2022 RAM Trucks 

Unpack the Ram Brand Today at Crystal Lake CDJR

Rediscover everything the rugged and ready Ram brand has to offer, from its potent performance offerings and class-exclusive features to intelligent technology and competition-crushing options. Review how RAM all got started as well as some of the most recent accolades they’ve received over the past few years.

Whether you’re interested in the new Ram 1500 truck, Ram 2500 truck, or Ram Promaster vans; each model comes loaded with promising power and a 5-year, 100,000 miles Diesel or Gas Powertrain Limited Warranty. After you’ve finished reviewing all of RAM’s buying benefits, browse all the new Ram models available at Crystal Lake Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram today.

Ram Accolades

Whether you’re interested in a new Ram truck or van, you’ll enjoy unmatched power, bold style, and impressive features. Explore some of the most recent impressive available features that power Ram past the competitors. Accolades and exclusive features found throughout the Ram lineup include:

  • The RAM 1500 was voted 2021 MotorTrend Truck of the Year®
  • The RAM 1500 is an IIHS Top Safety Pick and a Truck of Texas as voted by the Texas Auto Writers Association
  • The RAM 1500 is the Green Truck of the YearTM for 2 Years in a row and Consumer Guide® Best Buy Award Winner for 13 Years.
  • Exclusive available Night Edition Package, which features all-black exterior accents like the black RAM lettering on the grille and black Ram’s Head logo on the tailgate, all complemented by your choice of several exterior color options.
  • Class-leading available Uconnect® 12.0 with Navigation featuring a 12-inch touchscreen.
  • Class-Exclusive rear seat fold-down center console available reclining rear seats with eight degrees of slide recline and Class-Exclusive available rear-seat ventilation.

Ram History

Until recently Ram and Dodge were under the same umbrella, now Ram focuses on trucks and vans while Dodge focuses on muscular cars and performance.

In 1914 the first signature trucks went into production and Dodge’s work truck segment began to rise in popularity. “RAM” was originally the name of one of Dodge’s light-duty pickup trucks. In comparison to other major auto manufacturing brands, Ram is relatively new but has continued to rise, becoming popular worldwide. Some highlights throughout Ram’s history include:

  • 1981, Chrysler bought Dodge
  • From 1981 to 2009, their pickup trucks were called “Dodge Ram”
  • 1989, the Ram truck released the 5.9 L V8 engine
  • 1992 the engine 3.9 L and 5.2 L engine was released
  • 1993 saw the introduction of the 5.9 engine
  • 1993 sales increased from 78,000 units to 240,000 units in 1994 and 410,999 units were sold in 1995
  • 2001 Chicago Auto Show the 1500 model was introduced
  • 2003 Chicago Auto Show the 2500 and 3500 models were introduced
  • Since 2011 Ram trucks have featured “class-exclusive” manual transmissions
  • As of 2016, Ram trucks are sold all over the world
  • Today, Ram is working on building toward an emission-free future by working on an all-electric fleet

​​Ram Performance

No matter the environment, Ram trucks have the muscle and ability to take on any task life throws your way. Whether you’re looking for raw power or unbridled accelerations, Ram has the perfect powertrain for your lifestyle and budget demands. Enjoy fantastic Ram features including a Class-Exclusive standard TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission and a slew of innovative hybrid technology options. Get to know all the latest V6 and V8 engine options waiting for you, including:

  • Available 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine with Class-Exclusive eTorque Mild Hybrid Technology offers a gas towing capacity of up to 12,750 pounds
  • Available and renowned 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine with 11,610 lbs, 410 lb-ft of torque, and 395 horsepower
  • Best-In-Class 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine with eTorque that offers 7,730 lbs, 269 lb-ft of torque, and 305 horsepower
  • Powerful and efficient, the available 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine achieves Best-In-Class 480 lb-ft of diesel torque and a diesel towing capacity of 12,560 pounds
  • 6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8 with 0-60 MPH in just 4.5 seconds and a maximum speed of 14,600 rpm
RAM Truck Performance


RAM Interior Sunroof

Ram Design

Work-ready 24/7, Ram trucks are purpose-built to take on any and every task. Dependable, reliable, and ready, Ram trucks come well equipped with smart storage solutions, off-road capability, and enhanced driving features. Enjoy Class-Exclusive Adaptive Forward Lighting System that helps with nighttime visibility, Class-Exclusive available Active-Level™ Four Corner Air Suspension that smoothes out your ride, and more impressive Class-Exclusive features waiting for you behind the wheel. Additional Ram capability highlights include:

  • The electronic locking rear axle in the 2023 Ram 1500 Rebel®
  • Available Class-Exclusive RamBox® Cargo Management System
  • Rugged all-terrain tires and a 1-inch factory lift give the 2023 Ram 1500 Rebel®
  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine in the 2023 Ram 1500 Tradesman® HFE EcoDiesel offers a Best-in-Class 33 highway mpg
  • Class-Exclusive available Ram Bins In-Floor Storage System
  • Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof


Ram Technology

Enjoy an assortment of available next-level entertainment and safety technologies that work together to enhance your overall driving experience. Starting with the array of advanced safety features like the available trailer camera wiring that allows for up to two cameras to be positioned on or within your trailer with a direct feed to the truck’s touchscreen display and the available LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist system that can warn you of unintentional lane drift. Additional Ram safety and entertainment technology offered in the new Ram 1500 and Ram 2500 include:⁠

  • Rear Cross Path Detection
  • ParkView® Rear Back-Up Camera and available Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Available Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking
  • 19-speaker Harman Kardon® Premium Audio
  • 360 Surround view camera
  • Available Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist

Ram Competitive Advantages

2023 Ram 1500 vs the 2023 Ford F-150 and the 2023 Chevy Silverado

2023 Ram 1500
Max Diesel Towing: 12,560 lbs
Diesel torque: 480 lb-ft
Active-level Four Corner Air Suspension: Available
12-Inch Touchscreen: Available
2023 Ford F-150
Max Diesel Towing: 11,500 lbs
Diesel torque: 440 lb-ft
Active-level Four Corner Air Suspension: Not available
12-Inch Touchscreen: Not available
2023 Chevy Silverado
Max Diesel Towing: 9,300 lbs
Diesel torque: 460 lb-ft
Active-level Four Corner Air Suspension: Not available
12-Inch Touchscreen: Not available

The new 2023 Ram 1500 effortlessly outperforms the competition, enjoying best-in-class available diesel towing and torque! Unleash more power than both the new 2023 Ford F-150 and 2023 Chevy Silverado. That’s not all, the new Ram Ram 1500 also boasts a class-exclusive air suspension system and an array of first-class creature comforts. Stay connected with its class-leading 12-inch touchscreen, load up with its RAMBOX Cargo Management System, and power through with its Etorque Mild Hybrid System.

2023 Ram ProMaster vs the 2023 Nissan NV Cargo and the 2023 Ford Transit

2023 Ram ProMaster
Standard cargo height: 5’6”
Max Payload: 4,680 lbs
Max Cargo width: 6’3”
Turning diameter: 36 ft
2023 Nissan NV Cargo
Standard cargo height: 4’7”
Max Payload: 3,550 lbs
Max Cargo width: 5'10”
Turning diameter: 45 ft
2023 Ford Transit
Standard cargo height: 4’7”
Max Payload: 4,460 lbs
Max Cargo width: 5'10"
Turning diameter: 39 ft

Upgrade your workflow with the intelligent and flexible new 2023 Ram ProMaster. Don’t settle for the 2023 Nissan NV Cargo or the 2023 Ford Transit, access best-in-class standard cargo height and the best-in-class payload when you choose the new 2023 Ram ProMaster today. The new Ram ProMaster also makes it easier and more convenient to get the job done, offering the lowest floor height for easy access and a best-in-class turning diameter for easy work site handles.

Ram FAQs

In 2009, Dodge’s parent company Chrysler decided to make Ram a stand-alone name for their pickup trucks.

Ram offers numerous trucks and work vans equipped to take on any task. Primary Ram trucks include the Ram 1500, the Ram 2500, and the Ram 3500.

Chrysler bought Dodge in 1981 and kept their most popular models, including Ram pickup trucks. From 1981 to 2009, their pickup trucks were called “Dodge Ram.” and later decided to restructure the brand and split Dodge and Ram into two separate vehicle lineups.

Dodge Ram split into separate entities so that Dodge could focus more on building new vehicles that could compete with the likes of the Jeep Wrangler and Chevy Corvette.

Ram features an available 8.4-inch or a class-leading 12-inch Uconnect® touchscreen and a Driver Information Digital Cluster Display for intuitive information right behind the wheel.

Ram boasts an array of advanced safety features like ParkView® Rear Back-Up Camera, available Blind Spot Monitoring, available Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, and more.

Ram offers V6 and V8 engine options including its 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine, 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine, 6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8, and 3.0L EcoDiesel V6.

Ram offers a premium Nine-speaker Alpine® Premium Audio System

Yes, you’ll find Apple CarPlay® support and Android AutoTM integration in most Ram models.

Crystal Lake Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is located at: 5404 S Illinois Rte 31 • Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Crystal Lake Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram 42.251252, -88.2862464.