Hybrid Ram trucks for Sale

A pickup truck that can get the job done is a beautiful thing. Hauling thousands of pounds effortlessly, conquering any terrain, and doing what is demanded of it are the hallmarks of a perfect pickup. A pickup truck has always been a powerful tool in anyone's kit. But a pickup truck has also always been a powerful drain on the wallet. These trucks usually average less than 20 MPG combined, sometimes far less when fully loaded. Not exactly ideal for everyday use, which many of these trucks are needed for. Enter Ram with its hybrid trucks, and suddenly one of the few downsides of owning a pickup truck isn't there anymore.

Is a hybrid truck as effective as a traditional diesel or gas pickup? One need only try to find hybrid Ram trucks for sale to see just how popular and trusted these vehicles have quickly become. At Orange Coast CJDRF, we know all about their popularity! These trucks have been flying off of our lot since they were first introduced. Finding a hybrid Ram truck for sale at our dealership is as easy as pulling in and chatting with one of the Ram professionals onsite. Our friendly team will help you find the exact model that will fit your hopes, wants, and needs.

A red 2023 Ram 1500 is shown from the side parked on a rock.

History of the Ram Hybrid

Hybrid trucks may seem like they are just now making the scene, but Ram has been working for over a decade to perfect and refine the hybrid Ram truck experience. Ram first launched the Ram 1500 PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) in 2011. The truck was actually a tandem development effort between Chrysler and the United States Department of Energy. This initial launch was more of a marketing push than a widely available product, as only 140 demonstrator vehicles were released to select fleet partners around the nation. However, Ram used the PHEV trucks to gather important data on what worked and what didn't.

These original Ram hybrids featured a 5.7L HEMI V8 engine with a two-mode hybrid transmission. These Ram trucks were fitted with liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery packs that recharged through either regenerative braking or by simply plugging into 120-volt or 240-volt outlets. The United States military also took delivery of a large amount of Ram 1500 PHEV trucks. Renewable resources are an excellent part of a successful military, and the "reverse power flow" feature really piqued the military's interest, as Ram claimed that 6.6kW of power could be returned to the electric grid during charging.

From what was initially a boutique item that was not intended for mass consumption to what we have today, the hybrid Ram truck has had quite a journey! In 2019, Ram fully invested in hybrid truck technology and embraced it with the eTorque mild-hybrid system for added power and efficiency on Ram 1500 models. Because the eTorque system was introduced several years ago, this means that used hybrid trucks are easy to come by when you are shopping for a Ram.

Today, the Ram 1500 comes standard with a 3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque, and there is an available 5.7L V8 HEMI engine with eTorque. The only engine that has not received the eTorque system is the 3.0L EcoDiesel. The eTorque system adds a small electric motor directly to the engine to improve fuel economy without affecting strength and performance. In fact, hybrid Ram 1500 models with the eTorque system have higher tow ratings than traditional gasoline models, thanks to the added low-end torque provided by the electric motor.

A black 2023 Ram 1500 is shown from the side parked in an alleyway.

Our Selection at Orange Coast CJDRF

If you are looking for a hybrid Ram truck for sale, then we have what you need right here at our Costa Mesa dealership. At Orange Coast CJDRF, we carry a wide range of both new and used Ram models with every available powertrain option. If you are looking for a hybrid truck with an efficient Pentastar V6 for cruising the city, we have it. If you are looking for a hybrid truck with a powerful HEMI V8 for towing and hauling, we have that too. There is a hybrid Ram 1500 for everyone waiting in our inventory.

As to looks and comfort, the hybrid Ram 1500 has that almost to a fault. The famous Ram exterior styling is prominent on the Ram 1500, whether you buy new or used. This style has won numerous awards and accolades, and the Ram 1500 is immediately attractive. The interior is lush, comfortable, and full of standard conveniences, safety features, and luxuries. One of the few "complaints" about the Ram 1500 is that it is a bit too comfortable and luxurious for a work truck. A strange thing to complain about, but perhaps some prefer the rigidity of a hard plastic interior?

You will always have what you need with a new or used Ram 1500. This truck is just as at home on the job site as it is on a night out on the town. In fact, when the trim options and interior options are maxed out, this truck feels like a true luxury vehicle, including real wood trim, supple leather seats, and a massive panoramic sunroof. The interior features an enormous amount of passenger space as well as ample storage options. This includes a standard four-door Quad Cab with comfortable back seats. If you opt for the available Crew Cab, your passengers will enjoy even more room and can take advantage of exclusive reclining rear seats.

A popular hybrid Ram truck for sale, a grey 2022 Ram 1500, is shown from the side.

Why Choose Us?

Orange Coast CJDRF has the best selection of Ram trucks available in the greater Los Angeles area. New and used, we've got what you need. No matter what you're looking for, we'll have it. Are you looking to custom-build your Ram 1500 hybrid from the ground up? We can help you do that. Do you want to find the perfect match on our used lot? We can help with that too. We've built our reputation on quality and consumer choice, ensuring that every customer drives away happy.

Our unbeatable customer service extends beyond truck shopping to our expert finance and service departments. When you want the best lease or loan terms around, let our finance team help. We work with numerous lenders to ensure our customers always get the best deal. When it comes time to maintain your truck, let our skilled technicians lend a hand. Hybrid vehicles are more complex than traditional gasoline trucks, so you should always make sure they are worked on by certified factory-trained technicians who have the right tools and equipment to get the job done right. Come see why thousands of California drivers have found that Orange Coast CJDRF is the place to buy a truck!

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