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The 2021 Ram Truck Lineup in Review

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

Ram Trucks made several changes for its 2021 model year lineup, but it’s the all-new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX that’s really going to revolutionize pickup trucks going forward. The Ram 1500, Ram Heavy Duty, and other vehicles in the truck maker’s lineup received functional and equipment changes only. Here’s what the 2021 Ram Truck lineup looks like: (more…)

Ram Named the “Best Truck Brand for 2020”

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

U.S. News & World Report has handed Ram Truck its latest accolade — it named the pickup maker as the Best Truck Brand for 2020. The award, aptly titled “Best Vehicle Brand Awards” evaluates 35 different brands with the aim of recognizing industry-wide excellence in every segment, including cars, SUVs, trucks and other luxury vehicles. 

“At Ram, we’re focused solely on building the best trucks and commercial vehicles in the market. This award from U.S. News & World Report acknowledges that effort. In a highly competitive segment, Ram is committed to innovation and powertrain leadership. By offering more content, more comfort and segment-leading features Ram is building trucks that meet and exceed the needs of the widest range of buyers,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand. 

Reliability, safety data, test drives, and credible published reviews are all taken into account by U.S. News & World Report. A subsequent in-depth analysis follows so that the publication can issue its rankings. “The Ram 1500 has the capability of a work truck with the interior of a luxury SUV. It’s one of the few trucks that can do almost everything you ask of it, and do it all well,” said Jamie Page Deaton, Executive editor — U.S. News Best Cars. 

U.S. News Best Cars determined award winners by averaging the overall score of individual automakers’ products in each award segment. Once the tallies were complete, the brand with the highest overall average score was named the immediate winner in the segment. Where do the overall scores come from? From the publication’s Best Cars rankings which are based on a combination of reliability data, consensus of the automotive press, and awarded safety scores. 

Ram recently celebrated its first decade as a standalone brand, with numerous accolades under its belt, such as being named MotorTrend’s Truck of the Year five times. The brand’s powerful lineup includes the Ram 1500, Ram Heavy Duty, Ram Chassis Cab, and the ProMaster and ProMaster City vans. All models have one goal in mind: to get hard work done and to take families where they need to go. 

Some Ram benchmarks include: 

  • Highest owner loyalty of any half-ton pickup
  • Over the last 30 years, Ram has the highest percentage of pickups still on the road
  • Segment first 1,000 lb.-ft of torque with Cummins Turbo Diesel
  • Payload of 7,680 lbs. with Ram 3500
  • Towing capacity of 35,100 lbs. with Ram 3500
  • Most interior space with Ram Mega Cab
  • Most luxurious: Ram Limited with real wood, real leather and 12-inch Uconnect touchscreen
  • Best ride and handling with exclusive link coil rear and auto-level air suspensions
  • Most capable full-size off-road pickup – Ram Power Wagon
  • Most-awarded light-duty truck in America

Visit Miami Lakes AutoMall to experience everything the Ram lineup has to offer. Explore our Ram inventory and schedule your test drive today! Follow Miami Lakes Ram on social media for the latest Ram news, including announcements of special edition pickups, upcoming releases and more. 

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All Cars Go To Heaven, Even The Chevrolet City Express

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
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chevrolet city express discontinued miami lakes automall

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All good things must come to an end – General Motors announced their decision to discontinue their small work van, the Chevrolet City Express. But fret not, there are still plenty of work van options to choose from. Final orders were taken in September of 2017, so this will be its last production year. Since its debut in 2014, General Motors partnered with Nissan Motor Company to develop the City Express – a spin-off of the Nissan NV200.

At the time of its release, the Chevrolet City Express was set to be a direct competitor to the Ford Transit Connect and the Ram ProMaster City. According to the U.S. Vice President of GM fleet and commercial sales, Ed Peper, he stated that the company saw “tons of opportunity” in the small commercial van market. Yet, with what seemed like a promising future, where did the City Express go wrong?

Since its initial debut in February of 2014, the Chevrolet City Express gained little traction from the public in the emerging segment. The only time sales peaked (at 10,283 units sold) was in 2015, which was also its first full year on the market. To date, less than 30,000 City Express units have been sold since its official release in November 2014. Contrary to the City Express, its direct competitor, the Ram ProMaster City was also released in 2015. However, their sales did significantly better – more than 11,000 units to be exact. Furthermore, Nissan sold more than 17,300 NV200s and Ford also sold more than 52,200 Transit Connects.

Fortunately, the discontinuation of the Chevrolet City Express will not affect the sales of the Chevrolet Express. Since its launch in 1995, the Chevrolet Express has received minimal updates including a small facelift in 2003 and occasional engine updates. The traditional commercial style and truck-like construction of the Chevrolet Express is ideal for workers on the move. Moreover, for those consumers interested in looking outside of the Chevrolet box, the Ram ProMaster City is another quintessential option for commercial workers.     

The 2018 Ram ProMaster City is a smart choice for fleet operators, due to its low price and high functionality. Considered the most capable work van in America, this commercial van offers plenty of capability for small-business consumers. All variants of the Ram ProMaster City are offered standard with a 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir I4 engine and a class-exclusive nine-speed automatic transmission. The 2.4-liter engine delivers a best-in-class 178 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. The ProMaster City provides two configurations – the Tradesman Cargo Van and Passenger Wagon; each offer their own trim levels as well.

In order to provide commercial works a reliable work van, the Ram ProMaster City offers a best-in-class 131.7 cubic feet cargo capacity paired with a best-in-class 28 highway mpg. Due to this, workers are able to transport more, use less gas, and save money on maintenance costs. According to Ram, due to the front-wheel-drive configuration, the ProMaster City has fewer mechanical parts than rear-wheel-drive system that requires a rear differential. As a result, maintenance costs are significantly lower. Furthermore, servicing the ProMaster City isn’t required as often, due to the 10,000 mile oil change intervals.

Some additional standard features include, 60/40 split rear doors, a Parkview rear backup camera, 5-year/unlimited-mile rust through limited warranty, and dual sliding doors that open up to 26-inches. Lastly, the Ram ProMaster City has a starting MSRP of $23,995 (plus destination fee). Here at the Miami Lakes Automall, we offer plenty of 2018 Ram ProMaster City work vans. Located in Miami Lakes, FL, consumers can also visit our website for more information on our entire new car inventory selection. Keep up with the conversations and follow us on social media!

Ram Promaster and Promaster City Upfit Uses

Thursday, November 30th, 2017
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Miami Lakes Auto WQAM Ram Promaster City

Ram’s light duty and heavy duty pickup trucks are the backbone of the truck industry. Setting records and a trusted brand by many companies, Ram continues to do more for the business and the community. They designed a truck just for the farmers of America with the Ram Harvest Edition and continue to make stylish models for people who want to give their truck a little attitude, like the Ram Hydro Blue. Then there’s Ram cargo vans like the Ram ProMaster and ProMaster City. They come with many designs to make nearly anything possible.

Upfits

The many interior designs for the Ram ProMaster and ProMaster City are known as “upfits.” We discuss them a little it in detail in our Ram ProMaster Cargo Van and Upfits article, but today we’re going to look at the many ways they can be used. We’ll be discussing the following:

The Trades Interior Upfit that transforms a cargo van’s empty cargo area into an organized mobile workshop and warehouse with storage.

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Ram Trucks, Vans Already Winning Awards for 2017 Model Year

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
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Ram is killin’ it, as always! It isn’t even 2017 and Ram’s 2017 model year trucks and vans are already taking home awards. Both the 2017 Ram 1500 and the 2017 Ram ProMaster City were awarded with prestigious titles from two reputable sources,The Green Car Journal and Consumers Digest.

Ram 1500

Consumers Digest presented Ram with the title of “Best Buy of 2017” in the pickup truck segment. The Ram 1500 deserves this award for many reasons. Starting with the fact that the Ram 1500 HFE EcoDiesel produces up to 29 mpg, which is the best-in-class fuel economy by far. Not to mention, the Ram 1500 offers a vast amount of trim options, from the work horse Ram 1500 Tradesman, to the fuel efficient Ram 1500 HFE, to the off-road demon, the Ram 1500 Rebel. There is a truck for everyone, and every purpose.

The Ram 1500 doesn’t just lead its class in fuel economy, but also in several other categories. Ram 1500 trucks are America’s longest lasting trucks according to FCA and that’s impressive. Also, the Ram 1500 leads the class in categories including handling, storage, and performance.

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