Should You Get a V-6 Pickup Truck as Opposed to a V-8 One?
Here is something few people expected to happen: the selling price of some V-6 pickup trucks is higher than that of some V-8 ones, as is the case with the 2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman. Choosing the more powerful engine costs $640 less.
Although a V-8 engine is usually regarded as the premium choice, “national fuel costs flirting with $4 per gallon and a federal mandate for automakers to achieve an average fuel economy of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 have truck makers offering more fuel-efficient V-6 engines.” This could offer some cost-saving benefits but suppliers warn that they will “need to match trucks carefully to the desired application.” Truck owners who are not performing hauling or towing services on a day-to-day basis probably don’t need the “beefy V-8”.
The fact that the V-6 is more expensive than its V-8 counterpart lies partially in the new fuel-efficient transmission, which offers 25 mpg on highways.
Read the full article at ENR.com
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