RAM is the pickup and work van arm of Dodge, which split off into its own brand in 2011.
Dodge has been one of the most respected truck makers in the business, and that legacy continues as you get the same quality craftsmanship and rugged performance you’ve come to expect and love. RAM will also keep the distinctive ram’s horn badge which prominently adorns the face of each truck they roll off the line.
For 2013, models under the RAM umbrella include the Dakota compact truck, 1500 full-size truck, 2500 & 3500 heavy-duty trucks, and several other commercial vehicles.
The Dakota is the smallest truck in the RAM lineup, distilling RAM truck reliability and power into an easier to digest package. It is one of only two compact/midsize trucks with an available V-8, and can tow up to 7,250 pounds - very high for trucks in this segment.
Getting significant updates for the 2013 model year was the RAM 1500 light-duty truck. The 1500 gets new engine and transmission options, which combine with improved aerodynamics and lost weight to improve fuel economy. There is also a new air suspension which can adjust the height of the truck depending on the situation. The unique RAMBox storage system remains, which places lockable storage boxes on the left and right sides of the bed around the wheel wells.
The RAM 2500 and 3500 round out the heavy-duty pickup offerings. They are similar in look to the 1500, sharing headlamps and fenders with the smaller truck, but they both feature a larger grille which helps to cool the engine when hauling. The 2500 and 3500 can both tow up to 19,950 pounds with a fifth-wheel hitch.