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From the Class-Exclusive 3.0L EcoDiesel V61 with Best-in-Class 420 lb-ft of low-end torque,41 to the legendary 5.7L HEMI® VVT V8 and towing capacity that's compliant with the Society of Automotive Engineers J2807 towing standard, it all culminates into a pickup that dominated the 2016 Canadian Truck King Challenge 2 years in a row.

Leadership is also found in the advanced TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission and Segment-Exclusive Active-LevelTM Four-Corner Air Suspension that the Ram 1500 offers for improved control and ride quality. Experience it all in Canada's most fuel-efficient full-size pickup ever.39 

pickup that dominated the 2016 Canadian Truck King Challenge to become a back-to-back winner
Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Engine

3.0L EcoDiesel V6

A true benchmark, the Class-Exclusive 3.0L EcoDiesel V61 delivers 240 horsepower and Class-Leading 420 lb-ft of low-end torque41 at an impressive 2,000 rpm. If you want diesel power, you can forget the competition. The Ram 1500 is the only half-ton truck in the industry to offer a diesel engine.

The 3.0L EcoDiesel engine also delivers Best-in-Class fuel economy1 as efficient as 8.0 L/100 km (35 mpg) highway39 and has recommend oil change intervals of up to 16,000 km to lower your total operating costs. No matter how you look at it, this engine dominates across the performance spectrum - which is why Wards named it one of their ‘10 Best Engines’ two years in a row.


Mated to the 3.0L EcoDiesel is a TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission. With 40 different shift maps, it optimizes the engine's performance, giving you stronger power when needed and fuel economy that makes the Ram 1500 Canada's most fuel-efficient full-size pickup.39 
Ram 1500 Engine - Pentastar

3.6L Pentastar VVT V6

With up to 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, the award-winning 3.6L PentastarTM VVT V6 delivers dependable performance and proven reliability. Variable Valve Timing is utilized to increase overall efficiency to give you impressive fuel economy as efficient as 9.3 L/100 km (30 mpg) highway39


The TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission features 40 different shift maps to provide optimal shifting, each tuned to varying performance requirements and driving demands. A transmission Thermal Management System optimizes the temperature for best efficiency and durability. 
Ram 1500 Engine - HEMI


Get up to 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque with this legendary HEMI® engine. FuelSaver Multi-Displacement System (MDS) technology improves fuel economy by deactivating 4 cylinders while cruising and idling. Variable Valve Timing (VVT) allows for optimal engine breathing throughout the rpm range, increasing torque for towing and hauling.


Depending on the model, the 5.7L HEMI VVT V8 is available with the fuel-efficient TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission or the proven 6-speed automatic.
Ram 1500 Fuel Economy

Fuel-Efficient Capability

L/100 KM
L/100 KM

RAM 1500

5-CYCLE Official EnerGuide Label Ratings - 2016 Model Year
3.0L ECODIESEL V6 8-speed automatic 11.6 24 8.4 34
8-speed automatic 12.1 23 8.8 32
3.0L ECODIESEL V6 (HFE MODEL) 8-speed automatic 11.3 25 8.0 35
3.6L VVT V6 8-speed automatic 13.9 20 9.5 30
8-speed automatic 14.6 19 10.1 28
3.6L VVT V6 (HFE MODEL) 8-speed automatic 12.9 22 9.3 30
5.7L HEMI VVT V8 6-speed automatic 17.1 17 12.0 24
6-speed automatic 17.7 16 12.7 22
8-speed automatic 15.8 18 10.9 26
8-speed automatic 16.2 17 11.5 25
** These official ratings are estimates based on Government of Canada approved criteria and testing methods. The actual fuel consumption of this vehicle may differ depending on driving style, road conditions, vehicle options, etc. 2017MY EnerGuide fuel economy ratings not released. Ram 1500 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 and 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 (HFE model) fuel economy numbers based on 2016MY EnerGuide ratings.

What Has Changed With The 5-Cycle Method?

A more rigorous testing procedure to better represent actual driving
More realistic fuel efficiency ratings
While the ratings are different, actual fuel efficiency has not changed - just the way it's calculated

The 5-Cycle Method Tests For

Highway Driving City Driving Air Conditioner Usage Cold Temperature Operation Rapid Braking and Acceleration
Learn more about the 5-cycle test method by visiting the Natural Resources Canada site.
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Towing and Payload

Ram 1500 Towing And Payload
Multilink Coil Spring Rear Suspension

Segment-Exclusive Multilink Coil Spring Rear Suspension 

4-Wheel Drive

Ram 1500 FWD
Ram 1500 - Motor Trend's Half-Ton Shoutout Winner

Motor Trend's Half-Ton Shootout Winner