Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel is voted “Best Off-road Vehicle” by RMAP

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The Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel was named the “Best Off-road Vehicle” by the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press at the 10th Annual Mountain Driving Experience.

Every year, more than 30 journalists head to the Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, Colorado to spend two days driving and grading various trucks on their capabilities. At the end of this, the journalist then compare notes and votes to showcase which vehicles they believed shone more brightly than the rest.  In this year, the 10th Annual Rocky Mountain Driving Experience, the Mopar 2016 Ram Rebel was the shining star of the truck category.

“For the second consecutive year, RMAP journalists have selected the Ram Rebel because of its combination of off-road capability, power and comfort,” said David Muramoto, President of RMAP in a statement.  “That’s what made it a winner.”

The 2016 Ram Rebel is based on the Ram 1500 4×4 Rebel Crew Cab and is the first time Mopar has modified a vehicle in the truck segment.  It features numerous upgrades, including a skid plate to guard the power steering box and 17-inch satin black wheels.  It’s an eye-catching truck that does not skimp out on capability, as the journalist who could spend time with it found out.  It’s the best of both worlds; visually appealing and keeps the power of a truck.

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How Does The 2016 Ram 1500 Compare to the Competition?

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How does the 2016 Ram 1500 stack up against the competition?  That’s a question that Slashgear wanted answered.  They compared the popular up-and-coming Ram truck to its 3 closest competitors to see where it was better and where it could use improvement.

The Ford F-150 has been the king of the truck segment for a long time now, but the Ram 1500 is starting to make gains as Ram continues to make quality trucks as well as push the knowledge of their capability out into the truck buying world.  A few years ago, no one would’ve thought that Ram would mount the kind of resurgence it has had.  So how does it compare to the competition?

First up is the previously state king; the Ford F-150.  This is the one to be better than to hope to claim the segment.  What the F-150 does better is that it has better towing.  It also offers more gas engine options and has a cheaper base model.  On the flip side, the 1500 has the EcoDiesel engine option, which rivals Ford’s EcoBoost engine in terms of fuel economy.  Ram also features the Uconnect system that is better than the Ford’s SYNC touchscreen system.  The final thing that the 1500 has that the F-150 does not is an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Next up is the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado.  The place where the Silverado offers competition to the 1500 is again in engine options.  It has more V8 engines.  That being said, the 1500 beats it in terms of value.  Six-speed automatic transmission is in the base 1500 with the eight-speed available as an option and standard on most of the models.  You don’t get that without paying a lot more on the Silverado.

Lastly is the 2016 GMC Sierra.  The Sierra is comparable to the 1500 in many of the same ways that the Silverado is.  The Sierra has more power in the engine options and driver safety features such as Driver Alert Seats.  The 1500 wins again with its transmission offerings.  The 1500 also has a better, and more comfortable, interior than the Sierra.

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Is the Ram Dakota Making a Come Back?

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Mike Manley, the head of Ram Trucks, had an interview with USA Today where he dropped a bit of a bombshell for truck lovers.  Here is the line that has many talking.

“You have the opportunity with a new frame for the next-generation Ram.  You have the opportunity to take a large SUV off of it because we already have a very, very capable frame today that is going to be upgraded.”

Auto Evolution latched onto this portion of the interview as a marker of what is to come from the future of Ram.  The future of the FCA has been an interesting one of late.  There have been some major course corrections due to the recent sales trends of Jeep and Ram.  FCA is putting a bigger focus on their SUV and crossover lines due to the uptick Jeep and Ram have been enjoying.

So is this a sign of what to expect from the 2018 Ram 1500?  The 1500 is due for an update according to the 5-year plan that FCA put out, even though much has changed recently so the plan isn’t being kept to exactly.

In other news from the interview, Manley also brought up bringing back the Dakota.  I could see Ram doing that.  For many of the brands, bringing back older and popular vehicles has gone over well enough.  The Chrysler Pacifica is popular so far and Jeep is bringing back the Wagoneer.  The Dakota could be the nostalgic strength for a new Ram Truck that capitalizes on the Ram sales.

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Raminator Monster Truck Sets Speed Record!

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A Ram truck is not what one would consider fast in comparison to other vehicles in the Chrysler family.  The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is already pushing 707 horsepower.  Yet a Ram truck broke a speed record.  It was the record for Monster Trucks.

The Raminator is a monster truck sponsored by Ram.  It now holds the record for the Fastest Speed for a Monter Truck at Circuit of the Americas located in Austin, Texas.  The speed it hit that got its name in the record books is 99.10 miles per hour!  I can’t even image what that looked like.  I can’t even picture a monster truck hitting that speed.

The previous record was 96.8 mph.  It is a question of just how fast can one get such monstrosities to go.  I feel like that is plenty fast enough, but records are made to be broken.  So maybe in the future, either near or far, we’ll see a monster truck racing down the circuit at over a hundred miles per hour.

Mark Hall was the driver of the Raminator.  He’s been named the Monster Truck Racing Association’s “Driver of the Year” nine times.  He said about the achievement, “Taking on the challenge of breaking a world record has been an experience we will never forget.  With the support of Ram and Mopar, we continue to add to our achievements and are honored to now be a Guinness World Records holder.”

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Ram Power Wagon’s Rich History

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When it comes to remembering vehicles for their military history, Jeep is usually the one that first jumps to mind.  Indeed the Jeep is the most notable and recognizable for its extended use during World War 2, but for heavy-duty jobs, a Jeep couldn’t cut it.  The Jeep was needed for its ability to transport soldiers and supplies over extreme terrain for speed, but for more soldiers and more supplies, a truck would be necessary.

The Ram Power Wagon was created back in 1945.  Soldiers returning from the war wrote to Dodge wondering where they could find trucks for civilian life like the ones they had overseas.  In responses to these requests, Dodge put together the first mass-produced four-wheel-drive truck meant for civilians.  This trucks was dubbed the Power Wagon.

Truck Trend has the rich history associated with the Power Wagon name.  It’s been in use since its inception in one way or another.  The Power Wagon name was discontinued in 1980 and reintroduced in 2005 and is still available.

2014 is when the Ram Power Wagon was given a redesign.  An all-new engine, suspension, and tires keeps the truck still capable of being at its best in a much richer competitive area.

The Ram Power Wagon has been and always will be the truck for drivers looking for added edge both on and off the road.

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Ram Donates 1 Million to FFA as Part of the ‘Year of the Farmer’ Campaign

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During the Super Bowl, back in February of this year, Ram declared in one of their ads that 2013 is the “Year of the Farmer.” Sticking to their words, Ram Truck brand presented a donation of 1 million dollars to the 2013 National FFA Convention and Expo this year.

When the “Farmer” ad-spot went live earlier this year, Ram made a pledge. They would donate up to 1 million dollars for views of the video on their website. The views hit 10 million in less than a week.

Since then, the ad has been viewed online more than 22 million times. It’s clear they hit a sweet spot with people.

“It’s so wonderful to see our country rise up and show support for those who work hard every day to provide vital resources to the nation,” said Clay Sapp, President of the National FFA. “The response we’ve received from Ram’s ‘Year of the Farmer’ has been overwhelming, reinforcing the pride we have in our work and what it means to be a farmer.”

Be sure to check out the ad again:

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2013 Ram 1500 Proudly Displayed

Ram has been having a big week recently. They have already captured the the attention of truck lovers by showing off their new entries into the heavy duty truck category with the reveal of the 2013 Ram 2500 and 3500. It appears they are wanting to make sure to not have that enthusiasm go anywhere and have a new way of keeping people aware of their amazing upcoming product line.

In Auburn Hills, Michigan, the Chrysler Group headquarters is sporting a new look. Draped around the front of the building is a fifteen stories high, 140 feet wide, 210 feet tall wrap that is all about the 2013 Ram 1500. It’s a remarkable sight that plays very much into the slogan that Ram has of “Guts, Glory, Ram.” Chrysler is so proud of the new truck, they want anyone within sight to be reminded of it.

The 2013 Ram 1500 has a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine under the hood and has an all-new air suspension system. The truck also has the best-in-class 25 miles-per-gallon fuel economy. The new Ram will also have a stronger frame with more high-strength steel.

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