https://www.allpar.com/news/2019/10...-the-ram-1500-diesel-top-chevys-mileage-46101 Recently, Chevrolet announced that its new 3-liter, six-cylinder diesel engine, custom-designed for the job, would bring fuel economy of 23 mpg city, 33 mpg highway, to the Silverado. Can Ram beat that with its newly upgraded 3-liter V6 diesel? The answer: No, but it comes awfully close—falling behind by just one mile per gallon—and doing better on torque and starting price. The half-ton EcoDiesel will be rated at 32 miles per gallon (mpg) highway, 22 mpg city with rear wheel drive. Opting for the 4×4 drops highway mileage to 29 mpg highway, while city mileage is similar—21 mpg. The Ram 1500 4×4 diesel matched the Chevy Silverado 4×4’s 29 mpg highway rating; 4x4s represent more than 80% of the U.S. full-size truck mix. In addition, in the Ram Classic at least, Ram’s diesel is the least expensive in the class. The Ram tops the Chevy in torque (480 pound-feet vs 460 for the Chevy) and towing capacity, which is a greatly-improved-over-2018 12,560 pounds. That makes the Ram a practical replacement for top gasoline half-ton pickups and for 3/4-ton pickups, for people who need to tow more than 10,000 pounds. Ram easily beats Ford’s F-150 diesel in power and torque, as well as economy: Ford checked in with 22 mpg city, 30 highway with rear wheel drive. Going up to a 4×4 drops Ford down to 21 city, 28 highway, giving the edge to Ram’s more powerful diesel. The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel also leads all trucks in fuel range: with an optional 33-gallon fuel tank, Ram’s driving range exceeds 1,000 miles. The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is available across all models and configurations, including , for the first time, the Ram Rebel. The list price for the 2020 Ram 1500 diesel starts at $36,890 for the Tradesman Quad Cab 2WD, plus $1,695 destination. The EcoDiesel is a $4,995 option over the V6, $3,000 over the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 eTorque ($3,300 on Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Rebel and Laramie base models). The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Crew Cab is also offered with the second-generation 3.0-liter EcoDiesel. Pricing for the Ram 1500 Classic EcoDiesel (Crew Cab 4×2) starts at $39,140, plus destination. Dig deeper: What makes the second-generation VM diesel different.