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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel: Real Talk From Real Ram Diesel Buyers

June 1, 2015

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

Two acquaintances of mine recently bought 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickups. I was curious what led them to the decision to buy the Ram rather than other vehicles that might suit their needs. So I asked. Their responses follow.

Buyer One: Male, mid-40s, married with two children

Truck purchased: Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Crew Cab 4x4, 6' 4" bed, Laramie Limited trim

Primary use: Combination of daily driving, towing and shop (work-related hauling) use. Will regularly tow a 4,500-pound open trailer with a Polaris RZR side by side.

What led you to pick this truck over the others?
"Towing fuel consumption was a major factor in my decision. The F-150 also didn't come in the combination of bed length, engine and cab configuration I wanted. And though I'm sure [the Silverado] is a fine truck, I'm just not a Chevy guy."

Vehicle it replaces: 2006 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Other vehicles in the family: 2015 Subaru WRX, 2014 Nissan Pathfinder, 2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 Wagon

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

Buyer Two: Male, mid-50s, married, no children

Truck purchased: Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Quad Cab 4x4, 6' 4" bed, Outdoorsman trim

Primary use: Daily driver. Plans to add a topper to the bed to keep bicycles out of the elements and accommodate vehicle camping.

What led you to pick this truck over the others?
"One major factor in choosing this truck was the fuel economy along with reasonable horsepower and great torque. The quality is evident. Comfort is high and it doesn't drive like a typical truck."
 
Vehicle it replaces: Toyota FJ Cruiser

Other vehicles in the family: 2007 Toyota Sequoia

Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor


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