Spartanburg Chrysler Dodge Jeep, serving Spartanburg area drivers, can tell you all day that the new RAM 1500 is more fuel-efficient than its rivals, but today, we've decided to provide you a few numbers to back up that claim.

First, let's take a look at the competition. It seems the 2014 Ford F-150 lineup's fuel economy ratings won't change from the current model, so we'll assume it will keep its best rating of 18 mpg combined, which is seen on its rear-wheel drive model featuring a six-speed automatic transmission and a 3.5-liter EcoBoost turbocharged engine. Adding four-wheel drive drops this figure down to 17 mpg.

The Chevrolet Silverado does a bit better, with a top rating of 19 mpg. The rear-wheel drive C15 model achieves this combined rating, with the four-wheel-drive coming in at 18 mpg combined due to the vehicle's redesigned 5.3-liter V-8 and its six-speed automatic transmission. A V-6 engine and second V-8 engine come as options. The very similar 2014 GMC Sierra C15 model with 2WD achieves the same ratings.

That brings us to the new RAM 1500. The 2013 model was fitted with a new 3.6-liter V-6 engine option and eight-speed automatic to increase its gas mileage, putting the truck at 20 mpg combined for the rear-wheel drive model. The four-wheel drive model takes this down to 19. In 2014, Chrysler will offer a new RAM 1500 EcoDiesel model.

So, as you can see, reader, the RAM 1500 is certainly the champion in this fight for fuel-efficiency. If you'd like to earn a few more MPGs from your pickup, be sure to stop by Spartanburg Chrysler Dodge Jeep, located in Spartanburg, SC for a test drive, today!

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