2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Fuel Economy Released

October 18th, 2019 by


The third-generation 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel was announced over the summer and truckers have been waiting on it for a long time. Since the first new generation 2019 Ram 1500 was released, there have only been two powertrain options – three if we consider a powertrain equipped and not equipped with the mild-hybrid system, eTorque. Either way, it was just two engines, the V6 and V8 HEMI. That’s all about to change with the 2020 model year. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Ram trucks have released the new EcoDiesel engine specs, the price, and now we know how much fuel economy diesel engine will save on a truck with the towing power of nearly half a ton.

2020 Ram EcoDiesel Specs and Pricing

Nearly half a ton sounds like a lot, but it’s worth talking about. The 2020 Ram 1500 with EcoDiesel is a 3.0-liter V6 engine that can generate 480 lb-ft of torque. Prior to its release, consumers would have to opt-in for the V8 HEMI powertrain option and equip it with eTorque for that extra boost of torque the system delivers. Together, the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine would be able to generate 410 lb-of torque alone, but generates up to 540 lb-ft of torque when the eTorque is also in the mix. If going with the 2020 Ram 1500 Tradesman base model, it’s an extra $1695 on the MSRP starting price of $31,895 (plus destination fee).

There is a bit of a difference in pricing if one were to choose the EcoDiesel engine. With a towing capability of up to 12,560 pounds though, it’s worth it. With an MSRP starting at $36,890 (plus destination fee), consumers get a 2020 Ram 1500 Tradesman with a Quad Cab and two-wheel drive. For consumers who aren’t yet sold on the idea, Ram also offers the EcoDiesel engine as an option afterthought. If one were to choose a 2020 Ram 1500 Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Rebel or Laramie base model, they can opt-in for the EcoDiesel for an extra $3300, shaving a little off the starting price with the EcoDiesel already installed. For those choosing a Ram 1500 with the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine, upgrading to EcoDiesel is available as a $4,995 option – or a $3,000 premium if consumers chose a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with eTorque.

The EcoDiesel is also available on the still-selling Ram 1500 Classic model. Keeping everything consumers loved about the last-generation, the Ram 1500 Classic is just that – the last generation model but still in production alongside the new-gen Ram 1500. Even better, even if the 1500 Classic is last-gen, it still gets the new-generation 3.0-liter EcoDiesel under the hood. For those interested in keeping it a little old school, pricing for the Ram 1500 Classic EcoDiesel starts at $39,140 (plus a destination fee) with a Crew Cab and 4×2 drivetrain configuration.

2020 Ram EcoDiesel Fuel Efficiency

Now here’s what we’ve all been waiting for. Sure, the new EcoDiesel engine is powerful, but is it worth it when it comes to the pump? Here’s the data you need to know.

2020 Ram 1500 EPA Numbers City Combined Highway
3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel 4×2 22 26 32
3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel 4×4 21 24 29
3.6-liter V-6 eTorque 4×2 20 22 25
3.6-liter V-6 eTorque 4×4 19 22 24
5.7-liter HEMI V-8 4×2 15 17 22
5.7-liter HEMI V-8 4×4 15 17 21
5.7-liter HEMI V-8 eTorque 4×2 17 19 23
5.7-liter HEMI V-8 eTorque 4×4 17 19 22


Excited? You should be. Come to Aventura Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and check out the new 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel today.

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