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 |  Apr 03 2014, 12:38 PM

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The Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups can now be had with the more aggressive Black package.

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 |  Nov 12 2013, 9:03 PM

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Chrysler has developed a patent-pending technology that mimics human lungs in order to enhance its CNG tank capacities.

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 |  Nov 09 2013, 11:01 AM

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The Chrysler Group is issuing three recalls on nearly 1.2-million pickup trucks in order to inspect and repair misaligned tie-rod assemblies.

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 |  Oct 02 2013, 7:32 AM

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The Chrysler Group is recalling the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and various Ram light- and heavy-duty pickups to repair the software controlling instrument cluster illumination.

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 |  Jun 14 2013, 10:32 AM

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Chrysler announced its sixth recall over the last two weeks on Thursday. The most recent involved a software glitch on over 1,200 Ram pickup trucks from the 2013 model year. 

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 |  May 16 2013, 12:01 PM

Survey Says...


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Since its founding in 1936, Consumer Reports has become the go-to source for shoppers. From new refrigerators to bottles of wine, Blue-ray players to homeowner’s insurance, if it’s on the market it’s likely the non-profit organization has scientifically tested it. Of course the consumer watchdog is probably most famous for its vehicle reliability ratings.

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 |  Dec 07 2012, 2:08 PM

Ever more stringent CAFE requirements in the U.S. and CO2 regulations in Europe are squeezing automakers like never before. They’re turning to technologies and fuels they would have never considered just 10 years ago. What’s Honda’s strategy to meet these standards?

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 |  Mar 07 2012, 4:01 PM

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Dodge has released pricing on their 2012 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Compressed Natural Gas pickup truck, starting at $47,500 including a $995 destination charge.

The Dodge Ram 2500 HD CNG will go head-to-head with the recently announced Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra HD Pickups with CNG capability. The Ram 2500 HD CNG will be available as a crew cab 4×4 model in either SL or SLT trim level.

Chrysler also announced that the CNG-only range on the Ram 2500 HD will be around 255 miles and the backup supply of gasoline will allow it to travel an additional 367 miles. Under the hood of the Ram HD CNG is a 5.7L Hemi V8 with compressed gas storage tanks and an eight-gallon backup gasoline tank. The truck will automatically switch from CNG to gasoline once the CNG tanks are emptied.

While CNG does offer significant savings, it’s worth mentioning that there are only about 1,500 CNG fueling stations in the US – and only half of those are accessible to the public. If you think remembering which local gas station has diesel is a pain, CNG might not be a great option for you.

Comparatively speaking, the base 2012 Ram 2500 ST crew cab 4×4 with a 5.7L Hemi V8 starts at $36,300. So there is over a $10,000 premium to fetch yourself a CNG variant, while you’ll save about $1.25 per gallon equivalent of gas when using CNG. Worth it? That’s up to you.

GALLERY: 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 Heavy Duty CNG

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