Even the Door Pockets Are Full-Size - 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Long-Term Road Test
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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel: Even the Door Pockets Are Full-Size

by Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor on August 27, 2015

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

One of the benefits of a full-size truck, especially our 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, is full-size utility. I came to fully realize how much I appreciate full-size utility when I drove our midsize Chevy Colorado to Wyoming this summer. It was the same trip I took with my family in the Ram last summer.

Certain small details, like the utility of big door pockets, stood out.

For comparison, here is the driver's door on the Colorado:

Colorado

We load the truck up with two kids and two adults for a couple weeks. During that time there are items I leave in the truck for most of the trip. Many of those items live in the door pockets and are only there in case I need them. Bike parts, keys, padlocks and other tools will stay there for a week or more. So it pays to have several pockets to store all that junk.

The Colorado's small door pockets weren't enough. One cup holder is OK, but it's only half as many as you'll find in the Ram's front door. Kids' needs weigh especially heavily in this concern. They're got their own water bottles, toys and books that can be tucked away easily in big door pockets, but not so easily in small ones. The Colorado's pockets are so low profile that they just didn't do the job in many cases.

It shouldn't really surprise anyone that a smaller truck has less storage than a bigger one. But this is one of the areas of compromise that was most obvious during two trips where our needs were the same but the vehicles were different.

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