Photography by Evan Sears
Ram recently showed its 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel and 2014 Ram 2500/3500 pickups during a media drive outside Los Angeles; unfortunately, we didn’t get any fuel economy numbers for either. That changed today at the Ram press conference this morning at the State Fair of Texas. Although not officially announced by the EPA (which won’t likely be until late November), Ram chief Reid Bigland said the truck maker is expecting its EcoDiesel to beat its own best-in-class fuel economy numbers (a title held by the 3.6-liter Pentastar engine paired with Ram's eight-speed transmission) in the half-ton segment. By Ram’s estimates, the number should be at least 27 mpg on the highway.