Chrysler Says 2013 Ram 1500 Will Offer Mileage Advantage Over Competition

Full-size pick­ups remain pop­u­lar with con­sumers despite ris­ing fuel prices. Chrysler is look­ing for increased sales with its improved 2013 Ram 1500 that includes its 3.8 liter stan­dard Pen­tas­tar V-6 engine, boost­ing horse­pow­er by more than 40 per­cent and torque by 13 per­cent. Fuel econ­o­my is expect­ed to increase by at least 20 per­cent as Chrysler pairs this 305 horse­pow­er engine with a stan­dard ZF-sup­plied 8-speed auto­mat­ic trans­mis­sion. Ram has not announced pric­ing for its 2013 mod­el trucks.