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Could the Ram 1500 Save You?

Ram 1500 at All Star Dodge Ram near University City

There are a lot of things to consider when you are deciding on which pick up truck to buy. You are likely to think about how it looks, its engine capability, its towing capacity, and its cost. There is another area that is probably the most important thing to consider but is usually last on the list of things worth of consideration. This area that is of utmost importance is safety! The Ram 1500 at All Star Dodge Ram near University City is an incredibly safe truck that could save your life if you are in an accident. We want to share with you a part of a story that shows just how safe the Ram 1500 is.

A man was involved in a accident in which a driver crossed into the south bound lanes, from the north bound lanes. The driver clipped the tail end of his Dodge Ram 1500 which sent me spinning, splitting a telephone pole in half, and causing him to rollover 4 times. All air bags deployed and the bed of the truck, the wheels and various other parts of the truck were destroyed, but the cab stayed in tact allowing him to walk away from the accident with only neck strain from the seat belt. He believes the well built truck saved his life that day and then replaced the totaled truck with another Dodge Ram 1500. He will tell you just how great of a job Dodge did on the engineering of this truck.

This is just one man’s story. For more information on the safety features and rating on the Ram 1500, head to All Star today. Their friendly and knowledge team would be more than happy to show you the safety features on the Ram 1500.

What’s Coming for Ram 1500?

HANNOVER GERMANY - SEP 21 2016: New 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck presented at the International Motor Show for Commercial Vehicles.

Ram 1500 at All Star Dodge Ram in Bridgeton

One of the top models in the Ram lineup of vehicles is the Ram 1500. This truck is built for just about whatever you can throw at it, and as it turns out, it is going to be getting even better! We want to share some information on the improvements!

The next generation of Ram 1500 pickup trucks, coded DT, is likely to have some lighter materials (without entirely forsaking steel) for higher fuel economy and higher load capacity. Some models may gain some cab space. It’s set to go into production in early January 2018, as a 2019 model, at the Sterling Heights assembly plant — built to make jet engines.

The new Rams are supposed to have grilles that are not quite as tall, so they can improve their aerodynamics. The huge Rebel tailgate letters may be replaced by the Ram logo or smaller letters; but the “big rig” styling will continue. The crosshair is said to be returning in force, with Dodge giving it up instead of Ram. Automotive News wrote that the headlights will be smaller and integrated into the grille, with horizontal fog lights put into the bumper; they also projected a flatter center console to provide more space.

“The Pentastar upgrade with direct injection should boost power to 310-320 hp, with higher economy and better low end torque. There have been rumors that the 5.7 liter “Apache” Hemi engines will be upgraded, but major changes may have been abandoned, and the company may even be running on stockpiled Hemis after 2018. A twin-scroll V6 is expected around 2020, but may arrive earlier.” -allpar.com

For more information on this incredible model, head to All Star Dodge Ram in Bridgeton. Their team is always ready to help you get behind the wheel of the Ram 1500 today!

Why Buy a Ram 1500 Crew Cab?

MOSCOW RUSSIA - JUNE 2 2013: Motor car Dodge Ram 1500 at the city street.

Ram 1500 Crew Cab at All Star Dodge Ram in Missouri

There are a lot of great models in the Dodge Ram lineup and at the top of that list of a lot of people are their line of trucks. Today we would like to talk about the benefits of buying a Ram 1500 Crew Cab from All Star Dodge Ram in Missouri.

The Engines, Several Strong Options – For good reason, the Pentastar V-6 engine has received quite a few accolades over the past few years. The serviceable 3.6-liter engine develops a useful 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. When needed, drivers can pull more than 7,600 pounds. This engine also enables the full-size truck to return an efficient 25 mpg on the open road.

When the EcoDiesel engine first hit the scene, it instantly became a popular choice. Ram has tuned to the turbocharged diesel engine to produce a rewarding 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. Not only can drivers tow up to 9,210 pounds, but they can also look forward to getting a sensational 28 mpg on the highway.

The Hemi V-8 engine pledges to deliver a strong punch. With a total output of 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque, it proves to be the strongest engine in the lineup. The potent engine increases the truck’s towing capacity to an impressive 10,640. A lot of drivers will also love the engine’s powerful sound.

“Most versions of the 2016 Ram 1500 Crew Cab come equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission. This transmission has received one of the highest ratings in the class. Because of the gearbox’s smoothness, the truck is able to deliver a responsive performance in all driving situations. Furthermore, it aids the Ram 1500’s fuel economy.” -carbuyingstrategies.com

For more information on the Ram 1500 Crew Cab or to take a test drive, head to All Star today! Their team is ready and eager to assist you!

 

What’s Coming for the 2018 Ram 1500?

DETROIT MI/USA - JANUARY 14 2016: Dodge RAM 1500 Rebel truck grille at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), one of the most influential car shows in the world each year.

Ram 1500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Glendale

There were some big announcements over the last week about what we might expect to see on the Ram 1500 that will be coming out in 2018. There were some spy shots released and we got a little peak at what is coming down the line. Today we want to share with you a little bit of what we saw. We will expect to see this new model in late 2017 at All Star Dodge Ram near Glendale. (It could be a little later than that if there are some things that need to get smoothed out.)

“The trucks, coded DT, may gain some cab space, and are likely to have lighter materials for higher fuel economy. Six-speed automatic transmissions will only be on entry-level pickups; others will have eight-speeds.” -allpar.com

We expect more sophisticated, belt-starter generator stop-start systems to be used on many models and work on invisibly cutting parastic losses to continue.

The new Rams are reportedly to have narrower grilles, not quite as tall, so they can improve their aerodynamics. The huge Rebel tailgate letters may be replaced by the Ram logo or smaller letters; but the “big rig” styling will continue. The crosshair grille is said to be returning in force, with Dodge giving it up instead of Ram, based on popular opinion

“The Pentastar upgrade is likely to hit the Ram, with a mild power boost (beyond 300 hp), higher economy, and better low end torque; a more major upgrade is expected soon, and whether it reaches the 2018 Ram 1500 is unknown to us. There have been rumors that the 5.7 liter “Apache” Hemi engines will be upgraded, but major changes may have been abandoned.” -allpar.com

For more information on the Ram 1500 and the different trims available, stop by All Star today!

Ram Power Wagon Getting ‘Macho’

DETROIT MI/USA - JANUARY 14 2016: Dodge RAM 1500 Rebel truck grille at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), one of the most influential car shows in the world each year.

Ram Trucks at All Star Dodge Ram in MO

It is the time of year when the different auto manufacturers begin to leak information about what the next year’s models might look like and have in the way of features. Ram is no different. One such bit of information that was leaked was regarding the Power Wagon trim that will be available for the Ram truck models. This power wagon trim was designed for those who want to take their truck off road.

Upon seeing the sneak peeks of this truck, some have described it hearkens back to the 1979 “Macho” Power Wagon driven by Gerald McRaney’s character in the classic TV detective show “Simon and Simon.” This is apparently due to the graphics package, which do include some powerful looking vertical bedside stripes.

“Along with the vertical bedside stripes, the Power Wagon now sports a black, snout-like grille just like the one on the smaller Ram 1500 Rebel, black metal bumpers and front skid plate, and RAM lettering across the tailgate that’s big enough to read from space.”

“Standard seats feature synthetic upholstery embossed with the tread pattern from the Power Wagon’s 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires, while leather is optional. The overall look of the interior is toughened up with iron grey metallic-painted trim.”

“The Power Wagon comes with a 410 hp 6.4-liter Hemi V8 under its bulging hood, Ram’s “articulink” front suspension with detachable sway bar for extreme off-roading, front and rear locking differentials, 14.3 inches of log-hopping ground clearance, and a 12,000-pound Warn winch with 125 feet of cable.”

This level of commitment on the part of Ram to put out such an impressive off-roading truck is great. It is nice to see this auto maker put out a vehicle that is designed for sport driving. For more information on the specs of the Power Wagon, head to the All Star Dodge Ram Dealer in MO.

Feel the Sound of the Ram 1500

DETROIT MI/USA - JANUARY 14 2016: Dodge RAM 1500 Rebel truck grille at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), one of the most influential car shows in the world each year.

Ram 1500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Glendale

There is just something about the roaring sound of the engine of a truck, It’s a power that tells we somehow connected to our machine. When we hear it, it excites us! With the Ram 1500 at All Star near Glendale, there is a lot of a reason to get excited!

“The 2016 Ram Big Horn Crew Cab 3.6L is by far the best bang for your buck! The V6 models are very impressive on both power and fuel economy. Having owned 3 Dodge trucks prior to this recent purchase I was doubtful that the V6 model would be anything close to the mega cab hemi it was replacing. I remained open minded while shopping for this truck and decided to test drive the V6 model. Boy am I glad I drove this thing! The 3.55 gears with the towing package really utilize the engine power and that wonderful 8 speed transmission is smooth as butter. Fuel mileage is above what the window sticker claimed in city and highway driving. All aspects of this truck have been outstanding. The 8 inch touchscreen controls is a must have as well. If your in the market for a new truck, do yourself a favor and test drive one of these….you and your wallet will be amazed!! I must admit, this truck makes me enjoy driving all over again!” – Edmonds website

If you want a great truck that gets fuel economy without losing any of the torque or speed, then you need to get a Ram 1500 from All Star. You will love the roar of the lion that is the engine of the Ram 1500. For more information on the 1500, please head to the All Star dealership today, Their friendly team would love to assist you!

EcoDiesel: Fueling the Future

DETROIT MI/USA - JANUARY 14 2016: Dodge RAM 1500 Rebel truck grille at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), one of the most influential car shows in the world each year.

Ram 1500 at All Star near Creve Coeur

There has been a huge push lately to love the environment. We are encouraged to burn less fossil fuels and recycle more. A lot of auto manufacturers are included in this attempt to help the environment. One noticeable player in all of this is Ram and more specifically, the EcoDiesel engine that can be found in some Ram 1500 model trucks.

Car and Driver offers this review of the Ram 1500 and its EcoDiesel, “Ram announced late last year that 20 percent of all 1500 pickup production capacity—fully twice the projected figure—was dedicated to the EcoDiesel, and it remains higher than 15 percent. That statement should come as little surprise, as diesels typically offer two things truck buyers covet: torque and efficiency.”

“As for the former, the Ram’s 3.0-liter turbocharged EcoDiesel V-6 cranks out 420 lb-ft at a relatively low 2000 rpm, ideal for doing truck stuff like towing, hauling, and crawling around in four-wheel-drive low-range while off-road. By comparison, Ram’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 is rated at 269 lb-ft, the big-dog 5.7-liter Hemi at 410 lb-ft. Although the diesel’s 240 horsepower can’t match the 305- and 395-hp figures of the gasoline V-6 and Hemi V-8, you’d never know it based on around-town driving. The diesel’s low-end grunt makes quick work of motivating all 5688 pounds of a 19-foot-long Crew Cab 1500 like our test model.”

Since the EcoDiesel is going to be undergoing more research and development, we are hopeful that there will soon be a version that does not compromise on horsepower. We are sure that it is only a matter of time before the Ram company gets the EcoDiesel engine running as well as one of their standard engines.

For more information on the Ram 1500 and the EcoDiesel engine, head to All Star Dodge Ram near Creve Coeur. Their friendly and knowledgable team will answer any questions that you might have!

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!

 

Black Friday Blockbuster Savings on 2015 Ram Trucks

Black Friday Sale

Why not save on the 2015 Dodge Ram truck for sale near Arnold today?  Well now you can thanks to he Black Friday Blockbuster Sales Event that is happening now at All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.  Today, the team at All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram will show you just what kind-of savings you can expect to find when you visit their huge new truck dealer lot.  Let’s take a look!

Right now, highly qualified buyers who decide on a 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 can save with two combined special offers.  These offers include:

  • Very low 0% APR Financing from Chrysler Capital for 75 months PLUS
  • Up to $500 in Bonus Cash Savings.

These combined offers equate to huge savings on the remaining 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 models on All-Star’s truck lot.  Here’s the catch – you must take retail delivery of dealer stock by November 30th, 2015 and you must qualify for financing with the All-Star Auto Loan Finance team.  It’s that simple!

Those looking to get into one of the latest 2016 Dodge Ram Truck models can also save with offers like:

  • Very low 2.9% APR financing for up to 84 months plus up to $500 in Cash Allowance savings when you purchase a qualifying 2016 Ram 1500.
  • Choose very low 4.9% APR Financing for up to 72 months OR up to $2,000 in Cash Allowance savings when you purchase a qualifying 2016 Ram 2500.
  • Choose very low 4.9% APR Financing for up to 72 months OR up to $2,000 in Cash Allowance savings when you purchase a qualifying 2016 Ram 3500.

All of these deals require qualification with the All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Finance team.

Don’t wait until Black Friday to get in on all the latest deals at your Arnold area Dodge Ram dealership!  Stop by All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram now and ask how you can save big on the remaining 2015 Ram 1500 lineup thanks to The Black Friday Blockbuster Sales Event that is happening now.

Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Honored As 2016 Canadian Truck King!

Gold king crown

On October 14th it was announced that the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel had been named the 2016 Canadian Truck King as a part of the Canadian Truck King Challenge.  In order to earn this honor, the 1500 EcoDiesel out-scored 13 other competing pickups, mid- and full-size vans.  The EcoDiesel also won this honor during the 2014 challenge.  According to Reid Bigland, President and CEO, FCA Canada, “To have the 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel bring home the Canadian Truck King crown for a second time is truly rewarding.  Faced this time around with a notable pair of new and refreshed competitors, Ram’s mix of power, capability and fuel economy helped it rise to the top spot. With its class-exclusive 3.0-litre EcoDiesel engine, best-in-class 420 lb-ft of torque, best-in-class fuel economy of 8.0 L/100 km and 9,200 lbs. towing capacity, Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has what it takes to stay ahead in a fiercely contested segment.”

This is the 9th year for the event which tests models in a rigorous, multi-day challenge executed by a third party.  Nine experts took the competitors and evaluated them on an intensive, real-world test course that started at the base of Kawarhta Lakes, Ontario and included 6,000 pounds of towing, 1,000 pounds of payload, and off-road challenges.  During the test runs, experts were looking for top players in the areas of capability, consumption, and features.

As Canada’s second-best selling vehicle, the Ram pickup is shaping up to have a record-setting year.  In fact, as fuel economy has become a top priority to buyers, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is now the top choice of 1 in 4 buyers.  As indicated by third-party data, the Ram pickup truck lineup is the longest-lasting in all of Canada according to the percentage sold in the last 27 years in comparison to the trucks that are still on the road today.

Find out more about the Dodge Ram 1500 for sale near Florissant by visiting the All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram team today!  You can’t go wrong with the EcoDiesel option on your new Dodge Ram 1500 near Florissant thanks to it’s unsurpassed level of best-in-class features!