Ram 1500 Named Automobile Magazine 2013 All-Star

2013-All-Stars-Best-Cars-in-AmericaAutomobile Magazine just announced their All-Stars for 2013, and among their top-honored vehicles was the Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn.

11 vehicles were named 2013 All-Stars and given distinctions like “Hometown Hero” or “Compact for America.” The Ram 1500 and the Audi A7 were designated as the “Houston Rockets.” Jason Harper, who wrote the section of the piece on the Ram 1500, had lots of praise for the truck, calling it “the ultimate in cowboy cool” and “king of the ranch.”

As they put both vehicles through their paces, the Ram 1500 easily beat out the Audi 7 for earning its keep. This is the type of vehicle that can haul more hay, bring back a runaway cow, and take out skeet shooting. Aside from its practicality, though, Harper was also surprised at the attention given to the interior, praising the stitching as “European quality” and noting the lack of “tawdry veneer” in the design.

The full article is available here or in the July issue of Automobile Magazine.

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Ram Jam Auctions Raise $181,731 for Charity!

Road to Ram Jam ImageRam’s all-star country music series, ‘Ram Jam,’ has been a resounding success.  One of the main parts of the event leading up to the concert was called “The Road to Ram Jam.”  All five of the country stars that would be performing as part of the concert were given Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn trucks with which to drive around before auctioning the trucks off with proceeds going towards charity.  The five trucks have been sold off and the final total for the donation has been tallied.  In total, they made $181.731.

The final truck sold belonged to Easton Corbin.  His Ram raised $37,101 for the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund.  The fund awards college scholarships to the children of the men and women in the Armed Forces who have lost their lives or limbs in defense of the country.

The other artists included Kellie Pickler, Brantly Gilbert, Billy Currington, and Zac Brown Band.  They were all given the Longhorn trucks, including Corbin, in early January.  Each one was then put up for auction to go towards the charity of the artist’s choice.

Breaking down the individual totals comes to Pickler raising $36,200 for the USO Warrior and Family Care program; Gilbert’s went for $34,552 and his charity was the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.  Billy Currington’s charity was for Team Rubicon and raised $34,578 and Zac Brown Band, the charity being Camp Southern Group, raised $39,300.

The Ram Jam concert was held December 29th in Nashville.  It was by invite only, but you can still see the highlights here. (http://music.yahoo.com/programs/ram-country/. )

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2013 Ram 1500 Makes WardAuto’s 10 Best Interiors


WardsAuto has named the 2013 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn on its list of Ward’s 10 Best Interiors for 2013.

In a category that had six Asian automakers win a spot in, the 2013 Ram 1500 stood out as the best for pick-up trucks.  Noting that the new Ram truck beat out its rivals to the market, it’s created a hard chasm for them to cross in order to compete.

“…The Ram 1500 is a spectacular, emotive interior that sets a high standard other auto makers will be hard-pressed to emulate.”

The drivers at Wards had the highest praise for the refined 2013 Ram 1500’s refined interior.  Drew Winter, Editor-in-Chief of WardsAuto World magazine said that the instrument cluster “looks like a fine chronograph” and that the wood trim is “natural-looking and of the highest quality ”  He finished with a marvelous quote, “If Bently made a pickup truck, this is what the cabin would look like.”

The Ram team prides themselves on giving consumers the best bang for their buck.  They loaded the 2013 Ram 1500 with top quality materials and top-of-the-line tech such as the popular Chrysler UConnect system.  That level is why Ram was put in the top 10 when compared to 46 other vehicles.

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Easton Cobin’s 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Up for Auction

04Ram1500LaramieLonghornEastonCorbinThe Road to Ram Jam is coming to a close. Part of the event was having each of the participating musicians put their 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorns up for auction. That gives fans a chance to now not only own a truck that Easton Corbin has been riding around in, but also to help out charity in the process.

From now until the auctions deadline of March 28th, people will be able to place bids on Corbin’s Ram truck. The proceeds from the auction will be going to the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund. The fund is for college scholarships for the children of disabled and lost members of the Armed Forces.

“The whole purpose of the auction is to help other people and knowing that the proceeds from the truck will do this – is a great though,” Said Easton. “I definitely encourage my fans to bid on the auction. They get a great truck out of the deal and also provide college scholarships to some well-deserving young people.”

Each of the artists were given a year with the 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn to promote the upcoming musical show. So far Zac Brown’s, Billy Currington’s, Brantley Gilbert’s, and Kellie Pickler’s trucks have been auctioned off. . The trucks have raised tens of thousands of dollars each for their individual charities.

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Ram 2500 & 3500

Just one look at the powerhouse that is the Ram Heavy Duty Truck shows why it’s considered a legend in its class. It’s a clear sign in its design that it’s all about strength in form and features. It all begins with the big rig styling. With both the Ram 2500 and 3500, these trucks look to do more than impress you with numbers on a sheet of paper telling how much they can carry. The most obvious aspect of the exterior is the signature Ram grille which comes in either chrome or the body color. The steel and detailed hood with louvers on each side is used to hold in the possible engines. It uses a cowl screen that allows the airflow to have a smoother transition when traveling from the hood to the windshield. For added uniqueness to the Heavy Duty Truck, you can purchase a Mopar aluminum running boards to not only give additional style but also give easier entry and exit from the cab.

The engine contained within the Ram 2500 is the 5.7 liter HEMI Magnum that has 6 speed automatic transmission and 383 horsepower at 5600 RPM. For the Ram 3500, you have the 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel, considered by many to be a staple for its unrivaled power and the ability to tackle the toughest of jobs. It has 350 horsepower with 800 pounds of torque showing how it earned this status. For the 2012 models of the Heavy Duty Trucks, in an effort to lower costs and give hassle free maintenance, Ram includes a class-exclusive NOX Absorber Catalyst. What this system does is regulate diesel emissions in line with EPA standards. You won’t need to worry at all about having to monitor your diesel exhaust fluid because of this.

If you’re worried all this was efficiency came at a sacrifice of comfort, don’t worry at all. The Ram 2500 and 3500 were made to be driven. The Laramie Longhorn Edition has something very unique in the form of laser-etch stitching on the leather. For the person who takes the Ram Heavy Duty to the job, the seat fabric is designed to be stain, odor, and static resistant to make sure that you have a quick and easy cleanup when the day is done. An added bonus that its effect doesn’t diminish with time. Other bonus features are a heat steering wheel, dual zone temperature controls, and soft-touch instrument panels. It’s all done with exemplary craftsmanship and care.

Ram wants to make sure that you’re protected driving to work or for the family by having 25 different safety and security features. Both the 2500 and the 3500 come standard with a set of advance multistage airbags, from the driver and front passenger to the side curtain ones. In addition to that, the safety cage of the trucks are built to endure punishment. This is because they have dynamic front crumple zones and beams built into the doors for side impacts. All this helps to deflect and absorb forces of an impact should an accident occur.

Another highlight of purchasing a Ram 2500 or 3500 for yourself is the Ram has ensured that these trucks are built to last. Durability is a word that means something to the design team, one that they made sure to test rigorously. That means that whatever your Ram Truck is meant to do, be it your choice of work vehicle or just getting the family to the Adirondacks, it’s going to spend more time on the road than in the shop. In order to make that claim, the testers at Ram have put the trucks through their paces in tests that range from 120 degrees for a desert and -20 for arctic climates. The models also include corrosion-resistant hydro formed frames. The Ram 2500 or 3500 will be with you for a long time.

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Ram 1500

It’s the timeless classic, the Ram Truck.  Just one look at the design makes anyone want to go a lengthy vacation to somewhere away from it all.  A symbol of power and versatility, the Ram 1500 proudly displays every part of these characteristics.

The exterior design is one of what a truck look like, capable.  When you catch sight of a Ram Truck, you should know that this thing has no equal on or off of the road.  From the hood bulge and wraparound full chrome bumpers, this what you have in mind when you think of a truck.  Truck owners agree that this is the definitive look with the aggressive grille and dual 4 inch chrome exhaust tips that are built into the durable rear bumper.  As an added bonus, you can count on Ram offering plenty of options to make the design stand out more.  Those options extend to the Mopar performance hood and chrome tubular sidesteps

When you open the door to take a look inside, give it a moment to sink in what such a powerful design should look like with an interior.  The best way to describe the site inside the Ram 1500 is that it has an old west ascetic.  With a handsome Laramie Longhorn interior, it’s a throwback to an older time of cowboys and the wild outdoors.    It’s all about quality stitching and details.  Available features include a heating steering wheel as well as heated rear seats for any passengers you bring with you.  To prove you’re the outdoors type there is even Camo Seat Covers.

For anyone heading out for adventure, then it’s only the more important to have plenty of room for whatever you may encounter.  Ram has your back.  If you’re heading out for some repairs or building, then there’s the work toolbox to hold all your power-tools.  Heading out to the Yankees Stadium well then there’s plenty of room for all your drinks.  Heading down to the Jersey beach or just going out camping up in the Adirondacks, the Ram 1500 has you more than covered with space for all your equipment.

The 5.7L Hemi V8 is just about strength but about making sure you get the most bang for your fuel buck.  Remarkable strong and efficient you can expect to get up to 20 mpg on the highway with 390 horsepower and 407 lb-ft of torque.  Other available engines are the 4.7L V8 with 310 horsepower and the 3.7L V6 with 210 horsepower.  All these engines are designed to make sure that there’s more time for you on the road and less time waiting for the gas tank to fill.

Any outdoor warrior has nothing to fear from the quality of the Ram Truck 1500, it’s built for power.  It has the trailer towing capacity of 10,460 lbs and payload of 1909 pounds.  It also has trailer sway control that sees when a sway is happening and applies individual wheel brakes to help eliminate the sway.  Don’t worry when you take it off road, with 4 wheel drive, you’ll have the power and traction to get through any obstacle.

Another reason not to worry is because the Ram Truck 1500 wants to keep you safe and sound at all times.  Four wheel anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control you’ll have the aid to stay on the road during the worst weather conditions.  If the worst should come to pass, the truck was built to keep you protected.  With a safety cage that was engineered with strengthen materials and crush zones to help absorb any impacts.  The 1500 also comes equipped with driver and side curtain airbags to keep everyone safe.

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