The 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman is supposed to be “the cheap one,” but once you start spec’ing items like the big engine and towing packages that unlock the truck’s maximum capability, the price creeps up quickly. Meanwhile, the interior’s still pretty spartan. Here’s what that all-business configuration is like to drive.
Though an all-new 2019 Ram 1500 has already hit the market, the older “DS” platform truck isn’t going out without a fight. Ram just announced the new name of the 2019 version of the “outgoing” Ram: Ram 1500 Classic. And if you want a 2019 Ram with a regular cab, it’s your only option.
I’ve lamented many times the horrible road salt in Michigan, which is why I have decided to start a series called “True Survivors of Detroit” in which we applaud Motor City-area cars that—despite heavy corrosion and questionable structural rigidity—continue trudging on like champions. This week’s survivor: a…
What do you get when you want to lunch on a Raptor? You get a Tyrannosaurus Rex, naturally. This is the Ram TRX, complete with at least 575 horsepower, and Ram parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles just confirmed it’s going into production.
Are you really really rich, but also something of a moron with terrible taste? Is it difficult and exhausting to explain both how wealthy you are and how bad your decisions are to people you meet? I’m delighted to say that there’s an answer: the Aznom Atulux, the vehicle that answers the question of how to spend…
There are no details about a pocket Bible left in one of eight Ram trucks stolen from a Warren, Michigan assembly plant this month, other than that the Detroit Free Press reports it’s been preserved for DNA testing by police. But, because there has to be more to this story, we’re going to imagine how it got there.
We live in some odd times, where an automaker’s best selling and most profitable vehicle is having trouble finding customers. Some of the latest Ram trucks aren’t selling that well, which means some massive discounts for you.
Much of the idea of pickup trucks being performatively macho and aimed at cowboys and construction workers is thanks to marketing, rather than how a lot of trucks are actually used by everyday people. But the automakers work hard at those ideas, like how Fiat Chrysler apparently used six different types of hammer to…
The second-generation Dodge Ram established the big, macho and iconic look that continues to define truck design today, and it pushed the truck segment beyond the boring and square sedan-inspired aesthetic for good. But it almost didn’t happen.
Ram debuted an ad at the Super Bowl last night featuring the appropriated words of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. If you haven’t seen it, it was bad and dumb, and has been derided pretty much across the board. But it’s not just the use of King’s words to sell trucks that got it wrong—it’s what the rest of…
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The Super Bowl! It’s the big football game when all the brands try and make you feel deep feelings in hopes you’ll buy their dumb shit. I don’t want to speak for the man, but I’m guessing the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. wouldn’t have been a great fan, seeing as how he once said “the evils of capitalism are as real as…
At the Detroit Auto Show, I had the chance to talk with the director of Ram Truck Engineering, Rob Wichman, about the new 2019 Ram 1500. As there was a naked chassis just sitting on display, we got a close-up look at some of the nerdy bits of Ram’s new truck.
Check the clock. It may be time for Ram to finally give us the Hellcat-powered truck we don’t need or deserve, but that we want.
We’ve known that the new 2019 Ram 1500 pickup truck, called the “DT” platform, will get some significant design changes. But now we have a lot more info on what’s under the refreshed sheetmetal.
Few things are more hilarious and satisfying than seeing a vehicle do something outside of its intended use. Take pro drifter Chelsea DeNofa’s diesel pickup truck, for example. He drifts the truck, too. I mean, why not?
Combining the versatile body of a Jeep Wrangler with the beefy, Cummins-powered chassis of a Ram 2500 sounds like a brilliant idea. Maybe. But someone in New Jersey did just that, and the result is one of the strangest looking Jeeps I’ve ever seen.
Call it a guilty pleasure if you must, but there is just something about the second-generation Dodge Ram that won’t let my subconscious rest.
It’s a tale as old as time: man loves sweet new truck, man drives truck off a jump, relatively stock truck breaks on impact. Stock trucks really aren’t made to jump off dunes. Here’s another example of what happens when you try it anyway.