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Dodge Ram 1500 Named ‘Fleet Truck of the Year’!

Best of the best

On December 7th, it was announced the the Ram 1500 had been named 2015 Fleet Truck of the Year by Automotive Fleet magazine.  Winning this title is especially flattering based on the fact reader input is the determining factor is the judging process.  This is the second time in three years that Ram Truck has been given this honor.  According to Sherb Brown, vice president and group publisher of Automotive Fleet magazine, “There is little doubt, looking at the ballots, that the Ram 1500 is resonating with our readers — commercial fleet managers of the largest fleets in nation.  Competition in this segment is really tough, but the Ram 1500 edged out the other brands in this year’s voting by delivering the capabilities fleets need for their day-to-day operations.”

When given the task of picking the Fleet Truck of the Year winner, readers were asked to rate their top choice based upon a number of criteria.  These criteria categories include: pplication effectiveness, durability, quality, servicing, maintenance and lifecycle costs.  For 2015, there were a total of forty trucks on the ballot that were then judged by over 20,000 owner and operators of truck fleets.  In the end, the winner is the truck that bet fits the specialize needs of those who rely on fleets for their daily business.

In 2016, those who choose a Ram Truck will gain access to a number of Best-in-Class features that made Ram Trucks unlike any other new vehicle offered today.  These Best-in-Class achievements include:

  • Up to an EPA estimated 29 mpg on the highway for the Ram 1500 EcoDeisel giving the truck a Best-in-Class Fuel Economy Rating.
  • A towing capacity of 31,210 pounds for the Ram 3500 giving the truck a Best-in-Class Towing Capacity.
  • A payload rating of 7,390 pounds for the Ram 3500 giving the truck a Best-in-Class Payload Capacity.
  • A 900 pound-feet torque rating for the Ram 3500 equipped with Cummins Turbo Diesel giving the truck a Best-in-Class Torque Rating.

Visit the Chesterfield area Dodge cars experts at All-Star to take a look at the entire Ram Truck lineup today!  We know that you will be impressed by the award-winning selection of Dodge cars and trucks for sale near Chesterfield!

 

Your 2016 Ram Chassis Cab Model Choices!

Time For Something New

For the 2016 model year, Glendale area Dodge Ram Chassis Cab buyers will have their choice of twelve unique models.  These models include the Ram 3500 SRW 10K GVWR Tradesman, 3500 Tradesman, 4500 Tradesman, 5500 Tradesman, Ram 3500 SRW 10K GVWR SLT, 3500 SLT, 4500 SLT, 5500 SLT, Ram 3500 SRW 10K GVWR Laramie, 3500 Laramie, 4500 Laramie, and 5500 Laramie.  Let’s take a closer look at each model!

  • The Ram 3500 SRW 10K GVWR Tradesman offers a starting price of $32,270 MSRP and standard 6.4L HEMI V8 Engine, 18″ steel wheels, and an electronically controlled throttle.
  • The Ram 3500 Tradesman offers a starting price of $32,670 MSRP and Best-in-Class standard 50,000 PSI Rear Frame Strength, 17″ wheels, and a max payload rating of 7,640 pounds.
  • The Ram 4500 Tradesman offers a starting price of $36,045 MSRP and Best-in-Class available 74 gallon combined dual fuel tank capacity.
  • The Ram 5500 Tradesman offers a starting price of $37,145 MSRP, standard 19.5″ dual rear wheels and an available 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 Engine.
  • The Ram 3500 SRW 10K GVWR SLT offers a starting price of $35,750 MSRP, standard heated exterior mirrors with supplemental signals and courtesy lamps, and 18″ chrome clad wheels.
  • The Ram 3500 SLT offers a starting price of $36,150 MSRP and an available power take-off split shaft with AISIN six-speed automatic transmission.
  • The Ram 4500 SLT offers a starting price of $39,650 MSRP, max towing of 24,650 pounds, and standard cloth 40/20/40 split bench seating.
  • The Ram 5500 SLT  offers a starting price of $40,750 MSRP and gives buyers access to the available Best-in-Class dual alternator amp rating of 440 when equipped with a 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 engine.
  • The Ram 3500 SRW 10K GVWR Laramie offers a starting price of $44,950 MSRP and a max towing capacity of 17,920 pounds.
  • The Ram 3500 Laramie offers a starting price of $45,350 MSRP, standard 17.6″ aluminum wheels and electronically controlled throttle.
  • The Ram 4500 Laramie offers a starting price of $48,885 MSRP and has standard premium power driver and passenger seats with driver’s side memory.
  • The Ram 5500 Laramie offers a starting price of $49,995 MSRP and can be upgraded with the availble 8.4″ Uconnect touchscreen system featuring navigation, Uconnect Access Voice Command, and Bluetooth Streaming Audio.

Ask the Glendale area Dodge Ram team at All-Star about these Chassis Cab options today!

Just Announced – 2016 Ram Heavy Duty Details!

Happy New Year 2016. 3dOn June 22nd Ram Trucks brand announced details surrounding the Ram Heavy Duty Trucks lineup for the 2016 model year.  In the announcement the company described the new “King of the Hill” models as offering the more innovative features than any other truck brand along with several best-in-class titles.  According to Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO — Ram Truck Brand, FCA US, “Ram maintains leadership in all three pickup segments offering best-in-class fuel efficiency, best-in-class towing, best-in-class power and best-in-class payload.  Ram continues to break records in the most important consumer-driven titles of the pickup truck market and we’re not slowing down.”

New for the 2016 model year is the addition of the Ram Laramie Limited trim level. This luxury focused choice gives buyers the chance to have all-black full-leather seating,  real wood interior components, Laramie Limited unique badges, new billet port grille, new front park assist system,  new console bin design with cell phone and tablet holders, and solid black premium Berber carpet inserts.

Powertrain choices for the 2016 Ram Heavy Duty lineup will include:

  • Available 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 with ariable-valve timing (VVT) and Fuel Saver Technology cylinder deactivation.
  • Standard 5.7-liter HEMI V* with VVT
  • Available 6.7-liter Cummins High-Output Turbo Diesel
  • Available 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel I-6

Pricing for the new 2016 models are as follows:

  • 2016 Ram 2500 starting at $31,485 MSRP (plus $1,195 destination)
  • 2016 Ram 3500 starting at $31,990 MSRP (plus $1,195 destination)

Buyers can find the all-new 2016 Ram Heavy Duty lineup in Glandale area Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep dealer showrooms starting in the fourth quarter of 2015.

When looking for a Ram Truck in St. Louis, come by All-Star’s Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep dealer near Glendale for the best selection.  The All-Star team can additionally offer you an affordable price and access to guaranteed financing.  Don’t miss out on the latest 2016 Ram Trucks by contacting your sales consultant for all the latest details today!

2015 Ram Chassis Cab Engine Performance Specifications

Small Green Check Inside Quality Check BoxWhen shopping for a 2015 Ram Chassis Cab 3500, 4500, or 5500 there are a number of powertrain combinations to choose from.  Each offers buyers the unique blend of power they need to make everyday jobs easy and efficient.  Today, the All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram team will give you a quick look at what is offered.  Let’s get started!

2015 Ram Chassis Cab models equipped with a 5.7L HEMI V8 engine and six-speed automatic transmission offer 383 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.  This powertrain combination is offered on the 3500 Tradesman3500 SLT, and 3500 Laramie Crew Only.

2015 Ram Chassis Cab models equipped with a 6.4L HEMI V8 engine with Fuel Saver Technology and six-speed automatic transmission offer 370 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque.  This powertrain combination is for configurations over 10,000 GVWR and availalble on the 3500 Tradesman3500 SLT, 3500 Laramie Crew Only, 4500/5500 Tradesman,  4500/5500 SLT, and 4500/5500 Laramie.

2015 Ram Chassis Cab models equipped with a 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission offer 320 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.  This powertrain combination is availalble on the 3500 Tradesman3500 SLT, 3500 Laramie Crew Only, 4500/5500 Tradesman,  4500/5500 SLT, and 4500/5500 Laramie.

2015 Ram Chassis Cab models equipped with a 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 engine and AISIN AS69RC six-speed automatic transmission offer 325 horsepower and 750 pound-feet of torque.  This powertrain combination is availalble on the 3500 Tradesman3500 SLT, 3500 Laramie Crew Only, 4500/5500 Tradesman,  4500/5500 SLT, and 4500/5500 Laramie.

Ram Chassis Cab models start at only $32,195 MSPR and are offered in nine trims that include the 3500 Tradesman, 4500 Tradesman, 5500 Tradesman, 3500 SLT, 4500 SLT, 5500 SLT, 3500 Laramie, 4500 Laramie, and 5500 Laramie.  All of these models have been recognized as leaders in the chassis cab market and hold title such as:

  • Ram 3550 as America’s Most Affordable Chassis Cab
  • Best-in-Class Max Diesel GCWR
  • Best-in-Class Max Diesel Towing Capacity
  • Best-in-class Rear Gram Steel Strength of 50,000 PSI

As you can see, the Dodge Ram for sale near Bridgeton is always a great choice for Chassis Cab buyers.  Come by All-Star to get a closer look at the Dodge Ram for sale near Bridgeton today!

2015 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Honored With Gold Hitch Award

Close up champion golden trophyOn April 8th, it was announced that the 2015 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty equipped with the 6.7-liter Cummins honored with The Fast Lane Truck’s inaugural Gold Hitch Award. The Ram 3500 was the winner in the heavy duty diesel segment thanks to it’s pulling power, braking, fuel economy, comfort, and handling when experiencing extreme towing conditions.  According to Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO – Ram Truck Brand, “Ram Heavy Duty trucks are equipped with a long list of exclusive features that set them ahead of the competition, including a cargo view camera, air bag suspension option and of course the hard-hitting 6.7-liter Cummins turbo diesel engine with best-in-class torque.  This award from TFLtruck recognizes Ram’s overall commitment to engineering and innovation leadership, which includes a four-pillar list of best-in-class titles; fuel economy at 29 mpg, torque at 865 lb.-ft., payload at 7,390 pounds and towing at 30,000 pounds.”

In order to evaluate the contenders, the editors at The Fast Lane Truck tested eligible trucks on the Eisenhower Pass “Ike Gauntlet” just outside of Denver.  All trucks took the notoriously grueling climb with a 21,600-pound trailer and experienced 11,000 feet elevations with a grade that increases near the peak.  At the end of the test, the Ram 3500 was the truck that out-performed all the rest.  In addition to the test at Eisenhower Pass, all trucks were also judged overall performance without a tow load. In order to compete, trucks had to be 2015 model year or those that had not experienced significant changes for 2015.  All eligible trucks also had to be tested before March 31, 2015.

At TFLtruck, buyers can find video reviews and news related to all things trucks. In fact, TFLtruck is the most popular video review and truck test resource online with almost 2.5 million views every month.

If you are in the market for a Dodge Ram truck for sale near Ellisville, be sure to take a look at All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.  The All-Star team can show you the impressive power, affordability, and features found on new Dodge Rams for sale near Ellisville today!  Simply stop by for a test drive and go home with your new truck.

 

Dodge Ram 3500 Towing Features Make It Superior Truck Choice!

Best ChoiceThe Dodge Ram 3500 lineup offers buyers a number of towing friendly features not found with any other automaker.  Today, the team at All-Star’s Town & Country area Dodge Ram dealership introduces you to just some of the features that make a Ram 3500 perfect for towing!

  • Snow Chief Package – This package can be added to your 2015 Ram 3500 4×4 purchase starting at just $490 MSRP.  With this purchase you will receive the following add-on’s: Transfer Case Skid Plate, 220-Amp Alternator (180-Amp with 5.7L Engine); Clearance Lamp; Aux I/P Switches; 18-inch On-/Off-Road Tires (20-inch available on Laramie Limited).
  • 50 KSI Hydroformed Steel Frame
  • Three-Link Front Suspension
  • Separate Auxiliary Leave included on Dual Rear Wheel models.
  • Class-Exclusive available Rear Air Suspension
  • 5.7L HEMI V8 Enginew with Variable Valve Timing that offers 383 horsepower, 440 pound-feet of torque, 13,900 maximum towing capacity, and a maximum payload of 4,580 pounds.
  • 6.4L HEMI V8 Engine with Fuel Saver Technology that offers 410 horsepower, 429 pound-feet of torque, 16,520 maximum towing capacity, and a maximum payload of 7,390 pounds.
  • 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel Engine that offers 385 horsepower, Best-in-Class 865 pound-feet of torque, Best-in-Class 30,000 maximum towing capacity, a maximum payload of 6,720 pounds, maximum gross vehicle weight rating of 14,000 pounds, a Best-in-Class 15,000-mile oil change interval, and class-exclusive smart diesel exhaust brake.
  • Three transmission choices that include the  available 68RFE six-speed automatic transmission,  class-exclusive available G56 six-speed manual transmission, and available AISIN AS66RC six-speed auto transmission.
  • Other standard and available features like Trailer Harness Connector, Heavy-Duty Hooks, Class-Exclusive Available Ram Active Air Intake, Available Tow/Haul Mode Select, and Upfitter Interface Module.

It’s easy to see that Ram 3500 buyers are sure to be pleased by the diversity of choices they will have when making their Town & Country area Dodge Ram purchase! Don’t wait any longer to get the capability you need to get your work done right.  Contact the All-Star team about a Ram 3500 purchase today!

2014 National Sweepstakes Winner Announced by FCA US

winnerOn February 27th, FCA US announced it’s winner in the 2014 National Sweepstakes.  In the announcement it was indicated that Michael Christmas for Pottstown, PA as the winner of a $45,000 credit that can be used toward his choice of any Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, FIAT, or Alfo Romeo vehicle.  The winner was randomly selected from a total of 1,007,277 entries and was chosen on February 10, 2015.  Christman has already chosen a 2015 Ram 2500 Laramie Cummins Turbo Diesel as his prize.  The vehicle will be delivered to Christman by Sport Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Norristown, PA as his local FCA US dealership.  “This has been such a humbling experience, and I still don’t believe it!  I am self-employed and at the time that I entered the giveaway, I purchased a Ram 1500 HEMI® to better accommodate the needs of my business, but I really needed the power of the Ram 2500. After being contacted by FCA US, I had the privilege to select my dream truck, the 2015 Ram 2500 Laramie Cummins®. With this truck I will be able to transport my heavy tools and supplies, as well as employees to job sites more efficiently thanks to the diesel engine. I have dreamed of this day and feel very fortunate to have won”, said 2014 winner Michael Christman of Pottstown, Pa.

All during 2014, entries for the National Sweepstakes were collected at a number of brand events. A few of these events included the Ram Truck track as auto shows, “The Chrysler 200 Experience” test drive tour, the Jeep brand Camp Jeep off-road driving course, and the Chrysler “Drive to 20o Challenge”.  According to Michael Curmi, Head of Experiential Marketing for FCA US, “Experiential marketing is all about engaging consumers with our brands through live experiences that create personal memories.  It is our pleasure to be able to award Michael Christman with a brand new Ram Truck as a result of his participation at just one of the many interactive experiences we offer consumers across the country each year.”

You can enter now for the 2015 National Sweepstakes and have the chance to win the same amazing prize of a $45,000 credit toward your favorite FCA US LLC vehicle.  Get all the details and official rules by visiting  www.Chrysler-Enter-To-Win.com/ today!

Come by All-Star’s Creve Coeur area Dodge cars showroom to see the full lineup of FCA US vehicles now!  Our unbeatable selection includes all of the Dodge cars near Creve Coeur that you want.  Our team looks forward to serving you!

Dodge Ram 3500 Trim Choices For 2015

Car In HandFor the 2015 model year, buyers will find the new Dodge Ram 3500 for sale near Arnold in six trim choices.  These choices offer a variety of buyers just what they want.  Including models with very simple options and ones that have every convenience available to the Ram Truck driver.  Take a look below for a quick overview of each available choice.

2015 Ram 3500 Tradesman – The 2015 Tradesman offers a starting price of $31,210 MSRP, 12 exterior color choices, your choice of a 6’4″ or 8″ box length, an available 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel,  and maximum towing capacity of 30,000 pounds (when properly equipped.)

2015 Ram 3500 SLT – The 2015 SLT offers a starting price of $35,370 MSRP, your choice of crew or mega cab configuration, standard remote keyless entry with AllSecure, standard power door locks, and a maximum payload capacity rating of 7,240 pounds.

2015 Ram 3500 Big Horn – The 2015 Big Horn offers a starting price of $41,215 MSRP, standard power lumbar, standard 115V outlet, standard leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, available 6.4L Hemi V8 engien, and standard fog lamps.

2015 Ram 3500 Laramie – The 2015 Laramie offers a starting price of $46,000 MSRP, standard 8.4-inch Uconnect Touchscreen, standard automatic temperature control with dual-zone control, avialable  6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel, and standard heated steering wheel.

2015 Ram 3500 Laramie Longhorn – The 2015 Laramie Longhorn offers a starting price of $51,745 MSRP, seventeen available exterior colors, signature Laramie Longhorn interior accents, standard Parkview Rear Back-Up Camera, and maximum payload of 6,840 pounds.

2015 Ram 3500 Laramie Limited –  The 2015 Laramie Limited offers a starting price of $54,240 MSRP, standard wheel-to-wheel sidesteps, standard automatic high beam headlamp control, standard full natura heated leather front and rear seats, and standard rain-sensitive windshield wipers.

Get into All-Star’s new Dodge Ram dealership near Arnold for a test drive today!  Our team understands how to meet your needs and will always assist you in the most effective way.  Come to use for sales, finance, service, and parts now!

Ram Wins Vincentric Best Value Award In Canada!

Best Value On September 9th, it was announced that the 2014 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty pickup had won the Vincentric Best Value in Canada award.  For three years, Vincentric has been giving out the Best Value in Canada Awards and choose the 2014 Ram 2500 based on a number of highly scrutinized criteria.  According to Reid Bigland, President and CEO, Chrysler Canada, “Once Vincentric crunched the numbers for the full-size ¾-ton heavy duty pickup truck segment, the 2014 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty was the pickup that scored furthest below the expected ownership costs.  We are excited to share those results because we recognize that a low cost of ownership is as important to our demanding Ram customers as our reputation for having the longest-lasting full line of pickup trucks in Canada.”

Vincentric has ten years of experience in automotive industry data analysis and is highly-regarded for it’s findings.  To come up with it’s “Best Value in Class’ distinction, the company focuses on a number of factors like: cost of repair; fuel consumption; insurance costs; maintenance; and depreciation.  President of Vincentric, David Wurster said,  “The Ram 2500 earned the Vincentric Best Value in Canada award by delivering best-in-class performance when we measured total cost of ownership and compared it to expected results for the 2500 and its competitors. Contributing to its success was its class-leading insurance costs, maintenance costs, and retained value percentage over five years.”

American and Canadian buyers alike have come to count on the 2014 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty to offer the features they want. In fact, according to HIS Automotive: POLK Canada, the Ram 2500 with 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel is the best-selling and most durable diesel truck in Canada.

You too can get in on the new Dodge Ram truck for sale near O’Fallon!  Stop by All-Star’s O’Fallon area Dodge Ram dealership to take a look today!

2014 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty Engine Performance Specs!

car salesman and clients For the 2014 model year, Dodge Ram Heavy Duty trucks for sale near Mehlville offer drivers the capability needed to get the job done.  Today, explore the many possibilities associated with your engine and transmission choices for these powerful trucks.

2014 Ram 2500 with 5.7L HEMI V8 Engine and Six-Speed Automatic Transmission – This powertrain offers 383 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.

2014 Ram 2500 with 6.4L HEMI V8 Enigne and Fuel Saver Technology Six-Speed Automatic Transmission – This powertrain offers 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque.

2014 Ram 2500 with 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 Engine and Six-Speed Manual Transmission – This powertrain offers 350 horsepower and 660 pound-feet of torque.

2014 Ram 2500 with 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 Engine and Six-Speed Automatic Transmission – This powertrain offers 370 horsepower and 800 pound-feet of torque.

2014 Ram 3500 with 5.7L HEMI V8 Engine and Six-Speed Automatic Transmission – This powertrain offers 383 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.

2014 Ram 3500 with 6.4L HEMI V8 Enigne and Fuel Saver Technology Six-Speed Automatic Transmission – This powertrain offers 370366+ horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque.

2014 Ram 3500 with 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 Engine and Six-Speed Manual Transmission – This powertrain offers 350 horsepower and 660 pound-feet of torque.

2014 Ram 3500 with 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 Engine and Six-Speed Automatic Transmission – This powertrain offers 370 horsepower and 800 pound-feet of torque.

2014 Ram 3500 with 6.7L Cummins High Output Turbo Diesel I6 Engine and AISIN AS69RC Six-Speed Automatic Transmission – This powertrain offers 385 horsepower and 850 pound-feet of torque.

At All-Star’s Mehlville area new Dodge Ram dealership, buyers experience the professional service they deserve.  Our team understands what our trucks have to offer and can assist you with the entire purchasing process.  Don’t make the mistake of shopping anywhere else.  Streamline your new truck purchase by choosing the All-Star team for all of your sales, service, parts, and financing needs.