With both the Pentastar V6 and the eight-speed transmission, this pickup will give Dodge a major advantage against Ford’s F-150. The 2012 Dodge Ram engine gets 2 mpg less than Ford’s F-150. The eight-speed will supposedly reduce fuel guzzling by up to 12% over the five-speeds.
It is expected that the 2013 Ram will debut at the NY International Auto Show in April. No other auto shows will be in the United States until November 2013.
The Dodge Ram pickup hasn’t seen a redesign since the 2009 model year.