Ram officially announced that all 2020 1500 trim levels can be equipped with the EcoDiesel for $4,995. This gives consumers the opportunity to purchase a Diesel engine truck starting at $38,585. At that price point, the truck is a Tradesman Quad Cab with rear-wheel-drive. Compared with Ford and Chevy, the Ram EcoDiesel option is by far the most affordable.
The standalone price on the EcoDiesel engine is the most expensive of the Ram 1500’s list of powertrains at $4,995. In second place, the 5.7-liter V8 eTorque powertrain is listed for $2,645. The EcoDiesel engine can even be configured on the Ram Rebel. This is the first opportunity a diesel option has been available for the Ram Rebel.
The EcoDiesel engine puts out 260-horsepower and has 480 lb-ft of torque with a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine. The Ram even beats out the Ford and Chevy in towing capacity having the highest at 12,560 lbs. Ram gives the option of either rear-wheel or four-wheel-drive when configuring the engine.
Ram has not released the EPA fuel economy figures, but confirms the numbers will be available when the truck goes on sale in the fourth quarter. Ram did a great job offering the 3.0-liter in every cab, bed and drive configuration to undercut both Ford and Chevy. Ram will hold the medal for being the first to offer its light-duty Diesel engine in every configuration.