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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Outdoorsman Crew Cab 4x4 Update 6

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 7/2/2015 Motor Trend Staff, Jason Udy

With more than 20,000 miles on the odometer and our previous issues resolved, it’s time to talk about interior pros and cons. Relevant interior features on our 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Outdoorsman Crew Cab 4x4 include the available $1,545 Customer Preferred package 28T, $395 Comfort Group, $500 Uconnect 8.4 system, and $300 speaker and amplifier upgrade.

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Interior features in the Customer Preferred package include a gauge cluster-mounted 7.0-inch vehicle information screen, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, a power driver’s seat, rubber floor mats, a 115-volt outlet, a full-length center console, a media hub (SD, USB, Aux, charge-only USB), and a fold-flat load floor. The Comfort Group adds heated front seats and steering wheel, a rearview camera, and front and rear park assist.

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Outdoorsman Crew Cab 4x4© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Outdoorsman Crew Cab 4x4 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Outdoorsman Crew Cab 4x4© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Outdoorsman Crew Cab 4x4 The gauge cluster information screen provides pertinent driver information, such as trip fuel economy, estimated range, and current tire pressure and oil life. Other information includes engine hours (idle and while driving) and towing information. The heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated seats, and the remote engine start (also part of the Customer Preferred package) make chilly mornings more bearable — especially during those winter trips to the Rocky Mountains or to Northern California. With its 10-way power driver’s seat the Ram 1500 accommodates drivers of various shapes and sizes. The lumbar adjustment is appreciated on long road trips.

With its center console-mounted 115-volt outlet, charge-only USB, and USB input and front and rear 12-volt outlets, the Ram 1500 can charge up to five devices at once. Music can also be played via SD, USB, and Bluetooth. The audio system is further enhanced by the optional nine-speaker audio system with a subwoofer and amplifier. Sound reproduction is clear even at high volumes in the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. Although we’ve said it before, it’s worth repeating: Chrysler’s Uconnect 8.4-inch navigation infotainment system is one of the most intuitive units in the industry.

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Outdoorsman Crew Cab 4x4© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Outdoorsman Crew Cab 4x4 The front and rear rubber floor mats keep the interior carpet dry and clean and are easy to spray off and vacuum. Additionally, the fold-flat rear load floor and folding rear seat (60/40 split) provide a convenient flat space for carrying boxes. It also keeps items off the dirty rubber mats.

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Outdoorsman Crew Cab 4x4 Update 6

Although we’ve quite enjoyed out time living in the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel’s interior, there are a few missing options we wouldn’t mind having, namely leather seating with ventilation and the available dual-climate zone.

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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Outdoorsman Crew Cab 4x4© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Outdoorsman Crew Cab 4x4
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