We often tell our Vicksburg RAM customers about how revolutionary the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine is in the 2015 RAM 1500, mostly because we’ve found that a lot of them don’t yet understand what’s so special about it. After all, what makes a diesel engine capable of producing only 240 hp so exciting? Read on to find out more about the engine that’s truly shaking up the pickup truck world!

The reality is that this little V6 is the smallest engine under the hood of any current full-size truck in the U.S., but that an incredible torque boost allows the little EcoDiesel V6 to keep up with the much larger engines in the lineup. In fact, RAM estimates that the EcoDiesel engine can actually do about 90 percent of what the larger V8 can while

What really separates the EcoDiesel from its engine brethren is its efficiency. Those numbers vary from vehicle to vehicle, obviously, for RAM is claiming that even though this engine costs an extra $2,850, the money saved in fuel costs pretty much evens things out in fewer than three years. Since the average pickup owner only changes trucks once every four or five years on average, that means the more expensive engine option can actually be a better bargain than the less expensive one.

With most of the power of larger engines and exponentially better efficiency numbers, the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine is a machine garnering industry-wide praise. Fans of RAM trucks now have the ability to own a hard working pickup that’s also more environmentally friendly. Come visit the experienced staff at Vicksburg Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM to take a 2015 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel for a test drive today!