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.

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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