Driving Impressions From the Road - 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Long-Term Road Test

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imageDriving Impressions From the Road - 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Long-Term Road Test

This update to Edmunds long-term 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel includes driving observations from a 3,000-mile road trip through the American west.

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  • diondidiondi Member Posts: 71

    What bikes are those? I see a Scott hardtail, something FS in the middle and a dirt jumper frame in the back? And they all have droppers?

  • emajoremajor Member Posts: 332

    Nice update. These 1/2 ton crew cab pickups really are great family haulers. Roomy, quiet, powerful, but very expensive both in purchase price and in running costs. I have access to a 2010 F150 crew cab with the 5.4 V8 and it feels very cheap for a $40K MSRP and seems to get about 16 mpg at real freeway speeds. If you need to pack like Josh no vehicle does it better, but if you don't these will burn a lot of your money unnecessarily. I'm very curious to see what fuel economy the ecodiesel managed here.

  • jjacquotjjacquot Member Posts: 16

    Bikes: Scott Scale 900, Santa Cruz Tallboy, Scott Spark 920 -- in that order. The Spark is a small so it looks like a dirt jumper. All with droppers because mountain bikes without droppers are like Wyoming without mountains -- pointless.

  • diondidiondi Member Posts: 71

    Nice bikes! I've been loving my dropper ever since I got it put on my Kona.

  • tabeasttabeast Member Posts: 2
    I own one of these Ram ecodiesel trucks. So far (knock on wood) I have been amazed. unloaded interstate cruising at "staying up with traffic flow speeds" gives a legitimate 28 mpg. Loaded is less of course - depending on the load etc. I pull fairly light loads - 3K lb give or take - handles this quite well. The air suspension is the value of the decade at something like $1700 add on. Truly a jacked up limo, in fact, I've been in quite a few limos, and many don't ride this well. Just shocking what they have done with a 6K lb truck. Hoping longevity is there - that is a gamble I took. But I compared this puppy to all comers - and nobody was even close to its shadow as a light duty full size truck. I had no "pride of ownership" - Ram, Ford, Toyota , etc - just wanted the best one. So far, I got it. Crew cab. Long Horn.
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