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The New Ram 1500: Giving Back to its Hard-Working Drivers

The Ram 1500 has held a status of a highly sought-after pickup truck model as this reliable midsize pickup seems to be made in the images of its drivers, metaphorically-speaking. Ram truck drivers tend to be dependable people who never back down from a challenger, so when it comes to selecting the right pickup for your needs, the all-new Ram 1500 is the right choice for the right people! This powerful pickup is currently in its fifth generation but has existed in various forms since the early 1980s and comes available in a wide variety of trim levels: Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn®, Rebel, and Limited.

Many Options, Lots of Capability

The Ram 1500 builds on its hard-working persona through the variety of engines it offers on all of its trim levels, which work to maximize capability and efficiency. The standard-issue 305 horsepower Pentastar V6 engine has enjoyed a reputation as a fan-favorite for many years but this new version, and others like it, offer fuel efficiency in addition to powertrain. Through the eTorque electronic powertrain, variable valve timing, and Standard Duty Engine Cooling, this upgraded and modern engine system works to save fuel in the long run, without compromising that signature growl that makes this pickup truck so iconic and recognizable. The Ram 1500 also offers two robust V8 HEMI® engines, one of which offers eTorque and generates 395 horsepower, the other is a standard 395 horsepower HEMI® V8 which generates 410 pound-feet of torque.

With the Pentastar engine alone, the Ram 1500 can tow up to 7,730 pounds and carry a payload of 1,880 pounds, but its HEMI® V8 eTorque model givers this midsize pickup truck the best towing capacity in its class at 12,750 pounds, when equipped with the Max Towing Package. With this much capability, there is no shortage of what the Ram 1500 can accomplish, from trailer and boat towing to helping your friend get their sedan unstuck from a snow bank.

The Right Equipment to Get it Done!

If you are looking to maximize the working and off-roading capabilities of your Ram 1500, then you will want to know that you have the right equipment custom-installed in order to get the job done. Well, the Ram brand certainly delivers in this regard with a diverse array of technologies aimed to bring this pickup truck further into the future. Many trims feature the Active-Level™ Four Corner Air Suspension, which is exclusive only to this brand and helps this midsize pickup truck maintain optimal balance whole carrying heavier items and when traveling on less-than-ideal driving conditions.

When it comes to towing heavier items on the highway, the safety of yourself and other drivers is crucial which is why the new Ram 1500 offers some advanced high-tech driver navigational features to help you maintain an optimal line of sight on your surroundings, from right behind the wheel.

Such driver-assist aids include:

  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path
  • Automatic Trailer Detection
  • LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist
  • Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking
  • And Trailer Sway Control

Enjoy the Truck As You Like It

The powertrain and prowess of the Ram 1500 is only the first part of what makes this truck so special. Its many trim levels offer a wide selection of configurations and ways to enjoy your next midsize pickup truck. This pickup comes available as a Quad Cab and a Crew Cab, both of which can seat up to six passengers with bench seating in both rows. If you are looking to give your backseat passengers the most leg room you can, the Crew Cab would likely be your best choice as it offers over 45 inches of leg space.

The Ram 1500 comes available with one of several different exterior paint jobs: Granite Crystal, Ivory Tri-Coat, Maximum Steel Metallic, Diamond Black Crystal, Delmonico Red, Billet Silver Metallic, and Patriot Blue.

Entertain and Inform Along the Way

As you take on the adventures ahead, you might want to throw on the news, cranks some tunes, or catch up on your favorite podcast. The Ram 1500 can give you the tools you need to accomplish all of that in its available Uconnect® Infotainment system which comes standard with a remote USB port and a Media Hub Aux port. Available on this midsize pickup truck are such entertainment options as HD Radio®, a RamCharger Wireless Charging Pad, an 8.4-inch touchscreen display, and capability with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto.

Check Out the Ram 1500 for Yourself!

While this midsize pickup truck is often compared to its 1500 counterparts from the GMC and Chevrolet brand, you might find that this powerful pickup truck gives you a lot of what you need to get the job done, with equipment that those other guys might not be able to match. The Ram 1500 truck is the truck for those who like to work hard and play hard, so check one out today! You will be glad you did.