Ram made headlines when they released their 2019 Ram HD, capable of producing 1,000 ft/lb of torque with the Cummins/Aisin powertrain combination. Ford didn’t stay idle for long. The new 2020 Superduty with the revised 6.7L Powerstroke engine will offer Ford customers 475 horsepower and 1,050 lb-ft of torque. The most exciting part? These numbers apply to every 2020 Superduty with the 6.7L Powerstroke, not just the F-350 or F-450 Dually.
Horsepower and torque are a pretty number, but how about tow capacity? The 2020 Superduty equipped with the 6.7L Powerstroke will also feature best in class tow capacity at 37,000 lbs. That is a little higher than the 2020 Ram HD at 35,100 lbs or GM’s 2020 Silverado HD at 35,500 lbs. Obviously, tow capacity is not standard across the board. 2020 Ford F-Series Superduty trucks will also boast best in class conventional tow capacity of 24,200 lbs.
Ford also took a significant step to appease Powerstroke owners who want better off-road performance. 2020 Superduty trucks featuring the Tremor Off-road package offer customers 35″ all-terrain tires and a 2 inch front lift from the factory. You can find out the other improvements the Tremor Off-road package offers by clicking here.
Other 2020 Ford Superduty Improvements
Other 2020 Superduty changes include a new 10-speed TorqShift transmission, Pro Trailer backup assist, and trailer reverse guidance. Many features that are considered premium, like lane keeping assist, pre-collision assist with emergency braking, and blind spot monitoring will be standard on XLT trims and above. This gives customers buying lower trims access to better features and more value. Overall, Ford made their trucks safer, more powerful, and more off-road capable than they have ever been before. Be on the lookout for the new 2020 Superduty. They will be hitting dealerships by the end of this year!
What Fuel Economy does the new 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickup truck get?
Diesel half-ton trucks have been adopted by the big three US auto manufacturers. Recently GM revealed their new 1500 trucks equipped with the 3.0L Inline-6 Duramax can get up to 33 mpg on the highway in Rear-Wheel drive models. What about Ram’s EcoDiesel though? What can the new 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel achieve in fuel economy? Rear-wheel drive Ram trucks equipped with the new EcoDiesel engine can get up to 32 miles per gallon on the highway and 22 mpg in the city. 4×4 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel trucks can get up to 29 miles per gallon the highway and 21 in the city. How does that compare to Ram’s other available engines in the 2020 Ram 1500? Check out the chart below!
2020 Ram 1500 Fuel Economy
3.0L V6 EcoDiesel 4×2
3.0L V6 EcoDiesel 4×4
3.6L V6 eTorque 4×2
3.6L V6 eTorque 4×4
5.7L V8 Hemi 4×2
5.7L V8 Hemi 4×4
5.7L V8 Hemi eTorque 4×2
5.7L V8 Hemi eTorque 4×4
What Changes Resulted in the Most Efficient EcoDiesel to Date
The new 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel had to change significantly to achieve high fuel economy numbers. A new water-cooled Variable Geometry Turbocharger was introduced. This gives the trucks better throttle response while also being more efficient. Intake ports were overhauled to improve performance. New fuel injectors were added, along with new pistons to also improve fuel economy. Even a new brake system featuring low-friction blades helps contribute to fuel economy.
EcoDiesel Emissions Updates
Ram also made big changes on emission systems. A new dual high/low pressure exhaust gas recirculation is used. Compression ratio was also changed to 16.0:1 from 16.5:1 to further reduce exhaust emissions. The SCR, or selective catalytic reduction system, was enlarged by 50% and includes a new Diesel Oxidation Catalyst with DEF injection.
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