Ram Trucks – Costa Mesa, CA

The secret behind what makes Ram trucks so durable and powerful is not a secret at all. The manufacturing behind Ram is as straightforward and driven as the products they produce. They are proud to lay their passion for high-performance and ruggedly appealing trucks in the center field for everyone to see as proof of what they can and will do for the automotive world.At Orange Coast CJDRF, we stand behind Ram trucks because they have proven their worth without question over the years. Their history and current lineup is nothing less than a testament to their excellence as a truck empire.

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Orange Coast Ram

If you are looking at Ram trucks and are ready to start your search, there is no better place to get started than Orange Coast Ram, where we value your time. Because of that, we promise to get you on the road in your new Ram truck in less than 90 minutes from the moment you decide you want to buy a vehicle. If we run over 90 minutes, we’ll give you a $100 credit that you can use on your first service appointment. And even more than time, we value you, which is why we are committed to providing you with the best vehicles possible.

For example, in the ever-competitive full-size truck segment, there is no better truck, as the 2020 Ram 1500 stands out for its excellent towing and payload numbers and sophisticated interior. It’s not just that it’s a work truck and luxury truck—it’s a truck made for the modern demands of life, whether you live on a ranch or in town. But that is just one example; we have so many other great vehicles on our lot. And with over 1,000 new and used vehicles to choose from, we guarantee we’ll have plenty of Ram trucks to choose from when you come in.

In the off chance that we don’t have the Ram model you’re looking for, we’ll find it. Just give us 72 hours—if we can’t find it, we will be transparent with you. Plus, we’ll make the first payment on a vehicle of your choice from our lot. Speaking of transparency, though, one of the best parts of shopping for Ram trucks at Orange Coast is our policy for transparency—what you see on our website is the price and will be honored at the dealership. No tricks. There’s a reason why we won the FCA’s Customer First Award—we value our customer’s experience. Stop by today and test drive Ram trucks, and we will be sure to take care of you.

Ram History

A grey 2020 Ram 3500 is towing a large camper.

In the dawning of Dodge’s revolutionary mission to reinvest in the truck industry in 1981, Ram trucks as a namesake were officially put on the record. Ever since the former Dodge logo of a ram’s head has become its prevailing logo to this day.

In the years 1988 and 1989, Ram trucks introduced electron fuel injection and a brand new line of engines for their pickup trucks. This was also around the time the soon famous Cummins Turbodiesel engine would finally enter the automotive world in Ram trucks. In 1990, Dodge was even forced to increase availability since it became so desired by fans.

In 1994, Ram trucks got bigger, better, and even more rugged looking with brand new models, trims, and major redesigns. This is where the labels 1,500, 2,500, and 3,500 were first familiarized by this brand. As for trims, this was around the time the Work Special, LT, ST, and Laramie SLT levels were first introduced. Overall, it was a big year of celebration for Dodge Ram.

In October of 2009, Dodge and Ram decided to split, and in 2010 Ram was officially an established division of Chrysler. This development caused dedicated fans of Ram trucks to cry out in sadness and fear of the future. That fear was completely unwarranted though since Dodge and Ram still have a brilliant relationship, and they can both focus on what they are truly passionate about. Dodge handles innovative cars, while Ram will stay strong with trucks. In fact, 2015 and 2016 both Dodge and Ram were two of the best-selling companies.

Overall, the history of Ram trucks is truly respectable and shows great signs of future potential, passion, and quality in the field of powerful pickups.

Ram Trucks Performance

The modern generation of the Ram pickup, starting in 2009, has seen some of the most impressive and powerful models ever available with the Ram name on them. This includes the standard full-size Ram 1500, as well as a number of heavy-duty options such as the Ram 2500 and Ram 3500. Over the years, there have been several incredibly powerful and impressive engines available on these Ram trucks, creating some performance options that you will not find on a lot of other models.

When the third-generation Ram pickup launched in 2009, it had quite a few different engines available. The Ram 1500 offered an incredibly impressive 5.7L HEMI V8 engine, which initially provided up to 390 hp and 407 lb-ft of torque, though that was upgraded in 2013 to 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. Starting in 2013, the heavy-duty Ram 2500 and 3500 models were available with a 6.7L Cummins Diesel I-6 engine that offered up to 370 hp and 800 lb-ft of torque, which was upgraded in 2019 to deliver up to 850 lb-ft of torque.

And while those numbers were certainly impressive, Ram engineers have pushed even further to deliver some of the most powerful and incredible Ram trucks ever seen on the road. In particular, the development of the new eTorque technology has allowed for incredible performance across the Ram lineup. The eTorque engines use a mild hybrid system that features an electric battery rather than a standard alternator to boost performance, overall efficiency, and even towing and payload capabilities.

For example, the 2020 Ram 1500 has two different 5.7L HEMI V8 engines available – one with eTorque and one without. While they both deliver 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of mechanical torque, the standard engine has a maximum tow rating of up to 11,610 lbs while the eTorque engine has up to 12,750 lbs of maximum towing. That is how much of a difference the mild-hybrid system makes, and it really delivers in terms of overall power and performance.

This same eTorque system has also been utilized on some powerful, high-performance heavy-duty Ram trucks too. The 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel I-6 engine offered on the Ram 2500 features eTorque to boost overall performance further than ever before. This gives the 2500 a maximum towing capacity of up to 19,680 lbs. The Ram 3500 features an incredible High Output version of the Turbo Diesel engine, with a maximum towing of up to 35,100 lbs. Overall, the history of Ram trucks is strong, and so is the performance that goes along with it.

2021 Ram TRX

A grey 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is kicking up sand while off-roading near Costa Mesa, CA.

Amongst the incredible lineup of Ram trucks, there is still room for some remarkable standouts, and one of the most impressive ones we have seen is the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX. Much more than a simple trim level, the Ram TRX is the definitive high-performance full-size pickup, offering amazing power and a driving experience that few other trucks can even imagine. It has an outstanding engine that delivers a tremendous amount of power, giving you performance that you would expect from a sports car, while still offering the fantastic functionality of a pickup.

The Ram TRX is a clear competitor to the Ford F-150 Raptor and has far exceeded anything that Ford has had to offer. Best of all, the impressive performance of the TRX comes with Ram’s unbeatable luxury and sophistication inside, so you get a truly one-of-a-kind experience that no other truck on the road can come close to providing. If it seems like we are a bit excited about the Ram TRX, then you have the right idea, because this is a truck that really redefines a lot of our notions and ideas about what to expect in a high-performance pickup.

It all starts with the engine, and the Ram TRX delivers where few others can: it has a 6.2L Supercharged HEMI V8 engine like the one you can find in the Dodge Challenger Hellcat, which delivers up to 702 hp and up to 650 lb-ft of torque. Just a reminder, this is a standard full-size pickup, not a heavy-duty model. This comes with a high-performance exhaust, Bilstein Black Hawk e2 shocks, and a performance-proven TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission with performance-tuned software that functions with eight available drive modes.

This is the first Ram truck to be equipped with Launch Control, which you would expect to find in a sports car, allowing you to control the engine RPM to achieve the fastest possible acceleration rate. How fast? The Ram TRX can go from 0 to 60 in just 4.5 seconds – all while giving you nearly a full foot of ground clearance, 13 inches of front suspension travel, and 14 inches of rear suspension travel.

It also has 35-inch tires, an increased width compared to other Ram 1500 models, and much more to give it a powerful and dominating stance on the road. The interior features an available head-up display, customizable performance, and off-road packages, performance seating, and a flat-bottom steering wheel with integrated aluminum paddle shifters to remind you that you are in control of a true performance vehicle. If you want raw power and an amazing driving experience with your pickup, then the 2021 Ram TRX is the truck for you.

2020 Ram Power Wagon

The 2020 Ram Power Wagon is a trim level available for the Ram 2500 heavy-duty pickup, which offers an impressive overall driving experience and the finest HD truck for going off-road. This latest model is better than ever before and includes a number of upgrades and truly stunning overall performance. While there is no denying that this is an incredible choice for off-roading, it is also a fine Ram truck in and of itself – though we certainly recommend it for those looking to enjoy its full potential on the trail.

In terms of raw power, the 2020 Ram Power Wagon comes with a 6.4L HEMI V8 engine that delivers 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque and comes paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and a manual shift-on-the-fly part-time transfer case to keep you in control. It has Bilstein off-road shocks, so you are not constantly thrown around when driving off-road, plus skid plates to protect the fuel tank, transfer case, and front suspension. It also features a Ram Articulink front suspension designed for going off-road and providing you with a tactile and robust trail experience.

The Power Wagon has 17-inch aluminum wheels with 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires, giving it more than 14 inches of total ground clearance. It can ford through 30 inches of water, plus it has electronically locking differentials to provide you with incredible performance on even the most challenging terrain. With 4WD functionality and a fantastic low range for crawling, this is a terrific choice for steep inclines, uneven ground, and pretty much anything else you might encounter while on the trail.

If you happen to encounter someone else while going off-road, who did not come prepared with as impressive a machine as you have, then you are equipped in the Power Wagon to help them out. It has a 12,000-pound winch mounted behind the front bumper, giving you plenty of muscle to assist someone else if they get stuck. And the entire time, you will be in the lap of luxury thanks to an 8-inch Infotainment display, 7-inch driver information display, numerous USB ports, and other rich interior amenities to keep you comfortable. All in all, this impressive off-road pickup delivers in every way you could want from a heavy-duty Ram truck.

A red 2020 Ram 2500 Power Wagon is shown from the side parked on dirt.

Current Ram Inventory

2020 Ram 1500

The first of three trucks in Ram’s lineup, the 2020 Ram 1500 is a full-size truck designed for light-duty pickup. While other companies might think in terms of a midsize model, Ram goes straight to what you really want: full-size power and performance. The Ram 1500 is a great choice if you’re looking for excellent power but don’t need the advanced towing and payload capabilities of the truck’s larger siblings.

The 2020 Ram 1500 has four different engines to choose from, including one engine with two different versions. There’s the 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine with eTorque, which provides up to 305 hp and 269 lb.-ft. of torque. Also available is the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine, which offers up to 260 hp and 480 lb.-ft. of torque. Or, you can choose between two versions of a 5.7L HEMI V8 engine: one features the hybrid eTorque system for greater towing capacity, and both have up to 395 hp and 410 lb.-ft. of torque.

Speaking of towing power, the 2020 Ram 1500 offers up to 12,750 lbs. of maximum towing when properly configured with the HEMI eTorque engine. Even with the standard HEMI engine, you get up to 11,610 lbs. of towing, while the EcoDiesel allows you upwards of 12,000 lbs. In terms of payload, when properly configured the 2020 Ram 1500 boasts a maximum payload rating of 2,300 lbs., for superior overall performance and functionality.

The interior of the 2020 Ram 1500 is a masterpiece of luxury and technology, built around a gorgeous available 12-inch touchscreen display. Also available is a 7-inch driver information cluster with full-color 3D graphics to relay all the information you need. Combined with an available 19-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system, the 2020 Ram provides an incomparable driving experience no other light-duty truck can touch.

A white 2020 Ram 1500 is leaving a construction site near Costa Mesa, CA.

2020 Ram 1500 Classic

The 2020 Ram Classic is designed for buyers looking for traditional truck features like strong towing and payload capacity. If you are wondering if anyone makes a truck with just the stuff you need, and none of the extra stuff you don’t want to have to pay for, this is it—the 2020 Ram Classic is a capable and affordable truck.

Based on the award-winning fourth-generation Ram trucks, the 2020 Ram Classic offers three trims and two powertrain choices, so you are sure to find the features you need to get the job done. An available 5.7-liter V8 boasts 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque and can tow up to 10,680 pounds, providing the muscle you expect from a truck. The 2020 Ram Classic also features modern comforts, such as its unique multi-link rear suspension featuring coil springs, which gives it a smoother ride than most other pickup trucks, or cars, for that matter. With solid towing and payload figures plus an impressive record of reliability and durability, the 2020 Ram Classic is made for people who know trucks.

The 2020 Ram Classic is value distilled. Starting with the Tradesman trim, the Ram Classic offers buyers the opportunity to buy only what they need. The Tradesman model is a truck paired down to the essentials, while the Express trim brings a greater selection of amenities and stylings, and the Warlock trim boasts serious attitude. Three cab configurations are offered, as well as bed lengths ranging from eight feet to 5-feet 7-inches. If you are looking for a truck that has stood the test of time, a truck with established value, the 2020 Ram Classic is the truck you’ve been waiting for.

2020 Ram 2500

The 2020 Ram 2500 is the first of two available heavy-duty Ram trucks, allowing you the freedom to customize the model you need without going overboard or coming up short. The Ram 2500 is a full-size pickup and one of the most impressive heavy-duty trucks on the road.

The 2020 Ram 2500 has two available engines, offering the customization you need without overwhelming you with unnecessary options. The starting engine is a 6.4L HEMI V8, providing up to 410 hp and 429 lb.-ft. of torque. Also available is a 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel engine that infuses the Ram 2500 with up to 370 hp and an astounding 850 lb.-ft. of torque.

While your vehicle’s raw performance may be determined by its engine, your focus on payload or towing will also determine which 2020 Ram best suits your needs. The 2020 Ram 2500 with the 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel engine has a maximum towing capacity of up to 19,780 lbs., or a maximum payload of up to 3,260 lbs. With the 6.5L HEMI V8 engine, the Ram 2500 has a maximum towing capacity of 17,580 lbs. or a maximum payload of up to 4,050 lbs. In other words, if towing is your priority go for the Turbo Diesel; but if you need higher payload, the standard HEMI is for you.

Of course, choosing the power of a heavy-duty pickup doesn’t mean sacrificing luxury and state-of-the-art technology. The 2020 Ram 2500 features the industry-leading 12-inch touchscreen display found in the 1500, along with fantastic safety features such as lane keep assist and adaptive steering, now available on all trim levels. New colors available in 2020 include Olive Green and Hydro Blue, along with Power Wagon black wheels that make an immediate statement.

A dark grey 2020 Ram 2500, popular among Ram trucks, is parked on a dirt pull-off.

2020 Ram 3500

While the 2020 Ram 1500 and 2500 pickups can handle almost anything, sometimes you need more raw power than even they can provide. For the highest degree of towing or payload available on any Ram truck, turn to the staggeringly powerful Ram 3500. The 2020 Ram 3500 features everything we love about the previous year’s model, with new, advanced options that set new industry standards.

The Ram 3500 offers the same choice of engines as the Ram 2500, along with a third available option if you need truly outstanding power in your heavy-duty truck. As with the 2500, the starting engine for the Ram 3500 is a 6.4L HEMI V8, offering up to 410 hp and 429 lb.-ft. of torque. From there, you can choose an available 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 engine, which provides up to 370 hp and 850 lb.-ft. of torque.

And if you really want power that puts everyone else to shame, there is the available 6.7L High Output Cummins Turbo Diesel engine, which offers up to 400 hp and a mind-blowing 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque. You won’t find this on the 2500 or any other Ram truck; it is exclusive to the 3500 and truly sets it apart as the best in its class.

How do those engines compare in terms of towing and payload capacities? We’re glad you asked. See for yourself what each has to offer:

  • 6.4L HEMI V8: 18,210 lbs Max Towing – 7,680 lbs Max Payload
  • 6.7L Turbo Diesel: 22,740 lbs Max Towing – 6,910 lbs Max Payload
  • High Output Turbo Diesel: 35,100 lbs Max Towing – 6,570 lbs Max Payload

Even with all that incredible power, choosing the Ram 3500 doesn’t mean giving up the luxury experience Ram trucks are known for. With available 100% leather seating, real wood interior accents, and an available 17-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system, the 2020 Ram 3500 is a genuine work of art. The 3500 also offers available 12-inch Infotainment display, crafting an overall heavy-duty experience you have to see to believe.

Orange Coast Ram Trucks Parts and Accessories Department

At Orange Coast Ram, we are committed to your satisfaction, and this extends to our service department, where we offer a generous stock of manufacturer recommended parts you might need to maintain and repair your Ram truck. Even newer vehicles can experience mechanical issues from wear and tear. A timing belt breaks, the engine overheats, or maybe the battery no longer holds a charge—that’s where we come in.

We stock only quality parts, parts built to last. We promise to get you back on the road with the peace of mind that your vehicle is in top condition. Featuring Mopar parts, you are guaranteed to have the best choice for high-quality, genuine parts, manufactured specifically for Ram trucks. We also offer OEM accessories and performance parts for your Ram truck, so that you can customize your truck however you see fit.

Stop by and order your parts today. If you have any questions, please fill out our form online, and our technicians will get back to you. Or give us a call—our parts specialists are here to help get you back on the road.

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Servicing With Us

If your Ram truck is in need of service, there is no better place to bring it to than Orange Coast Ram. Visit us for all of your Ram routine maintenance and repair needs. Ram trucks deserve top-quality service and genuine Ram parts, which will ensure it remains a dependable truck on the job site and a reliable family hauler for many miles and years to come. Feel free to explore our many automotive maintenance and repair services online, such as service financing, service specials, and our pickup and delivery service.

Be sure to also check out our extensive service video library for instructive videos on vehicle maintenance and accessories, and why Mopar makes the parts you want. Visit us at Orange Coast or schedule a service appointment online the next time your Ram needs brake or tire service, or an oil or filter change. Contact us today for more information on the type of services we provide near Irvine, CA. There is no service issue we can’t solve!

How to Find Us

At Orange Coast Ram, our expert staff is excited to help you find the next car of your dreams. Check out some of our new and used vehicle specials to get great deals on the perfect vehicle for your lifestyle. Stop by today and start saving! We are Southern California’s premier new and used car dealer for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram. You can contact us at 714-942-4713, or come in and visit us at 2929 Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa. For more detailed directions, please see below:

If you are coming from the Los Angeles area, we recommend jumping on US-101 S., then taking I-5 S., I-605 S, and I-405 S to Harbor Blvd in Costa Mesa. Take exit 11B from I-405 S and follow Harbor Blvd. to Orange Coast Ram. Total drive time is about 35 minutes.

If you are traveling from Riverside, Highgrove, or Grand Terrace, you will want to get on CA-91 W., then follow CA-91 W. and State Rte. 55 S. to Costa Mesa. You will want to take exit 11 from I-405 N. and follow Harbor Blvd. to Orange Coast Ram. Total drive time from Riverside is about 40 minutes.

If you are traveling from the south, from Oceanside, Encinitas, or Carlsbad, you will want to jump on I-5 N. and continue on I-5 to Costa Mesa. Take exit 11 from I-405 N. and follow Harbor Blvd. to Orange Coast Ram. Total drive time from Carlsbad is about 1 hour.

No matter where you are coming from in the greater Los Angeles area, at Orange Coast, we have you covered.

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Why Orange Coast?

It can be difficult to know what makes one dealership have more worth than another, but here at Orange Coast CJDRF in Costa Mesa, CA, we have a few essential principles that we will always stand by what we believe makes us as reliable as our Ram trucks.

The first of our principles is that encouraging customer loyalty is our top priority. We don’t view ourselves as just some store, but as a community dedicated to building lasting relationships that can always be there to help each other. In order to do this, we sell a large selection of cars and trucks at the best values we can provide. We also offer premium perks to make shopping with us as easy and satisfying as automotive investing can get. We offer frequent specials on new and pre-owned vehicles as well as new vehicle incentives. You can also check out our financing assistance right on our webpage to help further your customer convenience. We are always there for our customers whether it’s in-person or online you will always have a way to reach us in a quick and convenient manner.

Another principle we stand by is staying knowledgeable about our products. You can be assured that our sales staff will be able to be able to answer any questions or concerns you find yourself having. Since no one is human encyclopedia though, we also train our staff to know exactly where to find any information they may need to discuss so they can direct you in the right direction with ease.

Overall, we stand for quality and convenience. At Orange Coast CJDRF, we know that buying a new vehicle is not a night on the town for most, so we do everything possible to make it quick and easy to understand. We also would never sell a product we don’t believe in. The reason we have these principles is that we want everyone to trust that we are dedicated to being your personal automotive seller that you can count on!


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