Ram 1500 Has the Power Cedar Rapids Shoppers Need
Dodge Ram 1500 in Stock at Pat McGrath Dodge Country
The 2011 Ram 1500 not only provides the utility and versatility pickup truck owners demand, it also stands out with its classic styling, unique features and powerful engines, making it a formidable contender in the hotly contested pickup market.
Ram pickups have long stood out from the crowd with their unique “big-rig” styling that now has even more of a “head-down, ready-to-charge” attitude thanks to a forward-sloping crosshair grille. The latest generation Ram features a higher glass-to-body ratio than its predecessor and the central pillar on the Quad Cab and Crew Cab models is slimmer, all of which leads to better outward visibility.
Along the sides, the doorsills have been extended to cover the frame rails for a cleaner look. At the rear, a spoiler has been integrated into the tailgate to smooth the airflow off the back. The result is best-in-class aerodynamics with a drag coefficient of just 0.379. Underneath the tailgate, the 5.7-liter HEMI®-powered Ram is the first light-duty pickup to offer a dual exhaust system with chrome tips.
Ram 1500 customers can configure their trucks to meet their specific needs with three cab sizes and three bed lengths. Those who need maximum bed size can get an eight-foot-long bed in combination with the Regular Cab. Those who need to carry extra passengers have two four-door cab options, the Quad Cab, with 34.7 inches of rear legroom, and the Crew Cab, with 40.3 inches of legroom. Any of the three cabs can be equipped with either a three-across front bench seat or a two-seat configuration with large center console.
Rams can be outfitted to meet the needs of almost any customer from a basic work truck with durable vinyl seat coverings to a full-out luxury truck with premium leather upholstery, and two grades of cloth in between. Available power-adjustable pedals combine with power adjustable seats to make sure the driver can choose a comfortable position.
The Ram comes standard with the Media Center 130 entertainment system with six speakers and CD/MP3 playback, SIRIUS satellite tuner and an auxiliary port. The Uconnect™ Voice Command system and a remote USB port are available on some models. The Ram Sport includes the Media Center 430 with a 6.5-inch touchscreen display and 30GB hard drive. Drivers who want navigation can upgrade to the 430N or 730N systems, and Crew and Quad Cab drivers can even get an optional rear-seat entertainment system.
Regardless of seating configuration, the Ram offers plenty of storage space – up to 42 compartments within the cab. The center section of the front bench seat can be folded forward and used as an armrest or business console. The console is large enough to accommodate a 15-inch laptop computer, phones and more. The console offers even more space for the gear drivers need for business and pleasure. The Quad and Crew Cabs also offer latching storage bins under the folding rear seats.
No other manufacturer offers the Ram Crew Cab’s unique RamBox system. RamBox provides weatherproof, drainable, illuminated, lockable storage compartments integrated into both fender sides for effortless convenience. The boxes offer easy access for smaller, frequently used items, so drivers don’t have to reach down into the bed. The boxes offer 7.4 cubic feet of space, enough for each to hold a golf bag, toolboxes, six fishing rods or five cases of 12-ounce beverage cans.
Dodge Ram 1500 is available with three powertrain options, which allow buyers to outfit the truck to meet their needs. The 3.7-liter V6 offers 215 hp and 235 lb/ft of torque while the 4.7-liter single overhead cam V8 generates 310 hp and 330 lb/ft of torque. For maximum towing capability, select the 390-hp 5.7-liter HEMI V8 and get up to 10,450 pounds of trailer-towing potential. Ram trucks are the only full-size pickups to include four- and seven-pin trailer wire connectors as standard equipment.
The Ram 1500 is also the only full-size pickup with a coilspring rear suspension and five links to locate the axle. The coil setup provides the best ride quality of any big pickup, regardless of whether the bed is empty or loaded to the max.
The 2011 Ram 1500 ST starts at just $20,180, and with a huge list of sizes and options, you can find the Ram that fits your lifestyle. Contact us today and let us help you make the choice.