7. Marry: 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
Fortunately just because the Raptor is a USDA-certified bad ass doesn’t mean all trucks are as ribald. Ram’s 1500 EcoDiesel is like the protestant work ethic in pickup form. This sightly vehicle’s most groundbreaking hardware is found right ahead of the firewall; it’s the only light-duty truck on the market today with a compression-ignition engine. The diesel-burning powerplant displaces 3.0-liters and puts out a blue-collar 240 ponies. That’s a fairly middle-class figure, but as you’d expect where this engine really shines is in the torque department; like an NRA conspiracy theorist it’s packing heat in the form of an awe-inspiring 420 lb-ft of twist. But the icing on this cake is fuel economy. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel stickers at up to 28 miles per gallon highway. Pay attention ladies, he’s a keeper.