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Ram 1500 versus Ram 2500

 

There is no doubt about it, the Ram truck line is one of the most well-liked, well-designed and popular lines out there. If you are in the market for one, you will probably be surprised at how many options you have, and there are plenty of them to consider. With that being said, the Ram 1500 and 2500 are two of the most popular, and many, naturally, want to buy one of these two models.

To get started, rather than test driving one of the two models, you must think about what you want. Are you looking to drive the truck around town, or are you looking to tow and carry a lot? Do you want to carry a lot of passengers, or will it be just you and your spouse? Though, both models can carry up six people, comfortably. By knowing what you need out of your truck and what you will demand out of it, you will make your process go much smoother and faster.

First, it is necessary to dispel a mistruth. The Ram 1500 is often called a half-ton truck, but that is misleading as it can, in the case of the Ram 1500 Tradesman, carry nearly a ton, and it has a maximum towing capacity of 10,640 lbs. The same is true for the Ram 2500, where people often call it a one-ton, when the truth is, the Ram Tradesman 2500 can carry nearly two tons and tow nearly 18,000 lbs. So, if you want to tow and carry anything from a boat to 3,000 pounds of bricks, you should check out the 2500, and if you don’t need that heavy capabilities, the 1500 might be a better choice.

Another important thing to consider is the available engine size. The Ram 1500 comes with a choice of a 3.6 liter Pentastar V6, a 3.0 liter EcoDiesel V6 and a very powerful 5.7 liter V8 HEMI. With these great options, a driver will enjoy the choice of incredible fuel economy or amazing power. But, even with the larger engines, they don’t do too bad at saving fuel as Dodge has made strides in fuel economy and technology in the last few years. With more towing and carrying capability comes bigger engines. The HD Ram 2500 includes a 5.7 liter HEMI option, as well as a 6.4 liter V8 VVT HEMI. Finally, we can’t forget; the 6.7 liter Cummins Turbo Diesel is another option that is popular among people who want the most power as diesel gives the best towing power and long-term dependability.

As a general rule of thumb, it is better to buy more than you need and not less than you need as it’s never fun to be caught in a situation where you don’t have enough power to carry or tow heavy items. But, if you are honest with yourself about what you want and need out of a truck, you are likely to pick the right one, even though both the Ram 1500 and Ram 2500 are great options. But, nothing is better than a test drive, which you can do at Chapman Ram Las Vegas.

Dodge Vehicles

 

 

The great thing about Dodge is that it is not a one-track vehicle manufacturer. No, the company makes something for everyone, and if you have a need, it will be fulfilled by Dodge. With that in mind, here are the vehicles that may be able to fulfill your needs while out on the road.

Ram: When you think of workhorse trucks, you probably think of the Ram. If you don’t, you should start thinking about it. Not only can you tow up to 35,000 pounds with the recently updated Ram 3500, but you can get a smaller version that can still carry quiet a bit. Whether you are looking to tow a boat, run a landscaping business or simply get around town with the convenience of a truck bed in the back, the Ram is right for you. With so many models, sizes, price ranges and styles to choose from, you will not struggle to find the Ram you want. If you want to get behind the wheel of a Ram to see how it feels, you just test drive one out at Chapman Dodge Las Vegas

Dodge Chrysler Pacifica minivan: If you want to get a minivan, you don’t have to worry. Gone are the days of driving around in a boxy, boring and underpowered vehicle. Now, not only do the minivans of today have power, but most of them are much more comfortable, offer a better experience to riders and give the driver something to enjoy. If you are into camping in the woods, moving lots of furniture or taking your kids and the neighborhood kids around, you will love the luxury, reliability and technology that you get out of the Dodge Chrysler Pacifica.

Dodge Viper: With a price tag out of most people’s range, the Viper is not for everyone. With an all-aluminum 8.4 liter V8 engine, you can get anywhere quickly with the Viper. This is the ultimate sports car, and people own them for years as they are somewhat considered a collector’s item. But, remember, the starting price tag is just under 85 thousand. If the price range is not too high, you will not regret buying a Dodge Viper. 

Dodge Journey: If you want power, versatility and comfort, you have come to the right place if you get yourself a Dodge Journey. It comfortably seats seven people, all while getting up to 26 miles per gallon. Road trip fans will like the Journey as you can get up to 500 miles from one tank of gas, which means you can to Vegas on the same tank of gas. With versatility, 283 horsepower and comfortable seating for seven, you should check out the Dodge Journey if you want it all, and it starts at around 21 thousand.

Dodge Durango: Finally, if you want more SUV and less crossover, you won’t regret getting behind the wheel of a Durango. With a Dodge Durango, you can off-road, with the optional four-wheel drive, carry up to seven passengers and get around with ease, all in the same day. In its second generation and in production for nearly 20 years, we can see why this SUV works for most people, and if you want a full SUV, check one out.

Dodge offers something for every budget and need, and if you want a new vehicle, you should go to a Dodge dealership and see for yourself.