2015 RAM 1500 Review

2015 RAM 1500 

2015 RAM Key Features


  • Standard Torqueflite® 8 Eight-Speed Transmission
  • Best Fuel Economy of Any Full-Size Pickup
  • Class-Exclusive Active-Level? Four-Corner Air Suspension
  • Active Grille Shutters designed specifically to improve efficiency
  • Intuitive, class-exclusive rotary E-shift
  •  Motor Trend's Truck of the Year® two years running
  • Available Uconnect® Access System with 8.4-inch touchscreen
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Class-Exclusive Available All-Wheel Drive
  • Parksense® Front Park Assist System
 

We don't have to tell you there is no more competitive marketplace than the half-ton pick-up marketplace. In addition to the class-leading RAM 1500 - Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, and Toyota all offer a myriad of truck configurations ranging from entry level Regular Cab 4x2's starting around $26,000 - to Quad and Crew Cab 4x4's that can range above $60,000. So, to think that there is some cab/bed configuration, or pricing, or equipment advantage that any one of these trucks have over one another is simply false.

Every one of them can be equipped as a stripped down - manual windows, manual locks, vinyl-seat work truck (see the RAM 1500 Tradesman), a capable on and off-road people & gear hauler (see the RAM 1500 Outdoorsman), or the best of both worlds - a powerful trailer-hauler / luxury SUV loaded-up with all the bells and whistles (see the RAM 1500 Laramie Limited).

So what should you be comparing when looking for a new half-ton pick-up truck?  

  • You should be looking to see what the truck experts are saying
  • You should be looking for the manufacturer that stands behind their trucks the best
  • And you should certainly be searching for those few features that truly do separate one brand from the next


   
 

2015 Ram 1500 Review by Kelley Blue Book


The 2015 RAM 1500 Awards and Accolades:

  

U.S. News & World Report ranks the 2015 RAM 1500 #1 on its list of full-size pickup trucks. Reviewers noted its best-in-class ride, superior cabin materials, smooth transmission, and class-exclusive diesel engine as the features that won them over, along with the best combination of positive reviews and long-term ownership costs in its class. 
The Ram 1500 is the first ever back-to-back champion of Motor Trend's Truck of the Year award. With its air suspension and eight-speed automatic being factors that clenched its spot atop the 2013 Truck of the Year award - Motor Trend was blown away by the new engine offering. No tot mention being class-leading in almost every aspect of the truck. 
The Ward's 10 Best Engines competition was created to recognize outstanding powertrain achievement, world-class technologies and those rare engines that are so compelling they help sell the vehicle. The 3.0L Turbodiesel DOCH V6 in the Ram 1500 was one of this year's choices. This engine is the first modern light-duty diesel engine for a full-size pickup truck. 


What sets the 2015 RAM 1500 models apart from the competition?

A Multi-Link Coil-Spring Rear Suspension: Exclusive to RAM 1500 pick-up trucks, this upgrade to traditional leaf-spring rear suspensions delivers a better ride-quality than any of its competitors.

Available Active-Level 4-Corner Air Suspension:  Also exclusively available on RAM trucks, this valuable option delivers 3 benefits:

  • Automatically lowers the vehicle at highway speeds to reduce drag and increase efficiency
  • Allows the driver to raise and lower the vehicle to 5 ride-height settings - allowing easier entry and exit as well as additional off-road ground clearance
  • Automatic load leveling - under even the heaviest trailer loads

8-Speed Automatic Transmission: Chevy, Ford, Toyota, and even "professional grade" GMC half-ton pick-ups all come standard with a 6-speed automatic.  The RAM's standard 8-speed transmission keeps your truck in the best possible power band - improving torque when you're accelerating and fuel economy when you're not.  How valuable is the 8-speed? RAM will allow you to "downgrade" to last year's 6-speed transmission and rebate you $1,840!

Best-In-Class Powertrain Warranty: RAM stands behind the powertrains in these trucks for a full 5 years or 100,000 miles (to be fair, so does Chevrolet) - while Ford and Toyota only stand behind theirs for 5 years or 60,000 miles. 

RAM 3.0L EcoDiesel Engine: Delivering the best fuel economy of any full-size pick-up (EPA estimated 28 mpg) and 420 ft/lbs of cargo hauling torque, RAM is the only half-ton pick-up that offers a diesel engine option.

"With the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, you get a truck that's quick when you want it to be, efficient most all of the time, always comfortable loaded or unloaded, luxurious, and always ready to work. It's amazing how capable this truck is -- the more time I spend with it, the more I'm reminded why it's our first-ever back-to-back truck of the year winner." -from MotorTrend's review of the 2015 RAM 1500 vs. 2015 Chevy Silverado vs. 2015 FordF-150.

 


So, after comparing the Ford, Chevy, and Toyota Pick-ups to the 2015 RAM 1500, the choice is clear. The only thing left to decide is where to get your new RAM 1500 and Kasper Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM makes that decision easy just as easy. 

As the ONLY dealer in northern Ohio to include a FREE Lifetime Powertrain Warranty with every new and used vehicle they sell, you get the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you can enjoy your new RAM 1500 for years to come without the worry of costly powertrain repairs.

   
 
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