The Right Choice for Full Loads - 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Long-Term Road Test

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Long-Term Road Test

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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel: The Right Choice for Full Loads

by Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor on October 8, 2015

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

I recently faced the decision of choosing which truck in our fleet to use to tow more than 700 miles. It was a big job, too — not just towing, but hauling. I would fill the cab with the most precious cargo on earth (my family), the bed with spare parts, tools and fuel, and hook a rally car and trailer behind. I chose our 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel.

I had reasons.

Largely, I just prefer the way the Ram drives when it's loaded. This is familiar ground as I wrote about it earlier this year. However, choosing the Ram meant less space in the cab for kids, food, toys, books — all the things that come with a family road trip when you've got young children. Though the Ram's cab is only marginally smaller, it makes a difference with four people, two child safety seats and everything mentioned above.

In the end, though, the Ram was the right choice. It's such an easy-towing rig that I'd make the same decision again.

Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor

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