The 2019 Ram 1500 has a fresh design that brings a plush interior, new multimedia system with a 12-inch touchscreen and a new mild-hybrid system called eTorque. Its top-to-bottom reworking was so comprehensive (and successful), we gave it the honor of our Best Pickup Truck of 2019. But is it a winning formula for fuel economy? How much does it take out of your wallet to fill up?
As severe cold and heavy snow curtailed driving in large sections of the country in recent days, gas prices retreated in most states — and that means it would cost you less this week at the pump. A 23-gallon fuel tank is standard on most 2019 Ram 1500s, but a 26-gallon tank is available on almost all models. Mid-grade (89 octane) gas is recommended for the V-8, but Ram says regular can be used.
Here's what it would cost you to fill one up with a 26-gallon tank per AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report early Thursday:
- At the national average of $2.26 per gallon, down a penny from a week ago, filling up the tank of a 2019 Ram 1500 would cost you $58.76.
- In Hawaii, which once again resumed duties as the most expensive average for regular in the nation at $3.27, over a dollar a gallon more expensive than the national average, filling up from empty would cost $85.02.
- At the other end of the spectrum, Missouri's perpetually low average held firm this week at $1.91 per gallon; filling up your Ram would cost less than $50 at that rate.
Regular aside, both premium gas and diesel fuel were each down a penny, to $2.84 per gallon for premium and $2.92 for diesel.
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Lower pump prices may only be temporary because oil prices have continued to climb, gaining 20 percent over the last five weeks. Moreover, the Energy Information Administration said that before the arrival of severe weather caused by the latest polar vortex, demand for gasoline was running at typical summer levels. Normally, demand is much lower in January than during the summer.
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