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With the new North Edition, the Ram 1500 is ready for anything winter brings. The North Edition is a series of special new option packages used to give the Big Horn trim of the Ram 1500 pickup the upgrades it needs to make it easier to handle whatever the weather in the country’s Snow Belt states in the north throws at it. Unveiled in Massachusetts’s Boston area, Ram’s 2019 1500 North Edition makes getting all the special options needed to negotiate tough Northern winters more affordable by offering them as a single package. With one fell swoop this truck is ready for winter weather.

What The North Edition Contains

Available to four-by-four crew-cab model buyers, the North Edition has the Sport appearance package’s monochrome style, Off-Road and Level 2 equipment, an engine-block heater, as well as Mopar deep-grooved rubber floor mats. The exterior features body-color grille, door handles and bumpers and all-weather Falken Wildpeak white-letter 18- or 20-inch tires for better traction in snow and ice. The North Edition also has a one-inch lift, heavy-duty shocks, electronically locking rear axle, Class IV receiver hitch, exposed tow hooks, hill-descent control as well as camouflaged parking sensors in the front and rear bumpers.

One The Inside

To make sure it’s good and warm when you hop inside the North Edition Ram 1500 in freezing weather, there’s remote start, a nicely heated steering wheel, heated front seats, a driver’s seat with 12-way power adjustments and four-way lumbar support, dual-zone climate control to keep the entire cab warm and heated mirrors. There’s also an easy to read 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto as well as SiriusXM satellite radio to keep you aware of what’s going on in the Snow Belt. Plus, there’s the optional tan and black upscale-looking cloth upholstery, panoramic sunroof and LED headlights. To see how the inside looks for you, check one out at Chapman Las Vegas Dodge.

Powerful Powertrain Options

Look under the hood of the North Edition Ram 1500 and you’ll find a powerful 3.6-liter V-6 eTorque engine ready to take on the mountains of snow and ice you may encounter. If you need more power to conquer the wintery north, the North Edition’s available Hemi 5.7-liter V-8 engine can do the trick. Both those engines will work in tandem with an eight-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel-drive and air suspension to make riding through snow, ice, rain and slush easier. The Ram 1500s North Edition package can make the Snow Belt a much easier place to drive around in this winter.

A Beefier Better Big Horn

The North Edition package is a welcome addition to the Ram 1500 for people in the northern climes who have to navigate over, through and around mountains of snow every year. Its beefy off-road parts, more rugged all-weather tires for more grip, four-wheel-drive system for better traction and powerful drivetrain all help it traverse any obstacle in the roadway. Plus, the heated seats and steering wheel and upgraded infotainment technology will help to make the ride more comfortable when they’re forced to face old man winter’s wrath.


For anyone on Santa’s nice list a Ran 1500 is a great gift. For five straight years this truck has been a Consumer Guide best buy. It’s also a Consumers Digest bust buy. That’s a testament to its sustained excellence in this highly competitive category. The Ram 1500 is also the half-ton pickup with the highest owner loyalty and America’s longest lasting pickup. Plus, it receives high praise for its exterior styling and richly appointed interior.

The Ram 1500 has a starting MSRP of $26,495 and it’s worth every penny. It’s styling, performance, towing capacity and off-road capability make it an excellent value. The Ram 1500 is available in multiple trims and a wide array of models that come with 4×2 and 4×4 systems.

Inside, the truck has all the latest technology and an infotainment system that features Uconnect® 8.4, an 8.4-Inch touchscreen, GPS Navigation featuring 3-D terrain maps, voice commands, hands-free calling and available Bluetooth® Streaming Audio and SiriusXM® All Access Package with SiriusXM Traffic as well as Travel Link. The Ram 1500’s conveniently located Driver Information Digital Cluster has a crisp, colorful 7-inch color display that makes the speedometer, tachometer and even the tire pressure gauge visible at a glance.

The five-link coil spring rear suspension in the Ram 1500 uses proprietary spring technology that helps reduce overall friction without sacrificing its heavy-duty towing ability. This results in improved turning ability as well as an enhanced ride on any type of driving surface. The Big Horn model of the Ram 1500 comes with 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels. Whether you want a base model or one with everything, you should check out a Ram at Chapman Las Vegas Dodge.

The Ram 1500 comes with a regular cab, crew cab or the quad cab. The crew and quad cab models have 125.3 cubic feet of interior volume, 40/20/40 split-bench front seats and holds six passengers comfortably. Plus, it has bed lengths ranging from 5 feet 7 inches to 6 feet 4 inches. It’s perfect for taking people and gear to the worksite.

For durability and safety, nothing beats the Ram 1500. It has a high-strength steel frame, 8 ultra-tough crossmembers and a front frame unit that’s hydroformed and tubular. The Ram 1500 employs advanced safety technology in its design like dynamic crumple zones, an advanced airbag system, side-impact door beams, four-wheel disc antilock brakes, active-level four-corner air suspension and an AllSecure® central locking system.

Whether you choose the gasoline or diesel powered version of the Ram 1500, the powertrain is equally impressive. It combines either a V-6, 3.0L EcoDiesel engine or a 5.7L HEMI engine with a TorqueFlite® 8 eight-speed automatic transmission. Together they deliver 395 horsepower, 420 pound-feet of torque, a maximum towing capacity of 10,620 pounds and can carry up to a 1,880 pound payload.

The Ram 1500 comes with a whole host of class-exclusive available options. They include the RamBox® Cargo Management System, remote keyless entry, wheel-to-wheel side steps, a top-of-the-line Alpine® 9-Speaker audio system and real wood accents. The Ram 1500 is a Christmas gift that will keep on giving for many years to come.

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.

Rumble Bee

Dodge may bring back one of its classic, and most unreserved trucks, the Rumble Bee.

The Ram 1500 Rumble Bee has been off the market since 2005. Like the name suggests, the truck is a bright yellow (black has been an option in the past, too), with a stripe that bears resemblance to a bee. The yellow trucks had a black stripe, the black trucks had a yellow stripe.

The concept debuted this summer at the 2013 Woodward Dream Cruise in Michigan. The concept truck is equipped with a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine that roars to life on 395hp, and an eight-speed automatic transmission. In addition to the matte yellow paint and 24-inch black wheels/low profile tires, there is a real bee encased in resin on the gear shift knob. Response at the Woodward Dream Cruise was enthusiastic so Chrysler will now test vehicle reaction by taking the concept out to dealers. Check the  Chapman Dodge website to see if the Rumble Bee will make an appearance there.

If the truck receives positive reviews from dealers, Chrysler may produce it for the mass market. If this is done, some things will be changed from the concept car, such as the bee gearshift knob and the matte paint, according to Edmunds.

At this point, there are no definitive plans for the production of this truck. No other details have been disclosed about price, possible introduction date, etc. To look at more Dodge vehicles visit Las Vegas Dodge.