2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel: Autos.ca Review


James Bergeron, writing for Autos.ca, was given the chance to give the new 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel a spin over the course of 4 days.

On the first day, he examined the features of the tester model that he was given.  The overall value for the equipment that he was given came out to almost $70,000!  That includes navigation, rear backup camera, the RAMBOX cargo system, and a ton more things.

Day two consisted of him loading up the 1500.  He notes that the Rambox was able to comfortable store his laptop bag, extra clothes, and even another tool bag.  His major focus on the second day evaluation is to the interior of the 1500.  The front seats, while meant for larger people, were still comfortable thanks to the large amount of features, such as adjustable seats and pedals.  A normal problem with trucks is the lack of room and comfort for anyone riding in the backseat.  The 1500 does not have this issue, offering a large enough area for people to have a happy ride or to store larger things.  For the person with enough stuff to lug around, the flat floor allows for additional storage.

The third day is putting the towing and performance of the 1500 EcoDiesel through the paces.  “The answer to the question everyone has been asking – how does the EcoDiesel tow?  Well that answer is a resounding – “Very well, thank you very much.”

On the last day, the 1500 EcoDiesel hadn’t even gone through an entire tank of gas.  It is with this in mind that the writer sees the largest potential for truck lovers to have interest in the EcoDiesel.  With high marks for fuel economy and for performance, the 1500 EcoDiesel comes highly recommended.

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2013 Ram 1500: Giving The Competition a Run for Their Money

ram1500_02It’s time for a good old fashion showdown between the most popular trucks on the market.  New York Daily News took a look at the popular 2013 Ram 1500 and saw how it stacked up next to the competition.  What was their conclusion?  It was that Ford and Chevrolet better be worried.

The Ram truck is a staple of American engineering for heavy-duty trucks.  The official origins for the Ram started around 1981, but the ram hood ornament has been a feature since the Great Depression.  Since then, the Ram has undergone quite a number of since then and is now poised to really shake up the established thought when it comes to trucks.

The 2013 Ram 1500 especially is looking to combine refined luxury covering powerful capability.  The redesign of Ram as the article puts it “attempts to innovate along with Chevy and Ford rather than follow while undercutting their prices.”  While there is a sense of gimmick in some of the features, such as the sidewall storage compartments or the “Rambox”, but many others would be considered class leading, such as eight speed transmission and electrical steering.

Where the Ram 1500 really shines is the 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine with eight speed automatic transmission.  The transmission is 10 percent more fuel efficient  than a six-speed and almost 15 percent more than five-speed.

For the pricing, it’s not hard to see it’s the choice for any driver looking for the best valued truck on the market.

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