AUTOMOBILE Magazine Names Ram 1500 “2014 All-Star”

2014 Ram 1500AUTOMOBILE Magazine has named its 2014 All-Stars, and for the second year in a row, the Ram 1500 has made the prestigious list.

Every year, the magazine chooses 10 vehicle All-Stars, and the list includes a wide range of passenger cars, SUVs, sports cars, trucks, and minivans. AUTOMOBILE Magazine chose the Ram 1500 because it “defies the limitations of a pickup truck, continuing a spirit of innovation that began in the mid-1990s.”

“The list of options and the refine interior rival those of a luxury car,” wrote the AUTOMOBILE Magazine staff. “And a new diesel engine – the only one available on a light-duty pickup – achieves the fuel economy of a mid-size crossover.” The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has a best-in-class fuel efficiency of 28 mpg.

Michael Jordan, West Coast Editor for AUTOMOBILE Magazine, had more praise for the 2014 Ram 1500, stating, “Chrysler doesn’t get the credit it deserves for what it’s done in the truck segment. First, it reinvented the way trucks look with its big-rig grille. Then it was the first to offer a cabin that held more people and more stuff. Later they did a chassis that would both steer and stop, and now they’ve delivered a great ride with air springs.”

The full list of AUTOMOBILE Magazine’s All-Stars is available here.

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Ram Caves Contest Builds Dream Garages for 3 Lucky Winners

Ram Caves

Last year, Ram Trucks announced that it would be sending out designers Timothy Dahl, Brett McKay, and Bob Vila to three lucky Ram owners to give them a proper “Ram Cave.” Every new garage would be built to meet the needs of each winner, whether if it means starting with a bare-bones garage or giving a great garage an extra special touch.

Yesterday, the Ram Trucks channel premiered the videos of all three winners getting their garage makeovers. Timothy Dahl went to meet Lee in Portland and show off the new Ram 1500. Bob Vila headed out to Prior Lake, Minnesota to meet with Rachel, who had won the contest for her father Dan, and show off the Ram 2500. Finally, Brett McKay took off for Maryland with the Ram 3500 to meet with Randy and his family. Randy’s wife had been diagnosed a year ago with breast cancer, and with the new Ram Cave, he will be able to continue his work on Ram Trucks and be closer to his family.

Check out all three Ram Cave episodes below:

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New Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Arriving at Dealerships Soon

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDieselThe Ram 1500, Chrysler’s big seller of February, has an EcoDiesel version of the popular model coming to dealerships any day now.

When Ram Trucks started taking orders back in February, the first allocation of the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel sold out in only a few days. Considering that the Ram 1500 is the first half-ton pickup in the United States to have a diesel option, perhaps Ram Trucks shouldn’t have been surprised at the high demand, but Ram Trucks CEO Reid Bigland was modest in his response, saying, “It’s every truck manufacturer’s dream to have this kind of initial order demand for a product.”

Drivers looking for more power in their truck will not be disappointed. The truck’s 3.0-liter V6 engine from VM Motori, an Italian engine manufacturer, is a perfect pairing of power and new technology, and manufacturing of the truck itself happens in the United States at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesels will be capable of towing up to 9,200 pounds, and its fuel economy is measured at 28 mpg highway.

For those who missed the chance to order their Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, there is no need to worry. Ram Trucks will be opening orders again in March.

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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 Makes Thank-You Video for 1500 Being Named Truck of Texas

When someone does something good for it, it’s only proper and polite to write a thank-you note.

Now, in this case the someone is Texas and the ones writing a thank-you note is Ram.  They owe the state a big ol’ piece of gratitude.  The problem is that it doesn’t seem possible to mail out individual letters to each and every resident of the state, so a more creative means needs to be devised.

Ram put together a montage of striking Texan imagery in a video they put together in appreciation of the honor of being the “Truck of Texas.”  The resounding message carried over in the video is how humbling the truck maker is.  Take a look at the video for yourself:

Not too long ago, the Ram 1500 was named by the Texas Auto Writers Association to be the “2013 Truck of Texas.”  The reasoning behind this choice was thanks to the amazing 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine as well as the Best-in-Class fuel efficiency.

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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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High School Grad Stands Out with Ram

On graduation day, it is easy to blend into the masses of robed figures and mortarboards, but a high school grad in Virginia found a way to stand out and proclaim his love for Ram trucks.

Robby Lyons has been a fan of Ram trucks for years. His family owns a 2004 Ram 2500 HD, and he drives a 1989 Power Ram W100 Series. When asked about his love of Rams, he says, “I sit in [my] truck and I get chills. The power and durability combined with handling – it just blows me away.” Besides owning a Ram truck, he also ran his own junior dragster up until 2009, and he plans to continue drag racing with his father and uncle, serving as the team’s mechanic.

It is only appropriate then that Robby bolted a Ram head hood ornament to his graduation cap. While most people found the hood ornament amusing, some teachers raised objections to the hat. Robby was eventually given approval to wear his souped-up mortarboard to the ceremony, and since then, he has received local and national news coverage including a feature on the RamZone blog.

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New York Auto Show: 2013 Ram 1500 Brings “Guts and Glory”

At the New York International Auto Show, the 2013 Ram 1500 promised to bring “the guts and the glory,” and they delivered on both fronts with a redesigned 1500 that still has that undeniable Ram signature look.

At the presentation, Ram focused on the notion of going back to the core of the car and beefing up the truck’s “guts” to make a stronger vehicle from the inside-out. What they didn’t mention in the presentation but have advertised elsewhere was that their inside-out approach has made the 1500 more fuel efficient. Supposedly the 2013 Ram 1500 has the best mileage of any full-size pickup truck with a V-6 or V-8 engine.

Another great feature that did not get shown off at the presentation was the truck’s new shifting system. Instead of using a traditional gear shift with automatic transmission trucks, the 2013 Ram 1500 has a shifter knob. The new shifter knob lets people shift from park to reverse, neutral, or drive with the turn of a knob located to the right of the starter. Wired was so impressed with the shifter knob that they gave it a spot on their list Top Ten Biggest Innovations of the New York Auto Show.

While it might seem strange that the higher fuel efficiency and new shifter knob didn’t get featured in the presentation, I think it shows how great the new 2013 Ram 1500 really is. There was so much they wanted to show off about the vehicle that they couldn’t fit it all into a short presentation. The 2013 Ram 1500 won’t go on sale until September, but I predict that Ram 1500 fans will love the merging of new technology with classic style.

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Ram Merchandise on Winter Clearance

If you are a Ram owner and you’re proud of it, you will want to check out the winter clearance going on right now on Ram merchandise.

Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing is all on sale from t-shirts and polos to hoodies and bomber jackets. Some of my favorites are the grey and white polos and the short-sleeved Ram t-shirt seen here and here.









There’s also a tailgating bean bag game set with “Raminator” and “Rammunition” covers so you can show off your Ram pride at your next tailgating party.

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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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