2016 RAM 1500 HFE EcoDiesel Review

Discussion in 'Chrysler' started by xcel, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    #2016RAM1500 - Hat of the day goes to Ram and their fantastically efficient 21/29 mpgUS city/highway rated 2016 RAM 1500 HFE EcoDiesel.

    As driven, $39,575 incl. a Customer Preferred pkg. ($695) - body colored front and rear fascia, mats, fog lamps and carpet - and the ($1,195) D&H.

    Discounts pull the super truck down to just over $30k for those interested.

    It will be an interesting week or two in the most fuel efficient full size truck on the market and then some. :)

    Wayne

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  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    #2016RAM1500 - Filled the 2016 RAM 1500 HFE EcoDiesel up at a Shell on Barranca in Irvine for its initial calibration drive. Capless fuel port reduces accuracy over short distances tremendously but we will see how she runs.

    Wayne
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  3. Airbalancer

    Airbalancer Well-Known Member

    Interior pictures please
    Is it 2wd or 4 WD ?
    I do not think I have ever seen a 2 WD crew cab in Canada
     
  4. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

    What the heck does a diesel need a fancy capless filler system for... Most vehicles I've driven, it's just a hole where you dump fuel into. There are next to nil evaporative emissions with diesel, so I didn't think caps (or fancy capless contraptions) were even needed.
     
  5. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    #2016RAM1500 - Short hop calibration drive with the 2016 RAM 1500 HFE EcoDiesel is complete.

    The final came in at 64.8 miles on 1.572 gal for a 41.2 result. We may have a more accurate offset with a much longer drive coming up...

    Wayne

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  6. Are you seeing the crew cabs for 30k? Full 4 doors? Like my Silverado? Not the double cab, ext cab, mini back doors?
     
  7. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    #2016RAM1500 - With the 2016 RAM 1500 HFE EcoDiesel as another day comes to a close along the Pacific Coast...

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  8. e90diesel

    e90diesel Well-Known Member

    Wow! Impressive #S. Looking forward to seeing the steady speed graph along with the changes that make the 2016 HFE more efficient.
     
  9. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    This is one damn efficient big red truck thanks to a powerful little thing called EcoDiesel. :)

    This 2016 RAM 1500 HFE is about to tackle a San Diego Rush Hour in style...

    Wayne
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  10. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    #2016Ram1500

    Hi All:

    Why wouldn't you choose an EcoDiesel?

    The 2016 RAM 1500 HFE with the EcoDiesel took on a good ole fashion San Diego Rush Hour stop and crawl... Meaning 45 miles in just over 2.5 hours. I have driven compact through HD trucks through some ugly traffic in my life but nothing I have driven to date incl. the new Colorado/Canyon with the Duramax twins has offered up anything close to this level of efficiency in this kind of traffic condition.

    No DPF regens in the 200 + miles I have driven to date and the DEF tank needle has not budged. Tranny fluid temp has been well controlled between 181 and 191 degrees F even in the worst stop and crawl.

    Combustion tuning and that tranny coolant loop have been worked to provide both a more efficient and reliable truck.

    Damn impressed with this RAM EcoDiesel once again.

    Wayne

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  11. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

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    Hi All:

    2016 RAM 1500 HFE with the EcoDiesel coming to the rescue of a Toyota again.

    Son's GF's 08 #Corolla needs a new battery but first it needed a jump.

    A few yeas back another RAM 1500 with an EcoDoesel performed the same services for my other sons 03 Corolla.

    I detect a pattern here. ;)

    #Turbo #Diesel #Rescue

    Wayne
     
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  12. Airbalancer

    Airbalancer Well-Known Member

    One guy post that he has done though 3 oil coolers and had a broken Axle shaft , with his ram with Ecodiesel
     
  13. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    #2016Ram

    Hi All:

    The 1500 EcoDiesel has been performing well in the Southern California maelstrom of traffic as shown. I experienced the first DPF regen at the 308 mile mark and lost 3/10ths of an mpg over an ~ 5 mile distance. Well controlled and quick.

    For a 21/29 mpg rated truck in some of the worst traffic conditions in the country, to average 35+ is truly spectacular.

    Now time to try and complete some steady states as it is supposed to rain Saturday and Sunday...

    Wayne

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  14. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Pattern? Sure, your sons & girlfriend(s) don't know how to maintain their cars' batteries. Was that your thought? ;-)

    Cheers,
    Bill
     
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  15. Airbalancer

    Airbalancer Well-Known Member

    This is $40g after discount in Canada , pretty basic truck , 2x4 , terrible resale value in Canada ,
     

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  16. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Airbalancer:

    Where did you find the resale from? The 2016 2X4 HFE with the EcoDiesel lists for $39k and can be picked up for < $30k here in the states.

    Wayne
     
  17. Airbalancer

    Airbalancer Well-Known Member

    Ramtruck.ca the Canadian Ram website
     
  18. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    #2016Ram1500

    Hi All:

    Just after 04:00 am and trying to finish off the steady states with the 2016 Ram 1500 HFE with the EcoDiesel. To much traffic after 05:30 am yesterday so I only knocked out the 50 and 55 mph results. This morning I am battling the weather with rain bands coming onshore hampering my ability to finish these off. :(

    Wayne

    #Efficient #Turbo Diesel

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  19. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis Well-Known Member

    Wayne

    No co-pilot?
    Guessing Pups isn't much on waaaay predawn FE runs!
    Charlie
    PS- The good price-$30,000 -thanks to $1.55 gas
    No matter what the talking heads say-fuel will SPIKE again.
    The Saudis are once again setting us up for a an economics lesson.
    Once our production-and Russian production-is down-they will restrict supply-drive up the price
    A bigger ME war would do it too-straights of Hormuz etc
    Doesn't matter that we aren't literally dependent on ME oil-our prices will spike if when supply is restricted-
    The Chinese will probably manage to recover-and their energy needs will spike again
     
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  20. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Sergio Marchonne (sp) , head honcho of FCA , says low oil prices are a permanent thing. He even plans to quit making their own compact and mid-size sedans so they can focus on more SUV's and trucks.
    Instead , they will "partner" with another automaker to get compact and mid-size sedans. Get ready to short FCA shares ! What a pea-brain.
     
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