Oily Bliss: the 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Outdoorsman 4X4 [First Impression]

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The 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Outdoorsman 4X4, which came to us in (awesome looking) Blue-streak Pearl Coat with black highlights. It has the impressive, 240 horsepower turbo-diesel V6 that makes 420 lbs-feet of torque; a $4,270. It also came with a $1,545 Outdoorsman package which gives you nifty things like a 32-gallon (over the standard 26-gallon) fuel tank, skid-plates, interior & exterior upgrades too. It also came with a $1,695 four-corner air suspension system, an 8HP70 8-speed automatic transmission for $500 and a few additional goodies bringing the total up to an (as tested) $50,790.

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Now, that’s a lot of bread for a 1/2-ton pickup truck, but you get a lot of truck for the money.

You can read Andre’s full review of the 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Outdoorsman 4X4 (here).

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The loan of the 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Outdoorsman 4X4 was very brief and the only real tests (I was able to achieve) were of its commuting and highway capabilities. We used a different 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel with 2WD to do our Ike Gauntlet towing test. The 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Outdoorsman 4X4 is more of an off-road vehicle, that we have yet to take off road. Hopefully, we’ll get to that in the next few month.

As a commuter, the 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Outdoorsman 4X4 was one of the best examples of a refined daily driver out there. The extra beef of the Goodyear Geolander Tires mixed with a fairly forgiving air suspension allow for a drama-free ride. Using its muscle in traffic is amusing once you feel maximum torque at just 2,000 rpm. You WILL beat most cars off the line.

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On the highway, the 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Outdoorsman 4X4 only runs out of steam if you push it too close to the century mark.

The 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Outdoorsman 4X4 can tow up to 7,660 lbs and hold a payload up to 1,340 lbs.

Hopefully, we’ll get another crack at the 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Outdoorsman 4X4 soon.

Check this out, Ram’s EcoDiesel vs. Ford’s EcoBoost!

Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed  worldwide.
Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed
worldwide.
Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.