The Challenges of Creating the Ram EcoDiesel V6
It’s a good thing Ram received more than 8,000 orders in four days back in February for its 1500 model with the new EcoDiesel V6. That means the bet it took on an oil-burning, light-duty truck – one on which competitors such as Ford, General Motors and Toyota declined to wager – paid off.
by Patrick Rall With the recent news that Toyota is going to be raising the price on the Tundra by 3%, we got to thinking: why the heck would anyone want to pay good money for a Tundra when they can put that coin towards a Ram instead? Well, we couldn’t think of any good […] More »
1. Value – Not only does the Ram lineup offer more capabilities, more power, better looks and over a century of proven history – it does it for less money. The entry level Ram 1500 is less expensive than the entry level Toyota Tundra (both of which come with standard V6 engines). But when you […] More »
2. The Cummins – Even though the Hemi powered Ram 1500 offers better towing and hauling capacity than the Toyota Tundra, there comes a time when a half ton truck isn’t quite enough. When that point is reached by Ram owners, they are able to turn to the Ram HD lineup featuring the 5.7L Hemi […] More »
3. Power and capabilities – Thanks to the 5.7L Hemi, the Ram 1500 offers more power and torque than the 5.7L iForce V8 from the Toyota Tundra. The Hemi makes 390 horsepower and 407lb-ft of torque while the Tundra has just 381 horsepower and 401lb-ft of torque – and the advantage is clear for those […] More »