The 2015 RAM 1500 leads pickup truck fuel economy with winning powertrains: exclusive 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel with 240 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque at 28 miles per gallon (mpg) and Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 with 305 horsepower and best-in-class gasoline fuel economy of 25 mpg.
The number that matters more for acceleration and towing with RAM’s 420 lb.-ft torque. It easily outpaces the 375 pound-feet of the new Ford engine. The RAM can also tow about 450 pounds more than the Ford’s 8,500-pound rating.
The ProMaster City is based on the third-generation Fiat Doblo, and has been adapted for the U.S. market. Like the first-generation Transit Connect, all ProMaster Citys will be built in Turkey, and shipped to North America with windows and rear seats.
Inside the cabin, the Ram offers large control knobs easily operated by big hands, even when they’re wearing work gloves. There are conveniences all around, from in-dash electric power plugs to keep your work laptop fully powered to the easy-to-use Uconnect infotainment system. Folding rear seats in the crew cab, under-seat storage bins, bedside RamBox storage that can be conveniently locked/unlocked via your remote, bed extenders and a whole lot more are what makes rooting for the new Ram so easy.
Sales were not expected to be stellar, but expectations were outrageously exceeded. As a refresher, the 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is a 3.0L unit built by Fiat’s subsidiary, VM Motori, to produce 240hp and 420 lb-ft of torque with a ZF-sourced eight-speed auto.
While these trucks are known as work trucks, towing is largely left for the diesel-powered variants. This review gives some interesting perspective with regards to the prowess of gasoline engines. To put the power output from this diesel into perspective for those who are new to the diesel consider that the 3.6 L V6 gasoline produces 305 hp and only 269 lb-ft of torque and can tow a maximum of 7450 lbs if you opt for quad-cab 4X2 with a 3.55 rear end and returns 25 mpg.
Source: Hoover The Mover