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2011 Dodge Ram Tradesman

For every pencil pusher and paper shuffler sitting in a cubicle is a sweat-producing, muscle-flexing worker with plenty of equipment to tote around to their various projects. These blue-collar workers have places to go and Dodge has created a new entry-level model to make the commute that much easier. The new Dodge Ram Tradesman is an affordable option with a starting price of $22,780 with sales beginning in the second quarter of 2011.

Available in either regular cab short-bed (6 ft., 4 in.) and long-bed (8 ft.) models, the Tradesman comes with a choice of 4x2 or 4x4 powertrains, a bright chrome grille, 17" painted wheels, and numerous interior and exterior updates.

"The Ram Tradesman is named for — and aimed at — the heart of our business," said Fred Diaz, President and CEO, Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "This is a hard-working truck for hard-working people. Durability, reliability and value for the money are the top three considerations for our customers. Their truck is the most important tool they own and one they’ll use every day. The Ram Tradesman is a truck they can depend on."

Hit the jump to read more about the Dodge Ram Tradesman.

Exterior and Interior

Dodge Ram Tradesman

The Tradesman package takes the base Ram model and adds a bright chrome grille, a cargo bed lamp, front and rear heavy-duty shock absorbers, front and rear stabilizer bars, halogen headlamps, a locking tailgate, rear wheel well liners, rack and pinion steering, a rear dome lamp, and a sentry key theft-deterrent system. The exterior look is finished by a new set of 17" painted steel wheels, exclusively available for this model.

The interior will get air conditioning, a 12-volt auxiliary power outlet, media center with CD and MP3 player, six speakers, audio jack for mobile devices, automatic headlamps, behind the seat storage, driver and passenger assist handles, instrument panel with tachometer, tilt steering wheel, tinted glass, and variable intermittent windshield wipers.

Customers will have the opportunity to choose from lots of exterior colors, including bright silver metallic, bright white, brilliant black crystal pearl, deep cherry red crystal pearl, deep water blue pearl, flame red, hunter green pearl, mineral gray metallic, rugged brown pearl, and white gold metallic paint.

Engine

Dodge Ram Tradesman

The Ram Tradesman will be offered in either regular cab short-bed (6 ft., 4 in.) and long-bed (8 ft.) models, with a choice of 4x2 or 4x4 powertrains. Under the hood there is a standard HEMI V8 engine that delivers 390 hp and 407 ft.-lb. torque. The engine is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission and delivers a fuel consumption of 20 mpg highway.

Prices

Dodge Ram Tradesman

The new Dodge Ram Tradesman will go on sale in the second quarter of 2011 with a starting price of $22,780.

Competition

Dodge Ram Tradesman

The standard Dodge Ram takes on models like the Ford F-150 , the GMC Sierra Denali HD , and the Nissan Titan .

The F-150 is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine that delivers a total of 411 HP and 434 lb-ft of torque and. Its fuel economy is rated at 18 mpg in the 4x2 version and 16 mpg in the 4x4 version. Pricing starts from $23,390. When compared to the Tradesman, the F150 falls short on price, fuel economy, and looks, leaving the Tradesman as man’s new best friend.

The GMC Sierra Denali HD is powered by a 6.2L Variable Valve Timing V8 that delivers a total of 403 HP at 3,000 rpm and 417 lb.-ft. of torque. Priced from $20,850 with a fuel economy of 22mpg, the GMC 1500 out performs the Tradesman in every single category.

The Nissan Titan is powered by a 5.6-liter DOHC Endurance V8 engine rated at 317 HP and 385 lb-ft torque mated to standard 5-speed automatic transmission. The Titan is a little bit more expensive than the Tradesman with a $26,820 price tag, but it only delivers 18 mpg on the highway.

Dodge Ram Tradesman
LOVE IT
  • Cool look
  • Better fuel economy than competitors
  • Both 4x2 and 4x4 versions
LEAVE IT
  • Pricier than competitors
  • Could use more power



17 comments:

I’m still impressed with this pick up car though it looks like an ordinary one. With its V8 engine that delivers 390 horsepower is I think can give a quite better performance on it.

I actually liked some things about the Ram better. For $22k, and a real V8, I’d so buy the Tradesman. With that kind of price, you could just option it out and then customize it.

Ram Tradesman is not really a good-looking truck, but I love its massive platform. It seems that it is always ready for an adventure and rocky road. Anyway, its engine specification is already quite good for it.

I wonder if what will be the interior of it, will look like? Well, I hope that it could offer an impressive and comfortable inside feature. Anyway, I’m so satisfied with its engine output.

I just don’t like the design of the front of this Dodge Ram and the other feature that this truck had is already looks so awesome on it, and it really looks great on its hygienic body paint.

For some reason, I’m not so impressed on this Dodge Ram, but I love the fact that it is so ideal for an outdoor activity and adventures, and I think that its engine is only quite good enough on it.

The front of this one seems so bulky, but I must say that I’m so impressed with it, for the fact that it is so ideal on an outdoor activity and it really looks so massive on its wheels.

Dodge Ram Tradesman seems so bulky on its platform, but I must say that I still love the fact that it is so ideal for an outdoor activity. I also noticed that it had an impressive engine which is quite good enough for it.

Another Dodge Ram! Great! I am really a fan of them because I absolutely love the massive platform of their tucks and well, it was so ideal for an adventure and outdoor activity. smiley

Tradesman seems too heavy, and I wonder if it is not so hard to drive, and I noticed that the engine that it has is not so powerful or not enough for a pick up cars like this, but I’m impressed with its massive appearance.

The front of this Dodge seems too huge, anyway I’m still impressed with this pick up car though it looks like an ordinary one. With its V8 engine that delivers 390 horsepower is I think can give a quite better performance on it.

This car has a great car performance. This car is one of the best car that can load heavy weight in the back of the car. Because this car has a good engine and good horse power.

When purchasing a car the first thing that I’m looking is the power of the car. And the sad part was this truck is not so powerful unlike its competitor. I was hoping for a higher speed performance.

Trucks are very popular in the US market and based from what I’ve researched Ford F-150 is the best selling car in there. Talking about affordability I think this car is pricey compare to its competitor.

Well, this is definitely the thing that I would want to get from a pickup truck. It is quite spacious an handles very well to. Ideal for hauling a lot of very large loads.

I love diesels, but I don’t need anything nearly as big as the 3500. And as much as I liked all the new engines in the Ford F-150, I drove a Ram 1500 with the 5.7 liter Hemi back-to-back with them and I actually liked some things about the Ram better. For $22k, and a real V8, I’d so buy the Tradesman. With that kind of price, you could just option it out and then customize it. Oh the possibilities.

Glad to see that dodge is bringing back the truck. A real truck without all the crap you don’t need. At 22,780 someone that uses a truck can afford it.

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