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The 2015 Ram is a must-drive, must-buy pickup truck


The competition in the half-ton pickup class is incredibly fierce, a battle that has been ramping up for several years now. This year, the RAM 1500 was recognized as the top dog when it was awarded Motor Trend Magazine’s “Top Truck of the Year” accolade. In year’s past, the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado made the top of many lists, but the Ram 1500 is now getting its due and being recognized as one of the best, most well-designed, and highest functioning trucks being produced. And the 2015 Ram looks to maintain it’s lead as well. If you are looking for this great truck, you can head to Chapman Dodge Las Vegas.

The Ram 1500 is one of the more solid half-ton pickups available, with a Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine tuned for 306 horsepower and 269 pound feet of torque for a serious hauling capacity. The eight speed automatic transmission is built for fuel efficiency, getting 17 miles per gallon in the city and 25 on the highway. The city measurement goes up to 18 mpg when you specify start/stop technology.

The frame is built of a new high-grade steel and is remarkably lighter than before while also being stronger, unlike the new F-150 which will be lighter due to an aluminum frame. Add to that the aerodynamic shutters, low-rolling-resistance tires, and pulse-width modulation that increases the efficiency of the alternator and you have one of the better moving trucks available. That doesn’t even take the thermal management system into account.

Of course, this is a Chrysler, so there has to also be a HEMI V-8 version with 395 horsepower and an incredible 407 foot pounds of torque with variable valve timing (VVT) and a cylinder shut-off system. Plus it can do 0-60mph in under seven seconds as a half-ton pickup.

In addition, Ram has always had a smoother ride than any other truck in its class and that hasn’t changed with the redesigned suspension on the 2015. The air suspension is also a great new addition, lowering the car’s profile while at speed in order to reduce wind resistance and increase fuel efficiency.

Finally, the safety features and accessories are excellent. Air bags, of course, but also stability control with a trailer-sway system and hill-start assist. The navigation system includes voice-activated features, 3D terrain imagery, and lane guidance on an 8.4-inch Uconnect touch screen, not to mention the ability to look up fuel-price, weather, sports, and movie data with ease.

It’s really hard to beat the 2015 Ram trucks, regardless of which version you go with. It’s a high quality machine that is able to handle rough terrain and keep up with the big boys on everything but towing. Stop by Chapman Las Vegas Dodge Chrysler Jeep for a test drive today. You won’t be disappointed.

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