- Ram will end production of its EcoDiesel 1500 pickup engine in January 2023.
- The 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel is still available to order for now in various trim levels.
- This leaves the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra the only light-duty diesel pickups, as the previous Ford F-150 discontinued its diesel offering.
The light-duty full-size pickup segment will soon have only one diesel engine left, as Ram announced that it will stop building the EcoDiesel V-6 1500 pickup starting January 2023. All three domestic pickups offered light-duty diesel at one point, but Ford previously discontinued The PowerStroke F-150 diesel and the release of the Ram diesel mean that the Chevy Silverado and Duramax turbodiesel 3.0-liter inline-six from the GMC Sierra will be the only diesel offerings in this segment going forward.
The Rama EcoDiesel’s powertrain is a 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel with 260 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque. It’s rated at up to 33 mpg in a special HFE trim with rear-wheel drive and a few other tweaks to improve aerodynamics. Without the package, it’s rated at 32 mpg with rear-wheel drive and 29 mpg with four-wheel drive. However, in our real-world testing, it missed this EPA rating by a pretty wide margin.
The engine costs an additional $4995 and is still available to order, said Ram, for the Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Laramie, Limited Longhorn and Limited trim levels.
The upcoming electric version of the Ram 1500 will effectively serve as a replacement for the EcoDiesel. Ram claims it will arrive in 2024, and we’ve already seen some teasers previewing the style. There’s also a website called RamRevolution.com where the company seeks input from buyers, and a wider version of the pickup may be arriving in the near future as well.
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