2013 Chrysler Ram 1500 comes to showroom floors in October

Coming to showroom floors in October 2012 is the 2013 Chrysler Ram 1500. The brand insists that it’s the most fuel-efficient model in its class, packing a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that produces 305 horses and 296 lb.-ft. of torque. The other option includes the 5.7-liter V8 that puts out 395 HP and 405 lb.-ft. of torque.

According to Chrysler, it has the capability of getting up to 18 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on the highway.

According to popularmechanics.com, a subtle engineering element in the new eight-speed automatic is a thermal management system designed to raise transmission oil temperature quickly. When the engine reaches operating temps, coolant circulates through a heat exchanger to warm the trans oil, reducing its viscosity rapidly to improve fuel economy.

In fact, compared to the Ford F-150 and the Chevy Silverado, it beats them both in fuel efficiency and matches the fuel economy of a mid-sized pickup truck.
Chrysler says the MSRP will start at $23,585.

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