2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel: Fuel Economy Update for October
November 7, 2014
Our long-term 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel had a busy month, setting two new records for range and fuel economy, and adding 2,456 miles to the odometer. The two new records were achieved in consecutive fill-ups, where the Ram went 700 miles on one tank of fuel and averaged 27.9 miles per gallon on the next tank.
Two lengthy road trips brought the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel's lifetime fuel economy average up from 22.3 to 22.7 mpg, continuing to beat the EPA's estimate of 22 mpg combined. It also required the addition of 7.5 gallons of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) which we added at the 15,748-mile-mark. DEF has cost us a total of $120.05 during the first six months of our year-long test.
Worst Fill MPG: 17.4 mpg
Best Fill MPG: 27.9 mpg
Average Lifetime MPG: 22.7 mpg
EPA MPG Rating: 22 Combined (19 City/27 Highway)
Best Range: 700.1 miles
Current Odometer: 15,985 miles
Diesel Exhaust Fluid MPG: 828.8 mpg
DEF Usage to Date: 19 Gallons
Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 15,985 miles