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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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    Report: Pickup sales may hit 2M units for first time since 2007
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    Even as fuel prices creep back up, trucks are still a hot item among new-vehicle shoppers. To see how popular pickup trucks still are, you don't have to look any further than how much effort automakers put into the continual one-upmanship of their trucks. Backing this fact up, USA Today is reporting that the segment could top two million sales this year ...

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    Report: Ram considering Rumble Bee concept for production
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    Yellow truck enthusiasts, take note - Ram is considering production for its Rumble Bee Concept, a very, very extroverted pickup that debuted at the 2013 Woodward Dream Cruise. Drawing inspiration from the last Ram Rumble Bee, which in turn borrowed heavily from the Dodge Super Bee muscle cars of the 1960s, the Rumble Bee sports a few things that set it ...

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    Report: Chevy Silverado edges Ram 1500 in Consumer Reports two-truck shootout
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    Forget Corvette versus Viper. When it comes to important head-to-head comparisons, fullsize trucks are where domestic automakers really care. And until the redesigned Ford F-150 makes its debut, the Chevrolet Silverado is going to have plenty to brag about thanks to a new Consumer Reports shootout against the Ram 1500. It was a tight race among these ...

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    Official: Ram debuts Rumble Bee redux at Woodward [w/video] [UPDATE]
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    Ten years ago, when the Ram truck still wore a Dodge badge, a special yellow-and-black model called the Rumble Bee launched, paying homage to the Super Bee muscle car of the 1960s. Now, we have the Charger Super Bee, wearing the same buzzworthy paint job. But for the 2013 Woodward Dream Cruise, Ram has created a modern version of that Rumble Bee pickup ...

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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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    Review: 2013 Ram 1500
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    Enough Is Enough. Finally. Not long ago, the efforts of an automaker to put a six-cylinder engine into a pickup truck went something like this: take the basic bread-and-butter V8, lop two cylinders off one end of the block and call it a day. The resulting engines were generally pretty rough around the edges, and while they were able to churn out ...

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    Official: Chrysler banks $507 million in Q2, trims 2013 earnings forecast
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    Chrysler has some good news and some bad news. First, profits were up 16 percent over the second quarter of 2012, bringing the Auburn Hills, Michigan-based manufacturer $507 million on the back of strong demand for trucks and SUVs (a recurring theme this quarter, particularly in the US). Q2 revenue was up as well, from $16.8 billion in 2012 to $18 billion ...

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    Official: 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel gets 9,200-pound tow rating
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    The current-generation Ram 1500 is entering its fifth year on the market, but Ram's half-ton truck is not showing its age whatsoever. While we continue to wait for the fuel economy figures for the all-new EcoDiesel V6, Ram has released towing figures for trucks equipped with this new engine, as well as models fitted with the upgraded gasoline-powered ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #341
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    Ram 1500 wins Consumer Reports comparo, Lexus RC Coupe spied, Long-Term Garage update Episode #341 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and the crew this week is Dan Roth, Steven Ewing and Michael Harley. We cover the Ram 1500 winning a Consumer Reports comparison test, the spy shots of a Lexus RC coupe and what more coupes could mean for Lexus, and we also ...

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    Recalls: Chrysler recalls 2013 Ram pickups, 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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    Chrysler's spate of successful products is about to be marred by a trio of recalls. The Pentastar is recalling 51,477 Ram trucks and Jeep SUVs. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there have been no reported accidents, injuries or deaths related to the affected vehicles. The largest action covers the Ram 1500, which is seeing ...

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    Official: Ram 1500 wins Consumer Reports fullsize truck test
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    Vehicles that perform well in road tests by some of the most popular automotive publications, such as Car and Driver, Motor Trend and Automobile, don't always score well in in Consumer Reports' more regimented, practical test procedures, so the Ram 1500's climb to the top of CR's scoreboard is a boon for the well-received pickup truck, which CR also put ...

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    Official: 2013 Ram 1500 Black Express is midnight in the garden of good and evil [UPDATE]
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    Building off of the solid base of its 1500 pickup, Ram has announced a dark horse in its stable, the Ram Black Express, which comes equipped with a bevy of features to distinguish it from the regular Express model. (Just don't call it a black sheep.) The Black Express sets itself apart visually from other 1500s with black 20-inch aluminum wheels, black ...

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    Official: Ram reveals 2014 truck lineup, EcoDiesel V6 a $2,850 option on 1500 models
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    The fullsize pickup truck market is as competitive now as it's ever been, and with Ford's F-Series line leading the way in sales, GM's Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra twins boasting brand-new designs, you knew Ram wasn't about to rest on its laurels for the 2014 model year. And so we present to you the 2014 Ram lineup, with the biggest change being ...

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    Recalls: Ram recalls 30k trucks over faulty turn signals
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    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Chrysler is issuing a recall of 30,197 pickup trucks in the United States, all from the 2013 model year. The affected vehicles are the Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500, all of which were built between September 9, 2012 and March 5, 2013. The problem affects models equipped with "optional premium ...

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    Report: Ram mulling superlux pickup above Laramie Longhorn
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    Looking at the fullsize pickup landscape, automakers are bringing more and more luxury to the mix. Ford has its King Ranch, GMC has the Denali and now Chevrolet is adding a High Country model, but it sounds like Ram might be looking to make a step up from its already posh Laramie Longhorn trim (shown above). Speaking with new Ram boss Reid Bigland, ...

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    Official: Automobile Magazine names its 2013 All-Stars
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    Employing complex scientific formulas and methodologies probably best described as "Whatever we felt like choosing," Automobile has named its All-Stars for the 2013 model year. The 11 vehicles earned their trophies for being "the best and most significant" offerings to the mag's staff and contributors, and while we were surprised to see a couple of them ...

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    Read This: Auto journo learns hard way that new vehicles burn differently than old ones
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    Official: Ward's 10 Best Interiors released, Asian automakers take 7 of 10 spots
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    Step inside just about any new car these days and you'll quickly see that vehicle interiors have become a pretty nice place to spend some time in. For the third consecutive year, WardsAuto sat in each and every new vehicle that had received redesigned or updated interiors, and it has now named its 10 Best Interiors. Judges look at everything from design ...

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    Recalls: Chrysler recalling over 200k vehicles across its brands
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    With more than 200,000 units across six separate recalls and almost all of its brands, it appears that Chrysler has officially jumped headfirst into the recall pool this month. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued three official recalls for the automaker, and The Detroit News is reporting that the automaker itself has announced ...

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    Report: Ram may build more trucks with sports team tie-ins
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    After a rather successful foray with a Red Wings edition of the Ram 1500 last year – some 3,000 units sold – the truck brand is both re-upping its relationship with Detroit's hockey powerhouse and considering expansion into other sport franchises. Ram announced last month that it would carry on its partnership with the Red Wings throughout ...

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