Finally Something That Doesn't Fit - 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Long-Term Road Test

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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel: Finally Something That Doesn't Fit

by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor on November 26, 2015

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

We've fit bikes, test gear, weekend rally-race essentials, workout gear and muddy humans, rear-facing car seats, dogs, and, I'm certain, some combination of guns, mescal and three suitcases full of neatly-arranged stacks of pesos in the rear cab of our 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel.

But I finally found something that didn't quite fit.

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

A 22-inch long cooler.

Well look, it fit, sure. Perhaps the above is a bit of exaggerated clickbait. You slam the door of this truck on anything that's slightly hanging over the edge of the seat and you'll make it fit. Just like I made this cooler fit on the floor, behind the driver seat, jammed between the door panel and the transmission tunnel hump.

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

Now, this is a deceptive test. I could've raised the rear seat cushion, pulled out the handy folding board thing, and set the cooler on the platform lengthwise. But when I just wanna go to the stadium with a cooler full of beer and pick fights with Chargers fans, I prefer ease of use. Toss the cooler in, roll it out.

In the case, the Ram is barely gettin' 'er done. Nearly a deal-breaker, really.

Dan Frio, Automotive Editor

 

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