Thanksgiving is a great time for families to get together and eat, spend time together and be happy. However, we understand that traveling for Thanksgiving (or any holiday really) can be stressful, but the right Ram truck can make your road trip a happy and fun experience. Check out some of the reasons a Ram truck is perfect for your family’s holiday road trip below.
A lot of people spend the Thanksgiving weekend going outside and doing some of their fall favorite activities like off-roading, four-wheeling and hunting. So if you need to bring your equipment on your drive, Ram trucks are a great solution with all of the space in the truck bed and the towing capacity to bring that extra equipment on the ride.
Well, how much can a Ram truck even tow? Well, there are a variety of engines and axle ratios, so towing capacity varies from to truck, but trust us, there’s a Ram truck for every job. If all you need to tow is a small boat or ATV, the Ram 1500 is perfect for you. Depending on their equipment, a Ram 1500 can tow anywhere from 4,500 pounds to 10,700 pounds. Say you have a bigger load like a large boat or another vehicle, the Ram 2500 or 3500 is probably what you want. Ram 2500 models can tow up to 18,000 pounds and the all-mighty Ram 3500 has a towing capacity of 31,200 pounds.
Passenger and Cargo Space
Maybe space is your main concern. Say you and your family are traveling with coolers full of food and drinks to bring and possibly some luggage too. No way all that would fit in a regular size trunk. That is what the truck bed is for! Choose from a six-foot or eight-foot long bed. Not to mention truck bed covers are available as well to keep the items protected, so the bed literally functions as a HUGE trunk. Read the rest of this entry
If there is one thing Ram knows how to do and knows how to do well, it is create awesome limited-edition trucks and appearance packages. So far, we know about two limited-edition Ram 1500 trucks available in 2017 — the new Ram 1500 Rebel Mojave Sand and the new Ram 1500 Ignition Orange Sport. As you could can probably guess, these limited-edition trucks are named from their special colors, however each truck offers much more than a unique color.
Ram Rebel Mojave Sand
The new Ram 1500 Rebel Mojave Sand package takes the ever popular and capable three Ram 1500 Rebel models and gives them each a unique appearance. This limited-edition model has a unique and smooth Mojave Sand exterior paint color, which is somewhere in the “cream” palette. In contrast to the color, there is a matte black hood stripe, which looks awesome on top of the simple sandy color. The appearance package will also have unique interior features, like gray stitching on the all-black interior and leather seating, rubber floor mats, and gray contrast accents along the dash.
Only 1,600 2017 Ram 1500 Rebel Mojave Sand models will be made and they will arrive at dealership in December 2016. The new 2017 Ram 1500 Rebel Mojave Sand starts at $45,590. Read the rest of this entry
Meet the only light-duty diesel truck on the market, the Ram 1500 HFE. The Ram 1500 HFE is the most fuel efficient light-duty truck, having reduced CO2 emissions in comparison to gas-powered trucks and it’s eco-friendly perks don’t make it any less capable.
The Ram 1500 HFE is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel engine and it has a best-in-class fuel economy of 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. But it doesn’t sacrifice power for its improved fuel economy. How does it do this? A little physics.
Due to the mechanics of diesel engines, they produce more torque than gas engines, and torque is a key element in towing capabilities. So even though the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine is smaller than Ram’s gas engine options (3.6-liter or 5.7-liter), it produces 420 lb-ft of torque, which is more torque than either engine. Read the rest of this entry
FCA has recently snagged some great awards for three models. In the last week, the Ram Rebel and Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit won awards at the Active Lifestyle Vehicle competition, and the Chrysler Pacifica shut down the competition when it earned the title as “Best Minivan in 2016” from Cars.com. In addition to all of the good news, FCA and Mopar is awing audiences with its collection of cool concepts at SEMA. Read below for details.
Ram Rebel and Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Earn Awards
The Active Lifestyle Vehicle competition is an annual competition in which outdoor enthusiasts test vehicles in on and off-road conditions. There are a variety of categories, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit EcoDiesel and Ram Rebel both claimed top honors.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit EcoDiesel took home the “ALV Green Award” because of the vehicle’s impressive fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions. The EcoDiesel engine is a 3.0-liter V6 engine that gets up to 30 mpg on the highway and produces lower CO2 emissions than other vehicles in its class. This engine and vehicle can go over 600-miles on a full tank.
The Ram Rebel won the “Best Value Off-Road” award. The Ram Rebel is a souped up version of the Ram 1500 that is built specifically for off-roading and safety in mind. The Ram Rebel has a powerful 305-horsepower engine, 33-inch all-terrain tires, and a one-inch lift with Bilstein shocks. The Rebel has exterior features like skid plates, tow hooks and hill descent control, all of which add safety when off-roading. Read the rest of this entry