Learn Everything About Ram Trucks, Models, Recalls And More

Learn Everything About Ram Trucks, Models, Recalls And More

Out of 9.834 million km² area, 4.31 million miles are proper roads in the USA, according to statistical data. There’re almost 4.1 million miles of public roads & 8.3 million miles of lane roads across our 50 states. Out of this quite big number, over 1.37 million miles are unpaved, gravel dirt roads, according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in a report published in 2012. But why are we talking about these statistics? Majority of Americans love outdoor activities like off-roading, fishing, agriculture etc. 83% of all the citizens of the USA do business to make a living, 29% of the USA comes under the flood zone & 19.7% of the total population of the USA lives in the rural areas. And you won’t find nice paved roads everywhere.

If you belong to any of the given segments above, then a pickup truck is best suitable for you. Why? Well there are multiple reasons to support the advice. First, on gravel dirt roads or in that sense, on any roads in any season, a pickup with its large tires provides better grips and thanks to its large powerful suspension setup, you won’t feel jerking while driving over the bumps & holes in the roads. Second, most urban areas are prone to flash floods due to larger amounts of pavement than the rural places.

A pickup is the best thing you can bet on to drive you out of the flash floods. Third, for carrying fragile goods, pickups are the best as the goods neither scatter & bounce on the truck bed nor break due to the suspension setup and tires of pickup. Every 2nd household in the USA owns a pickup truck for either business purposes or daily drive. So, the truck industry is the biggest sector among the whole automobile industry of the USA & every other automaker builds & sells pickups.

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So, why Should You Go for RAM Trucks When There Are So Many Alternatives?

Do you visit a plumber when you fall sick? Or do you ask a doctor to fight for you at the court? No, right. See, everyone is specialised at something. When the piping systems at our home fail, we call the plumbers to fix that. To fight for justice, we contact the lawyer. Similarly, although the competition in the trucking industry is fierce, very few are specialised in building one good pickup. RAM is one of those handful pickup manufacturers. Here we are to guide you to go for a RAM:

1. Engine & Axle Ratio

Most pickups come with powerful engines. But if the axle ratio isn’t set right, that can be a headache for you. In basic terms, the number of revolutions the driveshaft needs to make the axle a complete turn is called axle ratio. In most cases, the ratio is between 3:1 & 4:1. Higher revolution increases the towing capacity while lower one offers good amount of power, mileage & good payload at the same time. For example, A standard RAM 1500 comes with a stock axle ratio of 3.21:1 which can tow around 8200 pounds with good fuel economy while pushing the same ratio to 3.55:1 increases the towing capacity to 9900 pounds but less mileage. However a lower gear ratio such as 3.73:1 provides more torque & less throttle to move the truck along with the load it’s carrying/towing.
RAM models are equipped with both the blessings, powerful engines and proper axle ratio. All the models come with multiple options of engine (from 3.6L V6 to 6.2L supercharged V8), transmission, gear ratio. You can choose what suits your needs the best.

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2. Reliable & Durable

RAM models are built with high strength steel & quality materials on both exterior and interior which make them very durable. The trucks built for any job thrown at them, the roads, the weather don’t matter. With cherry on top, RAM engines are generally considered for their reliability that can run miles after miles.

3. Fuel Efficiency

Due to efficient engines and higher gear ratio, the stock RAM trucks offer pretty decent mileage. All RAM trucks come with both 4WD & RWD drivetrains. The 2WD variant delivers better mileage. For example, a RAM 1500 4WD delivers around 19 mpg in the city & 24 on the highway while the same for the RWD is 20/ 25.

4. Good Warranty

All RAM trucks come with a good warranty. RAM 1500 offered a 3-year/36000 miles of warranty while the same for RAM 2500, RAM 3500 & Rebel are 5-year/60000 miles & 1-year/12000 miles respectively.

5. Packed with Features

Compared to the market, all models of RAM are loaded with lots of features incl. both utility and safety. They offer best in class comfort due to smooth suspension, blind spot monitoring system, rear cross-path detection etc. for your safety.

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Most Preferred RAM Trucks in the market

1. RAM 1500

Everyone’s favourite the RAM 1500 being in the list of top 10 pickups sold every year is for a reason. The variants of the 1500 are beyond plentiful. There are a total 8 variants of RAM 1500, each offering different usage for different customers. RAM 1500 is low on pocket but high on usage. Here are the specs of the 1500:-

  • Powertrain:
    • Engine: 3.0L V6 to 6.2L supercharged HEMI V8
    • 305 HP & 269 lb-ft of torque – 702 HP & 650 lb-ft of torque
    • Transmission: 8-Speed AT 850RE – 8-Speed AT 8HP95
    • Axle Ratio: 3.21:1 – 3.92:1
    • Towing Capacity: 7730 pounds – 12,750 pounds
  • Drivetrain: RWD & 4WD
  • MPG: 19/25 (RWD) & 20/24 (4WD)
  • MSRP: $37,090 – $83,890
  • Ownership Cost: For 5 years, 2022 RAM 1500 costs more or less $69000 for Big Horn quad cab 4WD edition.
  • Resale Value: Average depreciation rate is 31%.
  • Safety Ratings: 5 star combined.
  • Recalls: 2019 (23), 2015 (17), 2014 (16), 2021 (7)

2. RAM 2500

  • Powertrain:
    • Engine: 6.4L V6 HEMI MDS – 6.7L I6 Cummins turbo diesel
    • Transmission: 6-speed AT 68RFE – 8-speed AT 8HP75 LCV
    • Axle Ratio: 3.73:1 – 4.10:1
    • Towing Capacity: 17,540 pounds – 20,000 pounds
  • Drivetrain: RWD & 4WD
  • MPG: 15/22
  • MSRP: $44,205 – $75,320
  • Ownership Cost: For 5 years, 2022 RAM 2500 costs more or less $86,000 for top end variant.
  • Resale Value: Average depreciation rate is 24%.
  • Safety Ratings: 4 star combined.
  • Recalls: 2013/14 (16), 2019 (9), 2021 (5)

3. RAM 3500

  • Powertrain:
    • Engine: 6.4L V6 HEMI MDS – 6.7L I6 Cummins HO turbo diesel
    • Transmission: 8-speed AT 8HP75 LCV – 6-speed AT Aisin AS68RC HD
    • Axle Ratio: 3.73:1 -4.10:1
    • Towing Capacity: 18,210 pounds – 37,090 pounds
  • Drivetrain: RWD & 4WD
  • MPG: 13/20
  • MSRP: $46,310 – $77,245
  • Ownership Cost: For 5 years, 2022 RAM 3500 costs more or less $67,800 for Laramie mega cab 4WD edition.
  • Resale Value: Average depreciation rate is 29%
  • Safety Ratings: N.A
  • Recalls: 2021/22 (6), 2020 (10), 2019/17 (11), 2016 (15)

**for more information regarding recalls and ratings, visit NHTSA.