RAM 1500 Specials in Paris, TX

You Can Work or Play With Your RAM 1500

The RAM 1500 is an all-purpose pickup truck that is just as able to haul a horse trailer over the Rockies as it is to haul the kids to the grocery store. With many trim levels from which to choose, you won't lack for choices in body styles, features, and power in the RAM 1500. Choose from three cab styles: the regular, the quad, and the crew cab. Three box lengths - the 5-foot-7-inch, the 6-foot-4-inch, and the 8-foot - give even more flexibility in customizing your RAM 1500.


What's changed on the 2018 RAM 1500?

The factory has released two new special edition RAM models for 2018: the Harvest Edition and the Limited Tungsten Edition. The 2018 RAM 1500 Harvest Edition is specially designed and equipped for farmers while the Limited Tungsten Edition sports ultra-premium features inside. Along with these two special edition models, there are nine trim levels to choose from in the 2018 RAM 1500 lineup: Tradesman®, Express®, Big Horn®, Rebel®, Sport, Night, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn®, and Limited.

Higher trim levels like the Laramie come with an 8.4-inch touchscreen that now offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Plus, a backup camera is now a standard feature on every model in the 2018 RAM 1500 lineup. With these new enhancements and additions, the 2018 RAM 1500 is sure to remain at the top of the class when it comes to high-quality light duty trucks.

How the RAM 1500 Has Evolved

Dodge Brothers first began pickup production in 1917. However, it wasn't until 1981 that the RAM name was first used. A RAM's head hood ornament was first used in 1933 but was discontinued in the '50s. Dodge's coding for its 2- and 4-wheel drives and weight ratings were designated as "D" for 2-wheel drives and "W" for 4-wheel drives. The numbers, 150, 250, and 350, were half-ton, three-quarter ton, and 1 ton, respectively. The 4x4s were known as Power RAMs.

The 1981 RAMs were built of lighter-weight sheet metal that was more rust-resistant. Through the '80s, the truck received little changes to both the interior and exterior, as well as the powertrain. Electronic fuel injection was introduced in 1988 and new engines in 1989. The Cummins Turbodiesel debuted about this time.

The second generation of RAMs lasted from 1994-2001. Designations were changed to 1500, 2500, and 3500, and the Laramie SLT was added. The RAM underwent still more changes and upgrades during the third-generation years of 2002-2008. Engine power was beefed up, and interior comfort was upgraded. The fourth and current generation continues to improve and upgrade the RAM trucks.


Work or Play in the RAM 1500 in Paris, TX

Come in to James Hodge Dodge in Paris, Texas, and let our professional team show you the great selection of RAM 1500 trucks today. We are happy to help you find competitive financing rates to find you a loan that suites your budget. Our technicians in the service department are also ready to help you maintain your vehicle! Let us show you an amazing customer experience today!

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