Front view of  the 2020 RAM 1500 in motion

There is No Truck Like the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel


The New Workhorse Has Arrived

The new RAM 1500 EcoDiesel owes its success to class-exclusive optional air suspension, which enhances fuel economy, improves ride control and off-road capability, along with entry/exit and loading, and automatic load leveling.

Among the changes contributing to the brawny 2020 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel are the improved dynamics, making this good-looking beast of a truck one of the best riding in its class on 20” tires. A new-generation water-cooled turbocharger with variable geometry turbine (VGT) increases EcoDiesel efficiency and responsiveness during temporary conditions; compression ratio optimization has changed to 16.0:1 from 16.5:1. The latest RAM 1500 also boasts completely redesigned lightweight aluminum alloy pistons now include thinner rings and low-friction coating on the pin and side skirts to reduce losses.

All that, in addition to 98 percent of the steel used in the frame being high strength steel to better deliver towing capacity and payload. Somewhat surprising is once you get the EcoDiesel up to speed, there is no roar of the diesel. It sounds just like a gas engine, and the roomy cabin is quieter than you would expect.

Best-in-Class Towing

The 2020 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel is America’s most powerful half-ton diesel pickup. It is available in all models and configurations, including the Rebel for the first time ever. But what really separates this powerhouse from the competition is the Best-in-Class 12,560-lb maximum towing capacity and 2,040-lb maximum payload. Whether you’re towing for work or play, the RAM 1500 is the perfect vehicle to get the job done.

Best-in-Class Torque

Delivering a Best-in-Class 480 lb.-ft. of half-ton diesel torque in light-duty trucks at 1,600 rpm, and 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque in heavy-duty trucks, the new RAM 1500 EcoDiesel is not only one of the best trucks driven on the road today, but it is the first of its kind to pair up this amount of torque with a third-generation 3.0L DOHC engine produced at FCA Cento facility in Ferrara, Italy, to produce 260 horsepower at 3,600 rpm.

The previous-generation V6 delivered 14 percent less torque and eight percent less horsepower. The 2020 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel also gets better fuel economy, due to redesigned cylinder head intake ports that improve swirl and flow, thus increasing performance and fuel economy at an EPA-estimated 22-mpg city and 32-mpg highway, with an eight-speed transmission. You could drive from Duluth, Minnesota, to Dallas, Texas, on one tank of gas.

Innovation and Efficiency At Its Best

The 2020 RAM 1500 is not only the winner of various industry awards; it is the only light-duty truck to offer a diesel powertrain for its entire lineup. With the debut of the EcoDiesel engine, this incredible vehicle is targeted towards drivers who want the power that a diesel engine delivers without overspending at the gas pump. When RAM acknowledged what pickup truck owners needed and wanted, they did what thriving and innovative companies do best by giving the customer the most advanced diesel engine ever made for a light-duty pickup.

Visit Gill Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM in Madera, CA

Come in today for test-drive and explore the 2020 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel at the RAM dealership that believes in doing things the right way – the Gill way – for sales, service, finance and more. Remember, it’s not a real deal unless it’s a Gill deal.