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Ram 1500 Classic

Even though Chrysler redesigned the Ram 1500 for 2019, the previous-generation Ram 1500 continues to be sold under the name “Ram 1500 Classic.” Surprisingly luxurious and refined, the Ram remains fully capable of doing dirty work when duty calls. A unique coil-spring rear suspension gives it a smooth ride and the interior is whisper-quiet.
Ram 1500 Classic Road Test

Even though Chrysler redesigned the Ram 1500 for 2019, the previous-generation Ram 1500 continues to be sold under the name “Ram 1500 Classic.”

Surprisingly luxurious and refined, the Ram remains fully capable of doing dirty work when duty calls. A unique coil-spring rear suspension gives it a smooth ride and the interior is whisper-quiet. Continued interior and powertrain improvements make the Ram a particularly well-rounded choice. You can also get a diesel.

All Ram 1500 Classics come with an efficient, slick-shifting eight-speed automatic, a pickup-truck exclusive. Most get a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 that delivers seamless power and still returns a class-average 15 mpg overall. A 3.6-liter V6 engine is standard, aiding fuel economy and a significant savings over the Hemi. It does an admirable job motivating this big truck, as long as your towing needs are modest.

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If you plan on towing a trailer, pay attention to the rear axle ratio; different ratios can change the tow rating by thousands of pounds. It will be cheaper and easier to buy the truck with the factory towing package and hitch rather than adding parts piecemeal on the aftermarket. Consider the air...
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