Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE, Fuel Efficiency + Towing
The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE is an award-winning truck that offers an excellent towing capacity, savings in fuel costs and it is one of the most eco-friendly trucks available. Don’t worry, just because it is fuel efficient, doesn’t mean it lacks power. It is the only light-duty diesel truck on the market and it is a force to be reckoned with.
The Ram 1500 HFE is powered by a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine that produces up to 240 horsepower and an incredible 420 lb-ft of torque. It’s powerful diesel engine and big axle ratio of 3.55, help to give the truck a maximum towing capacity of 8,300 pounds and a payload capacity of 1,510 pounds — which is excellent for a light-duty truck!
The Ram 1500 HFE has a best-in-class average fuel economy of 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. Even though it is a more expensive purchase than a gas-powered truck, every time you drive in it, you’re saving money on fuel. We even did the math to check how much you save on gas with the HFE below.
For instance, the Ram 1500 HFE is a diesel-powered truck and it has a starting MSRP of $37,685. The Ram 1500 Tradesman comes standard with a 3.6-liter gas-powered engine and it has a fuel economy of 17 MPG city and 25 MPG highway and a starting price of $26,145.
Annual fuel costs and savings
If gas prices are $3 per gallon for diesel and gas, and you drive 15,000 miles per year and 60% of your driving is on the highway, the annual fuel costs for the diesel truck are $1,788 and the fuel cost for the Ram 1500 Tradesman is $2,139. The Ram 1500 HFE has a savings of $351 per year and $1,753 per year. But if gas and diesel prices were to increase for $3.50 per gallon, your savings each year would be $409 per year and $2,045 in five years.
And hey, not only do you save on gas, you’re also leaving less of a carbon footprint on the earth. We don’t know about you, but we think this is a winning situation, you can’t lose with the EcoDiesel HFE.
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