2014 Ram 1500 diesel takes 8 quarts of oil every 10,000 miles. Diesel exhaust fluid is supposed to last for 10,000 miles also.Was going to buy a diesel until I found the Ecoboost AND changed jobs to a location only 5 miles from home. Also thought about 12-20 quart oil changes, the dreaded diesel fluid and all that other junk. Just wasn't worth it.
I've towed with many diesel pickups. The last was a Chevy Duramax which I liked.... but they do not get much better mileage, and diesel costs more per gallon which makes the cost per mile about the same! The Duramax got 22 MPG on the highway when not towing.The only Place the diesel impresses me is the fuel economy when towing. I tow about 20% of the time. It's not worth it. Have you every done an oil change on one? 20-something litres+ urea ++++! no thanks.
This mindset assumes the diesel option costs $5k and that the option fully depreciates, which isn't factual. Observing the used market for comparable trucks with and without diesel indicates that the diesel option retains 50% to 100% of it's original cost at resale time. Therefore the net cost of the diesel option is much less than most perceive.With the Diesel Emissons Upcharge of $5k + Unless you drive 80k miles a year and keep the truck for 200k+ miles. There is no way you can come out ahead vs. Ecoboost!
Ford had intended to produce a 4.4 liter diesel for the F150. GM had a 4.5 liter complete as well. The EPA made changes to future year emission regulations. The reality is that after 18 months or so on market GM and Ford both would have had to significantly change the diesel offerings to comply with the latest regulation changes. They both ended up bagging both of their diesel programs at a great cost to them.Nobody at Ford will say....But I wonder if the Ecoboost is the Power Stroke JR. they talked about for years and decided to make it a gas engine vs. diesel.
Well I can tell you this. The Titan will be kicking our asses stock vs stock. 300+ HP with 500+ TQ with a 7 speed tranny with better fuel mileage.with the Eco diesel ram and the cummins titan and the awesome eco boost f-150 it will be interesting to see what chevy does to stay in the 1/2 ton game