Ram 3.0-Liter V-6 EcoDiesel
Built by Fiat in Italy, the 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel available in the 2014 Ram 1500 series features a compacted-graphite-iron block, aluminum heads, dual-overhead cam, common-rail fuel injection and, of course, a diesel-exhaust-fluid system, which is a Tier IV diesel emissions requirement. The turbocharged diesel generates 420 foot-pounds of torque and 240 hp. As a point of comparison, the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8, a comparable gasoline option in the Ram 1500, generates 410 foot-pounds of torque and 395 hp. An EcoDiesel upgrade is $2,850 more than a similarly equipped 1500 with the Hemi gas engine, according to Ram. Pricing for the 2014 Ram 1500 starts at $24,200, plus a $1,095 destination charge.