2014 Ram 1500 Named AutoGuide.com Truck of the Year

After putting the new crop of 2014 half-tons to the test, AutoGuide.com has chosen the Ram 1500 as our 2014 Truck of the Year. 

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2014 AutoGuide.com Truck of the Year

The half-ton truck industry is booming, reporting sales numbers akin to those seen before the gloom of the 2008 recession set in. That also means that many businesses and handy men who purchased a new truck pre-2008 are about ready to trade in for a new workhorse, and automakers are happy to oblige.

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Chrysler Improves CNG Tanks With Human Lungs

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

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Chrysler Recalls 1.2 Million Ram Pickups for Tie-Rod Issues

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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Chrysler Reveals Mopar-Modified 2013 SEMA Vehicles

Chrysler has revealed four Mopar-modified vehicles that will be heading to this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

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2014 Ram 1500 Named Truck of Texas

The Ram 1500 was once again named the Truck of Texas with the Ram brand taking home the honor of being the Truck Line of Texas.

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Chrysler Teasing 2013 SEMA Display Vehicles

Chrysler has released a series of teaser images showing off what we can expect at this year’s SEMA Show in its traditionally large booth space.

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Real World MPG Fuel Economy Database

Although all vehicles roll off of showroom floors with EPA certified fuel efficiency ratings, as the famous saying goes ‘individual results may vary’.

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Chrysler Recalls 142,800 Pickups, SUVs for Software Defect

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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Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Enthusiasm 'Almost Unprecedented'

Reaction to the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has been so positive that the American automaker is unsure if it will be able to keep up with demand.

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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel to Get 27 MPG Combined

When the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel hits dealerships next year it will dominate the segment when it comes to fuel economy, with the brand estimating an incredible 27 MPG combined.

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Rumble Bee Tours Dealer Shows for Feedback

The Ram 1500 Rumble Bee concept is heading to dealer shows where  Chrysler will gather feedback that will play a heavy hand in deciding whether or not it will be mass-produced. 

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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Review

Diesel pickups are nothing new. All of the domestics offer turbodiesel engines in their heavy-duty trucks, where the diesel’s load-lugging ability is put to best use — in fact, it was the Cummins six-cylinder diesel engine that put Ram (formerly Dodge) pickups on the map.

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2013 RAM 1500 Review – Video

It is a great time to be a truck guy right now. There are new sport trucks being introduced, diesel has found its way back into the segment at every level and R&D dollars are hard at work looking for new technologies to make trucks tough, while being economical at the same time.

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Ram Rumble Bee Concept Debuts at Woodward

Ram has introduced a new sport-truck concept known as the Rumble Bee, a modern take on a classic trim package. 

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Ram Teases Rumble Bee Truck Concept in Photos

It looks like Ram is firing a shot back at Ford’s F-150 Tremor sport truck with a new version of the Rumble Bee, revealed partially in a set of teaser images that the company released. 

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Ram Truck Concept Coming to Woodward Dream Cruise

Chrysler announced plans today to bring over 70 vehicles to this year’s Woodward Dream Cruise including a new concept from the Ram truck division. 

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2014 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel Will Tow up to 9,200 Pounds

RAM has announced that its 2014 1500 EcoDiesel will be able to tow up to 9,200 lbs, as much as most HEMI-powered RAM models.

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How the Ram 1500's Diesel Almost Wound Up in the Cadillac CTS

Ram recently announced its new 1500 diesel model, powered by a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6; but the story behind that engine’s development actually involves one of the American automaker’s major competitors.

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Chrysler Recalls Over 71,000 Vehicles in New Campaigns

A new series of recalls by  Chrysler was announced by the U.S. safety regulators today.

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Ram 1500 Black Express Arrives With Attitude This Month

Ram has introduced the “Black Express” model for its 2013 1500 pickup, which the American automaker bills as the “baddest-looking factory-built truck on the market.”

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2013 Chrysler Minivans Recalled for Airbag Defect

A total of 282,200 Chrysler minivans are being recalled because the side airbags can deploy on the wrong side in the event of an accident.

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Top 10 Pickup Truck Innovations

Pickup trucks are tools that need to be durable, dependable, and most of all, useful.

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Commute, Toy or Destroy – Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Vs Ford F-150 Vs Ram 1500

We are back with this week’s installment of AutoGuide’s newest, interactive weekly feature ‘Commute, Toy or Destroy’.

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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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Chrysler Recalls 1,200 Ram Pickups for Software Glitch

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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2012 Ram 4500, 5500 Recalled for Front Axle Issue

Chrysler is issuing a recall for 6,900 Ram pickup trucks from the 2012 model year for an issue with the front axle.

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Ram Considering Luxury Truck Above Laramie Longhorn

There was a time when the term “luxury pickup truck” seemed like an oxymoron, but premium pickups are in high demand these days.

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Ram Branded Fiat Doblo to Arrive by Year's End

Fiat’s dominion over Chrysler will soon send another Italian product to North America.

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Superman-Themed Ram Pickup Promotes New Movie

Ram and Warner Bros. have collaborated to build a Superman-themed Ram 2500 Power Wagon promoting the upcoming Superman movie.

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Top 10 Least Reliable Cars and Trucks

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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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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Top 10 Best-Selling Vehicles for April 2013

The sales numbers are in for April 2013, and we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 best-selling cars for last month.

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Chrysler Profits Plummet 65 Percent in First Quarter

Chrysler reported its first quarter profits today: $166 million, which represents a 65 percent drop over the same time last year.

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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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Detroit Red Wings Themed Ram Trucks Continue

The NHL is running a compressed season, but at least one thing is the same as last year: there will be Detroit Red Wings themed Ram trucks again.

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Beam Me Up, Conti! Testing Tomorrow's Car Tech, Today

Adaptive cruise control, emergency brake assist and blind-spot monitoring were the stuff of science fiction just a decade ago, but today these features are available on many reasonably priced, mass-market vehicles. Pushing driver assistance even further, Continental is developing a suite of advanced technologies with some pretty amazing capabilities.

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Chrysler Considering Ford SVT Raptor Competitor

Mopar and Chrysler have been working tightly to offer aftermarket components on factory vehicles, and now the two are considering a production truck that would rival the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor.

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2014 Ram ProMaster Priced, Starts at $26,030

Ram released pricing for its new work van, the ProMaster, which will start with a base MSRP of $26,030 for a chassis cab model, not including a destination charge of $995.

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Top 10 Worst Engine Names Ever

The engine found inside a vehicle usually receives a name based on some sort of manufacturer specific numbering and lettering convention. However, every once in a while a manufacturer will feel a little fiery and give that new hunk of metal an actual, proper name.

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Ram 'Farmer' Commercial Tops 2013 YouTube Super Bowl Ad Blitz Contest

With more than 61 million YouTube views on the top five Ad Blitz commercials, the Ram Truck brand took home the top ranking with 18 million views on its ‘Farmer” ad.

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Ford, Chevy and Toyota: No Plans for Diesel Half-Tons

Chrysler’s Ram truck brand announced an industry first diesel engine option in the Ram 1500 today, a move which the company’s rivals will be watching closely, though none of them have any plans to emulate. 

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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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RAM 1500 Becomes Industry-First Half-Ton Diesel Pickup

Recently emancipated and breaking new ground, Chrysler’s Ram pickup truck brand just announced that the RAM 1500 pickup truck will be available this year with a diesel V6. 

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Ram 1500 to Gain Diesel Engine

Chrysler’s Ram truck brand will break new ground in the half-ton pickup truck category tomorrow, announcing it will be first to offer a diesel engine in the hotly contested segment.

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2014 Ram ProMaster Debuts in Chicago With Diesel Power, European Looks

Taking the fight to the new Ford Transit and the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Ram just unveiled the new 2014 ProMaster which is based on the European-sold Fiat Ducato. 

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Are American Cars Reliable, And Does It Even Matter?
It’s 2013, but stereotypes of American vehicles from the ‘70s still linger in the automotive industry, with buyers wondering if domestic cars can ever be as reliable as imports.

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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 Ram 3500 Blows Away Competition With 30,000 Pound Tow Rating

In the continued battle for dominance in the heavy duty truck segment, Chrysler’s Ram brand has set a new benchmark that won’t be easy for its rivals to match.

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Top 10 Best Selling Vehicles of 2012

2012 was the best-selling year for automakers since 2007, marking the third year in a row that sales have increased. So now is a great time to look back at the best-selling vehicles from last year.

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10 Best Engines List Revealed by Ward's Auto for 2013

Each year, Ward’s Auto grabs ten of its editors to evaluate 40 new or significantly upgraded engines to determine the best engines of the model year. The list has just been revealed, with a continuing trend of four-cylinders finding their way onto the list. Here’s Ward’s Auto 10 Best Engines for 2013 in no particular order.

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RAM Marks 2M Cummins Engines, Marchionne Speaks to Diesel's Future

It wasn’t so long ago that diesel engines conjured images of black smoke belching trucks with exhaust stacks sticking out the sides.

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2014 Ram ProMaster Confirmed as Fiat-Based Cargo Van

Ram is getting in on the commercial van action, announcing today that the brand is bringing a Fiat Ducato based van to the market. 

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Chrysler Commits to Smaller, More Efficient V6

Speaking at a media event in Detroit today Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed suspicions that there will be more versions of the company’s award-winning Pentastar V6.

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Chrysler CEO Talks Trucks, Engines and Europe

Chrysler made a series of big announcements today at its Mack I Engine Plant in Detroit. 

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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: 2012 SEMA Show

Meant to intimidate at high speed, the Urban RAM concept on display at the 2012 SEMA Show features a big naturally aspirated HEMI, and a body kit to match. 

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Consumer Reports' Latest Survey Shows More of the Same and a Few BIG Surprises

The numbers have been tallied and the data compiled in Consumer Reports’ latest Auto Reliability Survey. Toyota has a lot to be happy about but Ford has taken a tumble.

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