Motor Trend’s Ultimate Buyer’s Guide Picks Ram 1500 EcoDiesel


Motor Trend has released their 2015-2016 Trucks, SUVs, and Vans Ultimate Buyer’s Guide and the new Ram 1500 easily made the cut.

It shouldn’t really come as a surprise. Motor Trend has always been a big fan of what Ram has been doing with the 1500. As they note in their ‘Cool Fact’ section, the 1500 has on the Motor Trend Truck of the Year award for both 2013 and 2014.

The Ram 1500 will not be receiving many changes for the 2015 model year. As far as Motor Trend is concerned, that is just fine. The 1500 already put out the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 model. This is the one, as they point out, to get.

The EcoDiesel engine an industry first for light-duty trucks. The engine offers the best fuel economy of any full-sized pickup has been incredibly popular since its release.

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Ram Diesel Engine Has High Demand


The move to diesel has been a popular one for Chrysler.  The reason for adding on a diesel engine option was largely due to the demand from consumers.  The addition seems to be paying off for Ram trucks as the demand seems to justify increasing the supply.

Chrysler has sent word to its supplier in Italy to send them more of the V-6 EcoDiesel engines.  It seems that people are not just asking for Ram to provide a diesel option, they are actually buying them as well.  It is refreshing to see that the consumer is wanting something and then going out and buying it rather than patting the company on the back and saying “well, thanks for doing that, I’ll think about getting it now.”

The diesel engine in the Ram full-sized pickups offers better towing and fuel economy than a gas engine.  If you are interested in learning more about the EcoDiesel engine, contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  View our new and used line-up on our website.  Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to see more truck news and our special monthly offers.

Ram Trucks Start September in a Big Way

The month has certainly started out with good news for the Ram brand. To start with, August was another win for the industry, especially where Chrysler is concerned. Their numbers went up, much higher than what was originally expected. The August figures show a 14 percent increase in sales. That makes the question, what helped drive those numbers up?

Ram is a great place to look for the answer, the Ram had the best August they have ever had for the first time in five years. That’s more than 148,000 trucks moved. It’s expected that big discounts helped spur the sales and that many business and drivers are finding themselves with the need to replace old work trucks.

Following that news, Ram also announced the Warren Truck plant has started production of 2013 Ram 1500. The new Ram 1500 has the same basic design that was launched back in 2009 but has many new features. One is a stronger frame along with a new electronics design layout. The best is a new, powerful V-6 that destroys the competition in gas mileage. The Warren Truck plant has been in charge of making trucks since 1938.

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Details Begin to Emerge on the 2013 Ram 1500

Ram has been really prepping up the 2013 Ram 1500 to come out the gate strong. Not one to be outdone by the upcoming Dodge Dart, Ram wants to steal some spotlight. has a more detailed breakdown of just how Ram is making sure that the truck enthusiasts of the world will be looking their way when the new 1500 hits the streets.

The website quotes an interview with Bob Hegbloom, the director of Ram brand, in which he lists off the improvements being implemented into the new design. Many of these new tech upgrades are being made to improve things such as the pickup’s fuel economy in the way of a new Pentastar V-6 engine with an eight speed transmission. There’s also an extensive use of lightweight materials for this goal. It’s still going to be several months before Ram puts out the stats on the fuel economy to see if they can pull it off.

The new 1500 is expected to hit the dealerships this fall. No pricing has been announced as of yet but it hasn’t left truck drivers uninterested in speculating. The move to better efficiency is definitely a step in the right direction. The market is there for a truck, even the heavy duty models, with a lower initial investment and maintenance costs.

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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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