Yesterday the first batch of 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel trucks began shipping out to Ram dealers from Chrysler's Warren, MI Truck Assembly Plant. The wait to see how America's new diesel-powered half ton performs in the field is almost over!
The EPA signed off on some pretty impressive fuel economy figures for the new EcoDiesel, convincing more than 8,000 consumers to place pre-orders before anyone even had a chance to test-drive the truck. I'm confident Ram's oil-burner will be a venerable machine, but I remain ever-skeptical of EPA assessments. The most valuable fuel economy facts for the 2014 Ram EcoDiesel 1500 will start coming out as soon as the first customers get some real-world work done and report back.