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WardsAuto Names 2019 Ram 1500’s Engine to Its Best List

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The 2019 Ram 1500 has already proven itself a showstopper, and now the editors at WardsAuto are praising its insides by naming the Ram’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with eTorque mild-hybrid system to its 10 Best Engines List for 2019.


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“The Pentastar V6 engine with eTorque shows how electrifying components of conventional engines can create magic under the hood,” said Drew Winter, senior content director at WardsAuto. “The all-new 48-volt mild-hybrid eTorque system provides a dollop of electrical propulsion during launch and while shifting gears, creating seamless, buttery smooth power to the wheels and improved fuel economy.

Power and efficiency are expertly complemented thanks to the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with eTorque mild-hybrid system, which takes on several functions, including that of a traditional alternator, in order to deliver the power, performance, and towing capability drivers expect from the Ram 1500 while supplying improved fuel efficiency.

“Our judges recorded 21 to 22 mpg, outstanding for a full-size, four-wheel-drive pickup,” Winter added. “The power of the eTorque system also makes the Ram’s fuel-saving stop-start system work almost imperceptibly. It’s one of the best around.”

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This recent recognition for its engine marks the third nod the Ram 1500 has earned from the editors at WardsAuto. It was named to the pub’s list of 10 Best User Experiences for 2018 in September, and in April, it secured a spot on the pub’s list of the 10 Best Interiors.


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“The versatility of our workhorse Pentastar V6 engine family is unquestioned, with more than 9 million produced; and this latest Wards milestone represents the sixth time the 3.6-liter engine has been recognized with three different iterations,” said Bob Lee, Head of Engine Powertrain and Electrified Propulsion Systems Engineering, FCA-North America. “With the new eTorque mild-hybrid system, receiving the Wards 10 Best recognition validates our mission to provide customers optimal ownership value without sacrificing performance.”