New Ram 1500 and Ram 1500 Classic in Buffalo, NY

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Exploring Differences Between the Ram 1500 and the Ram 1500 Classic

A light-duty truck can perform far more tasks than many realize. Besides handling reasonable construction or similar work duties, the vehicle works fine for day-to-day transportation. Even someone with no work plans in mind can enjoy using a decent pickup truck for adventurous trips on weekends or in the summer months. A pickup truck with excellent design looks also becomes something impressive to own and drive--of course, accessing all these benefits hinges on purchasing the right truck. Enter the Ram 1500, one of the most popular items in our showroom. At West Herr Dodge in Orchard Park, NY, we are proud to offer both the Ram 1500 and the Ram 1500 Classic. So, truck buyers have more than one option available to them.

And what are the differences between the Ram 1500 and the Ram 1500 Classic?

The Ram 1500 vs. Ram 1500 Classic

Both the newer 1500 and the Classic deliver an excellent driving experience. The Classic, however, comes with a reduced MRSP and promotes "old-school" practicality and design. Some other differences set the two pickup trucks apart.

Engine and Power Comparisons

Regarding horsepower, don't expect much of a difference. The reason is both the 1500 and the 1500 Classic use the same engine. Actually, consumers can choose between different engine offerings, and the different engines do fit under the hood of the 1500 and the 1500 Classic. One feature does set the 1500 apart from the Classic version, though. The modernized Ram 1500 comes with a special eTorque component. The addition adds another layer of efficiency to the engine.


Both the Ram 1500 and the Ram 1500 Classic boast durability and capability. Both models' towing power reveals incredible performance capabilities, as both models can move thousands upon thousands of pounds. The 1500, however, can tow more weight than the Classic. Similarly, the 1500 can carry a little more weight on its payload, but the Classic version is not weak by any means.

Interior Design

Perhaps the most dramatic differences exist inside the 1500 and the 1500 Classic. For the interior, the Classic presents a regular cab with three seats. Long-time pickup truck consumers likely remember this design as the "standard one" for pickup trucks for decades. Over time, manufacturers came up with different concepts for interior spacious arrangements. We see this in the newer 1500, a model presenting expanded quad-seating. Consumers can now choose what seating arrangement to select when shopping for a Ram truck.

Design and City Driving

The seating arrangement ties into the sleeker design of the Ram 1500 Classic. For drivers who commute in crowded, metropolitan areas, the Classic might be the better choice. The somewhat smaller design allows it to maneuver a little better in a city, although the Ram 1500 can drive well in such areas.

Commercial Models Available

Is there any difference from a "working" perspective? As with the newer-style 1500, the Classic also handles commercial duties. Someone who has intentions of taking a Classic out for work-related duties won't find that it suffers from limitations.

The Technology Specs

Buyers in Rochester, NY can take advantage of tech features found in both models. The new Ram 1500, however, does provide more modern tech perks than the Classic. Climate control options, an enhanced audio system, and an upgraded touchscreen do set the 1500 apart from the Classic.

Test Drive a Ram 1500

Do you want to test drive the Ram 1500 or the Ram 1500 Classic? Take the drive at our dealership and see how the pickup travels down Buffalo, NY streets and highways. We know you'll walk away impressed, and maybe you'll leave our dealership that day with a new truck. Call today to schedule an appointment. Find the best Ram 1500 for your budget and needs. Also browse our new RAM inventory, financing options, and start the trade-in process from the comforts of home.

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