2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
Cut Down Fuel Costs Without Losing Performance Thanks to the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
The winner of the 2014 Motor Trend Truck of the Year award, the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has revolutionized the light duty pickup class. It’s the first truck of this size to feature a clean turbodiesel engine that’s both powerful and fuel efficient. In fact, a Ram equipped with the diesel engine is the most efficient light duty pickup on the market. We’re very excited to have the opportunity to carry this forward-thinking truck at our Maple Creek-area Ram dealership.
Optional for all Ram 1500 models is a 3.0 turbodiesel V6 engine. Its power level is a step ahead of the base 3.6L gas V6 engine with a total output of 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. Power is seamlessly delivered by an eight-speed automatic transmission. Unlike most standard automatic transmissions, the Ram’s automatic is controlled with a rotary-style knob. This clears up space on the floor for more storage.
Of course, the crowning achievement of this engine is its fuel economy. The 2014 EcoDiesel is rated at 10.2L/100 km city and 7.1L/100 km highway. Up till now, those numbers were unheard of for a full-size pickup.
With 420 lb-ft of torque available, there’s quite a bit the Ram EcoDiesel can do for you. In the back bed, you can carry a payload of up to 1930 pounds. When you need to do some towing, a maximum towing capacity of 10,450 pounds leaves few things your truck can do. A five-link spring coil suspension system and trailer sway control help to ensure a smooth and steady ride no matter how much weight you’re moving.
Pickup trucks used to offer power and little else. You might be lucky if you got a CD player. That’s clearly not the case with the 2014 Ram 1500, which offers some of the most exciting car technology available today. Here are some of the highlights:
- Uconnect Touchscreen Interface: connect your phone to your pickup to stay in touch on the road, play music from several sources, and even access smartphone apps. It’s very intuitive and safe to use while driving.
- Air Suspension: the optional air suspension system is exclusive to the Ram 1500. The suspension can be raised to five different ride heights, self levels, and adjusts for maximum comfort.
- 3G Wireless: turning your Ram into a mobile hotspot makes it easy to turn your truck into a remote office.
- Configurable Gauge Display: the instrument cluster in the Ram is fully adjustable based on the needs of the driver. What’s even better is it comes in full color, which is another segment exclusive.
What’s great about the Ram diesel is it’s not just one specific model, but the engine can be added to all body styles. Any Ram you choose is going to feature a powerful design, and you have a lot of options. There are three bed and cab sizes and six different trim levels.
Inside the cab, you’re going to find one of the plushest truck interiors on the market. The interior is comfortable, full of cargo spaces, and doesn’t feature all the hard plastic surfaces found on trucks like the 2014 Ford F-150. You have the option to make the Ram’s interior design even more enticing with leather upholstery and wood grain trim.
Each Ram comes standard with a number of safety features to protect you and your passengers. Stability control, hill start assist, and antilock disc brakes help to prevent accidents while full-length side curtain airbags and front seat side airbags are there if you ever get into trouble. You can also add on features like a rearview camera, an emergency telematics system, and a trailer brake controller to make the Ram even more secure.
Schedule Your Test Drive Today at Jackson Dodge
Contact Jackson Dodge to schedule a test drive in the all-new Ram EcoDiesel. We can promise you’ve never experienced a light duty pickup truck engine quite like this. Our dealership is located in Medicine Hat at 1500 Strachan Road SE, which should be convenient too for Maple Creek drivers. Jackson Dodge is ready to get you behind the wheel!