What’s New For the 2018 Ram 1500

What's New For the 2018 Ram 1500

What’s New For the 2018 Ram 1500

What is an ideal truck?

To us, it’s one that can flex and change to meet the needs of a diverse number of lifestyles. The 2018 Ram 1500 does this well, coming in a number of trims with a long list of standard and available features. Whether you need a strong, durable workhorse or want a stylish, sleek truck to use as your daily commuter, the 2018 Ram 1500 can fit the bill.

This model year, the Ram 1500 offers even more customization options than before. New features give buyers more options, as do two new trim levels. Added to the list of trims this year is the new special Harvest Edition as well as an updated, high-end Limited Tungsten Edition. This is the perfect trim for those who want a pickup that’s more stylish than any other on the road. It features a leather interior, an attractive chrome grille, and a sport hood.

The 2018 Ram 1500 now comes with a standard rearview camera on every model, and the available 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen now comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are more ways than ever to make the 2018 Ram 1500 uniquely yours. Start creating your perfect pickup when you visit Rochester Hills CDJR today.

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Reasons You Should Own a Pickup Truck

2017 RAM pickup truck

2017 RAM pickup truck

Interested in getting a new truck? We understand why. They’re capable, reliable, and offer unprecedented towing power. Here are some of our top reasons for why you should own a pickup truck.

Power and Capability

Pickup trucks typically come with several engine and transmission options that crank out some serious ponies, as well as having good ground clearance, rigid body construction, and wheels built for traction.

Towing

In addition to delivering plenty of power, pickup trucks provide drivers with the ability to tow and haul whatever they need. Whether you’re hauling boats for a weekend away or a trailer full of moving boxes and furniture, your truck has got you covered.

Safety and Visibility

Pickup trucks are a lot taller than your average car, so you’ll be able to see a lot more on the road. Plus, with a tough body construction and advanced safety features, pickup trucks are often safer, too.

Versatile

With the ability to tow and haul, pickup trucks can be used for many different purposes. Depending on your needs, you can choose between several different body configurations of both cabs and truck beds to make your pickup truck your own.

 

If you’re on the hunt for a new pickup, head over to Rochester Hills CDJR to see our inventory of capable, popular RAM trucks.

Ram 1500 Named 2015 Fleet Truck of the Year

2016 Ram 1500 in front of stadium

Everyone knows that Ram rocks, but it’s still nice to hear.

Automotive Fleet magazine holds a yearly voting process in which its readers – over 20,000 operators and owners of commercial truck fleets in North America – select which truck they like the best. Competition in the segment is always rough, but Automotive Fleet said the votes favored a clear winner by a landslide. The results are in, and this year, the Fleet Truck of the Year title went to the Ram 1500.

The Ram 1500 is no stranger to the honor, either. This is the second time in the past three years the truck has taken home the award. The 1500 succeeded in categories such as application effectiveness, durability, quality, servicing, maintenance, and lifestyle costs. Amazingly, the Ram 1500 was one of forty trucks contending for the award, but managed to pull into the number one spot regardless.

Bob Hegbloom, the head of the Ram Brand of FCA North America, commented on the win, “Receiving an award based on such an experienced audience truly gives Ram Truck more momentum and confirms we are delivering the features most important to business owners.”

Ram enthusiastically accepted the 2015 Fleet Truck of the Year award, happy to receive recognition for their continued commitment to excellence.

Experience the Ram difference for yourself by scheduling a test drive at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram today!

Jeep Wrangler and Ram 1500 Win Vincentric Best Value in America Awards

For the fourth year running, the 2015 Jeep Wrangler has received a Vincentric Best Value in America award in the compact/mid-size SUV segment. This time around, the 2015 Ram 1500 also grabbed one of the awards in the full-size half-ton pickup segment.

The awards are granted to the models that deliver the best value in their respective segments, based on statistical analysis that combines the ownership cost of 2015 model year vehicles with their current market price.

Vincentric Best Value in America

2015 Jeep Wrangler

With its unmatched off-road capability and legendary four-wheel drive system, it’s no surprise to us at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep that the Wrangler managed to cinch an award for the fourth time. It offers the quintessential 4×4 experience and starts at only $22,795.

Vincentric Best Value in America

2015 RAM 1500

The Ram 1500 is an outstanding honoree too, make no mistake. It provides best-in-class fuel efficiency (29 mpg) with 420 lb-ft of torque and up to 9,200 of towing capability, as well as numerous other nifty technologies to make it stand out as the best of its peers.

Ram 1500 Adds 2015 Green Truck of the YearTM to List of Awards

2015 Green Truck of the Year

2014 RAM 1500

The Ram 1500 continues to win awards and hold “best-in-segment” records among its full-size pickup competitors. The EcoDiesel model was most recently awarded Green Car Journal’s 2015 Green Truck of the Year award.

With an EPA rating of 28 highway miles to the gallon, Ram truck’s EcoDiesel model is the most fuel efficient full-size, half-ton truck to ever hit the market. Impressively, its fuel economy rating bests the highway mpg of the most efficient small truck as well.

“The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel exemplifies what a ‘green’ truck should be,” said Green Car Journal and CarsofChange.com editor and publisher, Ron Cogan. “It’s a heavy-hitter that pulls off exceptional fuel economy with its impressive EcoDiesel engine and array of efficiency features like active grill shutters and aero suspension. Pickup buyers get the best of all worlds with the beefy torque and environmental performance offered by this full-size and stylish pickup.”

In addition, the Ram 1500 equipped with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine holds the number two spot for fuel efficiency, earning 25 highway miles per gallon.

Contact us here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep for more information on the two most efficient full-size trucks on the market.

RAM 1500 Engine One of Ward Auto’s 10 Best Engines for 2014

RAM 1500 engineWhen you think of a RAM 1500, some of the first adjectives that come to mind are dependent, powerful, maybe even “GUTS • GLORY.” Whatever words you choose they are likely not the same ones you use to describe a Maserati.

However, the vehicles on opposite ends of the spectrum have more in common than you might think. That’s because the EcoDiesel engine found in the RAM 1500 is similar to the one found in the Maserati Quattroporte and Ghibli. The RAM engine isn’t tuned to produce 275-hp and 442 lb-ft of torque like the Maserati ones, but it is one of Ward Auto’s 10 Best Engines in 2014.

That’s because as far as diesel engines go, the 3.0L Turbodiesel DOHC V-6 is one the most powerful yet fuel efficient engines on the market. According to Ward Auto’s review of the engine provides smooth-shifting and “goes about its business with little effort or humdrum and propels the 6,000-lb. (2,722-kg) truck with ease.”

If you’re looking to take advantage of all the award-winning EcoDiesel engine has to over, visit us at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM. You can test drive a 2014 RAM 1500  for yourself, or even a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which also utilizes this versatile diesel engine.

RAM 1500 EcoDiesel Gives Truck Fans What They Want

RAM 1500 EcoDiesel

Truck aficionados are always clamoring for higher towing capacity without losing fuel economy. With the 2014 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel, one of the most popular trucks in America as a two-time Motor Trend Truck of the Year, the 2014 RAM gives truck fans what they want.

Although the EcoDiesel model of the 2014 RAM 1500 costs slightly more than the traditional gasoline-version, Chrysler expects the EcoDiesel models of the 2014 Ram 1500 to account for 10-15 percent of 1500-series sales in 2014 according to an autoblog article.

Part of the reason for the optimism on behalf of the auto maker is the fact that the 8,000  trucks they initially offered to specific dealerships were completely allocated  in just three days. RAM was not totally surprised by the success because of a few reasons. The trim levels featuring the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 and standard eight-speed TorqueFlight automatic combine to offer 240 horsepower with an estimated fuel economy of 28 mpg.

Contact us at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM to learn even more about the 2014 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel.