2014 Ram 1500Buying Guide • Review • Research
The Top 10 Reasons Why You May want to Buy a 2014 Ram 1500:
As the number 2 full size pickup truck, the 2014 Ram 1500 has a lot to offer daily drivers, work drivers and drivers that are looking for a fun ride in a great truck. This truck offers the best of the best in options, safety and available features. It comes in different models and has different features to fit any driver's needs.
1500 Crew Cab - The crew cab offers excellent styling options and features for anyone that is looking for a work minded truck. The base crew cab model offers an 8 speed transmission, a 6 cylinder engine and 305 horsepower. It is styled with ruggedness in mind and does not come with any extra frills.
1500 Quad Cab - The quad cab comes with a bigger seating space for more passengers and a more comfortable ride. It has a 6.4 foot bed on it and has the same 8 speed automatic transmission that is available in all options of the 2014 Ram 1500. It boasts a hemi, as is common in Ram models and it has some extra frills including a touch screen radio.
1500 Regular Cab - The regular cab model is one for drivers that do not need the added room of back seats. It has a standard 6.4 foot bed that comes standard in this truck. It also has an 8 speed automatic transmission, 6 cylinder engines and boasts rear wheel drive. The regular cab is one that is made for drivers that are not looking for any extras or bonuses in their truck.
Reasons to Buy a 2014 Ram 1500
This truck rated an 8.5 out of 10 in overall safety. It ranked with 4 stars in every safety category except for side crash, where it took an impressive 5 stars. These safety features helped the truck push toward the number 2 spot in its class.
2) Drive Train
The 2014 Ram 1500 comes with a standard 2WD rear wheel drive drive train that makes navigating back roads, city roads, highways and mild off roading easy. It comes with a more popular 4WD option in all models that allows drivers to push the truck harder and further.
The acceleration of the 2014 Ram 1500 is above average for a truck its size. It is able to quickly merge in and out of traffic and is able to stop easily, although not as quickly as a smaller size truck or car. Diesel and V8 options offer more power when it comes to acceleration.
4) Available Models
This truck comes in many different models to suit any person's needs. From everything to a basic 2WD regular cab that is made for basic truck needs to the 4WD diesel model that offers the best in power, acceleration and even towing, there is a model for everyone.
5) Fuel Economy
Trucks are often not known for their excellent fuel economy, but the 2014 Ram 1500 stands above average with most models getting around 18 city mpg and 21 highway mpg. These mile per gallon ratings stand above average in this truck's class range.
This truck offers pricing that is right in line with the rest of the trucks in its class. The average price of the truck being around $32,000 with a low of $21,000 and a high of $43,000. Pricing depends on the model options, the trim packages and the different available features that are able to be chosen.
7) Exterior Styling
The exterior of the 2014 Ram 1500 is built to look rugged and tough with a touch of class. It is made of premium materials that are enforced for drivers that like to push their trucks to the limit. Most beds come with reenforced linings that make them more capable of hauling.
8) Interior Design
The rugged exterior of the 2014 Ram 1500 should not full drivers because the inside of most models are filled with luxury and class. Not all models have interior luxury, but anything above a base model regular cab will offer a touch of rugged elegance.
This truck is one of the most reliable on the market. It has had no recalls in the 2014 model and is made to last for a long time. It is easy to fix with affordable parts and will not need fixed as often as older versions of the same model.
10) Trim Packages
Drivers that are looking for more option have choices that are nearly limitless. The 2014 Ram 1500 offers around 20 different trim packages that are able to be customized to fit any driver's needs, including extra enforced beds, spruced up cab areas and even leather seating.
Reasons You May Not Want to Buy a 2014 Ram 1500:
1) If You Want a Smaller Truck
The 1500, even in its smallest models, is one of the biggest trucks that is available in its class. It is tall, wide and more bulky than most others in the full size class and is not one that will go unnoticed.
2) If You Want Excellent Gas Mileage
Unlike some models in its class, the Ram 1500 does not have many gas-saving options such as a flexible fueling system or even electric powering. While it has decent fuel economy on its own, it is certainly going to take much more gas than a sedan or hybrid truck. While the diesel model does have slightly better fuel economy, buyers should still consider the cost of the fuel.
3) If You Want a Non Custom Truck
With all of the options and trim packages available in the 2014 Ram 1500, nearly no two trucks are the same. The 1500 is completely customizable and it is hard to find one that is going to be similar to any other one on the market.