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(Your Outdoorsman diesel is now stickering at nearly ,000.) We should note the official EPA figures were just released for the 4x2 Ram Eco Diesel at 20/28/23 mpg city/highway/combined, so let's go with these numbers.Those who own a half-ton pickup truck know these are strong numbers.To run the numbers here, we'll stick to what Ram puts under the hood of its 1500 Outdoorsman Crew Cab 4x2, starting with the standard gas Pentastar V-6 engine option.Given that the high-tech 3.6-liter V-6 replaced an over-the-hill 3.7-liter V-6, there's little surprise its introduction created so much consumer excitement.As the base engine on our Outdoorsman, it is built into the truck's ,720 base price (including destination), and requires no additional upcharge.
Driving the diesel at 28 mpg requires almost 1,070 gallons of fuel annually at the suggested .85 a gallon or ,120.
The Ram diesel is cheapest over 30,000 highway miles, but the savings are less than only per week when compared to the Ram Hemi or Ford Eco Boost.
But beyond real-world costs in the diesel versus gas debate, there are several intangible issues to consider: Torque: Although there are 65 fewer horses provided by the Eco Diesel relative to the 3.6-liter V-6, its 420 pounds-feet of torque (under 2,000 rpm) simply overwhelms the gas power plant's 269 pounds-feet of torque at 4,175 rpm.
Unfortunately diesel fuel is typically more expensive than regular unleaded.
If we incorporate a modest 10 percent bump between the two (in some areas of the U. it's much higher than that), your annual outlay for those 750 gallons is ,900, which shows out-of-pocket savings relative to the gas V-6.