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Ram 1500 EV to Feature a Range Extender

Friday, March 4th, 2022

Ram has been in the news for its upcoming all-electric 2024 Ram 1500 EV. Like many automakers, Ram has been working on its own electric vehicles. Ram has touted its Ram 1500 EV as the next level of EV pickups. Although competitors like Ford and Tesla have revealed their own electric pickups, Ram has the advantage of making adjustments based on consumer sentiment and feedback. The latest news regarding the electric pickup is that the Ram 1500 EV will feature a range extender. The electric pickup is set to debut in 2024, but for now, we’ll discuss the impact that such a feature could have on the overall pickup sector. 

Ram EV May Feature a Range Extender

The Ram 1500 EV is set to debut in 2024. Ram CEO Mike Koval Jr. has been speaking on the upcoming capabilities and specifications of the electric pickup. One of these is the addition of a range extender. Since 2024 is a few years away, Ram has the luxury of committing to higher performance standards and more driver-assist features than other competitors. If Ram can figure out a way to implement its range extender, it will greatly boost the automaker’s credibility as a top automaker. 

The addition of a range extender, especially a combustion engine which is par the course for the feature, will make the Ram EV a plug-in hybrid. Automakers like Mazda have been experimenting with this PHEV system like with their electric MX-30. The electric SUV has a paltry amount of battery range (100 miles), so a range extender is almost a necessity. With the Ram EV however, Ram has stated its electric pickup will feature an impressive 400 miles of battery range. As a reminder, Ram has the luxury of boasting the best of the best in terms of capabilities due to its extended time frame. Despite this luxury, if Ram can make good on its promises, competitors like Ford and Tesla will have to follow suit.

Koval Jr. did not speak more on the range extender, but the addition would allow the Ram EV to boast more versatility and capability than its competitors. One of the largest concerns about EVs is the range. The average battery range is around 230 miles, so incorporating a range extender would bring in more consumers who see the current range estimates as obstacles. We’ll have to stay tuned for more information, but here’s hoping the Ram EV measures up to its expected 400 miles of battery range.

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Ram To Announce Ram Revolution Insider Program

Friday, February 18th, 2022

Ram recently announced an exclusive insider program for Ram fans. Ram will be calling this new program Ram Revolution after its all-new Ram EV. The program will allow fans to travel alongside the automaker on its journey with the all-electric pickup. The Ram Revolution was recently announced as a powerful all-electric pickup that would transform the pickup market. Ram has been intent on crafting a pickup that can defy all odds while still being environmentally friendly. To do this, the automaker will be listening for feedback from consumers using its insider program. We’ll take a look at what consumers invited to the exclusive program can hope to expect.

Ram to Invite Consumers to Speak About Ram EV 

Ram will be opening up a dialogue with its devout fans. The automaker will be creating the Ram Revolution program which is an exclusive insider program. Ram fans will be able to join the automaker as it crafts and improves the Ram EV. Along with this insider program, Ram will be opening up a new site called RamRevolution.com. It will provide consumers with a first-hand look at Ram’s philosophy and direction for its first EV. The site will also provide meaningful updates along with visuals and content. About its new program and site, Ram CEO Mike Koval Jr. said,

“Launched as a stand-alone truck brand in 2009, Ram revolutionized the pickup truck segment once, and is laser-focused on doing so again with the best electric trucks on the market,” said Mike Koval Jr. “Our new Ram Revolution campaign will allow us to engage with consumers in a close and personal way, so we can gather meaningful feedback, understand their wants and needs and address their concerns – ultimately allowing us to deliver the best electric pickup truck on the market with the Ram 1500 BEV.”

Mike Koval Jr. Ram CEO Branch of Stellantis

Ram will use the power of public opinion to strengthen its Ram Revolution EV. The automaker will open up conversations to hear consumer feedback on what an EV pickup should consist of. The automaker’s Ram Real Talk Tour will continue these conversations to better understand what’s expected from an electric pickup. Ram has boasted that its electric pickup will carry an impressive amount of battery range and that it will also be just as powerful, if not more, than its current gasoline lineup. These insider programs and conversations will ensure this. The Ram Revolution EV is set to release in 2024. For now, we’ll be paying close attention as we follow along the automaker’s journey with its first EV.

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All-New Ram EV Sees Potential Name, ‘Ram Revolution’

Friday, February 4th, 2022

Stellantis recently filed a trademark application for the name Ram Revolution. This comes as huge news for the automaker as it has been turning its attention toward EVs. Just recently Stellantis stated that it was investing as much as $34 billion into its development and software. Now, as computer-generated images make their way across the internet, many are hoping the news revolves around the all-new all-electric Ram EV. Based on the trademark application, many are assuming that this will be the name for the next-generation electric Ram pickup. It makes sense given Stellantis’ recent statement about starting work on an EV pickup. The automaker was able to disclose a launch date of 2024 for the EV pickup but for now, just the name is enough to satisfy consumers. We’ll be looking at additional information about the Ram EV, but Ram fans will certainly want to stay tuned as Stellantis has stated that it will be offering a more powerful alternative to the Ford F-150 Lightning and Tesla Cybertruck.

Will the Ram EV be called the Ram Revolution?

Ram’s parent company Stellantis recently filed a trademark application with the United States Patent Trademark Office. The application was filed in January of 2022 and it was for the name Ram Revolution. According to the online publication Autoblog, this trademark request applied specifically to passenger truck names. Given Stellantis’ approach to EVs and all the teaser images of the Ram EV pickup, it’s very likely that this will be the name used for the Ram EV.

The all-new all-electric Ram pickup first made an appearance at Stellantis’ EV Day in 2021. The electric pickup was only a computer-generated image, but it still evoked a sense of hope for the future of pickups. Stellantis knows that it will have to compete with Ford and Tesla. Although these competitors have got a headstart on the EV pickup sector, it offers Stellantis a chance to fine-tune their own EV pickup. About the upcoming Ram EV, Ram’s senior brand marketing manager Carl Lally said,

“What we’ve heard from our consumers is that they’re not looking for a compromised truck solution, so really, some of the core attributes that we communicate to our customers about our trucks, the capability and the durability, those aren’t going to change, I think, as you look forward to an EV-oriented truck product.”

Stellantis is making sure to take advantage of the time it has. The Ram EV is set to debut in 2024, so the automaker still has time to enhance and improve its pickup. Stellantis has already started hyping up its pickup stating that the Ram EV will offer 500 miles of battery range. This range is currently unheard of, but as time progresses, automakers may figure out a feasible way to make it happen. We hope to see more of the Ram EV but for now, the Ram Revolution has a nice ring to it. 

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Amazon to Buy Thousands of Electric Ram ProMaster Vans

Friday, January 28th, 2022

Ram will be entering a purchase agreement with the e-commerce giant Amazon. According to information supplied by the online publication Inside EVs, Ram will be supplying Amazon with thousands of electric Ram ProMaster vans every year starting in 2024. Although Ram has not yet produced an electric ProMaster van, like many other automakers, it has been shifting its focus toward the blooming EV sector. Ram recently announced its plans for an electric Ram pickup, so we’ll have to keep our ears open for more information. This news about electric ProMasters is promising, however. Ram’s ProMaster vans have been updated for the 2022 model year, so they will serve as a good base for electrification. We’ll dive in further and see exactly what Ram plans to do in conjunction with Amazon.

Ram Partners with Amazon for Delivery Trucks

According to the online publication Inside EVs, Ram will be entering into a purchasing agreement with Amazon for electric Ram ProMaster Vans. As per the agreement, Amazon will be buying electric Ram ProMaster vans every year, starting in 2024. For many years, Amazon has been a dominating force in the e-commerce business. As demand for goods increases, so does the need for drivers and delivery vehicles. With the ongoing global climate crisis, however, many automakers have been looking toward electric vehicles as a way to reduce carbon emissions. If Ram is able to supply electric ProMaster vans to Amazon, this will greatly reduce overall carbon emissions. Inside EVs was able to find a very apt comment about the overall agreement. It reads,

“As part of a separate agreement with Stellantis, Amazon will be the first commercial customer for Stellantis’ new Ram ProMaster Battery Electric Vehicle launching in 2023. Stellantis, with input from Amazon, designed the vehicle with unique last-mile delivery features and Amazon will deploy the vehicle to routes across the United States. Building on the current relationship and as part of the long-term agreement, Stellantis and Amazon will be putting thousands of BEV ProMasters on the road every year.” 

This will be a great opportunity for Stellantis and Ram. The upcoming ProMaster van will be the brand’s first all-electric model. It is set to debut in the second half of 2023 as a rival to Ford’s E-Transit. Stellantis has not yet revealed any information about the electric ProMaster, but it will be based on the 2022 Ram ProMaster. Amazon will also equip the electric delivery vans with cloud computing services and in-car dashboard software. We’ll be waiting for more information, but so far this is exciting news for Ram.

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The Ram 1500 Classic is the Ideal Pickup for Enthusiasts

Friday, November 12th, 2021

Ram has been dominating lately with its Ram 1500. The rough and tough pickup was recently ranked first among light-duty pickup trucks in a 2021 APPEAL Study. Given its capability, durability, and overall toughness as a pickup, the Ram 1500 has continued to be an iconic truck. Ram offers the Ram 1500 with a range of combinations and features. Consumers wanting a truck oriented toward hauling can opt for Towing packages while those looking for an everyday truck can opt for more luxurious trims like the Laramie or Rebel trim. Better still, Ram offers specialty Ram trucks like the TRX RexRunner for those wanting more excitement out of their pickup. All these are great choices but one Ram pickup that holds up and is relatively affordable is the Ram 1500 Classic. We’ll take a look at this light-duty pickup and check out its versatility.

Checking Out The Ram 1500 Classic

The Ram 1500 Classic is one of the most affordable yet capable pickups available. The pickup starts at an MSRP of $29,490 (plus destination fee) and comes standard with a 3.6L V6 engine capable of 305 horsepower. Consumers can opt for higher outputs like a 5.7L Hemi V8, but the V6 can certainly get the job done. The Ram 1500 Classic uses an automatic transmission and it can tow up to 8240 pounds when equipped with the right features. Given the capabilities, this pickup is well worth the price.

Where the Ram 1500 Classic shines is with its powertrain and affordable price. While the interior and exterior may not be anything to brag about, it’s likely that those consumers wanting an affordable pickup may not be too concerned with luxury and design. The exterior of the Ram Classic, for example, is a throwback to previous Ram trucks so there isn’t too much in terms of detail. This is also a way to save costs. Still, there are three trim levels for the pickup including the Tradesmen, the Express, and the Warlock. The Tradesmens trim features a black neutral front design and simple wheels. The Express trim comes with a painted front end and upgraded wheels. The Warlock trim is the higher-end of the three and it features a new front fascia and aggressive paint schemes. It also comes with black wheels.

Though the Ram 1500 Classic looks pretty barebones both inside and out, it features different body style options. Consumers can opt for either a two-door style or, with an extended cab option, a four-door style. The Ram’s bed comes standard at 6 foot 4 inches but an 8-foot option can be chosen as well. For those wanting more durability, a 4×4 option is available. Overall, the Ram 1500 Classic is the ultimate pickup in terms of affordability. It’s got toughness and is capable of getting the job done no matter what that may be. 

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2021 Ram 1500 TRX Receives Top Honor as Texas Truck of the Year

Friday, October 29th, 2021

The Ram 1500 is once again in the spotlight as it takes yet another award. The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX was recently awarded the top honor of Texas Truck of the Year. The pickup was also awarded High-Performance Truck of the Year. These accolades all come soon after the Ram 1500 won first place in the 2021 APEAL study. Here the pickup was designated as the best light-duty pickup based on consumer sentiment and feedback. Truly the Ram 1500 is leagues ahead of the competition. The newest accolades for the pickup come from the Texas Motor Press Association Off-Road Invitational which focuses on bringing automotive industry professionals together to highlight different aspects of the industry. The audience is primarily Texas-based but the membership is made up of automotive journalists who cover a range of vehicles from cars, trucks, and SUVs to ATVs and UTVs. They are all knowledgeable and share key insights into the leading vehicles of the automotive industry. In 2021 they recognized the Ram 1500 for its versatility, capability, and overall high performance as a pickup that can get the job done.

Ram 1500 TRX Recognized as Texas Truck of the Year

The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX was recently recognized as the Texas Truck of the Year and the High-Performance Truck of the Year. These accolades come from the 2021 Texas Motor Press Association event that recognizes the best vehicles in the industry. Ram has done a superb job with their Ram 1500. The pickup has served consumers as a powerful and durable vehicle that can handle any job. Towing, hauling, and getting to the destination is what a pickup is about. The Ram does all that and more with the latest technology and safety features. About the Ram 1500, the president of the Texas Motor Press Association Bryan Grant said,

“The challenging off-road trails were no problem for Ram 1500 TRX as it easily trekked over the roads with massive horsepower, multiple drive modes and lofty ground clearance. It was so much fun to experience the truck conquer the trails. We all took notice of the wild animal roar exhaust note off in the distance,” said Bryan Grant, the president of Texas Motor Press Association.

Bryan Grant, President of Texas Motor Press Association

Given the Ram 1500’s capabilities, many recognize it as an industry-standard pickup truck. The Ram truck brand was first started in 2009. It began as a stand-alone division focused on meeting the needs and demands of truck buyers. The brand has grown exponentially over the years as it has expanded its lineup with vehicles like the Ram 1500, Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty, and 3500/4500/5500 series Chassis Cabs. The brand also offers its ProMaster vans which allow groups to travel together with their equipment. Overall Ram has stayed true to its mission of building trucks that get hard work done and take families where they need to go.

Ram will continue to build on its lineup as it offers higher performance, greater convenience, and lasting durability. The automaker has racked up award after award each year. As the years go by, people will continue to depend on a strong pickup. With their new Know and Go mobile app, Ram is aiming to increase customer satisfaction and deliver more immersive experiences. We’ll have to see where the automaker goes from here, but right now it looks like its lead is stronger than ever. 

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A Comprehensive Look at the 2022 Ram 1500 Crew Cab

Friday, October 22nd, 2021

The Ram 1500 was recently ranked first among light-duty pickups in a 2021 APEAL study. As one of Ram’s most iconic vehicles, the Ram 1500 deserves all its praise. The light-duty pickup offers consumers a powerful, durable, and capable vehicle that seems to have unmatched versatility. With so many different trims each offering consumers specific traits, the Ram 1500 has solidified itself as a go-to option for dedicated pickup owners. For the 2022 model year, Ram has updated the Ram 1500 with new features and technology. Offered with either a crew cab or quad cab configuration, the 2022 Ram 1500 offers a level of versatility not seen in other pickups. We’ll dive into the interior of the 2022 Ram 1500 crew cab and see just what’s offered for the new year model pickup.

Looking at the 2022 Ram 1500’s Interior

The 2022 Ram 1500 Crew Cab has a host of new features and technologies. The light-duty pickup is very versatile in that it has many options for configurations like engine choice for example. The 2022 Ram 1500 can come equipped with a 3.6L V6, a 5.7L Hemi V8, a 3.0L turbodiesel, or a supercharged 6.2L V8. It depends on necessity and the owner’s desired performance. The availability of choice provides owners with a multitude of specifications so they can get the best out of their pickup. All standard V6 engines feature an eTorque mild-hybrid system while the V8 can be ordered with or without it. This hybrid system uses an electric motor to improve fuel economy, acceleration, and smoothness.

The 2022 Ram 1500 comes in either a quad cab or crew cab configuration. Consumers can purchase either a short (5-foot-7) or a long (6-foot-4) box. With close to ten different trims, owners can choose their preferred interior aesthetic. The 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Ram, for example, includes more luxurious features and upscale upholstery. This Ram trim features quilted leather seats and door inserts along with a suede headline that extends to the overhead visors. It also features a premium 19-speaker sound system. As for space and storage, the Ram 1500 features a spacious interior. An under-armrest storage bin in the first row is large enough to fit a 15-inch laptop and cubby holes can also be found on the doors. The rear seats can fold forward for even more storage space. In total, the Ram 1500 Crew Cab offers 132.4 cubic feet of passenger space. 

Looking at the 2022 Ram 1500’s Features and Technology

The 2022 Ram 1500 Crew Cab comes with a multitude of features and driver-assist technologies. Despite each trim offering specific features, the overall controls inside the pickup are easily accessible and easy to use. A 12-inch infotainment screen provides access to car diagnostics and entertainment like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A head-up display allows drivers to stay informed about their speed, gears, and directions while keeping their eyes on the road. A digital rearview mirror also helps provide a clearer view of what’s behind the vehicle in real-time.

As mentioned, the 2022 Ram 1500 comes available with many different trims. Some of these include the Laramie trim, Big Horn, TRX, and Tradesman. Each offers owners specific features like heated leather seats, a bigger infotainment screen, or specifications to help with towing and hauling. The base 2022 Ram 1500 starts at an MSRP of $32,795 (plus destination fee). This price scales up with higher-end trims but the cost is well worth the additional features. The Ram 1500 offers versatility unseen with other pickups. We’ll have to see what else Ram has in store for its iconic pickup, but for now, it’s a clear winner among its class.

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What to Know About the All-New 2022 Ram 1500

Friday, October 8th, 2021

Ram has updated the 2022 Ram 1500 to be more reliable, more comfortable, and depending on the trim, much more adaptable. The 2022 Ram 1500 is a full-sized pickup capable of getting the job done. If towing or hauling is required, the Ram 1500 is a great choice. For off-roading, the Ram 1500’s BackCountry trim makes for an excellent selection. If performance is preferred, the Ram 1500 features a G/T package that guarantees powerful performance. Truly the Ram 1500 offers versatility unlike any other pickup. Ram has made sure to update its iconic pickup for the 2022 model year with features, upgrades, and interior aesthetics that make it an optimal choice for pickup fans. Ram owners will enjoy comfort and luxury blended into a powerful beast of a pickup. We’ll dive in deeper to see just what Ram owners can expect for the 2022 Ram 1500.

The 2022 Ram 1500 is Versatile

The standard 2022 Ram 1500 comes equipped with a 3.6L V6 engine capable of 305 horsepower. Ram did not update the engine to be more powerful for 2022, but this is where the versatility of the Ram 1500 comes into play. Ram offers several trims and package upgrades that allow Ram owners to customize their pickup how they want. For more power and performance, the Ram G/T sport package for the Laramie and Rebel trims does more than enough. This package includes a unique exhaust system, paddle shifters, and cold-air intake. It features a larger V8 engine, air suspension, and front and rear camera sensors. With this sports package, Ram 1500 owners can push their pickup to peak performance.

Another trim that expands the Ram 1500’s versatility is the BackCountry edition. This trim reinforces off-road capabilities as it makes use of a 4×4 Off-Road Group Package. This package includes tow hooks, skid plates, off-road-tuned shocks, hill descent control, all-terrain tires, and a rear electronic locking differential. The BackCountry Ram 1500 also comes equipped with either a 5.7L Hemi V-8 engine or a 5.7L Hemi V-8 engine with Ram’s eTorque mild hybrid system. Another trim for the Ram 1500 is the Limited 10th Anniversary edition which focuses heavily on luxury. This trim adds comfort and luxury both outside and inside the Ram 1500. There’s truly something for everyone.

Inside the 2022 Ram 1500

The 2022 Ram 1500 features a more comfortable interior. The Limited 10th Anniversary edition bumps interior comfort and luxury up a couple of levels, but the base pickup has its own level as well. Features inside the Ram 1500 include heated leather seats, a panoramic sunroof, and a ton of cabin space. Higher trims include more driver-assist features and conveniences like a 12-inch touchscreen. Of course, these end up costing more but the value of the features makes it well worth it. 

The 2022 Ram 1500 comes with safety features like front and rear parking sensors, a 360° surround-view camera, and automatic emergency braking. The starting price for the 2022 Ram 1500 is $33,975 (plus destination fee), but this price gets more expensive with higher-end trims. The G/T Package, for example, on the Rebel and Laramie trims can go for $47,850 (plus destination fee) and the BackCountry edition goes for $38,700 (plus destination fee). The price points can be discouraging but for the number of features, they can be well worth it. Really it comes down to what Ram owners want out of their 2022 Ram 1500. The pickup offers just about everything a pickup owner could want which makes it so versatile and capable. 

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Ram Unveils Ram 1500 TRX Ignition, Longhorn SouthFork, and Ram 1500 (RAM)RED

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Ram has done exceedingly well with its Ram 1500, so much so that the pickup ranked first in 2021’s APEAL study. The 2021 Ram 1500 was found to be most favorable among light-duty pickups. It’s no wonder the Ram 1500 pickup has found so much success given its capability and powerful performance. Ram has been steadily releasing new trims and package upgrades for the pickup like the Ram Back Country. Others include the Ram Laramie/Rebel G/T package upgrades which boost performance even further. These all provide the Ram 1500 with new features both inside and outside. Now Ram is once again releasing several new trims for the iconic Ram 1500. At the 2021 State Fair of Texas, Ram unveiled three new vehicles: the 2022 Ram 1500 TRX Ignition, the 2022 Ram 1500 Longhorn SouthFork, and the 2022 Ram 1500 (RAM) Red.

2022 Ram 1500 TRX Ignition

One of the three trims Ram unveiled at the 2021 State Fair of Texas was the 2022 Ram 1500 TRX Ignition. This new Ram trim takes the TRX trim to a higher level as it boosts performance and features greater personalization. New features will consist of technology, a new exterior, and graphics. Only 875 units will be available so TRX fans will have to make sure to reserve theirs. The Ram 1500 TRX Ignition will lean toward luxury with its unique ignition exterior, 18-inch black wheels, panoramic sunroof, spray-in bed liner, and LED cab-mounted brake light. Inside the pickup, owners will note Copperhead Orange stitching as well as an embroidered TRX logo. Copper carbon fiber accents, a head-up display, a TRX custom driver’s screen, and an orange center console badge will also be included.

The 2022 Ram 1500 TRX will come equipped with a high-performance 6.2L supercharged HEMI V8 engine. The new pickup will go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2021 and will start at an MSRP of $91,585 (plus destination fee).

2022 Ram 1500 Longhorn SouthFork

The second Ram 1500 to debut was the 2022 Ram 1500 Longhorn SouthFork. This pickup will replace the Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary edition. It will improve upon the previous iteration by adding more comfort and luxury. The pickup will still lean toward heavy-duty hauling and the moving of cargo. As such it will include a multi-function tailgate, deployable bed step, spray-in bed liner, and Falken all-terrain tires. Adjustable cargo tie-down hooks, LED box lighting, and a cargo divider will also be included. Inside the Longhorn, owners will note an exclusive Mountain Brown interior color with bucket seats and suede door bolsters. The 2022 Ram 1500 Longhorn SouthFork will also go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2021. It will start at an MSRP of $61,620 (plus the destination fee).

2022 Ram 1500 (RAM) Red

The last pickup to be revealed by Ram was the 2022 Ram 1500 (RAM) Red. This pickup is more of a novelty as it was produced to help aid a commitment to health emergencies. The Ram 1500 RAM Red edition will represent the Global Fund coalition which is made up of Ram, Jeep, and FIAT. This coalition has pledged at least $4 million to help fight health emergencies. The new Ram 1500 Ram Red edition comes available with limited crew cab configurations. Owners will have the choice of a V8 engine or EcoDiesel engine. The pickup will feature a red RAM grille and door badging. A RED badge will also be displayed on the center console lid. This pickup will also be available in the fourth quarter of 2021. It will start at an MSRP of $63,250 (plus destination fee).

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2021 Ram 1500 Ranks First Among Light-Duty Pickups in New APEAL Study

Friday, September 24th, 2021
Ram 1500 TRX

Ram has earned yet another accolade for its Ram 1500 pickup. According to the J.D. Power 2021 Automotive Performance Execution and Layout (APEAL) study, the 2021 Ram 1500 ranked first among light-duty pickups. This APEAL study uses consumer sentiment and feedback to gauge which vehicle is more favorable. Overall, the Dodge brand managed to rank first, the second year in a row. For Ram, the automaker took second place, also for the second year in a row. 2021 has been a great year for both automakers. Ram has seen much success with its Ram 1500 with several package options and trims being released like the 2022 Ram 1500 Backcountry. With consumer satisfaction at its highest, the automaker looks to continue to enjoy its success. 

Ram 1500 Ranks First Among Pickups

According to the 2021 APEAL study, the 2021 Ram 1500 ranked first among light-duty pickups. The high-performing pickup has dominated markets for a while now. In 2020 the pickup earned the same first-place ranking, thus solidifying it as an optimal pickup truck. The APEAL study gauges consumer satisfaction by looking at feedback during the first three months of ownership. Vehicle attributes like seating comfort, throttle response, and other key characteristics make up a score based on a 1,000 point scale. About their market success, the Stellantis Head of Customer Experience North America Mark Champine said,

“I said last year that we would keep the throttle wide open, and these various results demonstrate our continuing resolve to do so,” said Mark Champine. “We remain on a mission to do better for our customers, and we know we have more work to do.”

Mark Champine, Stellantis Head of Customer Experience North America

The APEAL study aggregates all the characteristics of each nominated vehicle and gives each a score out of 1,000. For the 2021 Ram 1500, the APEAL score totaled 881. This score was 10 points higher than the 2020 APEAL study which means Ram has managed to raise and solidify the Ram 1500’s status as a great pickup to own. Along with the APEAL score, Ram as a brand managed to place second within the automotive industry. This was a step up from last year as the automaker had placed third among mass markets brands.

The 2021 Ram 1500 has earned Ram a spot among the best automotive companies. The tough pickup managed to raise the automaker to the highest echelons with its high performance, tough durability, and iconic look. The Ram 1500 will continue to play a dominating role within the pickup truck sphere. As automakers move toward electric vehicles, we’ll have to see how consumer satisfaction and sentiment react to changes. It seems automakers have been split between moving toward new innovations like with Tesla’s Cybertruck and keeping to traditional aspects like with Ford’s F-150 Lightning. Either way, the consumers will have the power to choose. We will be looking forward to the 2022 APEAL study and its findings. 

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