Only halfway through 2013 and it’s clear already that this year will go down as one of, if not the most important in the history of Ram Trucks. Credit for that should go in large part to the launch of the innovative new 2013 Ram 1500, winner of several significant awards including Motor Trend Truck of the Year and North American Truck of the Year.
But when all is said and done, and future Ram truck historians (and future RamZone writers) look back on this exciting chapter in the Ram Trucks story, there will be much to say about the entire 2013 Ram Truck lineup.
From the aforementioned Ram 1500 to the Ram Heavy Duty 2500 and 3500, to the Ram Chassis Cab collection, and finally, to Ram C/V, all vehicles currently offered by Ram Trucks are, in many categories, capable of performing above the levels of the closest competition. For proof, please see below for just a small sampling of the best-in-class claims currently owned by the extraordinary 2013 Ram Trucks lineup.
- 2013 Ram 1500 – Best-in-class 17 city, 25 highway MPG*
- 2013 Ram 2500 & 3500 – Best-in-class 30,000-pound max towing weight^
- 2013 Ram Chassis Cab – Best-in-class 37,500-pound gross combined weight rating (5500)**
- 2013 Ram C/V – Best-in-class 1,800-pound max payload^^
More than just an important model year, 2013 will be remembered for the announcement and unveiling of two additional Ram vehicles, the built-for-work Ram ProMaster commercial cargo van and the first-of-its-kind diesel-powered light-duty pickup truck. Please stay tuned to RamZone to learn more about these exciting new developments.
*Based on standard pickup class, excludes hybrid models. EPA estimated 17city/20combined/25highway. MPG based on V6 4×2. Actual results may vary.
^Based on 2500 and 3500 pickups.
**Based on Class 3-5 pickup-based conventional chassis cabs.
^^Based on the small commercial van segment.