Why choose a used RAM 1500 truck?


If you are shopping for a used truck, you have no doubt noticed that the choice is immense not only in terms of truck brands, but also with regard to the different versions of each of them.

But among so many choices, how to choose the best truck? Elite Chrysler gives you 5 good reasons to choose a RAM 1500 over any other brand; read on and you'll find out why it accounts for over 40% of the manufacturer's sales!

RAM provides high reliability

When you buy a used vehicle, you obviously want it to remain in good working order for many, many years. As for the RAM 1500, nothing to worry about.

Indeed, did you know that 80% of all RAM trucks sold in the past 30 years are still in circulation? This is irrefutable proof that the RAM 1500s offer exceptional longevity and that they represent a wise choice, even several years after they were put on the road!


Versions for all needs and all budgets

Regardless of the model year, the RAM 1500 has always offered not only a large choice of versions (Laramie, sport, Big Horn, Limited, etc.) but also numerous configurations. Thus, you will have the choice between a truck equipped with a box of 5'7'' or 6'4'' and a crew cab or Quad.

Moreover, if you set your sights on a RAM 1500 Classic, you could even choose a model equipped with a single cabin and an 8-foot bed!

By offering a large number of configurations and models, RAM has been able to adapt over the years to the demands and needs of consumers, who require more options in terms of power, space and amenities.


A muscular and refined design

One of the first things you notice when you see a RAM 1500 is without a doubt its imposing stature and its robust front end, equipped with large optics. From the first glance, we know that we are dealing with an exceptional truck which has great capacities.

In addition, depending on the model year, it may be fitted with 17 to 20-inch wheels, or even up to 22 inches for the most recent versions; enough to enhance its imposing silhouette even more!


On the inside

The passenger compartment of the used RAM 1500 offers you enough space for the occupants, whether they are seated in the front or in the back. Plus, later model years offer best-in-class legroom, and some versions even offer class-exclusive reclining rear seats.

Finally, you will appreciate the quality of finish and materials, regardless of the model selected.


Engines offering solid performance

From the entry-level V6 to the powerful V8, via an EcoDiesel engine, we can't say that the engine choices are limited for the RAM 1500! Indeed, a large choice of engines can fit under the hood of this truck, including (since the 2014 model year):

  • A 305-hp 3.6-litre V6
  • A 5.7-liter V8 from 385 to 395 horsepower
  • An EcoDiesel V6 from 240 to 260 horsepower

In addition, if you are lucky enough to get your hands on a RAM 1500 TRX, you will then be entitled to a powerful 6.2-liter supercharged V8 with 702 horsepower, the highest power in this category!

The most recent models could also have engines paired with the eTorque mild hybridization system, which provides additional torque to the engine.



The used RAM 1500 offers maximum towing capacities that have nothing to envy to the competition. Thus, models equipped with the 5.7-litre B8 could benefit from a maximum capacity of 12,750 pounds, the highest in its class. For comparison, a used Ford F-150 can only tow a maximum of 11,500 lbs.

Moreover, a RAM equipped with the diesel engine will benefit from a maximum capacity of 12,560 pounds, another peak in its category.


A long list of amenities and technologies

Another strong point of used RAM 1500s, regardless of the model year, is their high level of equipment as well as their many amenities.

Thus, depending on the version chosen, you could find on board heated and ventilated seats, 2-zone climate control, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, a navigation system, the UConnect system, a touch screen of up to 12 inches on the most recent versions and much more.


Safety features such as a rear view camera, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning may also be part of the equipment of the used RAM 1500, depending on the model year chosen. .


Why buy a used RAM from Elite Chrysler?

Elite Chrysler offers you the largest selection and the best prices in the Sherbrooke area on used models, including our RAM 1500. Whatever your needs and your budget, we have the truck for you!

And if the model you are looking for is not in our inventory, let us find it for you!

In addition, we offer you very advantageous financing conditions, both for regular credit and for our 2nd chance credit financing . Regardless of your financial situation, our credit specialists will help you find a financing plan that respects your ability to pay.

Complete your application today; your next used RAM 1500 is closer than you think!

To learn more about our used RAM 1500 in stock, to find out about our current promotions , our financing offers or to book a test drive of one or more of our new or used RAM trucks, wait no longer and come see us at Elite Chrysler today!

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