Pickup Trucks has decided to evaluate the fuel economy of heavy-duty pickups. As they note, fuel economy is not a top priority for some truck owners. The major talking points when someone is interested in learning about a HD pickup is more along the lines of wanting to know capability and towing. In doing these tests of fuel economy, PickUp Trucks discovered that the Ram 2500 diesel is a clear winner against the competition.
“As you might expect, the smallest diesel engine on the lightest truck did well on the uploaded fuel-economy drive.” The 2017 Ram 2500 was put up against the 2017 Nissan Titan XD and other trucks in its segment and managed to beat them out.
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As the market has been showing, trucks are very important right now. Ram is really pushing to take away the sales market from the competition. In order to do that, they need to make sure people know they have the best trucks on the market. The critics have been extremely receptive to the 2014 Ram 1500 so far. The next group of trucks Ram is sprucing up is the Heavy Duty lineup. Ram will be giving the trucks a more heavy duty engine to make them the most powerful trucks in the class.
The 2014 Heavy Duty Trucks will now have the option of a 6.4-liter Hemi V8. The engine has only been used by SRT up until now. Torque News has the full numbers list of what this engine is capable of. “This new 6.4L truck Hemi packs 410 horsepower at 5,600rpm and 429lb-ft of torque at 4,000rpm…”
Those impressive numbers give the 2014 Ram HD Trucks the edge over the competition. Neither Ford nor GM has trucks that can match that much power.
Making the engine seem even better is the fact that it has Chrysler’s fuel saver technology. That makes the engine shut down half of its cylinders when it’s on the highway at cruising speeds. What this does is provide better fuel economy for truck drivers.
Ram is serious about becoming the name in trucks. They are seeing the importance of excelling in the market right now and are really appealing to those looking for power in their trucks.