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Uconnect, What It Does (Better): 30 Days Of The 2013 Ram 1500
Uconnect, What It Does (Better): 30 Days Of The 2013 Ram 1500

If you're familiar with any recent Chrysler products, you've probably seen or experienced Uconnect already. If not, you're in for a treat. Visually pleasing, simple and straightforward to use, but still capable and powerful, the Uconnect infotainment system in our 30-day test vehicle is among the...Read More»

2013 Ram 1500 Off Road: 30 Days Of Ram
30 Days Of The 2013 Ram 1500: Off-Roading At Superlift ORV Park

One of the truest tests of any 4x4 pickup truck is its ability to safely navigate rough terrain. What better place to test a truck's abilities than at one of America's top off-road parks, Superlift ORV Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. After making its way from Atlanta to Little Rock, the hardest...Read More»

Our 'workhorse' configured 2013 Ram 1500.
30 Days Of 2013 Ram 1500: Build & Configure, Workhorse Edition

With an amazing array of cab, bed, drive, and engine options, picking a new pickup can be tough--which features do you really need, and which can you do without, or which do you want to avoid altogether? Fortunately, we've spent enough time with the Ram this month to have a good idea of what works...Read More»

30 Days Of 2013 Ram 1500
30 Days Of 2013 Ram 1500: Gas Mileage, So Far

As we roll through our 30-day road test of the 2013 Ram 1500, we're ready to file our first report on the big reason we chose a V-6 instead of one of the Ram's better-known V-8s. Gas mileage isn't usually the first step in the decision tree when it comes to buying a pickup truck. If gas mileage is...Read More»

30 Days of 2013 Ram 1500 truck tent
30 Days Of 2013 Ram 1500: Camping In Your Truck

We've pitched a few tents in our time, and we're no strangers to camping. Still, when a 2013 Ram 1500 pulled into the driveway with plans to stick around for a month, we realized we'd never tested a truck-bed tent. We crossed that off the vehicular to-do list this past weekend, when we split our 30...Read More»

30 Days Of The 2013 Ram 1500
3,663* Things To Carry, Tow, Or Haul: 30 Days of 2013 Ram 1500

When you're used to driving every carlike crossover and coupelike SUV under the sun in a six-month span, a full-size truck can be a welcome relief. And a huge switch. We're making that switch this month with our 30 Days of the 2013 Ram 1500, and we're asking lots of questions. Some that come to...Read More»

2013 Ram 1500
Ram 1500 Vs. Ram HD: When Do You Need Heavy Duty?

If you haven't shopped for a full-size truck in a few years, it's possible you've missed that there's a war going on. With each redesign, these light-duty pickups—like the Ford F-150, the Chevy Silverado 1500, the GMC Sierra 1500, and even the 2013 Ram 1500 SLT that we're driving now for 30...Read More»

2013 Ram 1500 configurator
Ultimate Ram For The Road: 30 Days Of 2013 Ram 1500

We're still getting up to speed with the 2013 Ram 1500 we'll be driving for most of May, and while we get familiar, we also wonder how we would have built our own personal truck if we'd stopped into a dealer and started picking and choosing for a variety of duties. What would it have it were the...Read More»

30 Days of 2013 Ram 1500
30 Days Of 2013 Ram 1500: The Best Things In Life Are Free--At Least On Craigslist

Money can't buy everything, it's true. Want proof? Buy a pickup truck. You might become every moving friend's best friend overnight, but you can also get lots of free stuff, just by keeping an open eye. And maybe an open mind. To do so, you'll have to be a frequent follower of the bottom-feeding...Read More»

30 Days of 2013 Ram 1500
The Ride So Far: 30 Days Of Ram 1500

You know by now that The Car Connection is spending this month in the sturdy embrace of the 2013 Ram 1500. As we round up on week one, we're already finding some favorite features of the revamped pickup truck, with a quibble or two reinforced from our first drives last year. When we drove the 2013...Read More»

2004 Dodge Ram SRT-10
5 Most Wanted Ram Trucks: 30 Days Of Ram 1500

We're spending this month with a 2013 Ram 1500, but while we're focusing on what makes the full-sizer one of our top-rated pickups, we're also taking a look back into history for the five Chrysler pickup trucks we'd have all over again. The Ram's history is just as cloudy as the past for the big...Read More»

30 Days of the 2013 Ram 1500
30 Days Of The 2013 Ram 1500

With all the high-performance roadsters we take for joyrides, and all the supersedans we cruise, It's easy to forget how good today's full-size pickup trucks have become. We're not going to forget this month, because for the next 30 days, The Car Connection is going in-depth with the 2013 Ram 1500...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 300
Chrysler Recalls 200,000 Cars, SUVs, Trucks In 6 Campaigns

Chrysler is recalling more than 200,000 vehicles in the U.S. to address a variety of complaints. The six separate recalls involve Chrysler and Dodge cars, Dodge and Jeep SUVs, and Ram 1500 and heavy-duty trucks. Airbag warning light recall In the largest safety recall, some 119,000 2011 and 2012...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 1500
Chrysler Recalls 278,000 Pickups And SUVs Over Loose Rear Axle Fastener Issue

Chrysler is conducting a voluntary safety recall of 278,000 of its pickup trucks and SUVs to fix potentially loose rear axle fasteners. This recall adds to a recall last October of some 44,000 Ram pickups and Dodge Dakota SUVs for the same issue. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety...Read More»

2013 Ram 1500
2014 Ram 1500 Gets 3.0L Diesel

While Chrysler’s Ram Truck brand already claims to deliver best-in-class fuel economy with its Ram 1500 pickup, there’s still room for improvement. In the third quarter of this year, Ram will introduce an industry-first small displacement diesel into its line of half-ton pickups. The...Read More»

Still from 'Road', an ad for the 2013 Ram 1500
A Tale Of Two Ads For the 2013 Ram 1500: Video

Chrysler has unveiled a new series of ads for the 2013 Ram 1500 pickup. Ordinarily, that wouldn't be such big news, but this is only the second national campaign for the Ram since 2009, when Chrysler spun off the Ram into its own line. What's also interesting is the fact that Chrysler has created...Read More»

1994 Dodge Ram
Patriot Acts: The Most Important American Cars Of The Past 25 Years

When history takes a look at the brand-new cars (and trucks) of the past 25 years, it won't be kind to many of them. So many nameplates failed to launch, a whole dealership in a parallel universe could be filled with the copies that went quietly to fleet sales or corporate use. That parking lot...Read More»

2012 Ram 1500 Express Crew Cab
2012 Ram 1500 Recalled For Spare Tire Issue

There's good news and bad news for owners of the 2012 Ram (formerly Dodge Ram). The bad news is that the Ram 1500 pickup has been recalled for a problem with its spare tire. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some Ram trucks from the 2012 model year...Read More»

2013 Ram 1500, 2012 New York Auto Show
2013 Ram 1500 Live Photos: 2012 New York Auto Show

Especially if the exterior of the refreshed 2013 Ram 1500 (formerly Dodge Ram) is the first thing you see, you might wonder what's new—save for maybe a front-end touch-up and a new grille. But here, first impressions are deceiving. On the inside, the 2013 Ram 1500 gets a much-improved design;...Read More»

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