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RAM 1500: Your Choice for a Work or Family Truck

Out of all the full-size pickup trucks on the market, the RAM 1500 is perhaps the best-known and most respected, and for good reason. The RAM 1500 has a long history of reliability and comes in a range of trims, engines, cabin sizes, and other options to let you customize your pickup to meet your exact needs. Most Daphne, AL drivers will find the RAM 1500 to be multifunctional thanks to its ability to tow 10,700 pounds.

Depending on how you configure the RAM 1500, it can work well as a work truck, a daily vehicle or a family vehicle. The Crew Cab is perfect for families, plus can seat six adults in comfort or just provide plenty of interior storage. You can even choose from a gas or diesel engine, depending on your preference. For those who need more reassurance that the RAM 1500 is the right vehicle, you only have to look at its long list of awards and accolades.

What's New on the 2019 Ram 1500?

The 2019 Ram 1500 is available in three body styles (regular cab, quad cab, and crew cab). For 2018, a backup camera is now standard on all models and Rebel versions can now have leather interior. There are also two new trims which include a high-end Limited Tungsten edition and farm-oriented Harvest edition. The Limited Tungsten edition includes a premium leather interior with faux-suede headliner and distinct exterior features such as a sport hood and a chrome grille.

The new Ram 1500's base engine is a 3.6-liter V-6 and some of the available technology features include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, GPS navigation, a remote USB port, and more. Also new for 2018 is an available 8.4-inch multimedia system, with a higher-resolution touchscreen and a pinch-to-zoom functionality. Available emergency communication services are provided by SiriusXM Guardian. There's also now a switch in the cargo bed for the available LED bed lights. Although the bodies and frames carry over from 2018, the new 2019 Ram 1500 still has new desirable features.

How the RAM 1500 Has Evolved

The first official RAM 1500 arrived in 1981, although it is actually the result of Dodge's trucks throughout the decades. The automaker began making trucks in 1917, with the Ram head hood ornament arriving in 1933, and the RAM name making its debut in 1981. These original trucks had single headlights and large grilles in the style of egg crates. The engines had minimal power compared to today's, starting with a 95-horsepower 3.7-liter slant-6 and a 170-horsepower 5.9-liter V8. The first RAM had four trims and two beds. In the 1980s, RAM developed their 3-speed TorqueFlite transmission and a Cummins turbodiesel engine with 400 pound-feet for torque.

The 1994 RAM was the first in the industry to have a standard airbag for the driver in a pickup. It also offered the largest regular cab with additional passenger room, a split seat, and cargo room that led the industry. Later in the decade, a new V10 engine arrived with 300 horsepower and a torque of 450 pound-feet. Late in the decade, the RMA 1500 was the first to offer a four-door cab. It also offered keyless entry, power mirrors, power for the driver's seat, and leather seats during the decade. In 2000, the Off-Road 4x4 Package arrived and a few years after, options like SiriusXM, Bluetooth*, and navigation did as well. There were numerous upgrades for the 2009 RAM 1500, including the newly available RamBox and a rearview camera.

Enjoy Your Experience with Chris Myers CJDR

If you're in the market for a powerful truck that is highly capable, the RAM 1500 is the perfect fit. For a wide selection of different models to consider, visit Chris Myers CJDR. We have experienced professionals ready to answer any of your questions and help you find the right configuration to meet your needs. Give us a call or stop in and we'll help you get started with a test drive.

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