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The Rugged 2016 Dodge Truck Lineup

Dodge has long been known as an automaker that builds rugged and dependable trucks. Its lineup of 2016 Ram trucks continue a legacy of muscle and legendary capability. The Dodge Ram 1500, Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 are the three main pickups that this automaker has to offer.

Dodge Ram 1500

The new Ram 1500 is one of the most popular full-size trucks on the market. It boasts a winning blend of powertrains, an upscale cabin and a smooth ride. Its easy-to-use interior features also make it an incredibly intuitive truck to drive.

Performance

The Ram 1500 comes in 12 different trims. This truck can truly be tailored to meet any truck buyer’s unique needs. The potent base engine is 3.6-liter V6 that makes 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. The most powerful gas engine is a 5.7-liter V8 that makes 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. An available 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel V6 makes 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. Furthermore, the diesel engine can achieve up to 29 miles per gallon. When properly equipped, the V6 diesel model can tow 9,210 pounds, while the V8 gas model can tow 10,640 pounds.

Styling

The Ram 1500’s streamlined exterior has been engineered to be rugged and aerodynamic. The chrome grille utilizes Ram’s Active Air® Grille Shutters to reduce drag and improve fuel efficiency at highway speeds. The class-exclusive Rambox Cargo Management System provides a storage compartment that is built directly in the side rails. On the interior, the Ram 1500 comes with a bright 7-inch color monitor that allows the driver to view real-time information about the truck’s performance. Furthermore, the interior has been elegantly designed to withstand the toughest wear and tear.

Safety

Standard equipment includes four-wheel antilock brakes, hill-start assist, stability control, trailer-sway control, front-seat airbags and full side curtain airbags. The Uconnect Access feature includes an emergency telematics system that calls 911 at the press of a button.

Dodge Ram 2500

The Dodge Ram 2500 is a popular choice for heavy-duty truck buyers because of its sophisticated interior, smooth ride and tremendous towing capabilities. This truck was designed to provide robust performance in a wide variety of conditions.

Performance

The Ram 2500 is available in three advanced engines. The base engine is 5.7-liter V8 that makes 383 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. Additionally, the Ram 2500 can be paired with a 6.4-liter V8 that makes 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque, or a 6.7-liter diesel turbocharged diesel that makes 350 horsepower and 660 pound-feet of torque.

Styling

The large and tough exterior of the Ram 2500 combines both muscle and versatility. This Dodge is also loaded with the Rambox Cargo Management System with AllSecure remote security system so that owners can lock and unlock the cargo box at the push of a button. When you compare this Ram to other heavy-duty trucks, it is clear that the competitors have failed to include convenience features like the Tailgate Lift Assist, Power Side Exterior Mirrors, Park Assist and box rail caps. The interior includes an 8.4-inch touchscreen, work-grade vinyl seating and built-in under-seat storage compartments.

Safety

This Ram’s standard equipment includes antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front-seat and side curtain airbags and an advanced tire-pressure monitoring system. The ram 2500 also includes the Uconnect Access system.

Dodge Ram 3500

The Dodge Ram 3500 is one of the most powerful and rugged trucks on the road. Its boasts best-in-class towing, best-in-class payload and best-in-class diesel torque. Furthermore, this heavy-duty truck is available in six unique trims.

Performance

The Ram 3500’s base engine is a 5.7-liter V8 that makes 383 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. Additionally, a 6.4-liter V8 that makes 410 horsepower 429 pound-feet of torque, or a 6.7-liter turbocharged diesel that makes 385 horsepower and up to 900 pound-feet of torque are also available. The diesel model can tow up to an incredible 31,210 pounds and includes a class-exclusive smart diesel exhaust braking system.

Styling

The Ram 3500 is Dodge’s biggest and most commanding truck. Its huge grille and numerous standard convenience systems make it bold and technologically advanced. The hydroformed steel frame is one of the most robust and durable frames on the market. On the interior, the Ram 3500 includes an 8.4-inch full-color center touchscreen, Hotspot Voice Command, upfitter switches, trailer brake control system and numerous storage compartments.

Safety

The Ram 3500 includes antilock brakes, plenty of airbags, traction and stability control and a tire pressure monitor as standard equipment. Since this Ram is one of the biggest trucks on the road, it is also seen as one of the safest trucks on the road.

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