This year’s release of the 1500 series of Dodge Ram Truck by Chrysler became an instant hit. Typically individual looking for truck base their decision on their personal preferences plus their patriotism to certain auto trade name. This is true up until the previous year. However everything changed when this new Chrysler product was made available in the auto market. Once released this truck became the most saleable truck of the company.
This 1500 series of Dodge Ram offers a variety of model specs to choose from. One can select among the three fuel injected engine types namely V6 3.7 liter, V8 4.7 liter and the V8 Hemi Magnum 5.7 liter engines. The range of horsepower for the different models starts at 215 to 390. In terms of torque intensity the range starts at 235 to 407. It also offers two types of transmission which are multi-speed automatic transmission and five-speed automatic transmission.
While the light-duty diesel was already made available in 2009 the more advance power version, two-mode hybrid, will be launched this 2010. Two options of four-wheeled vehicle drivetrains is also being tendered by Ram, one is with only the two rear wheels being driven of the four total wheels and the other with all four wheels able to accept torque from the engine all together. The four wheel type is provided with as much as two transfer cases, namely the part-time four wheel drive and the other is the on demand electrical type.
In terms of vehicle bed, there are three bed lengths to choose from with Dodge Ram. One length is 8 feet bed for the Regular Cab type, the next is 6’4” bed length for the Quad Bed type and the 5’7” bed length for the Crew Cab. Regular Cab offers more flexibility since it can lever both the long as well as short length of bed. For the grades or option packages, Ram is presenting as much as five. This includes base ST, volume ST, Laramie, Sport, and the TRX.
A more daring and attractive façade is also displayed by this model at the same time maintained the traditional look. Its one-sided forward grille coupled with tips of the chromes that suit the bumper field perfectly gave it even more pleasant appearance. Fuel consumption is also four percent more efficient with the V8 Hemi while maintaining the 0-60 meter per hour velocity in six seconds.
Interior wise, Dodge Ram is built with spacious comfortable lodge. Lavish look is highlighted more with the high quality materials used in constructing its interior. If you are looking for large storage area you can opt for the Cab Crew model that can store more than 55 gallons or 7.4 cubit feet.
Maxwell B. Labby
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