The Best Dodge Pickups Good for Moving
One of the best things about owning a pickup truck is being able to pack up and move whenever you need to with little hassle. If you’re in the market for a great truck capable of hauling and towing for a big move, consider these popular Dodge models.
Available in multiple trim levels and special editions, the Dodge Ram 1500 is a highly customizable pickup with an affordable starting price, giving even the most budget-minded driver a great option for purchasing brand-new. The Ram 1500 offers a smooth riding performance, a quiet cabin, and excellent engine options, including an available 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6. Opting for the automotive world’s only light-duty diesel truck gives you all the benefits of a full-size pickup, but adds reduced emissions and a superb fuel economy that makes it well worth the upgrade.
In terms of capability, the 2016 gas-powered V6 Ram 1500 can tow up to 7,610 pounds when properly equipped. The diesel V6 version tops out at 9,210 pounds, while the V8 at 10,640. When you need a pickup that can handle a heavy load for moving, the Ram 1500 is a smart option.
If your payload demands exceed what the Ram 1500 can provide, set your sights on the Ram 2500. Also available in several different configurations, the Ram 2500 can haul 3,990 pounds in the bed and tow up to 17,980 pounds when properly equipped. This heavy-duty truck also features a coil spring that provides a more compliant ride than most pickups in its segment, so you know you’re investing in a quality vehicle that’s just as smooth and pleasant to drive as it is rugged.
Another great thing about the Ram 2500 is its cabin. Boasting the best interior in its class, this truck offers a plush, inviting interior with the largest-in-class available touchscreen and an available WiFi hotspot that turns your pickup truck into a movable office. In addition, the truck’s interior features extra built-in under-seat storage, a trailer brake controller, and optional wood trim.
Offering a new diesel calibration that increases engine power to a monumental 900 pound-feet of torque, the Ram 3500 is a force to be reckoned with. Despite the Ram 2500 is a capable heavy-duty model, it’s considered a baby brother up against the Ram 3500, which eclipses the former option with a 7,390-pound payload rating and up to 17,980 pounds of towing. If you plan on moving a lot of furniture in the bed along with a fully-loaded moving trailer hooked up to the hitch, this is the truck to buy.
Even the most modestly equipped 3500 features tow hooks, automatic headlights, a USB port, and an audio system that puts it in a class all its own. Few competitors stand up against its high-quality material finishes, impressive tech, and uncompromising capability.
When you’re looking to invest in a pickup that can handle your big move, the Dodge Ram family of trucks is your go-to solution. Test drive one for yourself at Rairdon CDJ of Monroe today.
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