The Best Work Truck on the Market?

Written by Chloe Harwood

If you are in the trades, you know that a good work truck can make your life easier. The problem is: who makes the best? Well, while companies like Ford and Chevrolet make good work trucks, Ram’s 1500 series with the EcoDiesel engine may be the best you can buy. Let’s take a look why. 

3.0L EcoDiesel Turbocharged V6

Let’s start with the 3.0L EcoDiesel Turbocharged V6 engine. This engine has been received very well in previous years and for 2020 it is even better. In prior years, the 3.0L EcoDiesel was rated at an impressive 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to the 2020 redesign, however, the engine now puts out 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. Not only is that an impressive spec, Labelle Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram tell us that that torque is available on the low-end, kicking in around 400 rpm lower than previous years. The Ram 1500 with the 3.0L EcoDiesel engine is rated to pull 12,560 pounds, only 190 pounds shy of the optional 5.7L V8 12,750-pound max.

Impressive Fuel Economy

One of the reasons that the Ram 1500 truck may be the best in its segment is that, well, it’s a diesel.  You likely know that diesel engines deliver excellent fuel economy, which means more money in your pocket and less in your fuel tank. According to Ram’s chief engineer, the 2020 Ram 1500 can be driven the 1,089 miles from Duluth, MN to Dallas, TX without stopping for fuel. Doing a little math with the 33-gallon fuel tank, that puts the Ram 1500 at 33 mpg highway. One more time, shall we? That’s 33 mpg from a work truck!

Stellar Interior and Exterior Cargo Space

The standard Ram 1500 4-door Big Horn Quad Cab is spacious enough on its own, but the rear seats fold up straight to reveal a load floor. Underneath the rear floor mats are a bunch of hidden bins for out-of-the-way storage. The center console is huge, containing multiple bins and compartments. But the rear box is where the 2020 Ram 1500 really shines. The standard box is 5’7” between the wheel wells and it is available is the RamBox, an optional bed that adds lockable exterior storage boxes and a movable cargo fence. 

There’s more

The 2020 Ram 1500 has even more features that make it a great truck but we urge you visit and see what’s available. Alternatively, drop by your local Ram dealer and see for yourself. 


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Chloe Harwood