Years after pushing the envelope as the first light-duty pickup truck to offer a diesel engine, the 2020 Ram 1500 brings the diesel option back with increased horsepower and torque. What’s more, when it arrives later this year, the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will feature a lower starting price tag than its competitors.

The Return of the Diesel King

For the 2020 model year, the Ram 1500 will offer a 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine on every configuration of every trim level, from the base-level workhorse Ram 1500 Tradesman to the luxury-appointed Limited trim.

The EcoDiesel engine produces 260 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque. Ram’s engineers were able to squeeze out the extra horsepower and torque over the previous EcoDiesel iteration by tweaking the engine with a water-cooled turbo, lighter pistons, and improved fuel injection and recirculating exhaust systems.

Paired with an eight-speed transmission, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is capable of a best-in-class 12,560-pound towing capacity. That’s more than the diesel versions of the F-150, Silverado 1500, and Sierra 1500.

With the superior towing capability of the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, you might be surprised to learn that the starting price is lower than each of its rivals in the diesel half-ton class. Ram recently announced that the Ram 1500 Tradesman Quad Cab with two-wheel drive carries an MSRP of $38,585, which includes the destination charge. Its closest diesel rivals in the 150/1500 class start at thousands more.

The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel—The Obvious Choice

The Ram 1500 offers the highest capability in its class for the lowest price. For anyone who has been on the fence about deciding on a new diesel half-ton pickup, your choice just got a whole lot easier.

Test Drive a new Ram Today in Plaquemine, LA

A.J. Dohmann Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram currently offers a great selection of new Ram trucks to go along with our inventory of new cars, trucks, and SUVs from Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep. Contact us today to set up a test drive in a new Ram 1500, or get in touch with a sales associate to let you know when the 2020 Ram EcoDiesel is due on our lot in Plaquemine, LA.

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