RAM TRUCKS AND VANS

WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR IN A PICKUP TRUCK?

Choosing the right pickup truck for the job helps maximize your productivity. Before you start your vehicle search, consider the types of cargo you carry or tow, whether you typically drive on poorly maintained roads or in harsh weather conditions and if your truck is for work or for personal use.

TOWING AND PAYLOAD

When you use your pickup truck to tow or haul, keep its Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or GVWR, in mind. This refers to the combined weight of the truck, driver, passengers and all cargo.

PERFORMANCE AND EFFICIENCY

Choosing the best engine and transmission for your pickup truck depends on how you’ll be using it. Consider the following for the optimal balance of performance and efficiency.

SEATING

If you have to transport a crew to a jobsite or want to use your work vehicle to take your family out on the town, Ram trucks come in several cab sizes: Regular, Crew, Quad Cab® and Mega Cab®.

TRUCK CAB SIZES


Different types of truck cabs meet different needs. Generally, regular cab pickup trucks accommodate more payload, while larger cabs offer a more passenger-oriented experience. A Regular Cab truck features two doors and one row of seating for up to three passengers. Quad Cab®, Mega Cab® and Crew Cab trucks feature two rows of seating for up to six passengers. Note that the Mega Cab comes with the most interior volume and passenger room but is only available in a 6'4" box configuration.

TRUCK USES

Whether your pickup truck will be used for recreation or on a worksite, knowing how you’ll use your pickup truck is an important factor when choosing the right one.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF TRUCKS?

HALF-TON TRUCKS

Half-ton trucks, also called light-duty trucks, are typically pickup trucks with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of up to 8,500 pounds. The Ram 1500 is a half-ton truck that offers an ideal balance between towing capacity and vehicle size. It’s well-suited for most jobs that require equipment you can load into the bed yourself.

HEAVY-DUTY (HD) TRUCKS

For bigger jobs, the Ram 2500—a three-quarter ton truck and Ram 3500—a one ton truck, also called heavy-duty trucks, offer impressive towing and hauling capacities as well as enhanced engine power. The Ram 3500 is also available in single- or dual-rear-wheel configurations.

RAM TRUCKS FAQ

Both have their benefits. In the United States, gasoline tends to be cheaper than diesel fuel and is often easier to find at fuel stations. Diesel fuel tends to yield better mileage, particularly when driving on highways.

If you’re towing something heavy such as a horse trailer, you’ll want to look for a Ram truck equipped with dual rear wheels. The Ram 3500 is available with dual rear wheels and, when equipped with the available 6.7L Cummins® High-Output Turbo Diesel I6 engine, can tow a maximum of up to 35,100 pounds with confidence.

The Crew Cab on a Ram truck is designed for transporting a work crew in comfort. It features four doors and two rows of seating for up to six passengers, with generous headroom and legroom.

The cab, or cabin, refers to the driving compartment of a truck and contains the vehicle controls and seating. Most cabs will seat a driver and at least one passenger.

A Regular Cab, or standard-sized cab, features two doors and one row of seating for up to three passengers.

Ram trucks come in several different cab sizes to accommodate your needs: Regular, Crew, Quad Cab® and Mega Cab®. A Regular Cab can seat up to three passengers, while the Quad Cab®, Crew Cab and Mega Cab® feature two rows of seating for up to six passengers.