Chrysler says diesel Ram 1500 gets 28 highway mpg

David Shepardson

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ new 2014 Ram 1500 diesel pickup earned a 28 miles-per-gallon highway rating, the best of any full-size half-ton pickup, the automaker said Tuesday.

The automaker said the Environmental Protection Agency rating also exceeds the mileage figure for the top-ranked small pickup.

“The new Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is truly in a class of its own with 28 mpg and the ability to tow 9,200 pounds,” says Reid Bigland, president and CEO of Ram. “To put the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel in context, it gets 6 mpg better fuel economy than the best F150 Eco-Boost,” he added, referring to Ford Motor Co.’s popular pick-up. “Overall,” Bigland concluded, “the Ram 1500 Eco-Diesel has outstanding pickup truckcapability with compact car-like fuel economy.”

The Detroit News