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2012-2015 Ram Pickups Recalled To Fix Seatbelts, Airbags; 1.9 Million Vehicles Affected
2012-2015 Ram Pickups Recalled To Fix Seatbelts, Airbags; 1.9 Million Vehicles Affected

It's been an interesting few days for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on the recall front. On Friday, the company recalled 1.4 million vehicles to shield them from hackers, and over the weekend, it reached a $105 million settlement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to resolve...Read More»

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Breaking: FCA Recalls 1.4 Million Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Vehicles Over Hacking Concerns

Earlier this week, we reported on a vulnerability in Chrysler's Uconnect system that allowed two hackers to remotely control a Jeep Cherokee. (They could've chosen any number of vehicles from a wide range of automakers, but determined that the Cherokee was best suited for their demonstration.) To...Read More»

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2013 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Ram 1500 Recalled For Transmission Flaw

Chrysler has issued a voluntary recall for select 2013 models of the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, and Ram 1500. According to a statement from the automaker, transmission shafts in some of those vehicles could be prone to breakage: Output shafts installed in some model-year 2013 vehicles were shaped...Read More»

2013 Ram 1500 Off Road: 30 Days Of Ram
Looking Back At Our 30 Days With The 2013 Ram 1500: Video

Through tornado warnings and thunderstorms, off-road parks and long road trips, our month with the 2013 Ram 1500 has seen it put to just about every use you'd see with a typical pickup truck. So how do we feel about it at the end of our 30 Days? The video above puts it all on the table, but, the...Read More»

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Big Three Boom, As Luxury Trucks Push Average Pickup Price Upward

Full-size trucks were big profit centers for U.S. automakers prior to the recession. And if you read the pricing trends over the past couple of years, combined with a pronounced upswing in truck sales of recent months, those times appear to have returned. As we reported last week, sales of...Read More»

30 Days Of 2013 Ram 1500
30 Days of 2013 Ram 1500: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

We're rounding the corner on our time with the 2013 Ram 1500. And while we prep our final posts--a towing exercise or two, some comparisons with a well-known competitor or two--we're taking a look back at what we wrote about the Ram earlier this year. Over the past 30 days, our take on the Ram 1500...Read More»

2013 Ram 1500 Off Road: 30 Days Of Ram
30 Days Of The 2013 Ram 1500: Gas Mileage, Little Rock

Pickups and gas mileage aren't exactly known for their good relationship. That's all the more reason every mile per gallon counts with trucks--a 1 mpg gain for a 15 mpg truck is equivalent in gas savings to about 3 mpg in a 50 mpg hybrid. We've been keeping a sharp eye on the mileage of our 2013...Read More»

Uconnect
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 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»

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»

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»

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