More and more, Ram trucks are redefining the conventional thinking behind the full-size pickup. This is capability based on brawn, technology based on brains, and the smart extra touches that make Ram trucks shine. Ram 1500 Classic at a glance: superb powertrain choices. Super-capable towing and hauling. Breakthrough suspension technology. Impressive connectivity. Comfortable interiors, DuPage Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Glendale Heights, Illinois is conveniently located near multiple Chicago neighborhoods and is your home for the best deals on new, pre owned and leased Ram 1500s.
The new Ram 1500 features a tough frame, if you’re going to build on anything, build on strength. In the case of Ram 1500 Classic, we’re talking high-strength steel core, eight ultra-tough crossmembers and a hydroformed tubular high-strength steel front frame unit. The Cargo Box also made from high-strength steel, this cargo area features a standard CHMSL cargo light, along with available rear LED bed lighting. Of course, what sets Ram pickups apart is the available class-exclusive RamBox Cargo Management System, a solution that completely changes the rules about hauling and storing.
Confident Towing Expect remarkable capability— because Ram 1500 Classic was designed to deliver it 24/7. With a structural rear bumper rated for Class III towing, this full-size pickup will fluently handle trailers up to 5,000 lb.2 Fortunately, your towing capacity can get even better. You’ll dramatically ramp up capability when you opt for the factory-installed Class IV hitch receiver, bolted directly to the high-strength steel frame; you can take on trailers up to 10,680 lb.2 The trailer connector is easily accessible, with an adjacent lamp making night connections a breeze; all models provide a 4- and 7-pin connector as standard equipment, enabling you to hitch virtually any trailer out there.
Powertrain, as with towing, powertrain performance is definitive. Available engines include the 3.6L Pentastar V6 and 5.7L HEMI V8, both mated to the TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic. Interior comfort no matter which 1500 Classic model you’re choosing, driver and passenger comfort is key to the ride. Anticipate the unexpected. Every interior is the result of thoughtful and intuitive design, from window controls and door handles to the dashboard-mounted Rotary Shifter for the TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic.
From front bumper to steel cargo bed and everywhere in between, your Ram 1500 Classic is engineered for all-around durability—and it all started with jaw-dropping procedures to help ensure quality, strength, and safety and security. Our engineers employed testing protocols that involved some of
Solid Steel Bed Active Grille Shutters Available—and invaluable. The shutters adapt to speed, load and engine needs to provide ideal cooling—while also reducing aerodynamic drag.
Side-Impact Door Beams Ram 1500 Classic cargo beds They reinforce the protection are constructed with tough, against side-impact force—helping high-strength steel. to protect from every angle, the most brutal conditions imaginable. Like the scorching 120 degree deserts of Nevada. The frigid -40 degree winters of northern Sweden. Boulder-strewn off-road trails—and more. In every environment and under full and empty loads, Ram 1500 Classic came through— just as it will for you, every day and every mile.
THE FRAME // Utilizing a combination of different grades of steel makes for a robust frame while still reducing weight to maximize efficiency. Eight tough crossmembers further augment the structural integrity of this solid, full-size pickup.
The Front Suspension and Front Frame Unit // The hydroformed tubular front frame employs high-strength steel; our long-proven short-/long-arm front suspension with coil springs and stabilizer bar works to ensure exemplary handling and road manners.
The steel bed of the Ram 1500 Classic utilizes high-strength steel where you really need it—in back, where big payloads are loaded onto resilient and uncompromising steel.
The Class-Exclusive Link Coil Rear Suspension offers phenomenal strength, durability and lateral stiffness, along with impressive vehicle control. This Ram pickup is just as comfortable cruising down the highway as it is hauling payloads from the lumberyard.
Standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC) System Help regulate wheelspin with comprehensive All-Speed Traction Control. If slippage occurs during acceleration, the automatic throttle control will reduce torque; in extremes (like accelerating from pavement to ice), it will apply the brakes and reduce the engine power to maintain control. Tow with confidence, using Trailer Sway Damping, which detects yaw and applies selective brake pressure on the tow vehicle’s opposite side to counteract and reduce the sway.
The Ram 1500 Classic braking system features optimized pedal travel to provide quick power assist. Rear wheel-speed sensors are positioned for protection against road elements. ESC5 features multiple assets for braking; it even includes vehicle control when stationary.
Stop securely, with Antilock Brake System (ABS). Monitoring each wheel’s speed, the Ram 1500 Classic ABS design also incorporates back-up braking should one of the two braking circuits be compromised. Balance the braking. Electronic Brake- Force Distribution regulates brake pressure from front to rear to minimize stopping distances. Anticipate potential trouble. Ready Alert Braking senses when the driver’s foot is lifted from the accelerator; it applies an imperceptible brake force to ensure that pads and discs are lined up should an emergency stop be required. Factor in the weather. Rain Brake Support automatically and seamlessly activates when the driver turns on the windshield wipers; all brake calipers gently pulse against their respective rotors to remove water from the pads.
Make it home, with Hydraulic Boost Compensation. Should a failure occur in the vacuum brake booster or any related line, the brake controller will kick in to run the ABS pump; the system will even convey notice of the problem to the driver. Critically, the brakes will perform as normal until the failure is serviced. Stay still, with Hill Start Assist. When the vehicle is on an incline, this system keeps your Ram pickup stationary for two seconds after the brakes have been released or until the accelerator is depressed.
Available Parksense Rear Park Assist – This invaluable feature uses integrated sensors with ultrasonic waves to detect objects as far as 47 inches away from the rear bumper. Read-outs located in the gauge-cluster display team up with audible chimes to notify the driver of proximity to rear objects. You know it the minute you take a seat. Choose the Warlock as your Ram 1500 Classic model, and get ready for some magic. From instrument cluster to center stack to the look and feel of the optional cloth seats, this is a ride that delivers classic looks with premium performance.
The Ram 1500 Classic Tradesman combines pure capability stands ready to serve you don’t put in half effort, and neither does your Ram truck. The Ram 1500 Classic Tradesman boasts as standard the robust 3.6L Pentastar V6, no-nonsense 17-inch wheels, the ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera and easy-clean vinyl seating. Opt for available features like the 5.7L HEMI V8 and the Electronics Group, which includes Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control, 7-inch Driver Information Display and Uconnect 4C radio with 8.4-inch touchscreen, and you’ve just customized your pickup.
The Ram 1500 Express Classic delivers a compelling argument about standout appearance and steadfast capability: a full body-color front fascia, rear bumper and grille, fog lamps, and 17-inch aluminum wheels—powered by the 3.6L Pentastar V6 or optional 5.7L HEMI V8 mated to the standard TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic.
The all new Ram 1500 Warlock is the Ram Truck has it all, In either Quad Cab or Crew Cab in 4×2 or 4×4, it’s easy to fall under the spell of Ram 1500 Classic Warlock. With the 3.6L Pentastar V6 or optional 5.7L HEMI V8 and the TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic, Warlock puts it together in style. Inside, count on a crew-friendly front cloth bench seat, while exterior touches include Black powder-coated bumpers, bifunctional halogen projector headlamps, rear heavy-duty shock absorbers (on 4×4) and the confidence of 20×8-inch Semi-Gloss Black wheels.