2015 RAM 1500 Fuel Economy Gets Boost

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Armaan Almeida was an Automotive Editor who produced buying guides and sneak previews, in addition to publishing daily news stories and tracking monthly deals, incentives and pricing trends from Toyota, Nissan and Lexus.


, Automotive Editor - January 14, 2015

It's a welcome improvement, but will only be found on lower trim level.

Ford took the fight to the rest of the Big 3 earlier this month, and one of ‘em has answered the bell for the next round. RAM just announced that the 2015 RAM 1500 will get even better fuel economy than before. The engineers took an already fuel-efficient package and improved it even further. But the engine and transmission have been untouched—the improvements came courtesy of some unlikely heroes. The RAM 1500’s aerodynamics have improved, namely the addition of a tonneau cover and running boards.

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The update will only be integrated into the lower trim level, aka the Express with the HFE package. The improvements have been re-certified with the EPA and will help the RAM 1500 get 21/29 mpg, improvements of 1 and 2mpg, respectively.

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Ford fanboys will cry foul as RAM's number is obtained with the use of an EcoDiesel. Ford's new 2015 F-150 uses a gasoline-powered turbocharged 2.7L EcoBoost 4-cylinder. The comparisons are endless. Regardless, for shoppers looking for the most fuel-efficient truck it might not really matter. Or will it? Time will tell, but competition breeds better products and in the end the consumer is the real winner.

, Automotive Editor

Armaan Almeida was an Automotive Editor who produced buying guides and sneak previews, in addition to publishing daily news stories and tracking monthly deals, incentives and pricing trends from Toyota, Nissan and Lexus.


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