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Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Beats Ford F-150 EcoBoost in Fuel Efficiency

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Ram EcoDiesel and Ford EcoBoost Comparison

The Ram EcoDiesel beat out the Ford F-150 2.7-liter EcoBoost in fuel efficiency during a recent comparison test
Photo: AutoGuide

Ford’s EcoBoost engine lineup is known for offering superior power, without sacrificing fuel efficiency—but it looks like this fuel efficiency just can’t hold up to the brand-new Ram 1500 EcoDiesel.

While it’s not surprising that the EcoDiesel is more fuel-efficient, since it burns oil instead of gasoline, it is surprising just how much more fuel-efficient the Ram truck is than the F-150. In a recent comparative review by AutoGuide, the diesel Ram didn’t just beat the F-150’s 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine—it also managed to achieve an average fuel rating that was slightly over the manufacturer’s claim.

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Even though both trucks were driven with a light foot and on the same route, the F-150 didn’t even come close to reaching the Ram truck’s fuel efficiency. In fact, it didn’t even come close to the manufacturer’s claimed average fuel rating.

Along with boasting better fuel efficiency, the review also doted on the Ram EcoDiesel for its superior presence on the road, claiming it was more planted than the F-150—a negative about the Ford’s lower weight.

After this comparison, there’s no doubt that the battle for the industry’s best truck will continue full force.

News Source: AutoGuide

  • John1001

    I would buy that Ram in a minute if it didn’t rust out so bad, I live in NH, every Ram I see that is more than 4-5 years old has rust all over top of wheel well. I would love a diesel, but I am buying a Ford, too damned expensive to be a throwaway after it rots out, at least I know aluminum will last

  • Bug S Bunny

    Diesel vs. gasoline is an apples to kiwi comparison anyway.

    • Jonathan Gyarmati

      I think this was more of a comparison of each manufacturers most efficient trucks…not really taking into account what fuel they use. If ford wanted to make a truly efficient truck maybe they should follow suit and offer a small diesel.