2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel: Fuel Economy Update for June
July 03, 2014
In the month of June, our long-term 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel spun an additional near-1,200 miles onto its odometer and consumed 56 gallons of diesel fuel. That equates to 20.8 miles per gallon for the month.
One particularly thirsty fill resulted in the Ram's worst single result to date, 17.4 mpg. This was instrumental in dragging its running lifetime average down to 22.5 mpg. Despite this, it's only a bit shy of its EPA combined mpg of 23 mpg.
Twenty-plus mpg in real-world mixed driving of a full-size crew cab pickup. Pretty solid.
Worst Fill MPG: 17.4 mpg
Best Fill MPG: 25.4 mpg
Average Lifetime MPG: 22.5 mpg
EPA MPG Rating: 23 Combined (20 City/28 Highway)
Best Range: 600 miles
Current Odometer: 5,189 miles
Note: Cars are sometimes refueled before their fuel tanks are nearly empty. As such, "best" and "worst" fuel economy entries above are not necessarily the result of an entire tank's worth of driving.
Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor