The Ram 1500 Diesel, driven by editor Tom Murphy, is one of 44 contenders for the 2014 Ward's 10 Best Engines competition.
I have to imagine that without towing and cruise control on the highway at 65 (maybe 70) for long stretches it could get close to that 30mpg mark. Is this V-6 diesel mated to the new 8-speed trans as well?
It does have the 8 speed.
Given that many diesel engines exceed the EPA sticker, I wouldn't be surprised if the Ram diesel does better than 30 mpg unladen, under a light foot.
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