The Pentastar V-6 Engine and the 2013 Ram 1500

The longer it’s on the market, the more the all-new 2013 Ram 1500 separates itself from the competition. Today we offer up another example of how that happens: Ward’s Automotive has named the Pentastar® V-6, standard in the latest 1500, to its list of ten best engines for 2013. Impressive in its own right, the award becomes more remarkable when you take into account one important fact—no other engine on this year’s list was evaluated in a truck.

“We are most grateful to Ward’s for this recognition,” said Bob Lee, Chrysler Group Vice President and Head of Engine and Electrified Propulsion Engineering. “It is testament to our efforts to design and build the most efficient, capable, and fun-to-drive engines in the industry.”

Drew Winter, the editor-in-chief of Ward’s AutoWorld magazine, added, “The Pentastar combines luxury-car-like refinement with a boatload of low-end torque to create an engine that seems almost too good to be in a pickup. In addition to delivering best-in-class fuel economy and best-in-class towing capacity, it’s just plain classy.”

The Pentastar V-6 delivers 305 horsepower in the Ram 1500 and has a 269 lb.-ft. peak torque rating. Coupled with the segment-exclusive TorqueFlite 8-speed transmission, the naturally aspirated Pentastar helps the 2013 Ram 1500 achieve an EPA-estimated, best-in-class fuel economy of 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

Courtesy of the RamZone Blog