Ram Trucks - Miami, FL

In 2016, Ram Trucks are split into three different levels: 1500, 2500, and 3500. Even if the numbers have changed over to four digits, their designations are still the same. The 1500 is still a half-ton truck, the 2500 is still a three-quarter-ton truck, and the 3500 is a one-ton truck. While the design remains relatively the same throughout the lineup, along with the technology and other expected features, the true difference lies in who and what these trucks are intended for, as well as the differences between their work capabilities.

The size of Ram Trucks increases with the number, so do the engine options and capabilities. This ensures that regardless of what job you need a Ram Truck for, you need only pick the right designation.

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2016 Ram 1500
2016 Ram 1500

Ram 1500 Half-Ton

The Ram 1500 is the half-ton pickup of the lineup, therefore, the smallest of the litter. This truck is by no means a runt though. It can pack a serious punch when properly equipped. But, the base engine that comes equipped on the 1500 is just as good as any, and the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 puts out a robust 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The Pentastar is also available, offering a lot of fuel saving technology, such as a pulse-width modulated fuel pump and cooling fan to offer more efficient fuel delivery. Variable Valve Timing is also present, and provides a refined combustion process for optimal power, performance, and efficiency, which is 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway, with a max towing capacity of 7,610 pounds.

The middle man engine is the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine with fuel saver technology. This fuel saving technology is able to shut down half of the engine’s cylinders during cruising and under light loads for increased fuel economy. They will automatically re-activate when they are needed for more power. On a 4x2 model with an automatic transmission, this engine can return up to 15 mpg city and 22 mpg highway, while still putting out a very respectable 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. This bumps the towing capacity up to 10,650 pounds; which is more than enough for any casual towing that needs to be done; like bass boats or smaller equipment trailers.

There is even a diesel engine offered, and the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine is able to put out 10 more lb-ft of torque than the Hemi V8, and get a best-in-class fuel-efficiency rating of 21 mpg city and 29 mpg. Which means the Ram 1500 is the most fuel-efficient half-ton truck on the market. It’s still able to the 1500 a towing capacity of 9,210 pounds as well.

This makes it apparently clear that this truck is perfect for those who want a truck that can do basic towing and use it for work, and still use it for a daily driver. The stellar fuel-efficiency of the diesel engine ensuring that you won’t stop at the pump whenever you get off the highway.

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2016 Ram 2500
2016 Ram 2500

Ram 2500 Three-Quarter-Ton

If you are looking for something with a little more power and capability, then the three-quarter ton Ram 2500 will suit your fancy. This is able to tow most of your average job-site trailers with ease, and provides plenty of power for more stressful work environments; such as snow plowing or hauling heavier equipment trailers.

If you wanted to do stressful jobs like that, there is no sense in sticking with the base 5.7-liter Hemi V8 when best-in-class power is just around the corner. The 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine with fuel saver technology provides that blends best-in-class performance with just an extra touch of fuel economy. Again, the fuel saver technology shuts off four cylinders when cruising or going downhill in order to optimize the efficiency. Two spark plugs per cylinder provide peak power and torque, while simultaneously reducing exhaust emissions. Which is why this engine produces 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque, and can tow up to 16,320 pounds.

If you want even more power, then grab the legendary 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 engine. When this engine is equipped, it gets the Ram 2500 a best-in-class towing capacity of 17,980 pounds, best-in-class 15,000-mile oil change interval, and a class-exclusive smart diesel exhaust brake; which provides a quicker and safer way to slow don the Ram 2500 if the brakes are too squishy when towing. This engine produces a massive 800 lb-ft of torque, and a modest 370 horsepower.

That 800 lb-ft of torque would be appreciated in the winter when coupled with four wheel drive; especially if you are a contract plower. And if you plan on doing anything more than on and off towing, it would be beneficial to get a larger and stronger engine with best-in-class doing capacity. That way, there will be less stress on the engine, and you won’t have to worry about maxing out at 10,650 pounds — like on the 1500.

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2016 Ram 3500
2016 Ram 3500

Ram 3500 One-Ton

This truck is for those who need the strongest and most durable truck available in 2016, and is for those who own their own construction company; or any other profession where a lot of extremely heavy towing of equipment or materials is involved.

The 5.7-liter engine and 6.2-liter engine are both available, and provide the same horsepower and torque with fuel saving technology that’s found on the 2500. The 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo diesel I6 Engine, however, is upgraded to provide even more horsepower and torque; 385 and 900 lb-ft respectively. This is also the only engine in the model lineup that, when paired to the AISIN AS69RC six-speed automatic transmission, becomes a High-Output engine that offers that extra 100 torque in the low end for the heavy-hauling customers that need it most.

This massive amount of torque allows the 3500 to reach a legendary max tow rating 31,210 pounds; which is 4,500 more pounds than Fords F-350, and 8,000 more pounds than Chevy’s Silverado 3500. Apart from stomping on the competition, this 3500 is also (like all Ram trucks) made its a 50 KSI high-strength steel frame for the durability required to haul the heavy amount of weight each of these models can tow.

Hauling a heavy load from a construction site has never been safer or easier than with the Ram 3500, but it’s important to only grab it if you absolutely need it for work. The fuel economy is, obviously, abysmal with that type of horsepower and torque output; and using it as a daily driver isn’t the intention of this vehicle — unless a heavy trailer is involved in your daily commute.

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MLAM Ram: Strength in Knowledge

While the Ram Trucks draw their strength from the durability of the frames we sit on, we here at Miami Lakes Ram get our strength from our knowledge of the vehicles we carry. Our sales team of over 40 plus members is professional, knowledgeable, caring, and honest. We understand that making a sale is important, it’s how we keep the dealership running after all. But, we don’t resort to pushy tactics or fleeting sales in order to drive business. Instead, we make sure that you have a say in the car buying process, and our prices are always competitively low.

The maintenance department is housed in a state-of-the-art service facility, and each technician is trained to be exceptionally proficient when working on the vehicles we have on our lot. They are dedicated to providing the best repairs and maintenance, so that your car can stay on the road more, and out of the shop less. Because even if they have a passion for working on cars, they understand your car is the way you pay the bills.

With MLAM Ram, your guaranteed to find your dream car or truck, with a dealership that enjoys sharing their knowledge about vehicles.