2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Leads Class in 4×4 Fuel Economy and Overall Torque

By Justin Cupler | October 8th, 2019

When Ram announced the return of the EcoDiesel in the 2020 model year, the truck manufacturer waxed poetic about its fuel economy. At the time, its official numbers were not available. Now, with EPA testing in the books, Ram has released the 1500 EcoDiesel’s official fuel-economy numbers, and they are nothing short of stunning.

The two-wheel-drive 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will roll in with an incredible 22 mpg city, 32 highway, and 26 combined. Match this with its available 33-gallon fuel tank, and the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel can travel up to 1,056 miles on a tank of diesel, giving it the longest cruising range in its class.

With four-wheel drive, the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel delivers up to 21 mpg city, 29 highway, and 24 combined. That 29 mpg highway rating makes the four-wheel-drive-equipped EcoDiesel model the most fuel-efficient four-wheel-drive model in its class.

The Ram EcoDiesel is about more than just fuel economy too. This diesel powerplant delivers up to 480 pound-feet of torque, giving it the most torque in the half-ton pickup class. With this torque, the diesel-equipped Ram 1500 tows up to 12,560 pounds, which also leads the class.

Buyers will have a wider range of configurations to get their diesel power, as Ram will offer the new-generation EcoDiesel engine in every model and configuration in the 2020 Ram 1500 lineup, including the off-road-friendly Rebel model.

Want to get your own Ram EcoDiesel? It will start from $36,890 in the Tradesman Quad Cab. Across the lineup, the diesel engine will be a $4,995 option, making it a $3,000 premium over the 5.7-liter V-8. Buyers can also get the new EcoDiesel engine in the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Crew Cab with a $39,140 starting price.

Want a full-size pickup with loads of stump-pulling power and incredible fuel economy? Come by the Garber Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM showroom serving the Jacksonville, Tampa, Green Cove Springs, and Orange Park areas to take this new, thrifty pickup for a test drive and see what it can do for you. Can’t make it by? You can also check out our online inventory page, choose a few in-stock Ram 1500 models that suit your needs, and schedule a test drive in the Jacksonville area around your busy schedule.