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Ram Tradesman Lineup Expands with New Quad and Crew Cab Models

Ram Tradesman Lineup Expands with New Quad and Crew Cab Models

By Jeff Youngs, March 09, 2012
The Ram 1500 Tradesman is designed for people who use their trucks for work, and who are seeking good value in a pickup. To serve this target customer, the Tradesman comes standard with heavy-duty engine cooling, Class IV trailer hitch receiver, 4- and 7-pin trailer wiring harness, spray-in bedliner covered under the factory warranty, and few extras aside from power windows, a CD player, and an auxiliary audio input jack.

Now that Ram has announced expansion of the Tradesman model to include 4-door Quad and Crew cab styles, this model should prove more appealing to customers who need to carry up to six people.

A 4.7-liter V-8 engine making 310 horsepower and 330 lb.-ft. of torque is standard on all Tradesman models, is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and rated to get as many as 20 mpg on the highway. Ram says this engine provides "best-in-class" towing capacity at 7,700 pounds. A 5.7-liter "Hemi" V-8 is optional, and delivers 390 horsepower and 407 lb.-ft. of torque. Both engines include a 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Ram has also announced that Tradesman models with a 4.7-liter V-8 engine will be available with a no-charge Rambox with locking bedside storage compartments.

Because a 4.7-liter V-8 is now standard, replacing the previously standard 5.7-liter engine, the Ram Tradesman Regular Cab's price drops to $22,370. Quad Cab models cost $27,330 and Crew Cabs wear a window sticker reading $28,810. All prices include a $995 destination charge.

Ram continues to offer a Tradesman 1500HD model for $29,600. This regular cab, 2-wheel-drive, longbed model has a standard 5.7-liter V-8 engine and is rated to tow 11,500 pounds and haul a 3,150-pound payload.

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