Buying a Dodge Ram Truck

The 2016 Dodge Ram was built to last. It boasts all the features of a standard truck, along with added amenities for the toughest of jobs. It has changed over the years to accommodate the changing desires of consumers, and this model doesn't disappoint. With a spacious and well-planned interior and visually appealing exterior, it makes a statement. These half-ton pickup trucks feature a new coil-spring rear suspension system that ensures a comfortable ride. They also get the best gas mileage than the previous model and can effortlessly switch from pavement to dirt and back again.


What's Under the Hood?

The standard Dodge Ram 1500 and the Dodge Ram Rebel both house a 3.6-liter V6 engine. The larger 5.7-liter engine is available as an upgrade to consumers who like a little extra power under the pedal. When combined, the Dodge Rams will get an EPA-estimated 18 miles per gallon. When broken down, the EPA estimate is 20 miles per gallon in the city and 28 miles per gallon on the highway across the models.


What Trim Levels are Available?

The 2016 Dodge Ram features an extensive array of options to choose from. There are eleven trim packages in total, which means there's a Ram to suit every driver's needs. The packages that Dodge offers are Tradesman, Express, HFE, SLT, Big Horn/Lone Star, Outdoorsman, Sport, Rebel, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn and Limited. The 2016 Dodge Ram offers more trim packages than most models in its class, which sets it apart. The trim package that's been generating the most buzz amongst enthusiasts is the new Rebel. The Rebel is an off-road specific truck that's geared up and waiting for fun. It comes standard with a durable suspension, 33-inch tires, a 1-inch lift and front bodywork that's higher than similar models in its class. It has outstanding traction control and can handle loose, wet, variable and smooth surfaces like a pro. In addition to that, the interior is a comfortable break from the adventurous outdoors. It has a race-inspired color palette and features primarily black detailing with red stitching. It's also extremely comfortable for passengers and boasts a roomy interior with entertainment features like Uconnect and integrated apps.


What are the Safety Features?

Each Dodge Ram comes standard with stability control and hill assist to keep drivers secure. There's trailer-sway control for consumers who are looking to tow trailers, as well. It gives drivers peace of mind through windy and unreliable conditions. In addition to that, there's a rearview camera, parking sensors, and the Uconnect Access Program. The Uconnect Access Program connects drivers with 911 in the case of an accident that the vehicle deems was a safety risk. This system also has location detection software and can provide tracking information if the truck is ever stolen.


Can Passengers Actually Get Comfortable in a Truck Cab?

The Dodge Ram may have earned its solid reputation for being tough and rugged, but its interior doesn't disappoint, either. Many consumers mistakenly assume that the cab of the Ram will be lackluster. Though, with the wide range of cab configurations to choose from, Dodge has made it easy for drivers to pick the style they like best. There's a three-seater Regular Cab option or a Quad Cab that seats up to six. For the drivers who like a little more legroom for their friends, there's a Crew Cab configuration that has more space in the second row. The interior is made with durable, yet comfortable fabric. The technology is user-friendly and intuitive, while the compartments are planned for easy access.


What's the Towing Capacity and Cargo Capacity of the Ram?

When the 1500 Ram is properly equipped, it can tow up to 7,610 pounds. If consumers are looking for a truck with higher capacity, the V8 option can exceed 10,000 pounds. When it comes to the style of the bed, Dodge allowed customers to get picky. Along with their extensive trim packages, the manufacturer has allowed a lot of leeway regarding bed configuration. The two standard cargo bed sizes are 6-foot-4-inch and 8-foot. The Rebel is the only trim package that comes standard with a 5-foot-7-inch bed.

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