Used Ram Trucks

The lineup of Ram pickup trucks includes some of the toughest, most reliable, and most sought-after trucks in America. Famous for their balance of high towing capacity, excellent performance, and style, you just can't go wrong with a Ram. Each edition is designed for every driver in mind, not just those in need of a hard-working towing machine, meaning a Ram is one of the few vehicles out there that can perfectly suit just about everyone. Best of all, these popular pickups are so reliable that even used Ram trucks are in it for the long haul.

However, not all Ram trucks are created equal. In fact, there are distinct differences between the four models of Ram trucks: the Ram 1500, heavy-duty Ram 2500 and Ram 3500, and the Ram Classic. In recent years, the Ram lineup is available in all four of these versions, along with commercial-grade models that pull even harder. Each has its benefits and is tuned to certain practical needs.

A used Ram pickup is a great investment, but before you shop for your Ram, it's important to know which version of these popular trucks is right for you. There is unbeatable value in finding the exact truck that has the specs you need. Enjoy a high-performance drive, get a strenuous job done, and drive well when carrying heavy loads - all in the family of Ram pickup trucks. Read on for a breakdown of the different types of Ram trucks, some standout features from Rams of the last decade, and advice on where to go for all things Ram.

A popular used Ram truck, a red 2019 Ram 1500, is driving on an empty highway.

Choosing the Right Ram Model

The Ram 1500 truck is Ram's light-duty half-ton pickup. Designed to perfectly balance driving performance with towing and payload capacity, it's a great choice for those who want to enjoy Ram's lightweight handling while also using its towing and hauling strength for recreational purposes. It's still tough enough to pull a trailer, haul new furniture, and even carry your camping equipment. To make the best out of a Ram 1500, outfit it with an off-road package, like the Rebel trim for recent editions. An off-road-capable Ram 1500 is strong but light enough to perform well on mud, snow, rocky terrain, and other unstable conditions -even when towing!

The Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks, meanwhile, are classified as "heavy-duty" pickups. While not exclusively for this purpose, these HD pickups are designed to be able to tow and haul impressive weights. They're very similar to each other, but the 2500 and 3500 Ram trucks are essentially two tiers of strength. Choose the Ram 2500 if you tow heavy vehicles for recreational purposes, like an RV or boat; select the 3500 for commercial-grade towing, like moving construction equipment or towing a livestock trailer.

To make the best of a heavy-duty Ram truck, select one with a dual-rear-wheel configuration and, for more recent editions, the EcoDiesel engine, which offers supreme torque and long-lasting performance you can count on. Of course, don't forget about comfort upgrades like superior seat upholstery and infotainment features like the available navigation system. Ram heavy-duty trucks may work hard, but they can still have all the appointments of a high-end vehicle.

As for the Classic version of the Ram truck, you're essentially looking at a current production version of the last-generation Ram 1500. But don't let that fool you; a Dodge Ram classic is still a half-ton vehicle that can carry or tow significant weight. Standout features of the Ram Classic trucks include a more compact body and bed, outstanding rear suspension tuned for excellent drive quality, and a wide range of trim levels so you can customize your interior, tech features, and other high-end options.

Note that this truck is often referred to as the "Ram 1500 Classic" but is different from the regular 1500 covered above. In fact, they also look very different from one another, with the Classic having a sportier, more aerodynamic look than the tougher-looking 1500. The Classic version is more compact and comes at a lower price while also trading off towing and payload capacity for better fuel economy than the heavy-duty Ram 2500 or 3500.

A white 2019 Ram 2500 with a four wheeler in the bed is driving on a road.

Ram Highlights of the Last Decade

The Ram has always been a tough pickup designed to haul its fair share of payload and tow the impossible, but Ram has made its trucks more balanced and appealing to the average driver than ever over the last decade. No longer just a work truck, the Ram lineup is chock-full of exciting features like tech, comfort, and even luxury touches. The introduction of engine upgrades like the EcoDiesel, meanwhile, has helped balanced strength with competitive fuel economy.

Since the fourth generation of the Ram truck was introduced in 2009, Ram has engineered its popular trucks to be better than ever. Highlights included improved suspension for superior handling, the introduction of the superpowered HEMI engine that gives Rams a sporty, high-performance drive, and the addition of Rambox storage built right into the walls of the bed. Other highlights include an upgrade from the former MegaCab configuration to a roomier, four-door crew cab option in the Ram 1500 and Classic.

As for tech features, the Ram gets better every year. The release of an infotainment system with features like smartphone compatibility combined strength with smart features drivers demand. In 2019, the fifth-generation Ram even introduced a class-leading 12-inch central touchscreen and a 19-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system. So if you want the ultimate in luxury trucks, look for a more recent used Ram.

A black 2019 Ram 3500 is towing a large horse trailer on a dirt road past a corn field.

Finance and Service Your Used Truck

There is a right edition and version of the Ram truck for everyone. Maybe you want the toughest truck out there, like the diesel engine Ram 3500 HD outfitted with the best tow package. Maybe you want the most stylish and high-tech Ram, like a Ram 1500 upgraded to one of its luxury trim options. Either way, there's a Ram truck for you here at Orange Coast. Visit us today to learn the trade-in value for your existing vehicle, shop for a used Ram truck at low prices, then apply for a financing plan that suits your ownership goals. Our knowledgeable finance team can help you get approved fast. Best of all, we offer low prices on the best selection of Ram trucks anywhere.

Once you've taken home one of our used Ram trucks, be sure to come back and see our automotive service center regularly. Our skilled service team is experienced with Ram, Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, Fiat, and other popular auto brands, and no one else is capable of giving Ram trucks the specialized service that they need. See us for your maintenance needs like oil changes and tire rotation services, diagnostics, repairs, and inspections.


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