There is no question that the new 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is a very reliable truck. Not only does it pack quite a lot of torque, but it also has fuel economy that is admirable at 26 mpg. So it can easily be loved by any truck driver.
Although it’s understandable that the truck has great performance, in its field of course, but there are folks like the ones at TFLnow who are still curious about its performance, not in towing, but racing, especially on the drag strip.
Well, that sounds like a strange idea maybe, as a truck’s speed in a drag race isn’t usually a matter of consideration for shoppers before making a purchase. But at the very least, this will open a new perspective for us about the capabilities of the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, which is pitted up against a Chevrolet Silverado Duramax.
This is an interesting fight if you pay attention. On the one hand, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is armed with a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel engine that pushes out 260 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque, paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
On the other hand, the Chevy Silverado relies on its 3.0-liter inline-six Duramax turbodiesel engine that punches out 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, coupled with a 10-speed automatic transmission. This makes them virtually almost equal as both vehicles come with similar powertrain setup.
The numbers are clear now; the next thing to find out is the actual performance, which always speaks louder. No matter what you think, this race is definitely interesting to watch. TFLnow enforced an objective rule in this battle, where in a round of two quarter-mile runs the drivers switched their trucks. Unsurprisingly, the truck that had previously won repeated its victory.