The new 2014 Ram Trucks models are setting new standards for towing capability. The 2014 Ram 1500 is out-towing and out-best-in-classing the competition.
The 2014 Ram 1500 has achieved a new best-in-class tow rating for V-6 gasoline pickups. The truck’s 305 horsepower Pentastar® V-6, with a towing capacity of 7,450 pounds, topped all base V-6 engines in the segment. To achieve the best-in-class number, Ram powertrain engineers added a more robust parking gear to the exclusive 8-speed TorqueFlite® 8 for a higher capacity rating.
“There was more towing capacity in the V-6 Ram 1500 but we needed to upgrade the transmission to hold the truck and trailer when parked on steep grades,” said Mike Cairns – Chief Engineer, Ram Truck. “Now that we’re building the transmissions ourselves, the improvements are included in the new assembly.”
Not to be outdone, the Ram 1500 V-6 EcoDiesel created a class all its own. The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel’s towing capacity is rated up to 9,200 lbs., approaching large V-8 capability. The truck, which has no direct competitors, boasts a best-in-class fuel economy of better than 25 mpg.
Once you achieve best-in-class ratings, the logical next step to take is to create classes of your own. The new 2014 Ram Trucks are either at the top of their game or are flat out writing new rules. Explore the current Ram Trucks lineup by visiting this informative new product page at RamTrucks.com.