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New for 2020: Upgraded EcoDiesel Engine

New for 2020: Upgraded EcoDiesel Engine

The Ram 1500 was just redesigned in 2019, but the 2020 version somehow improved upon greatness, offering a luxurious cabin, comfortable seats, adept handling, and a smooth ride. Perhaps the best new thing that was introduced in the 2020 Ram 1500 was a new engine.



The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel engine is a game-changer for what was already a truly impressive pick-up truck. The 3.0-litre EcoDiesel V6 engine is an 8-speed automatic with E-shifter, and it offers gains in fuel economy, towing, and payload. It is available on any of the seven Ram 1500 model variations: Tradesman, Big Horn, Sport, Rebel, Laramie, Longhorn, and Limited. The EcoDiesel engine is rated at an astounding 10.5 L/100km for city driving and 7.3 L/100km for highway driving. For a full-size pickup truck, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel offers fuel economy ratings rarely seen even by cars half its size.


Most Impressive Engine in Its Class


While the fuel economy is very impressive, many truck buyers turn to the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel for another reason--the hauling capabilities. The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel provides 480 lb-ft max torque, 5,783 kg max towing, and 1,043 max payload. This makes the 2020 EcoDiesel the most capable Ram 1500 ever produced. For comparison, the GMC Sierra, the Chevrolet Silverado, the Toyota Tundra, and the Nissan Titan are all incapable of meeting the Ram 1500's towing capability, even with their largest and most powerful engines.


Additional Safety and Comfort Features of the EcoDiesel


To improve upon an already-smooth ride while towing, Ram offers an optional air suspension that includes a self-leveling feature. All Ram trucks are equipped with an integrated trailer hitch, allowing drivers to connect a trailer directly to the truck with ease. Safety is also a top priority, and the blind-spot monitoring system covers the length of the trailer while towing.


The Award-Winning Ram 1500


The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel engine can be found in models across Canada, including at Richmond Chrysler. It has been recognized with numerous awards, demonstrating its dominance over other pickups in its class. It was named the Best Pickup in Canada for 2020 by Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). The Laramie Longhorn and Limited models won the "Luxury Car of the Year" Award by named the 2020 Ram 1500 the "2020 Pickup of the Year," and Edmunds recognized it with 2020 Edmunds Top Rated Truck Award. Perhaps the most appropriate award is the 2020 Green Truck of the Year Award by Green Car Journal.


In all categories, the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel blows away the competition. This capable, fuel-efficient, spectacular truck needs to make every driver's shortlist.

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