How much does a new 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Cost? Here’s everything you need to know.
Pricing was just released for the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Pricing will start at $36,890 plus an $1,695 destination fee. This base model is the Tradesman Quad Cab 2WD model. Unlike previous EcoDiesel generations, the 2020 third generation EcoDiesel will be available across the entire trim spectrum. Even the Ram Rebel will be available with the V6 EcoDiesel. This Diesel engine is a $4,995 option, costing $3,000 more than the 5.7L Hemi V8.
2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Highlights
This new EcoDiesel is a redesigned V6 turbodiesel engine that produces 260 horsepower and 480 lb/ft of torque. Ram 1500 trucks with the EcoDiesel can tow up to 12,560 lbs. They will get close to 30 miles-per-gallon on the highway too. Visit our Ram EcoDiesel blog post for more information about these trucks. The 2020 Ram 1500 trucks gained quite a few new exterior packages, technology, and safety features to go along with the EcoDiesel engine.
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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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Ram trucks underwent some major changes in 2019. The new 2019 Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 trucks gained a totally new body style, a redesigned 6.7L Cummins Engine, and more technology than I can list in one sentence. It looks like Ram isn’t stopping there though. More changes are coming to the 2020 Ram pickup truck lineup.
The EcoDiesel is Back for the 2020 Ram 1500
Much to our delight, the Ram 1500 will be equipped with a revamped and more powerful V6 EcoDiesel engine. Ram 1500 trucks equipped with the EcoDiesel will have 260 horsepower and 480 lb/ft of torque. They will lead the diesel 1/2 ton class in tow capacity with a max tow rating of 12,560 lbs. You can find out more about the new 2020 EcoDiesel by clicking here. You can also visit our 3rd generation EcoDiesel Specifications page.
Other 2020 Ram 1500 Changes
A new Night Edition will be available on Big Horn and Laramie models. Night Edition trucks will feature new black wheels. The wheels have a 20-inch diameter for Big Horn trims, and 22-inch diameter for Laramie trucks. Exhaust tips, grilles, badging, and other exterior trim pieces are also black. Headlights and taillights will feature black bezels.
Ram Rebel Black Appearance Group Returns
The 2020 Ram Rebel will return with the black appearance group as an option. Black appearance group models will feature a Diamond Black Crystal Pearl Coat, black 18-inch wheels, skid plate, badging, tow hooks, and exhaust. These models will also contain an all-black interior or they can be purchased with a black and ruby red interior.
Rebel Trucks Gain Safety Upgrades, Comfort Package & New Graphics
Like Ram’s other pickup trucks, the Rebel will feature adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation, lane departure assist, and automatic high-beam headlamps. All 2020 Rebel trucks will include power tailgate release, wireless charging, rear heated seats, and 12-way power driver’s seat with memory settings.
New Exterior Colors Available on 2020 Ram 1500
Ram 1500s will be available with a couple of new colors including Hydro Blue, RV Match Walnut Brown, and Olive Green.
2020 Ram Heavy Duty Pickup Truck Changes
2020 Ram HD trucks are getting even more technology! Lane keep assist and adaptive steering will be available on all trims. For the first time ever, Ram HD trucks will be available with Blind Spot Monitoring. Trailer tire pressure monitoring is also available on all trim models. What is the most exciting new feature of the 2020 Ram HD though? A new 50-gallon fuel tank will be standard on 2020 Ram HD trucks featuring a crew cab and 8 foot long bed. This is huge for people who haul frequently! Getting an extra capacity fuel tank like a titan tank or one of S&Bs new fuel tanks can cost more than $1,000 before installation. Finally, Ram will also gain two additional color options, the Hydro Blue, and the Olive Green.
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Until now, the new body-style 2019+ Ram 1500 trucks have only been available with the 5.7L V-8 Hemi, or the 3.6L V-6 Pentastar engine. Modern gasoline powered engines are significantly more fuel efficient in 2020 than they were even a few years ago. While their fuel economy is impressive, it’s no match for EcoDiesel engine introduced in the Ram 1500 trucks in 2014. Previous Ram 1500 trucks equipped with the 3.0L V-6 EcoDiesel Engine have brought fuel economy of up to 29 miles per gallon on the highway, while also posting impressive tow ratings. Until now, an EcoDiesel hasn’t been available on the newest generation trucks. The year 2020, however, will mark the availability of a redesigned, 3rd generation 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel Engine in Ram 1500 trucks.
The new 3-Liter V6 EcoDiesel Engine received an increase of 60 lb-ft torque, and 20 horsepower over the previous generation. Peak torque is reached at 1,600 Rpm, that’s 400 rpms lower than the previous generation. Max tow capacity has been improved to a whopping 12,560 lbs. Ram expects this new EcoDiesel to lead its class in fuel economy, while also leading the segment in torque with a total of 480 lb-ft of torque. Ram certainly seems to be making a statement in 2019, as they also released their 5th Generation Cummins that can produce 1,000 lb./ft of torque.
The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is Available in Every Configuration
The 2020 Ram 1500 featuring the new 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel engine will be available in all models and trims. For the first time ever, the Ram Rebel will be available with an EcoDiesel engine!
Changes In The 2020 3.0L EcoDiesel Engine
EcoDiesel owners are in love with the fuel economy, but in 2020, they’re going to be in love with the new-found power these trucks contain as well. Significant changes had to be made to accomplish these higher numbers though. Aspiration changes included a water-cooled Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT). A new EGR system design incorporates a low-pressure circulation system. Essentially, this low pressure system pulls exhaust gases after the trucks’ DPF. New Cylinder head intake ports increase flow for fuel economy and performance gains. Fuel injection changes include new high-pressure injector nozzles (29,000 PSI). Lastly, Aluminum Alloy Pistons were totally redesigned with thinner rings and low-friction coating on pins and side-skirts.
Focus on The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Experience
Just like with the 2019 Ram 1500 trucks noise, vibration, and harshness were a primary concern. Ram wanted to provide Ram 1500 truck owners a more powerful and more quiet truck. Improvements were made to many components on the truck to make them quieter. Examples include offset piston pins, a re-designed bottom end to the trucks’ oil sumps, and the usage of a CGI block to reduce vibrations. Expect this to be the most quiet EcoDiesel to date!