The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released their official numbers for the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 pickups equipped with the new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 with the eTorque system.
The upgraded eTorque version of the Pentastar V-6 is the standard engine in most trim levels of the 2019 Ram 1500, specifically tuned for truck duty and rated at 305 horsepower and 269 lb.-ft. of torque.
The newest Pentastar V-6’s advanced technologies, such as wide-range variable valve timing and two-step variable valve lift, deliver the optimal blend of power and fuel economy, based on the driver’s demand.
The eTorque mild hybrid system replaces the traditional alternator on the engine with a belt-driven motor generator unit that performs several functions. The motor-generator unit works with a 48-volt battery pack to enable quick and seamless start/stop function, short-duration torque addition to the engine crankshaft in certain driving situations, and brake energy regeneration, which improves responsiveness and efficiency.
With the engine running, eTorque’s motor generator unit feeds a 48-volt current to a 430 watt-hour lithium-ion Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC)-Graphite battery. The small-suitcase-sized, air-cooled battery pack mounts to the rear wall inside the Ram 1500’s cabin.
In addition to spinning the engine for restarts, the eTorque unit also recaptures energy during deceleration and braking to feed charge to the battery pack.
|2019 Ram 1500 MPG Numbers:||City||Combine||Highway|
|3.6-liter V6 eTorque 4×2||20||22||25|
|3.6-liter V6 eTorque 4×4||19||21||24|
|5.7-liter HEMI V8 4×2||15||17||22|
|5.7-liter HEMI V8 4×4||15||17||21|
|5.7-liter HEMI V8 eTorque 4×2||17||19||23|
|5.7-liter HEMI V8 eTorque 4×4||17||19||22|
When 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 with the eTorque system is matched with a 4×2 combination, it makes the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 the most fuel-efficient pickup in the United States at the moment with a fuel economy rating of 20 mpg city, 25 mpg highway, and 22 mpg combined. Last year, the 2018 Ram 1500 with the non-eTorque version of the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 in 4×2 configuration only had a rating of 17 mpg city, 25 mpg highway, and 22 mpg combined.
The 4×4 models equipped with 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 with the eTorque system get an amazing rating of 19 mpg city, 24 mpg highway, and 21 mpg combined.
Since the official numbers of the new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 have yet to be released, we can’t compare those trucks just quite yet with the Ram 1500. Ford F-150’s most efficient numbers come from its 2018 lineup, come from its 3.3-liter EcoBoost turbocharged V-6. That engine gets a rating of 19 mpg city, 25 mpg highway, and 22 mpg combined. So the Pentastar V-6 with eTorque combination makes 2 more mpg city while matching the rest of its numbers.
If you want to know more about the 2019 Ram 1500 with the eTorque system(s), be sure to check out the following articles on our sister site 5thGenRams.com.
- 2019 Ram 1500 V6 Ordering Now Open:
- What is eTorque? The New Mild-Hybrid System In The 2019 Ram 1500:
- We Drive The V6 eTorque and HEMI eTorque in Lexington, Kentucky:
- Video: First Drive V6 and HEMI eTorque Models:
- Is The Ram 1500 Limited Getting The Pentastar V6?:
- Pentastar-Powered Ram 1500 To Be Exported?: