2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Fuel Economy Numbers Released!

What Fuel Economy does the new 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickup truck get?

2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Fuel Economy
2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Open Hood

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 4×2222632
3.0L V6 EcoDiesel 4×4212429
3.6L V6 eTorque 4×2202225
3.6L V6 eTorque 4×4192224
5.7L V8 Hemi 4×2151722
5.7L V8 Hemi 4×4151721
5.7L V8 Hemi eTorque 4×2171923
5.7L V8 Hemi eTorque 4×4171922

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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