Ram 1500 vs. Ram 1500 Classic: Which One is Right for You?

When it comes to Ram trucks, there are a lot of options to consider. If you’re thinking about buying a new Ram truck, you first need to ask yourself if you want the Ram 1500 or the Ram 1500 Classic. While both get you the exceptional quality and durability of a Ram truck, the differences are more than skin deep. Let’s have a look at what makes each one tick.

Ram 1500

The new Ram 1500  takes everything you know and love about Ram trucks and kicks it up a notch. With its 3.6-litre Pentastar® V6 gas engine or 5.7-litre HEMI® V8 engine, the Ram 1500 has unbeatable power and towing capability. Plus, getting at 12.1L/100 km in the city and 9.7L/100 km on the highway (or 16.1L/100 km city and 11.0L/100 km highway for the V8), you don’t have to sacrifice power for fuel economy. The Ram 1500 also comes equipped with all of the latest standard and available options inside and out, such as aerodynamic design, large, stylish interior with leather and wood trim, and state-on-the-art technology. With eight different trims to choose from, such as the Tradesman, Limited, or Sport, it’s easy to find the package that suits your needs and desires. It’s no wonder that MotorTrend named the Ram 1500 Truck of the Year for three years in a row.

Ram 1500 Classic

Though based on the older model Ram trucks, the Ram 1500 Classic is no relic, being a thoroughly modern take on a classic design. Like the Ram 1500, the Ram 1500 Classic boasts a 3.6L V6 or 5.7L V8 engine under the hood. While the maximum payload and towing capacity of the Ram 1500 Classic don’t quite match that of the Ram 1500, it’s no slouch with 305 horsepower (or 395hp for the V8). The Ram 1500 Classic’s interior features simpler styling, but still has all of the modern available features and conveniences, such as the Uconnect® multimedia centre, customizable 7-inch display, rear back-up camera, media hub, and passive entry system.  While the Ram 1500 Classic comes in slightly fewer available trims, it also comes at a lower price than the Ram 1500.

Whether you choose the Ram 1500 or Ram 1500 Classic, you’re sure to get a rugged, safe, reliable pickup. Southbank Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Ottawa carries both the Ram 1500 and Ram 1500 Classic in various trims to suit your needs and budget. Come in or contact us to schedule a test drive and see which one is right for you.