Here at Landmark Dodge, we have been telling customers for quite some time to not be so hasty to skip the diesel options out there, as you could be missing out on the ideal truck for both work and play! One of the best options out there for towing, jobs that require you to get dirty, and short daily errands as well, there are many practical reasons to “opt for the D” at the pump. Diesel possesses the useful characteristic of burning more slowly, allowing your truck to save precious fuel while running at heightened compression ratios.
Diesel exhaust brakes provide much better control while going downhill, enabling you to save fuel, have more power, and have a wider variety of features. Even though the frequently-praised new breed of hybrids boast lower fuel costs and may sometimes not need vital maintenance as frequently, many of these options don’t possess the might and muster that their drivers are in need of. Many truck drivers are rightfully concerned with what is under the hood, and the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel comes equipped with a 3.0-liter V6 that sports 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of eager torque.
While eagerly wandering the lot here at Landmark and preparing for an exciting test drive, one of the things that people are wondering about most is the towing ability of a truck. It is of dire importance to know that if you are seeking after a burly machine that has a legendary lugging capacity, just what that all-important number is! The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel can tow up to 12,560 lbs, and carry a payload of up to 1,501 lbs. You’ll also be proudly rocking a 98-percent high-strength steel frame that helps with the vital durability and stiffness for every drive.
The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel nails down an EPA-estimated 23 mpg in the city, up to 33 mpg on the highway, and about 26 mpg combined, with a range situated right on the 1,000-mile mark. Graduating to the gas-powered 5.7-liter V8 provides you with patiently waiting and potent 395 horsepower, and 410 lb-ft of torque. Without the addition of eTorque, the towing range is at about 11,610 lbs. and the payload ability is about 2,300 lbs. Hard-working and busy individuals such as cattle ranchers, horse trainers, and contractors have nothing but amazing props for the 360-degree Surround View Camera, which boosts eye contact with everything regarding your load and keeps you aware of what’s happening at every angle as you turn or encounter a rough patch.
The Trailer Reverse Steering Control is an excellent aide for making sure you are pointed in the right direction in the rear when you’re on a time crunch and loading or unloading, and the Sway Control provides an extreme boost of confidence when the wind feels just as boisterous and unpredictable! Compared to previous diesel trucks, the engine is very quiet and well-mannered on the road, with hardly any idle or vibrations felt during the ride.