July 1

What Type of Fuel Is Used in a Ram Truck?

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For many years, Ram trucks have been used for domestic and commercial purposes within Lewisville, Texas, and across the world. Ram trucks are among the most popular trucks and boast regular and consistent upgrades in elegance and performance. Driving a Ram truck around Lewisville is such a delightful experience. You’ve got to admire the vehicle’s comfort, stability, towing capacity, and economical fuel consumption. 

Specific Ram Fuel Engines

At Huffines Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Lewisville, we bring you Ram trucks, including the new Ram 1500 high-performance trucks. Ram trucks’ power is meant for heavy loading and towing purposes. Diesel engines are more efficient and better for high torques and heavy-duty tasks. They include:

  • 6.7-liter Cummings turbo diesel synonymous with Ram 2500 and 3500. 
  • 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel Ram 1500.

 Gasoline engines are common in many light-duty Ram truck models. The trucks come in both 4×4 and 4×2  types. The following are Ram truck engine models that use gasoline: 

  • 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with eTorque.
  • 5.7 HEMI V-8 engine Ram truck, used for light- to medium-weight tasks.
  • Enhanced eTorque 5.7-liter V8 engine.
  • Supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8

Ram Engine Types & Specifications

It is essential for buyers to understand which engine specifications each Ram truck has in terms of horsepower, towing capacity, and torque. The following are the Ram engines with their respective models:

Supercharged 6.2-Liter HEMI V-8 Engine

It has an output of 702 horsepower, 650 pound-feet of torque, and can reach a speed of 118 mph. This engine is only available in the Ram 1500 TRX. 

5.7-Liter HEMI V-8 Engine

The 4×4 truck produces a horsepower of 395, has 410 pound-feet of torque, and can tow a maximum of 10,420 pounds. The 4×2 truck produces 410 pound-feet of torque and 395 horsepower with 10,610 pounds towing capacity. This engine has a fuel efficiency of 15 mpg city/21mpg highway for the 4×4 models and 15 mpg city/22 mpg for the 4×2. 

It is available on the following Ram 1500 classic trims:

  • Express
  • Tradesman
  • Warlock

3.6-Liter V-6 Pentastar With Torque

This engine has a horsepower of 305 and 269 pound-feet of torque. It can tow up to 7,730 pounds and has a payload capacity of 2,300 pounds. It has a fuel efficiency of 20 mpg city and 25 mpg highway with the 4×2 and 19 mpg city and 24 mpg highway with the 4×4. This engine is available in the following Ram 1500s:

  • Tradesman.
  • Rebel.
  • Bighorn.
  • HFE.
  • Laramie.
  • Lone Star.

5.7-Liter HEMI V-8 With eTorque

This engine has a fuel efficiency of 17 mpg city and 23 mpg highway for the 4×2, while the 4×4 gets 17 mpg city and 22 mpg highway. The 4×4 truck produces a horsepower of 395 and 410 pound-feet of torque with a maximum towing capacity of  11,320 pounds, while the 4×2 differs in towing capacity at 12,750. It is available in following trims:

  • Limited.
  • Limited Longhorn.
  • Laramie.
  • Rebel.
  • Big Horn.
  • Tradesman.

6.7-Liter Cummins Turbo Diesel 16 Engine Six-Speed Automatic

The 4×4 version of this truck generates 850 pound-feet of torque and 370 horsepower. It also has a maximum towing capacity of 19,990 and a payload of 2,910. Its counterpart 4×2 version generates 370 horsepower and 850 pound-feet of torque. It can also tow a maximum of 20,000 pounds and has a payload of 3,160 pounds. The engine is available in the following Ram 2500 trims:

  • Limited.
  • Limited Longhorn.
  • Laramie.
  • Big Horn.
  • Tradesman.

6.7-Liter Cummins Turbo Diesel 16 Engine Aisin Six-Speed Automatic Transmission 

The engine has an output boasting 420 horsepower and 1,075 pound-feet of torque for the 4×4 truck. It can also tow a maximum of 34,660 pounds and has a payload of 6,130 pounds. The 4×2 truck has a best-in-class 1,075 pound-feet of torque and a horsepower of 420 and boasts the best-in-class 37,100 pounds towing capacity and a payload of 6,570 pounds. The engine is available in the following Ram 3500 trims:

  • Limited.
  • Limited Longhorn.
  • Laramie.
  • Big Horn.
  • Tradesman.

The engine is also available in the Ram chassis cab 3500, 4500, and 5500 models. 

6.7-liter Engine for Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 Chassis Cab Trims

The 6.7-liter engine turbo 16 engine is in Ram trims 3500, 4500, and 5500 chassis cabs. The following are each of their specs:

Ram 3500 Trim

The 4×4 Ram chassis cab 3500 has an output of 360 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. It also has a trailering capacity of 25,650 and a maximum gross combined weight rating of 33,000 pounds. It is available in Laramie, STL, Tradesman, and Limited trims. The 4×2 model has an output of 800 pound-feet of torque and 360 horsepower with a maximum trailering capacity of 25,890 and a powerful gross combined weight rating of 33,000 pounds. 

Ram 4500 Trim

The Ram 4500 6.7-liter Cummins turbo diesel chassis cab has 360 horsepower and 800 pound-feet of torque output for the 4×4 truck. It also boasts a maximum towing capacity of 37,500 pounds and 29,370 pounds maximum trailering capacity. The 4×2 model has a horsepower of 360 horsepower, 800 pound-feet of torque, and 29,970 pounds trailering capacity. It is also available in Laramie, STL, Tradesman, and Limited trims.

Ram 5500 Trim

The same engine on the Ram 5500 4×4 chassis cab has a horsepower of 360, 800 pound-feet of torque, a maximum trailering capacity of 34,800 pounds, and a GCWR of 43,000 pounds. Its 4×2 version has an output of 360 horsepower, 800 pound-feet of torque, a 35,500 trailering capacity, and 43,000 GCWR. It is also available in Laramie, STL, Tradesman, and Limited trims. 

Hazards of Using the Wrong Fuel in Ram Trucks

It is important to ensure that you use the right fuel in the right engine. For instance, putting gasoline in a Ram truck that uses EcoDiesel can be detrimental to your engine. Gasoline engines cannot combust diesel fuel and vice versa. Diesel is low in octane, and when used in a gasoline engine, it causes roughness and the engine can knock. Likewise, putting diesel in a gasoline engine may cause misfiring because the gasoline engine causes high compression. When such a mistake happens in both cases, avoid turning your vehicle’s ignition “on” and get it towed to the garage.

Ram trucks have been improved over the years in terms of performance, elegance, and fuel consumption. While many heavy-duty Ram trucks use regular gas, recent developments have seen the introduction of EcoDiesel usage, which is a critical contribution to green energy management.

Whether you’re looking for a new or used Ram truck, come to Huffines CJDR in Lewisville. You can view our inventory online or come into our showroom and test-drive that model you’ve been eyeing.

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