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The 2014 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty has won the Vincentric Best Value in Canada Award. This is the third year of its Best Value in Canada awards. To pick its “Best Value in Class,” Vincentric fastidiously scrutinizes objective data on vehicles in each segment of the market, factoring in everything from the cost of insurance and repair, to fuel consumption, maintenance and depreciation.
Chrysler's advanced-technology gearbox enables aggressive launches, smooth power delivery at highway speeds and greater fuel efficiency than a six-speed automatic transmission. Its ratios are:
Chrysler Canada: Ram’s commercial flagships – 2014 Chassis Cab lineup offers best-in-class towing and exclusive features
Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab trucks are the pinnacle of capability. Engineered and designed for extreme daily work, the Ram Chassis Cabs are products of a demanding environment and direct customer input. For 2014, Ram Chassis Cabs will pack a bigger punch with the introduction of a new 6.4-litre V8 gasoline engine.
Chrysler reports that the 2013 Ram 1500 delivers best-in-class fuel economy of 18 MPG city and 25 MPG highway with a truckload of pioneering, fuel-saving systems including a more fuel efficient and more powerful 3.6-liter V-6 engine and first-in-segment technologies: eight-speed automatic transmission, stop-start system, thermal management system, pulse-width modulation and active aerodynamics, including grille shutters and air suspension.
Ram 1500 delivers best-in-class fuel economy of 18 MPG city and 25 MPG highway with a truckload of pioneering, fuel-saving systems including a more fuel efficient and more powerful 3.6-litre V-6 engine and first-in-segment technologies: eight-speed automatic transmission, stop-start system, thermal management system, pulse-width modulation and active aerodynamics, including grille shutters and air suspension.
Chrysler Group LLC is creating a new commercial-truck division within its Ram truck brand to target fleet buyers and small businesses.
For 2011, Dodge has added the Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab trucks to its lineup which includes the Dakota, Ram 1500, and Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty pickups.
Engine choices are the 5.7-litre HEMI V-8 engine or the powerful 6.7-litre Cummins Turbo Diesel. The 5.7-litre HEMI engine offers a combination of power and fuel economy with 390 horsepower and 20 mpg highway. The Cummins Turbo Diesel-equipped Ram pickup, with major overhaul intervals of 350,000 miles, is the only heavy-duty pickup to meet 2011 EPA compliance rules without the need for a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF).
Ram Chassis Cab is offered in four cab-axle lengths (60, 84, 108 and 120 inches) for 4500/5500 and two cab-axle lengths (60 and 80 inches) for 3500.
Ram 3500 models feature two axles with three axle ratios (3.42, 3.73 and 4.10) while Ram 4500/5500 models have one axle with three axle ratios (4.10, 4.44 and 4.88). Ram trucks now have coil spring rear suspension on Ram 1500.
The backbone of 2010 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty pickups is a hydro-formed, fully boxed frame with advanced torsional rigidity and stiffness. A coil-spring suspension setup is used in the front of the vehicle, while the multi-leaf spring design is maintained in the rear for heavy-duty capability. Front and rear shocks and springs are tuned for optimum ride quality and capability.