The Ram 1500 Classic: Why It Keeps Winning the Right Awards

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The Ram 1500 Classic is one of North America’s favourite pickup trucks. What makes The Ram 1500 such a great pickup, and a top seller year after year?


  1. A Powertrain that Makes Tough Jobs Easier 


Two powertrain options are available; a 3.6L Pentastar VVT V6, and a 5.7 HEMI VVT V8 option. The powerful V8 boasts a strong 395 horsepower and 410lb-ft of torque vehicle, paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and an optional FWD (four-wheel drive) system.


When it comes to raw strength, the Ram 1500 classic can tow up to 4,813kg (10,610lbs) and carry as much as 875kg (1,930lbs) in its rear bed, measuring 5.6 feet or 6.3 feet (depending on the model). Whatever tough jobs you have, the Ram 1500 Classic is your sure-footed, torque-filled and traction-delivering vehicle at every step.


  1. Design 


People tend to think of trucks like the Ram 1500 Classic as nothing but raw power machines. This Ram is certainly a powerhouse, but that’s not all there is to this truck. It’s also a masterpiece of exterior and interior design.


The exterior features bold, dynamic lines, a choice of different alloy wheels, and a confident, chiseled front and rear design that exudes power and presence. One can’t help but be in awe of this truck when you look at it from any angle.


On the inside, it gets even better. It’s a spacious, comfortable and ergonomically sound design. The gear shift is an easy-to-reach electronic rotary dial shifter, which frees up lots of extra room for storage and cupholders where you’d normally expect to find an automatic gear shifter.


  1. Comfort for the Crew, the Family, and More 


Whether you use the Ram 1500 Classic as your work or family vehicle, or both, the interior is a spacious environment with plenty of room for the driver and up to 4 passengers. Dual-zone automatic temperature control is a standard feature to ensure the perfect ambience front and back.


The front row gets the option of heated bucket seats with 10-way power adjustment and lumbar support. That’s a great addition for those who are in their trucks for extended periods during the day.


  1. Utility 


We touched on the additional interior storage, but what about that exterior flat bed? The Ram 1500 Classic features the class-exclusive RamBox® Cargo Management System. Not only do you get that 5.6-ft or 6.3-ft bed to store tools, materials and other gear, you get additional weather-proof and lockable storage space in the previously unused side rails of the RAM.


  1. Technology 


Just as the workplace has modernized on all fronts, so too is the 2021 Ram 1500 Classic ready to serve you in the 21st century. The Electronics Convenience Group package delivers an 8.4” infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, USB ports, AUX input and much more tech integrated right into the guts of this truck.




To learn more about the Ram 1500 Classic, which models we have in stock, and why it’s all the truck you need, get in touch with the friendly team here at Southbank today.


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