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New 2016 RAM 1500 at Kernersville Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for Kernersville, NC

There are few changes for the 2016 model year. The 2016 Ram 1500 lineup gets two new models: a Ram Rebel off-road model, and a Ram Laramie Limited luxury liner. The body structure of the truck has been revised for improved crash protection, though updated scores aren't out yet. It's hard to go wrong when choosing a half-ton pickup. The Ram 1500 competes with an all-new, lightened Ford F-150, a recently redesigned Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, a 2-year-old Toyota Tundra, and an all-new Nissan Titan is on its way. There is not a dog among them, yet the Ram stands out with comfortable cabins, a smooth ride, and excellent fuel economy from diesel and V6 engines with eight-speed transmissions.

Under the 1500's Hood

The 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI produces 395 horsepower and 407 pound-feet of torque. It comes with a choice of six-speed or eight-speed automatic. Variable valve timing and a cylinder shut-off system are used to improve fuel efficiency, but the HEMI still generates a throaty growl under acceleration. With this engine, a Ram can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 6.7 seconds, according to FCA.

Ram offers the highest towing rating of the lineup: 10,650 pounds on a long-bed model with rear-wheel drive. For towing heavy trailers on a regular basis, however, we recommend looking at a Ram Heavy Duty pickup. The 3.6-liter V-6 gas engine is our recommendation for owners who need a truck that can haul stuff but want good fuel economy. The V-6 generates 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. It is rated to tow up to 6,500 pounds. It will haul a load without much effort, though the engine note moves from a V-8 sound just off idle to a strained V-6 note at higher speeds. The eight-speed automatic works well with the V-6 to keep it in its proper power range without hunting for gears.

Design of RAM 1500

The Ram 1500 cabin exudes an overall sense of high quality. Upper models feel upscale. Rotary controls for infotainment and climate systems free up space. LED taillamps and side markers further distinguish upper-level models. Some models have dual exhaust fared into the rear bumper for a finished look. Also, the tailgates of some models are adorned with massive chrome nameplates that take highway branding to a new level.

The Ram is big on style and its aerodynamic big-rig design looks good. Every trim level gets its own grille design, seven at last count, and you might like some better than others. Special grilles on the 2016 Ram Laramie Limited and Ram Rebel distinguish those models, each a unique design that replaces the traditional crosshair and replaces the Ram logo with the Ram nameplate.

When can I come in for a service or repair?

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Where is Kernersville Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram located?

We serve a variety of areas in the Kernersville, North Carolina area where our dealership is located. Customers who live in Asheboro, Charlotte, Salisbury, Lexington and beyond can find the best deals at Kernersville Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram! Directions

What other trucks does Ram have in their lineup?

Ram also has the 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty model in addition to the 1500.  RAM Inventory


Front and rear parking sensors and a rearview camera are available. Laramie and Longhorn editions have power-adjustable pedals, to allow for drivers of different heights. Blind-spot detectors aren't offered, but large, folding side mirrors designed for trailering enhance visibility, which is mostly excellent. It is recommended to opt for the big screen, navigation, and the rearview camera both to aid in seeing objects when backing up and as an aid to hooking up a trailer. Give us a call today for more information on the 2016 RAM 1500!

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