When Douglas, Baxley, Tifton, Jesup, and Waycross, GA, residents are researching their next Ram 1500 truck, they want to know all the details including the truck's fuel economy. To help out, the Walker Jones CDJR staff has compiled the information below.

Keep reading to learn about how efficient each of the available Ram 1500 engines are. 

Ram 1500 3.6L PENTASTAR® V6 Engine with eTorque

The Ram 1500 has a standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine for most of its trims. It can generate up to 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. Depending on which drivetrain you choose for this engine, you'll get the following fuel efficiency:


Fuel Economy


EPA-estimated 20 city/25 highway MPG


EPA-estimated 19 city/24 highway MPG

This is a solid base engine whether you love the Tradesman trim or are going for the rugged Rebel trim.

Ram 1500 5.7L HEMI® V8 Engine 

The 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine offers more power for those who want it. It achieves up to 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque-perfect for hauling up to 11,610 pounds of cargo when properly equipped. 

In terms of fuel economy, you'll get an EPA-estimated 15 city/22 highway MPG with the 4x2 drivetrain and a similar EPA-estimated 15 city/21 highway MPG with a 4x4 drivetrain.

The 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine comes standard on the Limited trim and is available on all others except the Tradesman HFE and TRX trims. 

Ram 1500 5.7L HEMI® V8 Engine with eTorque

Just like the 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine, the 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque also attains up to 395 horsepower with 410 lb-ft of torque. However, it offers a higher towing capacity of up to 12,750 pounds when properly equipped. It has a fuel efficiency of an EPA-estimated 17 city/22 highway MPG on a 4x2 drivetrain.

This engine is not standard but it is available on all trims except the Tradesman HFE and TRX trims.

Ram 1500 6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8 Engine

To get the most power and torque available on the Ram 1500, you'll need the 6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8 engine. With it, you can:

  • Attain up to 702 horsepower
  • Achieve up to 650 lb-ft of torque
  • Accelerate from 0 to 60 MPG in 4.5 seconds
  • Get an EPA-estimated 10 city/14 highway MPG 

This monstrous engine is only available on the TRX® trim.

Ram 1500 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine

To maximize your fuel efficiency on your Ram 1500, you'll want to opt for the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine. It gets up to 260 horsepower with 480 lb-ft of torque. Check out its fuel efficiency below:


Fuel Economy


EPA-Estimated 22 city/32 highway MPG


EPA-Estimated 21 city/29 highway MGP

Don't be fooled by the 260 horsepower though, this impressive engine can tow a whopping 12,560 pounds when properly equipped.

Test Out the Ram 1500 MPG Yourself 

It's important to know how fuel efficient your future Ram 1500 truck's engine will be before purchasing it. This information helps you determine which engine will be the best choice for your needs. 

Douglas, Baxley, Tifton, Jesup, and Waycross, GA, drivers are welcome to visit Walker Jones CDJR to test out the fuel efficiency and power of the engines mentioned here. Call us to set up an appointment! 


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