It’s a fact that pickup trucks are powerful vehicles, but on the other hand, these vehicles are thirst quenchers too. The engineers at Ram Truck Division seems to have come up with a wise alternative which is the 2017 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel (or Ram 1500 HFE). This model is based on HFE trim and offers premium performance along with significant savings in fuel consumption. Although this model is a half-ton pickup, it is no less than a full-size pickup.
2017 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel – Engine
This Ram 1500 EcoDiesel makes use of an ingenious 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine. This specific engine has been constructed out of graphite iron and features aluminum twin-cam heads. It has been paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission/rear wheel drive and produces a max torque of 420 lb-ft and a power of 240 HP.
This engine also enhances from a slew of technological features like the B20 bio-diesel capacity, advanced clean diesel technology, and Active Air® Grille Shutters that closes when the engine is not heated.
It’s because of this engine, the figures of mileage checks at 21 mpg in city and 29 mpg on highways. The competitor like Ford F-150 offers 24 mpg while Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers 23 mpg.
The suspension system is the most important factor contributing to fuel economy. A low height setup is positioned when this 2017 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel cruises at highway speed. This, in turn, creates better aerodynamics. Besides excelling on fuel savings, the pickup can deliver a payload of up to 1,500 pounds. The towing capacity goes up to 7,920 pounds.
The 2017 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel (HFE) is so dedicated to being fuel efficient that some of its exterior parts have also been designed accordingly. To point out such an example, the side steps seem more aerodynamic compared to other trim levels.
Unlike other trim levels, this 1500 EcoDiesel is only available in 4×2 Quad Cab body configuration. Interestingly, several body color options have been presented which include Yellow, Tree Green, Timberline Green Pearl coat, School Bus Yellow, Robin Egg Blue, Power Tan, Omaha Orange, Light Green, Light Cream, Holland Blue, Hills Green and many others.
It’s important to note out the features of interior cabin in this 2017 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. What’s interesting is that this cabin can also be customized according to different packages and additional equipment. The Power & Remote Entry Group includes keyless entry, power locks, and vinyl door trim while Black Ram 1500 Express Group includes remote USB ports, 5-inch touchscreen display, voice command, overhead console and several other features.
The price of this 2017 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel varies according to the additional equipment and packages. With that being saidits standard pricing goes as $37,695. All in all, this new Ram truck makes an excellent choice for saving on fuel while getting the best of performance.