With the evidence of massive changes coming to the pickup industry, there will be many exciting developments to tell our customers about here at Landmark Dodge of Morrow each week. As thrilling as electrification is poised to be, it is the Ram line’s traditional approach that has cranked out the most satisfying and appealing truck on the market today. It saw a complete redesign in 2019, and it earned its spot on Car and Driver’s “10 Best” list by being exceptional, dependable, and still pleasantly rugged.
Everything the Ram can accomplish is light years better than any other full-size model in the market, and its coil spring rear suspension provides the best ride quality in existence. The optional 5.7-liter V8 offers up a characteristic growl that will give any hardcore truck lover fond memories of yesteryear, while still managing acceptable fuel economy when paired with Ram’s amazing eTorque 48-volt system. Sitting menacingly at the top of the very capable range is the Ram 1500 TRX, boasting an absurdly fun 702-horsepower and a 6.2-liter V8.
Upper-level trims of the Ram feature materials that instantly deemed it a luxury contender, with metal, leather, and open-pore wood adding to its appeal. These Perks are what fans of high-end industry icons such as Mercedes are after, and word on the street is that they are loving them! Even the most basic buttons come with cool sound effects, the displays inside are crisp and exciting, and buttons and knobs feel just right to the touch.
For all those out there that love using a truck for the traditional duties and heavy lifting on their to-do list, there are excellent features such as the optional split tailgate and very handy lockable storage boxes. Air springs are onboard that can lower the truck for loading and trailer duty, with the half-ton Ram leading the segment by a time-tested and crowd-pleasing longshot. The Edmunds.com auto review staff gave the Ram 1500 line top honors for its roomy and quiet interior, coming electrified V6 and V8s, and the theft-preventing genius of the RamBox locking bed storage bins.
The Autoblog crew were very adamant about claiming that not even competitors such as the looming Toyota Tundra could hold a candle to the air suspension, which works modern wonders for crossover-like handling and ride. The Limited Elite is the new range-topper that sports a very unique jeweled rotary shifter, and digital instrument theme with brand-new options and sweet designs. The RED Edition returns to 2023 with its fiery cherry-colored grille and badging, along with a UV-C glove box light that “doesn’t deny science” by fearlessly killing bacteria.
Here at Landmark, we love to make “real life” comparisons when it comes to the quality of our vehicles, as hearing the true story from customers is more convincing than any commercial. The rich gray upholstery in a Ram bighorn test truck is hands down a far more premium environment than what is found in the competing Ford F-150 XLT trim level. Experts and savvy drivers everywhere will confirm that the Ram line wears its superior status ideally and will constantly be shining down on others from its well-appointed place at the top.