2014 Ram 4500 HD Chassis Cab 4x4 Crew Cab Review

Jan 16th
There’s no better way to evaluate a van or a truck than to, you know, actually usethe thing in the manner for which it was designed. So when this author recently decided to spend a few days doing some heavy lifting around the house, we determined it a good opportunity to conduct just such an assessment.We initially wanted to test…
2014 Ram 2500

Jan 6th
Ram made headlines this year by adding an EcoDiesel V-6 option to its half-ton 1500 pickup range. Our test subject here should not be mistaken for that truck. No, siree, Sergio. Although it was all-new for 2013, the heavy-duty Ram 2500 made its own kind of news this year by ditching traditional leaf springs in favor of a coil-spring, five-link…
2015 Ram ProMaster City

Jan 1st
After decades of rectangular boxes, the shape of urban commercial hauling is evolving, and here is its latest manifestation, fresh from Italy via Chrysler’s Ram Truck division. In Europe, this vehicle is known as the Doblò, a successful Fiat offering that has recently freshly embarked on its third generation. In Ram dealerships it’s the ProMaster City, a smaller-scale sequel to…
2013 Ram 1500

Dec 11th
In a hyper-macho and ultra-industrious world where cars didn’t exist, what would individuals of subpar testosterone levels and only moderate abilities drive? Even if trucks were our only choice, we imagine the relative merits of cars—smoother ride, ease of maneuverability, efficiency—would hold a natural draw for some. These folks would want trucks as light and economical, as “carlike” as possible.…
2014 Ram 2500

Nov 19th
Although Jeep is the off-road jewel in Fiat Chrysler’s crown, few individual nameplates imply go-anywhere ruggedness quite like “Power Wagon.”The grandest updates to the new Power Wagon, based on the Ram 2500 HD 4x4 crew cab, are the coil springs now at all four corners (replacing semi-elliptic leaf springs in the rear) and an upsized 6.4-liter Hemi V-8.A six-speed automatic…
2015 Ram 1500

Nov 18th
The Ram Rebel 1500 is not the brand’s response to the Ford F-150 Raptor. Nor is it a competitor for the scandalously lifted, mega-tired, hard-core rigs that can be caught prowling sand dunes or posing on the SEMA show floor. No, despite its defiant name, the Rebel is a wholly cooperative vehicle. Essentially a Ram 1500 outfitted with off-road duds,…
2016 Ram 1500

Nov 17th
In an era of increasingly civilized trucks, the limited-edition Mopar ’16 Ram 1500 pickup strikes a moderately defiant note, announcing its presence with a basso profundo exhaust note that’s subdued enough to be legal but is an unmistakable reminder that yes, this thing has a Hemi.This merits some explanation. There’s a distinction between this Mopar-massaged Ram 1500 Rebel and the…
2014 Ram ProMaster

Nov 16th
Black is not a good hue for the Ram ProMaster 1500, not because black doesn’t look snappy, but a dark-colored commercial vehicle driven by uncommercial guys like us isn’t a good idea. The ProMaster is intended for contractors, plumbers, and other handy people who might otherwise buy a pickup but would appreciate the security and all-weather tidiness of hauling stuff…
2013 Ram 3500

Nov 15th
When the fracking wildcatters hit the big one on the Car and Driver ranch, we can imagine ambling over to the wellhead in a Cummins-fired Ram 3500 Mega Cab 4x4 dualie. And we’re not alone. U.S. automakers make billions of dollars each year selling full-size pickup trucks by the, er, truckload. It’s a fairly unique American phenomenon, having so much…
2013 Ram 2500

Nov 15th
Half-ton pickups often lead lives of suburban leisure, whereas three-quarter- and one-ton-class trucks are seldom extended the luxury. Often put to work within minutes of taking delivery, big dogs like Ram’s 2500 HD and 3500 HD models are built to flex their muscles on a daily basis and live in a world where a soiled bed is something to be…
2017 Ram Power Wagon

Nov 15th
About 150 million years ago, shifting sand dunes in the Nevada desert created the natural world’s precursor to modern-day Las Vegas. The Valley of Fire’s orange and red sandstone formations radiate with as much intensity as the Strip’s neon tubes 50 miles to the southwest. And while humans are scarce out here, early inhabitants left their ancient graffiti in the…
2009 Dodge Ram 1500

Nov 13th
If you’re lookin’ for a manly ride, it gets no manlier than the Dodge Ram. And for 2009, Dodge steps up the macho with bossy new sheetmetal and a more powerful Hemi V-8. But during a brief preview spin, we discovered that the Ram 1500 also has been tamed by heaps of refinement.That’s right, refinement. A complete interior overhaul brings…
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