Good to see the EcoDiesel getting more recognition.Considered the only diesel in its segment, the 3.0 liter V6 built by VM Motori in Italy provides a hefty lump of 420 pound-feet of torque paired with respectable fuel economy figures to make the Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee some of the most competitive in their fields. “Ten days of testing yielded observed fuel economy approaching 24 mpg. Nothing wrong with that,” Wards said of the Ram. That’s where midsize sedans were about five to ten years ago.
“Ram engineers have done such a stellar job of integrating this powertrain that most people wouldn’t guess there’s a diesel under the hood,” said a Wards editor.