2014 RAM 1500 3.0L Diesel a $2850 Option With 420 Lb-ft

Ram is aiming straight for the heart of pickup truck buyers everywhere by bringing a new diesel engine to the 1500, which is officially rated at 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque.

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Top 10 Trucks for the Working Man (or Woman)

Several months back we posted an epic Top 10 list highlighting some of the priciest, most opulent and downright ludicrous pickups available on the market. Vehicles like the Cadillac Escalade EXT and Harley-Davidson F-150 are but a couple of the high-brow haulers we featured. Those vehicles – and we hesitate to call them trucks – are so over the top they spill into luxury-car territory.

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RAM 1500 Diesel Production to Begin in September

Originally revealed in February, RAM has announced that production on the RAM 1500 Diesel will begin September 2013.

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Why Your Pickup Truck's Tow Rating is BS

Trucks are big profit generators for automakers. The half-ton and heavy-duty pickup segments are probably the most fiercely competitive categories in the industry. Brands fight tooth and nail for every sale they can make. To move the metal they’re willing to leverage any and every competitive advantage no matter how small. Not surprisingly this winner-take-all mentality is delaying common-sense reform that benefits truck buyers.

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RAM Trucks Recalled for Parking Brake, Engine Cover

Chrysler is recalling roughly 9,300 Ram 1500 pickup trucks because the parking brakes might be insufficient. The brand is also recalling 7,000 heavy-duty pickups to replace their engine covers.

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Top 10 Trucks for Urban Cowboys

Once upon a time trucks were built for work. They had manual door locks, crank windows and AM radios, if they had any sound system at all. Leather seats, air conditioning and voice-activated distractions were out of the question. Like a framing hammer, pickups were simple and effective.

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2013 Nissan Frontier Gets Lower Price, Higher MPG

Along with V8 engines and the manual transmission, compact pickups are on the endangered automotive species list. To fend-off extinction, Nissan has made a few important changes to the 2013 Frontier to lift its sales.

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Chrysler Recalls 278,000 Trucks and SUVs for Rear Axle Issue

Chrysler announced a recall today for approximately 278,222 trucks and SUVs over an issue with the rear-axle differential. 

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2013 Ram 1500 Wins North American Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year

With nary another a truck in sight, the 2013 Ram 1500 has won the North American Truck/Utility vehicle of the year award. The RAM beats out the Mazda CX-5 and Ford C-Max for the honor – as though there was any doubt.

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2013 North American Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year Short List Announced

Finalists for this year’s North American Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year award were announced today — a combination that leaves little space for chunky workhorses from the Detroit 3.

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2013 RAM 1500 Gets Over 300 Mopar Accessories

The Ram 1500 got some styling updates as well as a new transmission option for 2013, and now Mopar is offering over 300 accessories ranging from added chrome goodies to tonneau covers. 

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Urban RAM Concept Gets 6.4L HEMI Power

The existing 5.7-liter HEMI in the RAM 1500 puts out 395 hp and 407 lb-ft of torque, but Mopar has decided to kick it up with the Urban RAM concept that will debut at the 2012 SEMA show, sporting a 6.4-liter HEMI sourced from the Challenger SRT8 that makes 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque.

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Chrysler Targeting Hispanic Market in New Commercials

To promote its 2013 Ram 1500 pickup, Chrysler is launching two new advertisement campaigns, with one targeting the Hispanic market. 

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RAM 1500, Dodge Dakota Recalled: 15,379 Units

Chrysler is recalling 15,379 units split between RAM 1500 pickups and Dodge Dakota utility vehicles because of a rear axle pinion nut that might be improperly manufactured.

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SRT Viper Buyers Offered Free Uconnect Trial

Chrysler will debut its new “Uconnect Access” service in the 2013 RAM 1500 pickup truck and 2013 SRT Viper supercar and will offer both groups of buyers a free trial of the service.

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