Ram Adding Pentastar V6 Option to Higher Trim Models

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Pentastar V6 engine is so popular that Ram will be adding it as an option to its higher-trim models.

Ram 1500 shoppers will now be able to opt for the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, providing 25 mpg fuel economy on the highway and 305 hp. According to Bob Hegbloom, director of the Ram truck brand, the popularity of the V6 with the eight-speed transmission has been so great that the American automaker will offer it on higher trim levels beginning this month.

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So those shopping the high-end Laramie model can swap out the 5.7-liter V8 engine, save $1,650 to grab themselves the smaller Pentastar V6 powerplant. It’s worth mentioning that the option is so new that it’s currently not updated on Ram’s websites, but you can inquire at your local dealership if you’re interested.

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[Source: PickupTrucks.com]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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