The highest highway EPA rating for a big 2014 pickup is 28 mpg, achieved by the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel with rear-wheel drive--but the highest gasoline number is only 25 mpg, for the Ram 1500 HFE model with a 3.6-liter V-6, an eight-speed automatic transm. . .
If you thought the pickup wars -- manufacturers' ongoing offensive to top each other with towing and payload increases and an ever-expanding array of luxury features -- couldn't get any more intense, you are dead wrong. There's a three-way shootout ove. . .
Diesel power is making a comeback, thanks in large part to German automakers. Cars with diesel engines generally get better fuel mileage than gasoline powered cars for a number of reasons, among them the fact that diesel fuel contains more energy than gas. . .
But to me the Colorado will come alive late in the year (or maybe early 2015–sigh) when it gets an injection of diesel power from GM’s 2.8-liter V-6 engine. That should produce some great fuel economy numbers while actually boosting the performance and pr. . .