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5 Reasons You Should Consider Buying a Dodge RAM 1500 Truck

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5 Reasons You Should Consider Buying a Dodge RAM 1500 Truck (Regular Cab)

If you are looking for a pickup truck that’s been chosen for everything from heavy-duty work truck to family car, look no further than the RAM 1500. Honored as Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year five times, the RAM is still one of the best selling pickups today. And it’s easy to see why!

Dodge RAM 1500


The 1500 offers an excellent engine line up including the standard gasoline V6 engine with 305 hp and 269 lb of torque. Next up the line is a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine, rated at 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. And at the top of the line is a gas-powered V-8, a 5.7-liter unit with 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard for all three engines.

Towing capacity varies depending on the engine, drive type, cab, and bed configuration chosen, but with the 3.6-liter V-6 can range up to 7,600 lbs., the 3.0-liter turbodiesel can tow up to 9,200 lbs, and the V-8 can pull up to 10,650 lbs when properly outfitted.

Comfortable Ride

Whether you choose the Regular Cab, the Quad or Crew Cab, the Ram 1500 offers comfortable and supportive front seats that make long trips less painful. Rear seats – when available – also offer comfort, support and plenty of legroom. All models are available with front bucket seats that reduce seating capacity by one.

The RAM 1500 also gives drivers accurate steering, stability even on the curviest roads, and superior ride quality. Even over the roughest roads, you can expect an incredibly smooth ride. Opt for the available air suspension for an even more comfortable experience.

High Safety Ratings

The 2017 Ram 1500 comes with loads of available standard safety features including four-wheel antilock disc brakes, Driveline Traction Control, Airbag Occupancy Sensor, advanced airbag systems, Electronic Stability Control, side impact beams and more. Other options include backup camera and rear-park assist, a security alarm, and a limited-slip differential, rain-sensing wipers, and more.

In government crash testing, the Ram 1500 (regardless of cab length) earned four out of five stars for overall crash protection, with five stars for side crash, four stars for frontal impact, and either three stars (4WD models) or four stars (2WD models) for rollover rating. 

Loaded with Technology Options

The RAM 1500 offers drivers an incredibly comfy and posh interior that offers a plethora of available tech features including the highly-rated Uconnect infotainment system.  Depending on the model and package, tech options include features such as Alpine surround sound systems, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, a 5.0-inch touchscreen display, integrated voice command system with Bluetooth, USB ports, auxiliary power outlets, heated seats, automatic dual-zone climate control, remote start, and many more.

In Conclusion

The 2017 RAM 1500 comes with 41 different trim models, ensuring that you will find one that fits your needs – and wants – perfectly. No other truck provides the durability and dependability as Ram. Head to your local dealership today to check out their stock and take the RAM of your choice for a ride. 

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