 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. It can tow up to 12,560 pounds and delivers up to 1,000 miles on just one tank of diesel.
"Ram is committed to innovation and powertrain leadership, and as the no-compromise benchmark for efficiency and performance, we continue to listen to customer input by offering unsurpassed fuel economy," said Mike Koval Jr., Ram Brand Chief Executive Officer.
Ram claims its 1500 lineup now has best-in-class gasoline-powered 4x4s and, of course, the fastest and most powerful truck currently on the market, the Hellcat-powered 1500 TRX.
The EcoDiesel V6 engine is also available in Ram's off-road-focused 1500, the Ram Rebel, along with all other variants, aside from the TRX.
The new Ram Tradesman HFE is only offered as a crew cab four-door model with a 5 foot, 7-inch bed, and 20-inch aluminum wheels. There's also a black bumper and grille, tonneau cover, wheel-to-wheel side steps, and cloth interior upholstery.
Just two exterior colors are available: Bright White Clear Coat and Diamond Black Crystal. Pricing begins at $42,240, not including the $1,695 destination fee. Sales are set to begin sometime this spring.