Reviewers Bid A Sad Farewell To Ram 1500 After A Year of Road Tests
Two magazines recently bid wistful farewells to their Ram 1500 trucks after a year of testing.
Autoweek said “a tear or two might have been shed” as the truck’s tailgate faded from view.
“Our year with Ram can be distilled to this: We loved it,” Autoweek said.
Similarly, Consumer Guide said it was “sad to see this useful, versatile, and even comfortable test car go” after its ex-tended use.
According to one Consumer Guide editor, “I like the new F-150 a lot, but I’m calling (Ram 1500) the winner in this generation’s pickup war. . .This could well be the best half-ton pickup ever built.”
Autoweek editors heaped “plenty of praise” on the HEMI® V-8: “Big power is ready at a mere stab of your right foot, accompanied by the appropriately macho exhaust tone. Yet this mill becomes a gas sipper, relatively speaking, at highway speeds when the cylinder-deactivation system coverts the V8 to a (four cylinder).”
About Ram Truck:
The Ram 1500 offers a variety of models for customers who rely on their trucks for work and play.
“The Ram 1500 lineup has a truck for everyone,” said Fred Diaz, Ram Truck President and CEO and Head of National Sales — Chrysler Group
LLC. “From the value priced Tradesman with a standard V-8 to the loaded Laramie Longhorn, Ram Truck brand will continue to answer our customers’ needs with products that hit high marks for durability, innovation and appearance.
The 2012 Ram 1500 Crew Cab, Quad Cab and short bed Regular Cab features an available first-in-segment RamBox cargo management system that provides weatherproof, lockable, illuminated and drainable storage compartments integrated into both fender sides for effortless access and convenience. Each box holds up to five cases (120 cans) of 12-ounce beverages.
In addition to the exterior, the interior of the 2012 Ram 1500 stands out with an emphasis on craftsmanship expressed in premium interior appointments including six-ring instrumentation, controls, chrome accents, premium seating with bolsters and two-tone upholstery. An automatic-transmission floor shifter, incorporated into a configurable center console, is available.
All Ram 1500 interiors feature “soft-touch”
On the exterior, the Ram 1500 features an aluminum hood with a large power bulge and a forward-canted grille, imparting a “head down, ready to charge” attitude, while front and rear bumpers wrap around each body side. The rear bumper on HEMI-equipped models is radiused over chromed dual exhaust tips.
Attractive 20-inch wheels are available. Sills are pulled down to cover frame rails for a premium appearance. Badges are three-dimensional, rather than decals, and are designed to stand out.
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