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Ram

Once part of the Dodge product line, Ram is Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s truck brand, encompassing pickup trucks and commercial vans. The Ram has always played second fiddle to the mainstay trucks from General Motors and Ford, but it has its strengths. Both the regular and heavy-duty trucks have coil-spring suspensions, which give them very comfortable rides. The turbodiesel V6 delivers class-leading fuel economy in the Ram 1500, while the gas V6 and V8 engine each have plenty of grunt. The eight-speed automatic transmission is excellent, as is the available Uconnect 8.4 touch-screen system. Reliability has not been a strong suit as of late.