Consumer Reports starts off its short review of the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel by saying that it has the best fuel economy of any half-ton truck in the United States.
CR director Jake Fish says, "these are about the same fuel-economy numbers that we typically see in a mid-sized SUV. The Ram is currently the only truck to offer turbo-diesel technology. It will be interesting to see what impact it will have on the half-ton truck market."
The relatively quiet cabin for a large diesel vehicle was also praised.
THe official numbers say that the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel should get 28 mpg highway, but Consumer Reports hot 27 mpg highway. That is still really good though, and far more accurate than we've seen from some other models.