2013 Ram 1500: Urban Truck of the Year

We talk about the new 2013 Ram 1500 here a lot.  There’s a good reason for it though and that’s because the auto world won’t stop discussing it.  How am I not supposed to brag when the truck is labeled the 2013 “Urban Truck of the Year”?

Decisive Magazine is the one handing out the award.  It’s all part of their “2013 Urban Vehicles of the Year” list they put out.  The panel that hands out the crown is made up of some of the most respected automotive reviewers in the country.  They spend months evaluating what the automakers have to offer consumers.  Everything is considered, the style of the vehicle, how practical it is, and even its attainability.  Sounds like a terrible job to be stuck driving around tons of cars all day long, but someone has to do it.

Only one can be king, though, and when the dust of battle settled, it was the one and only 2013 Ram 1500 that stood tall against all those that challenged it.  “The Ram 1500 is as quiet as a luxury car and yet, is also extraordinarily capable as a truck,” says Randy Payton, founder of the Annual Urban Wheel Awards.  “Rugged and yet smooth enough for a night on the town, the Ram 1500 really raises the bar on what a pickup truck should be.”

The critics have spoken; the 2013 Ram 1500 is a treasure.  Truck lovers should really look into picking one up.  Stop by Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge and take a look at our full Ram line-up.  Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter as well, to see more Ram news and offers.

Ram 2500 CNG: Green Alternative for Truck Drivers

The conversation after Hurricane Sandy for many of us in New York seemed to circle around climate change.  Governor Cuomo said as much during the numerous press conferences he held following the disaster.  Whenever global warming is talked about, it’s no doubt that green energy is just around the corner.  No matter your position on what happenings of the environment of late, it’s hard to deny that car makers shouldn’t be doing all they can to help with keeping emissions from their vehicles down.

Ram is answering the call that many seem to be putting out for engines running on alternative fuel technology.  The Ram 2500 will now be the first in the truck line-up that Ram has planned to have CNG (compressed natural gas).   It is the only OEM-built, CNG-powered truck that is made and sold in the US.

The Ram 2500 CNG is a bi-fuel vehicle.  That means it uses compressed natural gas as the primary source of fuel and switches over to gas only after the CNG has been depleted.  CNG is identical in mileage to that of vehicles on unleaded regular gas.  The bright spot to that is that the cost is 30 percent lower than the average price of a gallon of gas.

Breaking it down even further in comparison, CNG costs around $1.25 per GGE (gasoline gallon equivalent).  On CNG, the Ram gets 301 miles on the highway with the range getting boosted to 966 miles with the backup gas supply.  CO2 emissions are reduced by 20 percent and tailpipe emissions see a drop of more than 50 percent.

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Mopar Offers Hundreds of Parts and Accessories for 2013 Ram 1500

Truck fans already have plenty to be excited about with the 2013 Ram 1500. The buzz surrounding it has already been extremely positive and certainly looks to change the landscape when it is released. To help that building excitement along, Mopar will be giving customers the ability to leave their own personal touch on the Ram 1500.

To accomplish this goal, the parts maker will have more than 300 performance parts and accessories. There’s a variety of choices to make to change the make-up of the new truck. The products include everything ranging from bed protection to toolboxes, towing packages to lift kits, chrome grille inserts to performance hoods. All available prices that range from $12 for a trailer hitch plug to $3,000 for a lift kit.

Mopar understands the love and care that truck drivers put into their vehicle. “Ram owners love to accessorize and personalize their trucks,” said Pietro Gorlier, the President and CEO of Mopar. “In face, Ram truck owners typically spend more than $500 on Mopar performance parts and accessories. For our new Ram 1500, we will offer a full catalog of more than 300 quality-tested items from which to choose.”

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Ram Donates Trucks, $100,000 to Hurricane Sandy Relief

As the east coast recovers after Hurricane Sandy, Ram Trucks are stepping up and helping in relief efforts.

So far, the popular truck brand has pledged their support for those affected by the storm, and they have donated $100,000 and 20 Ram 1500 trucks to the American Red Cross. Neal Litvack, Chief Development Officer at the American Red Cross, praised Ram for their support, saying, “Through the generosity of its partners such as Ram and Chrysler Group, the American Red Cross is responding with shelter, food, and emotional support, helping families and communities with their most critical needs now, and as they begin to move towards recovery.”

One of the biggest problems facing relief workers is that the areas that need help the most are still not easily accessible, and besides that, these residents need water, food, blankets, medicine, and other necessary supplies. They need a way to transport these supplies efficiently, and that’s why Ram trucks are so important to recovery efforts.

We would like to encourage our readers to donate to the American Red Cross and volunteer with relief efforts if they are physically able. Our friends, family, and neighbors in New York and New Jersey need us right now, and we are so glad to see Ram taking action in the aftermath of this terrible storm.

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