Used Ram 1500

Used Ram 1500 For Sale in Leavenworth, KS

Ram 1500 History and Awards

The Ram brand is relatively new but only because it is a spinoff from its parent Dodge. Trucks became part of the Dodge brand in 1914, which eventually came to include the pickup trucks that have been essential in the lineup. In 1981, it introduced the Ram name and since then, the distinctive Ram logo has become an icon in the truck world. Ram became an independent brand in 2009 and the brand built on prior success with a new generation introduced in 2012, which earned the Truck of the Year award from Motor Trend. The next year it surprised everyone by winning the Motor Trend Truck of the Year Award for its Ram diesel edition. Edmunds has also given Ram trucks an A ranking and put them at the top of their shopper's guide ever since. U.S. News and World Report named the Ram 1500 as the 2016 Best Truck for the Money, and the Ram 1500 Rebel won Four-Wheel Truck of the Year from Four Wheeler Magazine.

Impressive Appearance Over Time

Early Dodge Ram pickup trucks were produced with only two doors with its two-row cabins. The designs were boxier and more squared off, but recent editions are much more aerodynamic. In fact, the Ram V6 has active grille shutters, which reduce wind resistance, allowing the truck to get better fuel economy at higher speeds. Another more recent development is the RamBox system that helps keep tools and equipment organized. Modern Rams include a large Crew Cab, a medium-sized Quad Cab, and regular two-row with three seats. These may be paired up with one of three bed sizes. Most Rams come equipped with trailer hitch and trailer sway control. The interiors of Ram trucks are no longer barebones, In fact, they lead the light duty class with impressive features and luxury. Most critics agree that the Ram trucks have a better cabin than their rivals, even the least expensive models. Amenities range from leather upholstery to heated front seats.

Ram 1500 Exterior
Ram 1500 Interior

Performance Updates

In 1981, a Ram truck might have as little as 95 horsepower with a Slant-six engine. By 1993, that had risen to 230 horses with a Magnum V8. The 1994 edition made headlines with an 8-liter V8 with 300 horsepower, and today’s generation include a 3-liter V6 that generates 305 horsepower. The HEMI V8 generates 395 horsepower and a healthy 410 lb.-ft. of torque. The diesel engine is capable of cranking out 420 lb.-ft. of torque for extra push at any speed. Some have an auto-leveling function to make the load safer and the ride more aerodynamic. This four-corner system can be operated automatically or at the driver's prompt.

You can find a good selection of used Ram trucks at our dealership in Leavenworth, KS. Our friendly and professional staff can tell you more about each model's capability.


*MPG: Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.