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2014 Ram 1500 Diesel

Remember when Mahindra & Mahindra was close to offering a compact diesel pickup here? A million voices from the truck-and-bed-loving tribes of the Internet cried out at once in anticipation, only to be silenced in disappointment when it didn't happen. And this was for a jitney with a bed that didn't exactly look robust in its press photos. The message these fans had was clear: light-duty truck + a diesel engine = a prayer answered for a significant contingent of truck buyers. Ram tells us a fullsize diesel half-ton has been the number-one demand from customers, and it will be the... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
3.0L V6 DIESEL
Power:
240 HP / 420 LB-FT
Transmission:
8-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$48,730
As-Tested Price:
$56,420
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    SEMA: Ram shows its trucks are for work and play
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    Official: 2014 Ram 1500 named Truck of Texas, Chrysler Cleans Up at Truck Rodeo
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    Quick Spin: 2014 Ram 1500 Diesel
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    Report: Pickup sales may hit 2M units for first time since 2007
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    Report: Ram considering Rumble Bee concept for production
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    Report: Chevy Silverado edges Ram 1500 in Consumer Reports two-truck shootout
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    Official: Ram debuts Rumble Bee redux at Woodward [w/video] [UPDATE]
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    Teased: Ram bringing Rumble Bee Concept to Woodward
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    The 2013 Woodward Dream Cruise is taking place this weekend, and will see the arrival of over 1.5 million people and around 40,000 vehicles of seemingly every make in history. It's also a huge event for the manufacturers that call Detroit home, with Chevrolet setting up shop in Birmingham, Ford and its Mustang Alley locating itself in Ferndale and ...

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    Official: Chrysler banks $507 million in Q2, trims 2013 earnings forecast
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    Recalls: Chrysler recalls 2013 Ram pickups, 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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