Too Much Truck for Me - 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Long-Term Road Test
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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Long-Term Road Test

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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel: Too Much Truck for Me

by Kelly Hellwig, Managing Editor on October 29, 2015

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

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.

Last week, our editorial staff headed out of Los Angeles toward the high desert, bound for our annual driving school event at Danny McKeever's Fastlane at Willow Springs Raceway.

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

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