Which Ram Pickups have the Cummins diesel engine and how much do they cost?

The Cummins name for diesel engines is legendary. Cummins has been making powerful diesel engines since 1924, but today the only trucks you don’t need a CDL to drive with a Cummins are Ram pickup trucks. Approximately 75% of all Ram 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty trucks are sold with a Cummins turbodiesel. Ram Cummins diesel trucks are available in 2500 and 2500 heavy-duty versions, and 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs. But most people opt for the 2022 Ram 2500 HD for its mix of rugged capability and stellar interior. For more than 30 years, the Cummins name has gone hand in hand with Ram trucks.

The Dodge Cummins relationship began in 1989

1992 Dodge Ram Cummins Diesel | Bring a trailer

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In the 1980s, Ford and Chevy both offered diesel engines in their consumer pickup trucks. At the time, Dodge was pushing an anemic six-cylinder engine and a 5.9-liter V8. And get slaughtered at the market. So in 1989 Dodge partnered with Cummins and the company began to offer a six-cylinder turbo diesel from Cummins. The original 5.9-liter turbodiesel wasn’t just powerful, with 400 lb-ft. of torque, this was groundbreaking as it was the first time a turbo had appeared on a mainstream diesel truck.

What Cummins engines are available in Ram trucks today?

For 2023, there are two Cummins diesel options in Ram trucks, standard and performance.
2022 Ram Heavy Duty Cummins 6.7 Liter I-6 Insignia | RAM

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6.7 arrived in 2007 and was continuously updated. It comes in two versions: standard and high efficiency. The standard output 6.7 has 370 horsepower and 850 lb-ft. of torque. The high-output version has 420 horsepower and an incredible 1,075 lb-ft. of torque. The high-output engine is only available in the Ram 3500 with a special Aisin transmission.

But these are heavy motors, weighing nearly 1,110 pounds.

How much does a Cummins in a Ram truck cost?

Three Ram heavy trucks on a mountain road.  All but the Power Wagon can be ordered with a Cummins engine.
The Ram HD Truck Lineup | RAM

The 2022 Ram 2500 Hd starts at $42,775 and the 6.7-liter Cummins turbo diesel is a $9,595 option. The Ram 3500 starts at $44,520 and the standard output engine is a $9,595 option. The 6.7 Cummins spec on the high-output version is huge: it’s a $12,395 option and that includes the six-speed Aisin HD transmission.

The Tradesman is the base model for the 2500 and 3500. You can order the Cummins diesel in the Big Horn, Laramie and Limited 2500 trims, but not in the Power Wagon. In the 3500, Cummins is offered across the line. Of course, any truck you order with a Cummins option will have monstrous capabilities. For 2023, the HD Rams will get a slight facelift.

Is the EcoDiesel a Cummins?

The EcoDiesel is not a Cummins in the Ram 1500.
Ram 1500 EcoDiesel 2022 | Stellantide

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The 2.0-liter turbodiesel you can order in the Ram 1500 isn’t a Cummins. The third-generation EcoDiesel V6 develops 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft. of torque and is not available on HD trucks. It was developed by VM Motori to be an advanced 50-state compliant diesel. But it’s not cheap. The EcoDiesel option costs $4,995 over the standard gasoline V6, or an additional $2,200 over the Hemi V8.

Nissan offered a Cummins for a few years in the Titan XD

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Nissan knocked on Cummins’ door in the early 2010s and in 2015 it launched a full-size Titan XD pickup with a 5.0-litre Cummins turbo diesel V8. This engine option lasted through 2020 in the Titan XD. It’s a rare truck now and will likely have a cult following due to the Cummins connection.

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