Chrysler Group announced today that it will expand Ram 1500 Express model availability to include Crew Cab and Quad Cab models. For those who don’t know, the Ram 1500 Express was previously available only as a regular-cab model but not the customers can choose more models.
For the Ram 1500 Express Quad Cab you will need $28,050, including destination charge, while the Ram 1500 Express Crew Cab starts at $30,210. The Ram 1500 Express regular cab pickups start at $23,080.
Under the hood, the Ram 1500 Express offers a standard HEMI V8 engine capable to deliver a fuel consumption of 20 mpg. The 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine delivers 390 horsepower and 407 lb.-ft. of torque.
The Ram 1500 Express comes with plenty of standard features, such as a 160-amp alternator, 26-gallon fuel tank, 3.55 rear-axle ratio, 700-amp maintenance-free battery, four- and seven-pin trailer wiring harness, heavy-duty front and rear shock absorbers, front and rear stabilizer bars, power rack-and-pinion steering, halogen headlamps, heavy-duty engine and transmission cooling, and a full-size spare tire.
As expected, the Ram 1500 Express Crew and Quad Cab buyers will get even more, like air conditioning, an instrument cluster with tachometer and 120-mph speedometer, 12-volt auxiliary power outlet, four-spoke tilt steering wheel, six-speaker media center with CD and MP3 player, as well as audio jack input for mobile devices, automatic headlamps, dozens of storage bins, driver- and passenger-assist handles, power accessory delay, rear dome lamp, rearview day/night mirror, tinted-glass windows, tip start and variable intermittent windshield wipers.
Regarding the colors, the Ram 1500 Express is available in Black Clear Coat, Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat, Flame Red Clear Coat or Mineral Gray Metallic Clear Coat.
Customers who are in the market for a way to customize their own Ram 1500 Express will be glad to learn that Mopar will be offering hundreds of accessories. Mopar is the service, parts and customer-care brand of the Chrysler Group. Aside from accessories, Mopar will also be giving customers the opportunity to select from a long list of choices. Take for instance the bed rails in chrome steel and the tubular side steps in chrome, both from Mopar.
There is also the aluminum chrome-clad wheel that is from the Ram Sport model. These three exterior options are factory installed. Also available are the spray-in bed-liners and the heated and folded trailer-tow power mirrors that come with the optional courtesy and signal lamps. Other accessories being offered include the folding tonneau covers, fiberglass, the bright pedal kit, sport performance hood, and the honeycomb grille inserts in chrome.
Customers would also likely prefer to get the heated seats and leather interiors. Some features fitted on the interior include the instrument cluster that comes with the vehicle information center display screen, power one-touch windows, and tire pressure monitoring display. Cruise control is offered as well, a highly sought after feature together with the remote keyless entry and sliding rear window. Rubber floors mats are also made available and there is even the rearview auto-dimming mirror.
For entertainment there is the Sirius Satellite Radio and the ability to connect devices through a remote USB port. Uconnect voice command with Bluetooth capability is in the list too. According to brand President and CEO Pietro Gorlier, no matter what model of the Ram 1500 Express they have, customers are guaranteed to have a sporty truck at the best price.
The money saved can then be used to put in that extra customization and personalization to create a truck that is distinct, he added. In order to be able to fulfill this demand, the brand will make available at least 300 accessories, all of which have been tested for quality.