The Ram 1500 is a pretty impressive line of pickup truck manufactured in the US. Most people love their excellent mix of output and fuel efficiency. To offer even a better deal of this combination, Dodge is offering an eco-oriented version of the Ram 1500. The model christened the 2016 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel offers exterior and interior styling cues almost identical to the regular Ram 1500 pickup. The big difference however comes on its drive-train which is more eco-friendly than other trims in the lineup.
2016 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel – Body Styles Changes and other Options
The exterior of the 2016 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel remains largely unchanged compared to the outgoing model. Most of the new changes are visual updates. The 2016 ram 1500 still retains a redesigned version of its big chromed grille with the stylish Dodge grille on top of it. The grille has active shutters that open or close as appropriate to help in cooling the engine (when open) as well as enhance its aerodynamics (when they are closed). The grille is flanked by a pair of LED headlights and LED DRLs. At the back, the vehicle features the HFE badge on its tailgate and LED taillights. Its turn signals are also equipped with the LED technology. It also has a removable and lockable tailgate. The 4-door, truck rides on a set of attractive 20-inch alloy wheels which are wrapped in Goodyear tires.
Interior of the 2016 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel is offered in a single trim meaning there is no diversity. Due to this, it lacks some of the luxurious features of the Laramie Longhorn and other high trims. Its seats are upholstered in a quality cloth trim (there are no options for either leather or vinyl). Its windows and door locks are power operated. The vehicle is a great way of taking your crew and gear to and from a work site. This is because it has a spacious cabin fitted with two bench seats which can accommodate up to six passengers. Other features include cruise control, a USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and hill-start assist to aid when starting from rest on an incline.
2016 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel – Entirely new Powertrain Configuration
The most exciting feature of the 1500 ram 2016 is its impressive engine. The engine is a good blend of excellent power and fuel economy. The unit is a 3.0 L EcoDiesel V6 which pumps 240 hp 3,600 rpm and 420 lb-ft of torque 2,000 rpm. The engine is mated to the automaker’s unique TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission system. The truck is offered in both 2WD and 4WD configurations. In terms of fuel economy, the 2016 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is pretty impressive. 2WD models are EPA rated at 20 mpg in city and 28 mpg on highway drives. On the other hand, 4WD models return 19 mpg in city and 27 mpg on highway. These numbers put the truck at the top of its class in terms of fuel economy. The engine powers the ram trucks 2016 to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 8.5 seconds which is remarkable for a car its size.
2016 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel – Expected Date of Arrival and Price
The 2016 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has a starting price of $ 28,320 for the 2WD, a 4WD model costs much more. Its competitors include the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Ford F-150.