By far, the most important news for the Ram 1500 for 2014 is the addition of the 3.0-liter turbocharged EcoDiesel V6 engine. With 240 horsepower, it makes 420 lb-ft of torque (more than the 5.7-liter Hemi) and at only 2,000 rpm, so this combination will not shirk from hard work. And, it is expected to deliver best-in-class fuel economy while doing it.
To the casual observer, the new-for-2013 Ram 1500 might look like a carryover from last year. Under the skin, however, the 1500 series offers a new fuel-efficient Pentastar V6 engine, 8-speed automatic gearbox, multi-mode air suspension, next-generation Uconnect infotainment system and a host of supplementary fuel-saving technologies.
For 2012, Ram has made some minor changes to the Ram 1500. Among the highlights is a premium Surround Sound audio option, a number of bed storage devices – including an improved RamBox cargo management and bed extension system – RamBox bin storage units, heated rear seats and side-seat airbags.
Despite falling fuel costs, today's full-size truck buyer demands maximum fuel economy without sacrificing power or capability. To achieve this goal, the 2015 Ram 1500 pickup truck offers a number of innovative features aimed squarely at out-performing Ford's F-150 EcoBoost and GM's Silverado/Sierra twins. It starts with an 8-speed automatic transmission and moves on to an active air suspension that can lower the vehicle and active grille shutter to reduce drag. Available with all the required cab and bed configurations, in either 2-wheel or 4-wheel drive, the Ram 1500 goes above and beyond with its stylish exterior and well-appointed cabin. Under the hood, the Ram 1500 for 2015 offers the choice of a 305-horsepower V6, a 395-horsepower Hemi V8, or a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 good for 240 horsepower.