2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel: Too Much Truck for Me
by Kelly Hellwig, Managing Editor on October 29, 2015
Alone on the freeway before sunrise, I quickly realized that, at-speed, our long-term
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is just a little too much truck for me. Although the Ram offers a comfortable, smooth ride, I'm just not used to managing its size and weight at higher-than-lumbering speeds.
Most of us were smart enough to drive up to Lancaster the night before. Unfortunately, I was not among them. By the end of my 100-mile Ram drive, which included numerous changes in elevation, I found myself both physically and mentally drained. My right leg was noticeably fatigued from the constant press of propelling forward the truck's 5,877-pound mass.
My own Volvo wagon weighs in around 3,300 pounds, so it's no surprise the half-ton pickup demands more active attention behind the wheel.
Kelly Hellwig, Managing Editor