Ram is a sub-branch of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles that specializes in the production of vans and pickup trucks. The Ram 1500 is perhaps the best ranking pickup truck in the US and the world. The current versions boast a ton of new high-tech equipment, as well as a hybrid powertrain.
It doesn’t matter what kind of truck or van you are looking for; Ram offers a variety of from the heavy-duty performers the Ram 2500/3500 with a capability to tow up to 35,000 pounds to the Promaster van fit for plumbers, handymen, and delivery guys. Here’s a list of 10 of the best Dodge Ram models on the market.
10 2019 Dodge Ram 1500
The Dodge Ram 1500 is immensely capable and comes in a new streamlined styling that offers an incomparable ride experience. The 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 competes with the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Ford F-150, and the GMC Sierra 1500.
The Ram 1500 is quite easy to drive despite its size. The new 2020 version comes with a redesigned sleek body equipped with an impressive interior that rivals many top-end luxury SUVs without compromising on its off-road capabilities. Prospective owners can also choose between the gas and a 48-volt hybrid engine. The 2019 Ram 1500 also offers an optional 3.0L diesel variant, also known as the Eco diesel.
9 Dodge Ram 2500-3500
The Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 are designed for one job — thrive in extreme weather. The Ram 2500 and 3500 can handle anything, from dirty oil well jobs to ferrying the family for a picnic. While they are specifically designed for towing and hauling heavy things, both the 2500 and 3500 are available with variable features and configurations.
Both these trims have multiple engines to choose from; the standard Hemi V8 comes with a 6.4L producing 410hp with an option of 6.7L diesel making 850 lb-ft torque. The diesel version pairs with a 6-speed automatic transmission while the gasoline version mates with and 8-speed automatic transmission.
8 2021 Dodge Dakota
The original Dodge Dakota died in 2011; however, Dodge is planning a new mid-size pickup truck that will reincarnate as the 2020 Dodge Dakota. The Dakota is much cheaper and smaller in size than the Ram 1500. The details about its engine are still scanty; however, it will closely relate to the Jeep Gladiator with a build that is smaller than the half a ton Ram chassis.
It's also expected to come with a 3.6L V6 with either a rear-wheel or four-wheel drive system that pairs with 8-speed automatic transmission. It will compete with the Toyota Tacoma, Chevrolet Colorado, and the Ford Ranger.
7 Dodge Ram Promaster
The Dodge Promaster was Dodge’s grand plan to satisfy Plumbers, Delivery guys, and the Handymen market, and it was a success. The Promaster design and power effectively satisfy and fit their line of work. The Promaster comes in several trims, and potential owners can choose between a low, high, extended roof or a 159-inch wheelbase variant.
The Dodge Ram Promaster comes with one powertrain, a 3.6L V6 producing 280hp paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Promaster runs on a front-wheel-drive system. The Promaster Van doesn’t have a good driving position; its maneuverability is also wanting compared to its closest competitions. However, it picks top points for its low- load floor and great forward visibility.
6 Dodge Promaster City
The Dodge Promaster City is an acclaimed inner-city winner offering the best in cargo volume. It brings with it its European roots to the streets of America. The Promaster city makes a great addition to any fleet. It comes in two variations, as a passenger wagon or as a cargo van.
Both these versions run on a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine with a 9-speed automatic transmission. The Promaster City, just like the Promaster, runs on a front-wheel-drive system. The Promaster City appeals to a wide customer base due to extra features and accessories it offers, including integrated cargo tie-downs, among others.
5 Dodge Ram 1500 Rebel
The Dodge Ram rebel is a performance version of the Ram 1500 truck. The concept for the truck was approved for development earlier on in the year, and prospective owners should be looking out for Rebel truck in 2020. The Dodge Ram 1500 Rebel is a direct competition for the Ford Raptor due to its V8 power along with steering, suspension, and design tweaks.
Yet to be confirmed, the 1500 Rebel is expected to have a 5.7L HEMI V8 engine paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. It currently generates 395hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. It’s going to ride on Bilstein shocks and have a quite high ride height.
4 Dodge Ram 2500 Power Wagon
The Power Wagon name came back in 2005, officially becoming Dodge Ram Power Wagon in 2013. This truck is a Dodge Ram 2500 variant designed for off-road. The Dodge 2500 Power Wagon packs a 5.7L HEMI V8 engine equipped with electronically controlled locking differentials.
In 2014, Dodge added more power to the Power Wagon with a 6.4L HEMI V8 generating 410hp. Its suspension is also specifically tuned for off-road driving with 33-inch all-terrain tires, a factory lift, an electronically disconnecting front sway bars. The Power wagon originally came with two transmission variants, a manual and an automatic, but in 2010, Dodge introduced a 6-speed automatic transmission.
3 Dodge Ram 1500 eTorque
Pick-up trucks are transforming, and it’s no longer enough to have them for hauling and towing. The Dodge 1500 eTorque is your typical 1500 but with a hybrid. It's arguably the best when it comes to balancing its off-road and hauling capabilities, with the luxuries you’d get of a mid-size luxury sedan.
The eTorque comes with a mild-hybrid system matted on a 5.7 HEMI V8 engine. With its 8-speed automatic transmission and electric car off-the-line immediacy, it feels more energetic and eager compared to a turbocharged Ford F-150.
2 2019 Dodge Ram 3500 Limited
Two words sum up what this truck is all about—Big and powerful. The Mega cab model comes with an optional diesel 6.7L turbo-charged cummings in-line 6-cylinder engine. This monster is capable of 1,000 lbs-ft of torque on models with the cummings engine, which is impressive.
It is also available in several variants from its base Tradesman model to the Bighorn and the Laramie Longhorn. The 3500 Big Horn variant is available in Regular, Crew, or Mega Cab options. However, across the lineup, the 6.4 HEMI is standard with the turbo-charged 6.7L Cummins being optional.
1 2019 Dodge Ram HD Chassis Cab
In 2019, Dodge lifted its veil on its HD pickup truck line up. The Chassis cab is designed for heavy-duty applications with a line up that included the 3500, 4500 and 5500 models. Don’t get fooled that it is the same copy of Ram’s HD trucks with their beds removed.
The Chassis cab is a purpose-design with the capability of accommodating a wide range of up-fits as well as wider applications. It comes with the familiar 6.4L HEMI V8 making 410hp. While it’s slightly bigger, it's about 120 lb lighter than the outgoing models. Prospective owners also get a ton of tech, including a suite of available driver-assist features that are exclusive for this class.