Jump to content
  • Drew Dowdell
    Drew Dowdell

    Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Pricing Announced

      ...Lowest price diesel half-ton truck....


    Ram has announced the pricing on the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. The lowest priced model will be a Quad Cab 2wd Tradesman model, starting at $38,585 including destination charges.  The EcoDiesel is a $4,995 option, making it about $3,000 more expensive than a V8 Hemi-eTorque. 

    The EcoDiesel takes the crown as the half-ton diesel with the highest amount of torque, 480 lb-ft at 1,600 rpm, and highest towing capacity in the class at 12,560 lbs. Horsepower is rated at 260 at 3,600 rpm, an 8 percent increase over the previous version. Fuel economy ratings will be announced closer to release in Q4 this year.

    The new EcoDiesel will be available in all trims and configurations including the Ram Classic and the Ram Rebel. 

    Here is how the Ram EcoDiesel stacks up to the completion from GM and Ford. 

    RAM - 260 horsepower / 480 lb-ft at 1,600 rpm
    GM - 277 horsepower / 460 lb-ft at 1,500 rpm
    Ford - 250 horsepower / 440 lb-ft at 1,750 rpm

    Related:
    GM Delays Diesel Launch; Expands 6.2 V8 Availability
    GM Inline-6 Diesel Rated
    Ford Releases Details on 2018 F-150 Diesel

    Ram Press Release on Page 2



     

    Pricing Announced for New 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

     

    • 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pricing starts at $36,890, plus $1,695 destination
    • New Ram 1500 EcoDiesel produces the highest half-ton diesel torque at 480 lb.-ft. and highest half-ton diesel towing capacity at 12,560 pounds
    • Ram 1500 Rebel now available with EcoDiesel option for the first time
    • Ram focused on establishing powertrain technology leadership in the truck segment
    • Class-exclusive air suspension enhances fuel economy, improves ride control, off-road capability, ease of entry and exit, cargo-loading effort and features automatic load leveling
    August 16, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Ram Truck today announced pricing for the 2020 Ram 1500 powered by the new 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel engine with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $­­­­­­36,890 for the Tradesman Quad Cab 2WD, plus $1,695 destination.
     
    The EcoDiesel is a $4,995 option, or $3,000 premium over the 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 eTorque ($3,300 on Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Rebel and Laramie base models).
     
    “The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel offers the best torque and towing among all half-ton diesel trucks,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand. “Now with a 10-year track record, the Ram brand has emerged as a truck powertrain technology leader. Overall, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has outstanding pick-up truck capability and is truly in a class of its own.”
     
    The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is available across all models and configurations, including a first-time offering in the Ram Rebel.
     
    The Ram 1500’s all-new 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel leads the half-ton pickup truck segment in torque with 480 lb.-ft. and diesel towing capability of 12,560 pounds.

    The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic is also offered with the second-generation 3.0-liter EcoDiesel. Pricing for the Ram 1500 Classic EcoDiesel (Crew Cab 4x2) starts at $39,140, plus destination.
     
    Fuel economy ratings will be announced closer to when trucks go on sale early in the fourth quarter of this year.
     
    All-new EcoDiesel engine
    The third generation of the turbocharged EcoDiesel V-6 delivers increased torque and horsepower, along with superb fuel economy and minimal levels of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) to meet the needs of Ram 1500 owners.
     
    In the 2020 Ram 1500, the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 is rated at a best-in-class 480 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,600 rpm, a 14 percent increase from the previous-generation EcoDiesel V-6, which peaks 400 rpm earlier. Horsepower increases 8 percent to 260 hp at 3,600 rpm.
     
    Several significant changes contribute to the new EcoDiesel’s improved dynamic and fuel economy performance.
    • A new-generation water-cooled turbocharger with variable geometry is more efficient and provides improved response as engine rpms rise and fall
    • Redesigned intake ports to improve engine performance and fuel economy
    • Introduction of a dual, high-pressure and low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation system, a first for a diesel engine in North America. The EcoDiesel’s existing high-pressure EGR, with cooling exhaust gases drawn from the exhaust manifold, is augmented with a low-pressure EGR system that draws exhaust gases after they exit the diesel particulate filter. The addition of cooler, low-pressure exhaust gas makes a significant contribution to improved fuel economy and lower oxides of nitrogen (NOx)
    • The compression ratio is changed to 16.0:1 from 16.5:1, which helps reduce exhaust emissions, particularly NOx
    • Redesigned high-pressure (29,000 psi/2,000 bar) direct-injection fuel injector nozzles
    • Combustion chamber geometry optimized to improve fuel economy
    • Redesigned aluminum-alloy pistons improve fuel economy. The redesigned pistons use thinner piston rings and coating on the side skits to reduce friction
    • The piston pin is offset 0.3 degrees from the centerline to reduce “piston slap” against the cylinder wall, minimizing NVH
    • The lower portion of the two-piece oil sump uses a sandwiched polymer/metal material to reduce NVH
    • The Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system is 50 percent larger and incorporates a new-generation diesel oxidation catalyst with the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) system to reduce NOx
    • New-generation brake system vacuum pump with low-friction blades contributes to improved fuel economy
    The upgrades build on the EcoDiesel V-6’s attributes and performance that made it a winner of Wards 10 Best Engines award for three consecutive years.
     
    The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 uses dual overhead camshafts (DOHC) with four valves per cylinder and a 60-degree angle between the cylinder banks. The block is cast with compacted graphite iron, which provides strength to dampen vibrations, but weighs less than grey cast iron. A compacted graphite iron bedplate adds rigidity to the block.
     
    The EcoDiesel V-6 uses a forged steel crankshaft and connecting rods for strength and durability. The aluminum alloy pistons are cooled on the underside via oil jets. Heat-treated aluminum cylinder heads use individual bearing caps to reduce friction and minimize NVH. The chain-driven overhead camshafts employ roller-finger followers.
     
    The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 is produced at the FCA Cento facility in Ferrara, Italy.
     
    Ram 1500
    The 2020 Ram 1500 is the no-compromise benchmark for durability, technology, efficiency and convenience with features never before offered in a pickup. The Ram 1500 features up to 12,750 pounds of towing capability (5.7-liter HEMI V-8) and 2,300 pounds of payload. Ram’s eTorque mild hybrid system delivers improved fuel efficiency in both V-6 (standard) and V-8 configurations. As a segment disrupter, the new Uconnect 4C with a massive 12-inch touchscreen leads the pickup world in technology, featuring split-screen capability, 360-degree camera views and exclusive content from SiriusXM with 360L. Active safety and security systems include adaptive cruise control, Forward Collision Warning, Blind-spot Monitoring and Ready Alert Braking. Class-leading ride and handling is accomplished via a class-exclusive link-coil rear suspension system with optional Active-level four-corner air suspension. The 2020 Ram 1500 also features twice the interior storage capacity versus the competition.
     
    Unsurpassed powertrain warranty – five years/100,000 miles
    The 2020 Ram 1500 is backed with a five-year /100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. The powertrain-limited warranty covers the cost of all parts and labor needed to repair a covered powertrain component – engine, transmission and drive system.
     
    The standard three-year/36,000-mile Basic Limited Warranty provides bumper-to-bumper coverage for the Ram 1500, from the body to the electrical system.
     
    Manufacturing
    The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is built at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP) in Sterling Heights, Michigan.
     
    About Ram Truck Brand
    In 2009, the Ram Truck brand launched as a stand-alone division, focused on meeting the demands of truck buyers and delivering benchmark-quality vehicles.
     
    That focus leads Ram to design the industry’s most innovative, award-winning trucks, emphasizing durability, strength, technology and efficiency.
     
    With a full lineup of trucks, including ProMaster and ProMaster City vans, the Ram brand builds trucks that get the hard work done and families where they need to go. From the no-compromise Ram 1500 that defines the future of pickup trucks with innovative design, the highest quality materials and class-exclusive technology, to the Ram Heavy Duty which combines the ability to out-power, out-tow and out-haul every single competitor with the segment’s most comfortable ride and handling, Ram is committed to product leadership.
     
    Ram continues to outperform the competition and sets the benchmarks for:
    • Most powerful: 1,000 lb.-ft of torque with Cummins Turbo Diesel
    • Highest towing capacity: 35,100 lbs. with Ram 3500
    • Heaviest payloads: 7,680 lbs. with Ram 3500
    • Most luxurious: Ram Limited with real wood, real leather and 12-inch Uconnect touchscreen
    • Best ride and handling with exclusive link coil rear and auto-level air suspensions
    • Most interior space with Ram Mega Cab
    • Most capable full-size off-road pickup – Ram Power Wagon
    • Most-awarded light-duty truck in America
    • Highest owner loyalty of any half-ton pickup
    • Over the last 30 years, Ram has the highest percentage of pickups still on the road

    Giving maximum effort all day, every day with confidence, the Ram Truck lineup steps forward with the full force of modern capability providing confidence-inspiring features and class-exclusive vehicle safety.

      Source: FCA Newsroom

      • Upvote 1


      User Feedback

      Recommended Comments

      Very respectable rating, should do well for them.

      I do wonder if this will be the last Hurrah for Diesel trucks as Electrics start coming to market. After what Ford showed with a 1.25 million ton pull in their AWD electric F150 I would think that Diesel days are limited to the next 20 to 30 years. ;)  :P 

      • Upvote 1
      • Downvote 1

      Share this comment


      Link to comment
      Share on other sites

      Electrics will need to step up in terms of compactness and longevity, preferably sooner than later. 

      • Thanks 1
      • Upvote 2

      Share this comment


      Link to comment
      Share on other sites

      Now I am curious, Ram states "all configurations"... how about a Ram Classic regular cab shortbed?  That would be cheaper than the Tradesman Quad Cab (new or Classic?) listed as the cheapest config.

      Share this comment


      Link to comment
      Share on other sites
      On 8/16/2019 at 11:18 AM, dfelt said:

      I do wonder if this will be the last Hurrah for Diesel trucks as Electrics start coming to market. After what Ford showed with a 1.25 million ton pull in their AWD electric F150 I would think that Diesel days are limited to the next 20 to 30 years. ;)  :P 

      Electric trucks are far too expensive, and after what that video showed on Tesla’s huge range degradation when towing, ‘electric trucks days’ as far as meaningful market presence are probably 50 years away.

      • Thanks 1
      • Upvote 1

      Share this comment


      Link to comment
      Share on other sites
      On 8/16/2019 at 11:18 AM, dfelt said:

      Very respectable rating, should do well for them.

      I do wonder if this will be the last Hurrah for Diesel trucks as Electrics start coming to market. After what Ford showed with a 1.25 million ton pull in their AWD electric F150 I would think that Diesel days are limited to the next 20 to 30 years. ;)  :P 

      I think diesel trucks have quit a few hurrahs left in them before electrics take over.  I like to see this kind of competition between the big three anyway. 

      • Thanks 1

      Share this comment


      Link to comment
      Share on other sites
      4 hours ago, ocnblu said:

      Dfelt, ever the Optimist.

      There ya go, I corrected it for you since I understand that with Humidity, fingers and other body parts swell making typing hard. :P 

      • Haha 2

      Share this comment


      Link to comment
      Share on other sites
      5 hours ago, dfelt said:

      There ya go, I corrected it for you since I understand that with Humidity, fingers and other body parts swell making typing hard. :P 

      Oh man, I remember being threatened with banning for changing something someone said and "quoting" it.  I bet you're in real hot water!

      7 hours ago, surreal1272 said:

      Hello, my name is irony. Have we met?

      Oh hi, I'm Emory.  So we're Emory and Irony.  Wrote a song about it.  Wanna hear it?

      • Upvote 1

      Share this comment


      Link to comment
      Share on other sites
      10 hours ago, dfelt said:

      There ya go, I corrected it for you since I understand that with Humidity, fingers and other body parts swell making typing hard. :P 

      Yeah, don't do that.

      • Downvote 1

      Share this comment


      Link to comment
      Share on other sites
      6 hours ago, ocnblu said:

      Oh man, I remember being threatened with banning for changing something someone said and "quoting" it.  I bet you're in real hot water!

      Oh hi, I'm Emory.  So we're Emory and Irony.  Wrote a song about it.  Wanna hear it?

      So being irony impaired is a real problem for you. That’s tough. Let me help you. You, of all people, calling someone else a “pessimist” is the very definition of the word “irony”. Maybe this helps clarify the issue as well as address your third grade sensibility. 

       

      “He better get in trouble for that since I did and I think this place is biased against me anyway!”

       

      Third grade sensibility. 

      Share this comment


      Link to comment
      Share on other sites
      On 8/17/2019 at 10:27 AM, ocnblu said:

      Now I am curious, Ram states "all configurations"... how about a Ram Classic regular cab shortbed?  That would be cheaper than the Tradesman Quad Cab (new or Classic?) listed as the cheapest config.

      "Classic" is a different truck and most likely why it wasn't listed here. I doubt it will get the diesel. 

      7 hours ago, ocnblu said:

      Oh man, I remember being threatened with banning for changing something someone said and "quoting" it.  I bet you're in real hot water!

      I have as well.

      Personally, I find it funny. I don't care if somebody does it to me as well. Don't take internet things overly serious. 

      • Upvote 2

      Share this comment


      Link to comment
      Share on other sites
      7 hours ago, surreal1272 said:

      So being irony impaired is a real problem for you. That’s tough. Let me help you. You, of all people, calling someone else a “pessimist” is the very definition of the word “irony”. Maybe this helps clarify the issue as well as address your third grade sensibility. 

       

      “He better get in trouble for that since I did and I think this place is biased against me anyway!”

       

      Third grade sensibility. 

      Such a nice boy.

      • Downvote 1

      Share this comment


      Link to comment
      Share on other sites
      1 hour ago, ocnblu said:

      Such a nice boy.

      What was that junior? Your obvious attempt at trolling and then throwing your little tantrum was, well, obvious. Get over it. 

      7 hours ago, ccap41 said:

      "Classic" is a different truck and most likely why it wasn't listed here. I doubt it will get the diesel. 

      I have as well.

      Personally, I find it funny. I don't care if somebody does it to me as well. Don't take internet things overly serious. 

      Agreed on the RAM part. There is no reason to offer it to a model that, despite the extra time it was given by FCA, is still a limited time run. 

      Share this comment


      Link to comment
      Share on other sites
      On 8/16/2019 at 9:26 AM, Drew Dowdell said:

      The new EcoDiesel will be available in all trims and configurations including the Ram Classic and the Ram Rebel. 

       

      9 hours ago, surreal1272 said:

      Agreed on the RAM part. There is no reason to offer it to a model that, despite the extra time it was given by FCA, is still a limited time run. 

       

      Share this comment


      Link to comment
      Share on other sites
      12 hours ago, surreal1272 said:

      Agreed on the RAM part. There is no reason to offer it to a model that, despite the extra time it was given by FCA, is still a limited time run. 

      Yeah, it's probably just unnecessarily expensive to certify and do all of that jazz for something they're trying to sell cheap. 

      Share this comment


      Link to comment
      Share on other sites
      12 hours ago, surreal1272 said:

      What was that junior? Your obvious attempt at trolling and then throwing your little tantrum was, well, obvious. Get over it. 

      Agreed on the RAM part. There is no reason to offer it to a model that, despite the extra time it was given by FCA, is still a limited time run. 

      I'm sure there was no extra development cost. The previous version of the engine was already in the Classic Ram anyway. They're selling the classic for an indefinite period, so it could be 2 or 4 more years before it finally gets retired. 

      Share this comment


      Link to comment
      Share on other sites
      3 hours ago, ocnblu said:

       

       

      Nice eye on the Classic part. I definitely missed that line. That's surprising to me. 

      • Thanks 1

      Share this comment


      Link to comment
      Share on other sites
      Just now, ccap41 said:

      Yeah, it's probably just unnecessarily expensive to certify and do all of that jazz for something they're trying to sell cheap. 

      It's not even all that cheap, but its cheaper than the new Ram 1500. 

      Share this comment


      Link to comment
      Share on other sites
      Just now, Drew Dowdell said:

      It's not even all that cheap, but its cheaper than the new Ram 1500. 

      MSRP to MSRP probably not but I bet they discount them a good amount. 

      Share this comment


      Link to comment
      Share on other sites
      3 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

      MSRP to MSRP probably not but I bet they discount them a good amount. 

      Actually, you're right.... but it's primarily because they don't offer the diesel in a single cab classic. (All configurations FCA??)

      Pricing for the Ram 1500 Classic EcoDiesel (Crew Cab 4x2) starts at $39,140, plus destination.

      which is about $3k more than a Tradesman with an EcoDiesel. 

      Share this comment


      Link to comment
      Share on other sites


      Join the conversation

      You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
      Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

      Guest
      Add a comment...

      ×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

        Only 75 emoji are allowed.

      ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

      ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

      ×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




    • Similar Content

      • By Drew Dowdell
        As we reported last month, Jeep is adding a diesel to the Wrangler lineup.  The 3.0-liter diesel will produce 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque and be paired only with the 8-speed automatic. Electronic Start-Stop is also standard issue. 
        As for how much it is going to cost, be prepared to shell out up to an additional $6,000 over the base model.  It breaks down like this:  $4,000 for the diesel engine + $2,000 for the automatic transmission.  All in all, it ends up being a $3,250 upgrade over a Wrangler with a Pentastar V6 and 8-speed automatic.   The diesel will only be offered in 4-door trims of Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon.  In the RAM 1500 with the same powertrain, highway fuel economy is rated for 30mpg. Expect the lighter but less aerodynamic Wrangler to match that once EPA numbers are finalized.
        Diesel Wranglers start down the production line in late November, but the order books are already open if you want to head down to the dealer and put your order in. 

        View full article
      • By Drew Dowdell
        As we reported last month, Jeep is adding a diesel to the Wrangler lineup.  The 3.0-liter diesel will produce 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque and be paired only with the 8-speed automatic. Electronic Start-Stop is also standard issue. 
        As for how much it is going to cost, be prepared to shell out up to an additional $6,000 over the base model.  It breaks down like this:  $4,000 for the diesel engine + $2,000 for the automatic transmission.  All in all, it ends up being a $3,250 upgrade over a Wrangler with a Pentastar V6 and 8-speed automatic.   The diesel will only be offered in 4-door trims of Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon.  In the RAM 1500 with the same powertrain, highway fuel economy is rated for 30mpg. Expect the lighter but less aerodynamic Wrangler to match that once EPA numbers are finalized.
        Diesel Wranglers start down the production line in late November, but the order books are already open if you want to head down to the dealer and put your order in. 
      • By Drew Dowdell
        Jeep is finally offering the 3.0-Liter EcoDiesel from the Ram 1500 in the Jeep Wrangler as a late availability option for 2020.  For the Wrangler, the engine will produce 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. The diesel will be offered on Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon editions, and only on 4 door models. The only transmission available to pair with the diesel is the 8-speed automatic. Electronic Start-Stop (ESS) is standard on the diesel and all other engine options. 
        Other changes for the Wrangler include the addition of the mild-hybrid 48 volt eTorque system to either the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo or the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6. The eTorque system takes the place of ESS and also smooths out the torque band. The 3.6 Pentastar produces 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque while the 2.0T produces 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. These numbers hold true with or without the eTorque system. Only the Sahara trim gets eTorque.
        Two special editions take their place in the Wrangler lineup. The Willys edition is aimed at the off-road enthusiast. As far as hardware, it comes with a limited-slip differential, Rubicon rock rails and shots, heavy duty brakes, two-speed transfer case, and big 32-inch all-terrain tires. Visually, it gets 17-inch wheels with grey accents, all-weather floor mats, LED headlights and foglights, and a gloss black grille, along with the Willys badging.  The Willys edition can come either in a 2-door for $35,235 or the 4-door for $38,735.
        A second special editions is primarily cosmetic. Called the Black & Tan edition (pictured above), it is mainly a retro looking that gets a tan soft-top, 17-inch Machine Granite wheels, tan cloths seats, side steps, and more.  The Black & Tan edition is available on both 2-door and 4-door models. 

        View full article
    • Posts

    • Social Stream

    • Today's Birthdays

      1. Justin
        Justin
        (30 years old)
      2. Pa.Bill
        Pa.Bill
        (73 years old)
    • Who's Online (See full list)

    • My Clubs

    About us

    CheersandGears.com - Founded 2001

    We ♥ Cars

    Get in touch

    Follow us

    Recent tweets

    facebook

    ×
    ×
    • Create New...