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MotorTrend's EcoDiesel vs Ford's EcoBoost


Aug 1, 2013
Great article.

At last, the 2014 Ram 1500EcoDieselhas been priced, and soon it’ll be time for truck enthusiasts to put their money where their mouths are. The half-ton diesel truck will carry a base price of $30,180 for a rear-drive, long-wheelbase truck with an eight-foot bed. The EcoDiesel’s price represents a $2850 premium over a similarly equipped 2014 Ram 1500 with the 5.7-liter V-8, Ram says.
And for 2014, the Ram 1500′s 5.7-liter V-8 produces 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. Even though the V-8 will be offered with an eight-speed automatic, the truck’s fuel economy will be no match for the 1500 EcoDiesel. The new Ram model has a 3.0-liter turbodiesel six-cylinder under the hood with 240 hp and 420 lb-ft, and also uses an eight-speed automatic.
Get more details on 2014 Ram 1500 pricing here.
A diesel-powered truck isn’t for everyone. While the EcoDiesel may excel at traversing long distances without stopping for fuel and delivering best-in-class EPA-rated fuel economy, some would simply rather have 395 hp ready to respond at every stoplight.
We want to hear from you: Would you be willing to pay a $2850 premium for a2014 Ram 1500EcoDiesel over a 1500 with the 5.7-liter V-8 and an eight-speed automatic?

Read more:http://wot.motortrend.com/totd-2014...iesel-for-2850-more-382379.html#ixzz2altiLnkI
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