We'll admit it, we can hardly wait for the 2014 RAM 1500 to make its way to our Lithia Chrysler Keep Dodge of Tri-Cities showroom, especially considering the latest details that have been released. Just when we thought the current RAM 1500 model gave competitors a run for their money, the new model is bringing efficiency and performance to a whole new level.

In terms of powertrain options, the pickup will be available with a 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine which achieves an estimated 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway in the High Fuel Economy (HFE) trim. It also cranks out an impressive 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque, showing that even with increased efficiency it doesn't skimp on performance.

Drivers can also choose the 5.7L Hemi V8 engine coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission. This combo gives the RAM 1500 the coveted designation of the most fuel-efficient V8 within the competitive pickup segment. Combining this powertrain with rear wheel drive allows the pickup to achieve a rating of 15 mpg city and 22 mpg highway, with the ability to still generate 395 horsepower and 407 pound-feet of torque.

Slated for arrival later this year will also be a 6-cylinder EcoDiesel option. Although the fuel economy ratings have not yet been confirmed for this engine, we have a feeling it will provide yet another efficient option for the pickup that already has quite the reputation for offering the perfect balance of performance and efficiency.

To learn more about the 2014 Ram 1500 offerings, we encourage you to visit our Kennewick, WA showroom anytime during our normal business hours.  We'd be happy to answer any questions you might have about specs and features, and show you what is currently available within the new RAM lineup.

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