Choosing the Dodge Ram 1500 Full-Size Pickup Truck
If you are searching for a full-size pickup truck with an outstanding history, look no further than the Dodge Ram 1500. The Dodge Ram, now just known as the Ram 1500 thanks to its parent company, Chrysler, is a long-lasting four generation pickup. Over the years, the name of the truck changed, but the history, dedication, and dependability put into the making of the pickup remained the same. If you have never had the pleasure of owning, or even driving a Ram truck, there are plenty of reasons why you should.
The Ram 1500 offers incredible durability, namely because it boasts a multi-generation history. Head over to Liberty Cars and Trucks to check out their inventory of Ram 1500 trucks and you are sure to find one that suits your wants and needs. The first generation Ram truck released in 1981 and offered both extended and crew cab styles. Bed lengths ranged from six and a half feet to eight feet long.
After undergoing renovations, the second generation Ram 1500 released in 1993 and provided a big-rig front end appearance. The style of the truck appealed to buyers because it looked strong and well-built. With the redesigned look, the second generation Ram experienced lots of success with regard to sales. The 1998 version of the second generation Ram saw the introduction of a quad cab, which offered suicide style doors positioned behind the main front doors. The third generation Ram unveiled itself with all new, updated features, including new: Powertrains, Frame, Sheet Metal and Interior.
The crew cab model of the third generation truck offers the benefits of a quad cab, but with traditional doors on both the front and rear rather than suicide-style doors. Again, the truck rejuvenated sales and with good reason. Although car lots experience constant changes with their inventory, it is worth heading over to Liberty Cars and Trucks to see if they have any third generation Ram trucks in stock. The fourth and current generation Ram released in 2009. Chrysler redesigned the truck yet again to offer updated options, including a Hemi engine and a brand new suspension. Many trucks also offered the Rambox, which is a secure storage box tucked inside the walls of the truck’s bed. Although the Rambox took up some bed space, it proved useful for individual industry workers looking for a place to store their tools.
The Ram 1500 offers excellence on several levels. When you purchase a new or used truck, you need to weigh in on various factors, all of which the Ram meets or exceeds. In fact, the Ram truck exceeded expectations as a daily-use truck namely because of its quality build. A coil-spring rear suspension improves the quality of the ride.
As if that isn’t enough, the roomy interior of the cab is well-appointed and comfortable. The crew cab version of the truck offers plenty of leg room for passengers in the backseat, which is surprising for a pickup truck. The Rambox equipped in some of the 1500 models proves useful, though they might not prove durable enough for you to store your valuable tools long-term.
Another area where the 1500 shows excellence is with the power it delivers. The Ram is nothing short of a powerhouse capable of towing and hauling even the heaviest loads. Of course, if you plan on hauling many heavy loads, it is recommended that you opt for the V8 rather than the V6. For lighter hauls and better gas mileage, the V6 comes highly recommended.
The Ram 1500 offers durability, which is what you should want out of your next pickup truck. Liberty Cars and Trucks can assist you in finding the durable 1500 truck you want and need. Keep in mind that whether you purchase your Ram truck new or used, you will receive the same durability. The manufacturers of the vehicle make it a point to ensure that the truck can take a beating and keep up with daily use.
Both current and previous versions of the truck prove to be a worthwhile investment, particularly if you are interested in buying a full-size truck. Make sure you reach out to Liberty Cars and Trucks to schedule an appointment and perhaps test drive the Ram 1500 of your choice. You will not be disappointed once you feel the power, comfort, and stability this truck has to offer.
The Dodge Ram 1500 has a decidedly large fan base, namely because it is among the most popular pickup truck throughout the world. However, Ram enthusiasts would likely be surprised to learn a few fun facts about this incredible powerhouse. For instance, the 1500, while popular, is not available everywhere. The only place you can purchase this pickup truck is in the following countries:
- ▪United States
- ▪Middle East
The Dodge Ram is also available in Peru and Brazil, but it is only the 2500 model rather than the 1500. Otherwise, there you cannot purchase this truck in any other country in the world aside from those listed. The United States dominates when it comes to the sale of the 1500 with Canada coming in at a close second.
The 1500 has received plenty of awards over the years. In 2016, it gained a spot on the Wards 10 Best Engines Award list for its third year in a row. In 2015, the Dodge Ram 1500 EcoDiesel was named best pickup of the year according to Northwest Automotive Press Association. It was also named one of the best of 15 family cars in 2015 by Kelley Blue Book. For an impressive and award winning truck, head over to Liberty Cars and Trucks to see what 1500’s they have in stock and ask about a test drive today.
The 1500 has a 4.5 out of a 5-star rating, making it a phenomenal choice. Plenty of drivers agree that it is a solid truck that is well worth the purchase.
"This is pure American muscle. If you like power, reliability, comfort, mad swag, and POWER this is the truck for you. Accelerates like a sports car with the 5.7L Hemi, which means it get to 60+ mph REAL FAST. Purchased new for $18,500 (~$22,500 after tax/reg. and a 7 yr./100K mi. warranty). After 2.5 years and 35,000 mi., it still runs and feels like new. I've taken it cross-county on business with no problems. The exterior design induces countless head-turns on the regular by truck lovers of all types. The interior is spacious. There's plenty of room for attractive shotgun-riders."
Enrique F – Dodge Ram 1500 Owner
"I got the best bang for my buck! I was a Ford guy all the way, but when their prices skyrocketed I had to consider another badge. I shopped around and found the "next gen 4.7" was actually a hemispheric engine with dual spark per cylinder which helps performance and fuel economy. My specific truck came with the Rambox and vinyl "pleather" which is actually plush and very comfortable. The new rear spring suspension provides the most comfortable full-size truck I've owned. My version seats 6 so the entire family fits comfortably without always taking the Expedition EL we own. I couldn't be happier that "Dodge" or "Ram, got it write finally!"
Corey – Dodge Ram 1500 Owner