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Extreme Ram Test Drives

New Ram Trucks at All Star Dodge Ram near St. Peters

One of the best ways to decide whether or not you like a vehicle is to take a test drive. Of course you can take a test drive at All Star Dodge Ram near St. Peters. Their friendly team is knowledgeable and is sure to help you see all of the great attributes that the different Dodge Ram vehicles have to offer. However, what if you really want to push a Ram to the limit, you might want to take a test drive on The Mojave Road. We want to share with you just what you can expect from this more intense test drive.

One could argue that a Ram Power Wagon is more able than necessary for the Mojave Road, and as long as everything’s going your way it is. However, with questionable weather, that dry lake that sometimes isn’t, a long-wheelbase two-wheel drive and a highway-tire four-wheel-drive truck in the convoy, and solo exploring on the agenda, extra capability is always welcome. And then there’s the fatigue-fighting factors of relaxed body motions on the trail and a quiet highway ride because from almost anywhere the Mojave Road is a highway ride away.

“The Power Wagon’s extra compression suspension travel, well calibrated Bilsteins, and flexible sidewalls (it’s the only three-quarter-ton truck on Load Range D tires) make it surprisingly good for a 7,400-pound truck that also manages highways well.”-autoblog.com

What makes the Mojave Road a great place to test drive the Ram is that on this one road, you encounter nearly every road type and condition, along with every weather condition. There are few places better than this road to get a comprehensive glimpse at Ram performance.

For more information on any of the Ram models and their capabilities, head to All Star today!

The 2018 Ram 3500 Spied!

Ram 3500 at All Star Dodge Ram near St. Peters

We love getting a chance to look at the prototypes of the new models that we expect to see over the next few years. One prototype that we are really excited about is the 2018 Ram 3500. We were bummed for a while because we were expecting a redesign on the Ram 3500 in 2017, but due to some changes in the company’s financials, discontinuing a few models, and retooling a few of the plants, things were delayed. Let’s talk about what we saw on the prototype.

We were able to closely inspect this this Ram test truck and got a good look at a bulging hood addition grafted onto the front of the truck, which was covered by a camouflaging bra. The hood add-on is interesting, since GM’s recently updated HD pickups showcase a ram-air hood scoop that feeds as much as 60 percent of the cooling air to their trucks’ Duramax engine.

It’s clear that the bulge is something that is attached to the test Ram’s hood, and not smoothly sculpted in. “We’ve inspected the hood bulge by hand and, by all accounts, the feel and appearance of this hood seems to be a housing for an air scoop. When the truck is driving at speed, we witnessed the camouflage puff up, as some air manages to get underneath the camouflage. However, if it’s a functional air inlet, the camouflage makes no special provision to allow unobstructed air into the hood-mounted add-on,” (new.pickuptrucks.com). GM had tested its ram-air hood scoops for years before they went to production, and their camouflage always had an opening to let air pass through.

For more information on the Ram 3500, head to All Star near St. Peters. The 2018 Ram 3500 will soon be there!

The Dodge Ram Trucks Brand at the Kentucky Derby!

Horse RaceOn May 1st, Chrysler Group reported on how the Ram Truck brand would be involved in this year’s 140th Kentucky Derby.  For the fifth consecutive year, the Dodge Ram served at the Official Truck of Churchill Downs and the Derby.  The campaign was given the title of “Dominate the Field” and Ram was represented by a 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Motor Trend’s “Truck of the Year.”  According to Reid Bigland, President and CEO – Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group LLC, “It’s with great pride that the Ram Truck brand will once again serve those whose passion and determination make the Kentucky Derby one of America’s most beloved traditions.  Our 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is designed with those hardworking men and women in mind, delivering an outstanding combination of best-in-class fuel efficiency of 28 mpg, unsurpassed torque, and up to 9,200 pounds of towing capability to help get the job done.”

Fans at the event enjoyed a full Ram Truck brand experience thanks to vehicle displays, gate crew staff uniforms, posters, signage, and Ram work trucks in and around the gate. Those in attendance also got the chance to have their photo taken with a 2014 Ram 15000 EcoDiesel, along with free branded flip-flops.

Hopefully you were able to enjoy the chance to watch this year’s Kentucky Derby event on May 3rd.  This historic event has taken place continuously since 1875 at the legendary Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky, attracting fans from across the world.

If you are looking for the award-winning Dodge Ram for sale near Ballwin, you need to visit the team at All-Star Dodge Ram today!  All-Star is the largest Dodge Ram dealer near Ballwin, MO and serves the entire St. Louis area.  Don’t miss out on owning the “Truck of the Year!”  Get into All-Star for a Dodge Ram test drive today.

 

2014 Dodge Ram Safety & Security Features

St. Louis Dodge Ram New Truck InventoryRam truck engineers like to use a two-fold approach when it comes to safety and security. This mind-set includes the latest passive and accident-avoidance features on the market, blended to give all Ram truck buyers the safest driving experience possible. Let’s take a look at some of these standard and available features!

For Ram 1500 models: Advanced multistage air bags, Anti-lock brake system (ABS), All-speed traction control, Auto-reverse sunroof, Auto-reverse window, BeltAlert, Brake Assist, Brake-lock differential system (BLDS), Brake Override, Brake/Park interlock, Child seat anchor system, Child-protection rear door locks, Crumple zones, Digressive load-limiting retractors, Electronic stability control (ESC), Energy-absorbing steering column, Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS), Front Park Assist, Height-adjustable front seat belts, Bi-halogen projector headlamps, HomeLink universal home security system transceiver, Hill-start Assist (HSA), Inside emergency release, Integrated trailer brake control, Interior head-impact protection, Keyless Enter ’n Go with passive entr, Knee bolsters, LED exterior lighting, Lock on Sync tire-pressure monitors, Navigation system, Occupant restraint controlle, ParkSense rear park assist, ParkView rear backup camera, Power-adjustable pedals, Remote Keyless Entry, Rain-sensing wipers, Rain brake support, Remote start, Safety cage body structure, Seat-belt pretensioners, Sentry Key engine immobilizer, Side-guard door beams, SmartBeam headlamps, Standard side-curtain air bags, Tire-pressure monitoring (TPM), Trailer-sway control, Uconnect system, Uconnect Voice Command, and Vehicle theft security alarm.

Take a closer look at each of these valuable safety and security features by visiting your new Dodge Ram dealer near Glendale, All-Star Dodge Ram today!  All-Star always carries the best selection of new and used Dodge Ram trucks in St Louis, plus the prices at All-Star are unbeatable.  Come by All-Star’s Bridgeton showroom and let our team take you for a 2014 Dodge Ram test drive!

 

 

The 2012 Dodge Ram Truck

dodge ram truck in MOAll Star Dodge Dealer home of a wide selection of new Dodge Ram trucks near Wood Riveris pleased to announce that test drivers agree the 2012 Ram 1500 delivers a smooth driving performance, which is a unique feature in the full-size pickup truck class. Granted the Dodge Ram is not as agile as a sports car, it’s ranked by reviewers as one of the smoothest-driving trucks around, thanks to its advanced suspension assembly.  Dodge Ram test drivers agree that the top-of-the-line Laramie Longhorn trim is as close as you can get to luxury car cabins. Dodge Ram truck designers did not reserve the luxury car appointment ONLY for the Laramie Longhorn trim- all of the Ram trim levels offer a high level of comfort and convenience features and options.

If you are in the market for a pickup truck that is as rugged as its image, but also want a vehicle with a car ride and luxury interior to perform as a safe and comfortable family road trim vehicle, then the 2012 Ram 1500 pickup Laramie Longhorn is the perfect selection.

The “Ram Tough” 1500 offers a great combination of upscale interior, smooth handling, and dependability as well as top safety features. The 2012 Dodge Ram also won the  2012 Best Full Size Pickup Truck for the Money award from U.S. News auto sources.

“Ram earns high marks for ride comfort, creative storage options, and abundant available power. … Any version of this large pickup is a Best Buy that should be at the top of your shopping list.” — Consumer Guide

“As American as college football rivalries, the full-size pickup truck segment has its share of staunch supporters. And those of you wearing the Dodge baseball caps and nylon jackets with the Ram symbol on them won’t get any argument from us; the … Ram 1500 is tough to beat.” — Edmunds