Behind the Power: Exploring the 2018 Ram 1500's Engine Lineup

The Ram 1500 is one of the strongest trucks on the market, a privilege it owes to its thoughtful design, excellent drivetrain, and above all its powerful engine lineup. At Westbury Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram, we want our customers to be knowledgeable about the vehicles they buy, so you can make your purchase with confidence. Today we're giving you information about the different engines used to power the 1500, keep reading for more information about this powerful truck in Long Island.

3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine is the FCA-branded, standard engine on the Ram 1500. With a best-in-class entry performance of 305 horsepower, the Pentastar is a perfect match to the 1500's formidable mechanics. You will be able to put out 269 lb.-ft. of torque to tow and haul on poor conditions. We love this engine, and it is rare to find this high of quality offered as the standard engine.

3.0-liter Ecodiesel V6 engine is the diesel entry on this excellent lineup. Diesel engines appeal to many truck drivers for their increased fuel efficiency and ability to deliver smooth, sustained power. The Ecodiesel V6 gives you a whopping 420 lbs.-ft. of torque to help you tow whatever you need. It will also keep you away from the pump with an impressive estimated 21 city/29 highway mpg of fuel efficiency.

5.7-liter Hemi V8 Engine is a gas engine with some serious added power. If you need a roaringly fun ride from your truck, then this is the engine for you. With 395 horsepower and 410 lbs.-ft. of torque, the Hemi V8 can handle all your worksite tasks while still giving you a sporty ride.

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