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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