The testing is over and the 2014 Ram 1500 has been named Motor Trend’s 2014 Truck of the Year®. That is back to back for those keeping score at home. The Ram 1500 is the first back-to-back winner of the Motor Trend Truck of the Year award. When it comes to truck accolades, Ram Trucks have claimed three Motor Trend Truck of the Year® awards in the last five years.
In this year’s testing the Ram 1500 was up against the all new Chevy Silverado, Toyota Tundra and GMC Sierra among others. Even though the 2014 Chevy Silverado was completely redesigned, the Ram 1500 came out on top again. The judges still appreciated the innovations introduced in the 2013 Ram 1500 and were blown away by the all new EcoDiesel engine.
Ram 1500 Diesel Engine
The 2014 Ram 1500 is the only half ton truck available with a diesel engine. The new 3.0 Liter DOHC V6 EcoDiesel engine is scheduled to be available in early 2014. The V6 Turbo Diesel hammers out 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. The advanced technology of the EcoDiesel and the Torqueflite® 8 Eight Speed Transmission gives the Ram 1500 excellent fuel economy in real driving conditions.
Built by VM Motori the new diesel engine is a game changer for the half ton truck market. The durable and technologically advanced powerplant is far removed from the ugly past of chain smoking loud diesel engines of old. The new Ecodiesel gives truck owners the efficiency and durability of a diesel engine with the performance of a gas powered V6.
Ram 1500 Innovations
Last year the Motor Trend judges were impressed with the fuel efficiency improvements of the Ram 1500 as well as several technologically advanced features like the Torqueflite® 8 transmission and air suspension. Other innovations like the Rambox® Cargo Management System were hailed as the best thing since pre-sliced bacon.
East Texas area truck buyers can test drive the 2014 Ram 1500 right now at Lone Star Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. The new 3.0 Liter EcoDiesel is due to arrive on the lot in early 2014 and you can count on us to have plenty of diesels available when they are released. Before you buy just any truck be sure you check out the first back-to-back winner of the Motor Trend Truck of the Year® award first.
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