RAM 1500 Specials in Paris, TX

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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.


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What’s New for the 2020 RAM 1500?

Since the RAM 1500 was recently fully redesigned in 2019, the 2020 model only features a few new additions for the model year. However, this doesn’t mean you should count the 2020 RAM 1500 out. On the contrary, this truck still continues to give you seven trims: Tradesman, HFE, Big Horn, Rebel, Laramie, Longhorn, and Limited. You have the choice of two engines as well as the new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6. New for 2020, this diesel engine delivers 260 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque.

When it comes to features, you’ll find plenty. In terms of technology, you receive USB ports, an auxiliary audio jack, a touchscreen, Bluetooth®*, a navigation system, smartphone integration, and others. In addition to this, you’ll find countless safety features which includes blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, automatic wipers, automatic high beams, LED fog lights, hill descent control, a rearview camera, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and many more. For comfort, you’ll love the power-adjustable seats, heated seats, heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and the spacious cabin.


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!