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Comparing the 2022 Ram 1500 vs the 2021 Ford F-150, Which has the Nicer Interior?

Friday, January 7th, 2022

The 2022 Ram 1500 has been receiving high praise and attention for its capability, versatility, and overall toughness. The 2021 Ford F-150 has also received similar praise for its ability to get just about any job done. Both pickups are similar in capability and when comparing them, the decision between both really comes down to preference. One factor that hasn’t been compared however is the interior cabin. We’ll be looking at both pickups and comparing the interior to see which has better features and overall comfort. For this comparison, we’ll be using the Limited trim as features and aesthetics can change depending on trim level.

2022 Ram 1500 Limited

The 2022 Ram 1500 Limited is one of the better light-duty pickup trucks available. It offers a lot in terms of capability and versatility. As far as the interior goes, it offers a rather luxurious aesthetic with upscale material. The Ram 1500 has a similar level of leather quality as the F-150, but the interior features rich details and trims. The pickup offers quilted door panels and A-pillar grab handles. The center dash does have a lower grade chrome, but attention to detail is carried throughout the pickup.

The Ram 1500 comes equipped with analog gauges around a central information screen. The gauges feature a 3D appearance and the center of the dashboard has a vertical 12-inch touchscreen. The graphics are high-quality, but they aren’t the most responsive. The front center console is large, similar to the F-150, but it has a configurable aspect ratio along with a sliding section. As far as the rear seating area goes, the Ram has a comfortable amount of room. There’s an adjustable rear bench seat with a reclining backrest. The rear seats are also heated and ventilated.

2021 Ford F-150 Limited

The 2021 Ford F-150 is a very capable pickup. The F-150 is one of the most popular trucks and there’s a reason for that. One quality that isn’t mentioned much, however, is the interior. The Ford F-150 features a relatively decent interior cabin. There’s high-quality leather upholstery with carbon-fiber accents and a suede headliner. The quality can diminish with hard-plastic elements near the front-seat cushion and below, however. The A-pillar grab handles do not differ much from lower trimmed F-150s, but they serve their purpose. The pickup features an intuitive dashboard with a 12-inch touchscreen. This features easily accessible buttons and knobs for the audio and climate controls. 

Looking at the rear seating area, the Ford F-150 features a spacious rear bench seat with plenty of legroom. The rear-seat cushion is a bit short though. Like the Ram 1500, the rear seats are heated but they are not ventilated. 

Verdict

Both the 2022 Ram 1500 Limited and 2021 Ford F-150 Limited are luxury trucks capable of a lot. They both offer consumers a high-quality interior with upscale materials. The F-150 offers premium amenities, but compared to the Ram 1500, the Ram pulls ahead given its high-scale upholstery and more comfortable backseat. 

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Is a New Turbo Six-Cylinder Engine in the Works?

Thursday, December 30th, 2021
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Ram has been enjoying the view from atop its throne. Throughout the year the automaker has been making headlines with its Ram 1500. Given the capability, durability, and overall ability to get almost any job done, the Ram pickup has rightfully earned its accolades. Some of these include the best light-duty pickup and the Texas Truck of the Year. Now it seems the parent company Stellantis will be aiming for even more recognition. The parent company recently announced its new investment in software. We’ll have to wait for more information to confirm the path Stellantis will take, but given a recent press release, we know Stellantis is working on a new engine. According to the release, Stellantis has a 3.0L GMET6 H0 engine listed on its product list. This leads us to believe that the automaker will launch a new competitive engine that may make its way into vehicles like Ram, Jeep, or Dodge. We’ll dive a bit further, but this bears great news for the automaker.

New 3.0L H0 Engine in the Works?

According to a recent Stellantis news release, the automaker is working on a new 3.0L turbocharged six-cylinder engine nicknamed the Tornado. The new engine showed up on the product list, but since writing, Stellantis updated the press release to remove any indication of the engine. This may be a way to garner more interest and hype, but from what we’ve already seen, the new engine went into production on November 22, 2021. The 3.0L GMET6 HO engine will certainly increase the performance of vehicles like the Ram, Jeep, and Dodge. We’ll have to wait for confirmation from Stellantis, but this is exciting news.

The new 3.0L turbocharged engine uses the acronym GMET6 which stands for ‘Global Medium Engine Turbo 6’. We don’t have much information yet, but looking at the patent applications and figures, it seems this new engine will be a straight-6 orientation gasoline-powered engine. It will have a 3.0L displacement but we’re still not sure of the power figures. The HO designation may leave clues, however. Most likely it stands for high-output. If this engine was designed for the Ram 1500 or Jeep Grand Cherokee, it will need a lot of power–about 400 horsepower and 500lb-ft of torque. This benchmark has been set by Ford’s EcoBoost 3.5L twin-turbo V6 so Stellantis will have to play catch up or offer something even better. 

There were other engines mentioned in Stellantis’ press release. These included an upgraded 3.6L Pentastar V6 as well as a PHEV version. These bode very well for the automaker, but we’ll have to keep our eyes and ears open for more information. The good news is that Ram may further solidify its status as a top pickup with this new engine upgrade. Of course, only time will tell.

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Some of the Best Ram 1500 Mopar Parts and Accessories

Thursday, December 23rd, 2021
Ram 1500 TRX

Ram has been enjoying praise for its pickup all across the country. The 2022 Ram 1500 has been recognized as a top-performing pickup truck that is capable, durable, and practical. The pickup was recently recognized as the Top Truck of Texas as well as the top light-duty pickup in a 2021 APEAL Study. Ram has also been working on high-performance trims like the Ram 1500 TRX. Given the quality and high-performance standards of the Ram 1500, we thought we’d take a look at some of the best accessories for the pickup, courtesy of Mopar. These are accessories and parts that enhance the pickup’s capabilities. Some are mere convenience features, but overall they’re a great selection that any Ram owner would be happy to own.

Mopar Accessories and Parts

  1. Beadlock Capable Wheels

One of the first Mopar parts that would be a great addition to the Ram 1500 is bead-lock capable wheels. These wheels help complete the off-road performance package by increasing the capability and ability of the pickup to better handle off-road terrain. Though it is illegal to drive on public roads with bead-locks on, when going off-road, these wheels help keep the tire attached when air pressure is lowered. This lowered tire pressure can open the way for hazards or debris which can cause the bead to disconnect from the wheel. With these wheels, however, the locking rings keep the bead locked to prevent any accidents.

  1. Heavy Duty Rubber Floor Mats

Another great accessory from Mopar is heavy-duty rubber floor mats. These mats help protect the interior of the Ram 1500 from dirt, debris, and mud. The mats work very well and they provide excellent coverage around the entire cab. They also contour well with the transmission tunnel and floorboards. The rear floor mats also contour well. If going off-roading is a regular thing, Ram 1500 owners will love these protective floor mats.   

  1. Rambar with LED Lights

The Ram 1500 gets a sporty look with the Rambar LED lights. The Rambar is easily mounted and it makes it easier to see at night with the lights attached. The Rambar doesn’t work with the in-bed storage compartments so owners should take this into consideration. The lights are for off-road use only, but they’re very bright so they’re perfect for lighting up a trail.

  1. Mopar Performance Intake and Exhaust

The next accessory that comes from Mopar is performance intake and exhaust components. Now, these don’t necessarily improve any of the Ram 1500’s capabilities or fuel-efficiency, but they do enhance the sound of the 5.7L HEMI V8 engine. These components aren’t obnoxiously loud so the neighbors won’t complain too much. There’s also little drone on the highway so these make a great addition purely for the sound quality.

  1. Mopar Cargo Bed Light Kit

One more great accessory for the Ram 1500 is the Mopar cargo bed light kit. This helps owners immensely when they’re searching their truck bed either at night or in poor visibility. The light does away with a need for a flashlight or a smartphone light. The bed light kit may not be the coolest accessory, but it’s surely a practical one.

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Mopar to Offer Consumers Custom Gifts for Holidays

Friday, December 10th, 2021

Mopar will be offering consumers a series of gifts and branded merchandise in celebration of the holiday season. Mopar first made its mark in the 1960s offering performance parts for on-road and racing vehicles. Many years later, Mopar is still the world’s leading performance parts service provider. Mopar provides service, customer support, and vehicle parts all to help enhance the customer experience and provide support for dealerships around the world. This holiday season, Mopar will be providing Ram consumers merchandise and vehicle-specific equipment. We’ll dive into their collection, but from a quick glance, they’re got some great options for the Ram enthusiast.

Ram 1500 Collection

For the holiday season, Mopar will be offering various parts and pieces for Ram vehicles. Mopar will be offering consumers the opportunity to purchase a bed step for the Ram 1500 TRX trim. This bed step is priced at $414. It has a load rating of up to 350 pounds and it also features an articulating arm that lowers for easier access to the truck bed. Owners can gently push the arm back into its stored position for easy storing. 

Mopar will also be offering consumers a RamBar for the Ram 1500. While the RamBar adds a rugged and sporty design to the pickup, it’s also practical and versatile. The RamBar accessory easily mounts to the truck bed using stake pockets. There are also tie-downs for in-bed storage. 

Mopar General Collection

Mopar will also be offering consumers general merchandise like branded shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies. These come available in a variety of styles and sizes for both men and women and they start at $19.95. Other items available from Mopar include a 20-ounce tundra bottle ($28.95), a Mopar ugly holiday sweater ($66.95), a backpack duffel bag ($149.95), and all-weather floor mats ($170). Consumers interested in any of the aforementioned items will be happy to know that Mopar is offering shoppers free holiday shipping for orders more than $75.00. Shoppers simply have to use the code FREEDEC75 at checkout. 

Mopar will be making its holiday offer available until December 31, 2021. For those with some Christmas shopping still left to do, this may be the perfect opportunity. Ram enthusiasts and car aficionados will be happy to receive these niche items so make sure to get yours while you can. 

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Series of Changes to Come for 2022 Ram Models

Friday, December 3rd, 2021
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Ram will be updating several vehicles within its lineup for the 2022 model year. The automaker has been on a roll lately with several of its vehicles receiving awards. For one, the 2021 Ram 1500 was rated first among light-duty pickups in a 2021 APEAL Study. The Ram 1500 TRX was also recognized as the Texas Truck of the Year. Ram has been steadily producing pickups and vehicles that outclass the competition. The automaker will now be updating its lineup with new technology like Stellantis’ Uconnect 5 infotainment system as well as some minor exterior style changes. There will also be new color schemes to choose from. We’ll dive into the specific changes, but it looks like Ram will continue to reign on top throughout 2022.

Changes to the 2022 Ram 1500

Ram will be making several changes to the 2022 Ram 1500. One of these is the inclusion of the all-new Uconnect 5 infotainment system provided by Stellantis. This system will be able to be used with the standard 8.4-inch touchscreen. It offers wireless smartphone connectivity as well as off-road and performance pages. It will also be used for over-the-air updates. Other updates to the 2022 Ram 1500 include a standard Ram Clean Air filtration system, a trailer hitch light, and new colors like Harvest Sunrise and Delmonico Red.

Ram will also be rebranding certain trims like the Limited 10th Anniversary Edition. The automaker will use 2021’s Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary trim as 2022’s Longhorn SouthFork trim. It will offer standard features like a multi-function tailgate, a deployable step bed, and a Bed Utility package.

Changes to the 2022 Ram 1500 TRX

Ram will be making slight changes to the TRX. The automaker recently released the Ram 1500 TRX Ignition edition so it already comes equipped with upgraded performance, technology, and design attributes. Ram will be adding the TRX Level 2 equipment group as standard to the TRX Ignition. Ram will also make the 6.2L supercharged Hemi V8 available.  

Changes to the 2022 Ram 2500/3500

Ram will be adding the color scheme ‘Harvest Sunrise’ for its heavier duty pickups. The 2500/3500 models will also come standard with an 8.4-inch Uconnect 5 infotainment screen. A 12-inch system will also be available. The Big Horn trim will receive an updated grille design and heavy-duty Limited trims with black interiors will be accompanied by a Black Onyx finish. One additional change is that the Trailer Tow package will include a hitch light and the tow mode will be available with a digital rearview mirror.

Changes to the 2022 Ram ProMaster

Ram will be upgrading their commercial 2022 Ram ProMaster van with a new drivetrain, a new driver information display, and the next-generation Uconnect infotainment system. Ram will also include additional safety features like retuned steering. For its engine, the ProMaster’s 3.6L V6 will come mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. Inside, Ram has configured a new crew van setup that allows up to three passengers to fit in the second row. This adds an extra level of comfort to the commercial van.

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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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Mopar Teases Ram 1500 TRX RexRunner and Outdoorsman Concepts

Friday, November 5th, 2021

Ram is getting two new concept vehicles courtesy of Mopar. The Stellantis parts, service, and customer care division prepared several vehicles for the 2021 Speciality Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. Hosted in Las Vegas, Nevada, the 2021 SEMA Show brings manufacturers and buyers from different segments of the automotive industry together to share new parts, accessories, and concept vehicles. The Ram 1500 has done exceptionally well in recent years. The pickup has been highly rated by the Texas Motor Press Association as the Texas Truck of the Year and it has also been awarded the Light-Duty Pickup of the Year in a recent 2021 APEAL study. Now the iconic Ram pickup will be getting two new concepts, the Ram 1500 TRX RexRunner and the Ram 1500 Outdoorsman. We’ll dive into the concept trucks and see what Mopar has to offer for fans of the rough and tough pickup.

Ram 1500 TRX RexRunner

Mopar presented the Ram 1500 TRX RexRunner as one of its concept vehicles at the 2021 SEMA Show. The RexRunner is based on the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX but this pickup gets even more capability and durability. The RexRunner pickup comes equipped with a standard 6.2L Hemi V8 that’s capable of 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. The truck features 18×9-inch Black Rhino Chamber wheels wrapped in 37-inch Goodyear tires. These give off a race-inspired look which is further complemented by Ash Gray paint and Mopar Blue accents. 

The Ram RexRunner also features a RamBar and a pair of 14-inch TYRI rectangular LED lights. A Mopar bed extender that flips inward helps secure tools and a bed liner protects cargo. Enhancing the rough and rugged look of the pickup are custom skid plates with Mopar lettering that protect the truck’s underside. These increase the approach angle up to 32.5 degrees while Mopar rock rails protect the side sills. The pickup also gets a custom black flip-top fuel-filler door that accentuates the truck’s toughness. Final additions to the RexRunner concept include 5-inch Mopar exhausts in the rear as well as a Mopar bed step with an articulating arm for easy access to the truck bed. 

Ram 1500 Outdoorsman

For the Ram 1500 Outdoorsman concept pickup, Mopar used the Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab 4×4 as a base model. The idea around the Outdoorsman concept was that it was to be made for those hard-working consumers that also want an everyday truck. The Ram 1500 Outdoorsman comes with a painted black gloss and custom Mopar blue graphics. Designed for hard work and harder play, the truck comes with a two-height position aluminum Mopar bed rack system that goes the full width of the truck bed. This rack system can hold ladders, plywood, whatever the owner needs. Mounted on the floor of the bed are modified Expertec bed-slides capable of holding 2,000 pounds. These make unloading tools, gear, and equipment much easier. Bed rails are also attached to the inside of the walls of the bed. These come with adjustable cleats that slide to secure loads of all sizes.

The Ram 1500 Outdoorsman comes equipped with all a handyman needs. The pickup features a custom Mopar RamGate workbench on the inside panel of the tailgate. It features conversion charts, an angle finder, and a T-track mounting system that adds additional room for cutting wood, tuning bikes, or sharpening tools. The pickup rides on a 2-inch lift kit with Fox shocks and split six-spoke 20×9-inch Black Rhino wheels wrapped in 35-inch Continental tires. Inside the pickup, owners will note a custom deployable work surface that slides out from the center armrest. It provides 12×14 inches of extra workspace. 

Ram fans are getting two new concept pickups. The RexRunner is a sportier version of the iconic pickup while the Outdoorsman takes outdoor work to another level. These two pickups are still concepts but from what we’ve seen so far, they’re two trucks that Ram owners are sure to love.

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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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Mopar Teases Potential New Ram Concept at 2021 SEMA Show

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

Ram has been making headlines with its Ram 1500 pickup. The pickup truck was recently awarded first place among light-duty pickups in a 2021 APEAL study. The pickup’s versatility, capability, and high performance have made it a top pick for pickup fans. Now for the 2022 model year, the Ram 1500 is once again generating excitement. It looks like Ram will be providing consumers with another Ram 1500 variant based on several teaser images revealed at the 2021 SEMA show. Each year the Speciality Equipment Market Association (SEMA) hosts the show, but it was canceled in 2020 due to Covid-19. This year the 2021 show will run November 2-5 in Las Vegas. It’s here where Mopar Performance will hopefully provide more information about their teaser images. Mopar works under the Stellantis umbrella so although it showcased Ram vehicles, it also showed off some cool Jeep concept images. We’re focusing on the Ram concept images however as they look to point toward either a special heavy-duty edition Ram 1500, or a more powerful variant, though the Ram 1500 TRX is a beast of a pickup already.

2021 SEMA Show Debuts Two Ram Concept Images

Mopar Performance will be showcasing several vehicle concept images at the 2021 SEMA show in Las Vegas. Three of these images depict a Jeep while the other two images showcase a Ram. Not much information can be discerned from the images as they’re taken in low lighting. The vehicles are also shown at side and rear angles which heightens their allure. In one of the first sketch images of the Ram pickup, the grille design and vent on the headlight can be seen. The Ram in question looks to be a 702 horsepower Hellcat-powered TRX. It’s unclear what Ram will improve or adjust for this new TRX, but the image shows blue-painted tow hooks and new badging. Perhaps Ram will improve off-road features and capabilities.

The second teaser image of the Ram 1500 pickup shows a rear backshot. The pickup is parked next to a tent and there looks to be a storage rack in the truck bed. The typical TRX text which is usually emblazoned on the rear fender is missing so it’s uncertain if this is a TRX trim. With teaser images, half the fun is guessing what new features or elements automakers will make. Given all the dirt being kicked up and the rear shot of what looks like a camp outing, the new Ram 1500 may be granted even more off-road capability. The nature of the SEMA show is to highlight new accessories and parts for Jeep and Ram vehicles, so not much should be expected. Still, pickup fans should pay close attention as there may be new concept images released. From what we’ve seen so far, it looks like Ram will have something special to debut in the months to come.

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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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