2020 Ram 1500 Named Green Truck of the Year Second Year in a Row

The 2020 Ram 1500 not only packs a powerful punch, but also dominates in fuel efficiency. It comes as no surprise that Green Car Journal announced the Ram 1500 as its 2020 Green Truck of the Year at the 51st annual San Antonio Auto & Truck Show. Green Car Journal editors evaluated all truck models in the U.S. market, placing environmental attributes and traditional criteria such as capability, versatility, safety, value, and style, all in consideration. After narrowing the choice down to five finalists, the winner was selected by a Green Truck of the Year jury, comprised of automotive experts and Green Car Journal staff.

"The Ram 1500 stands out in the pickup field, not only with its exclusive use of eTorque mild-hybrid technology, but also with a more powerful EcoDiesel engine that’s EPA rated up to 32 highway mpg," said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and GreenCarJournal.com. "That kind of fuel efficiency – and attendant carbon emissions reduction – is particularly impressive in a pickup offering the great functionality, recreational and work capabilities, and overall driving enjoyment of the Ram 1500. Its distinction as the 2020 Green Truck of the Year™ is well deserved."

The 2020 Ram 1500’s all-new 3.0 liter V-6 is rated at a best-in-class 480 lb.-ft. of torque and a towing capacity of 12,560 lbs. The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel also leads all trucks in fuel range. With an estimated 32 highway mpg and a 33 gallon tank, the Ram is expected to see a driving range of over 1,000 miles.

“The all-new EcoDiesel engine and our eTorque mild-hybrid V-6 Pentastar and V-8 HEMI® engines offer Ram 1500 customers multiple fuel-efficient powertrain choices," said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand. "We are honored to receive the Green Truck of the Year award, affirming our commitment to powertrain technology leadership in the truck segment."

The 2020 Ram 1500 made a 14 percent increase in torque capabilities from the previous-generation EcoDiesel V6 and an 8 percent increase in horsepower capabilities from the previous-generation. To see what else the 2020 Ram 1500 has in store, stop into Crosstown Motors Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat today!

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