It’s time for a good old fashion showdown between the most popular trucks on the market. New York Daily News took a look at the popular 2013 Ram 1500 and saw how it stacked up next to the competition. What was their conclusion? It was that Ford and Chevrolet better be worried.
The Ram truck is a staple of American engineering for heavy-duty trucks. The official origins for the Ram started around 1981, but the ram hood ornament has been a feature since the Great Depression. Since then, the Ram has undergone quite a number of since then and is now poised to really shake up the established thought when it comes to trucks.
The 2013 Ram 1500 especially is looking to combine refined luxury covering powerful capability. The redesign of Ram as the article puts it “attempts to innovate along with Chevy and Ford rather than follow while undercutting their prices.” While there is a sense of gimmick in some of the features, such as the sidewall storage compartments or the “Rambox”, but many others would be considered class leading, such as eight speed transmission and electrical steering.
Where the Ram 1500 really shines is the 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine with eight speed automatic transmission. The transmission is 10 percent more fuel efficient than a six-speed and almost 15 percent more than five-speed.
For the pricing, it’s not hard to see it’s the choice for any driver looking for the best valued truck on the market.
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