Is RAM Dodge?

2023 RAM 1500 Grille

In 1900, the Dodge brand was born. In 1914, the first Dodge trucks were manufactured to make working and enjoying recreational activities easier for people throughout the U.S. The brand’s popularity continued to grow during the 20th century, with trucks such as the RAM Dodge delighting drivers in Cedar City and the rest of the country. Other models were just as popular, such as the Dodge RAM van and Ramcharger SUV. Eventually, RAM split with Dodge to become a separate truck brand. When did this happen? Why did this happen? Get a quick history of these two formidable brands here.



Who Owns Ram & When Did Dodge and RAM Split?

If you have asked yourself “Is RAM Dodge?”, “Who owns RAM?” or “When did Dodge and RAM split?” at any point during your driving life, you are not alone. Chrysler acquired Dodge in 1981 and kept the brand’s most coveted trucks in their lineup, including RAM pickup trucks. From that year until 2009, these pickups were known as “Dodge RAM” trucks.

Before the new decade dawned, Chrysler divided RAM and Dodge into distinct lineups, RAM trucks and Dodge “everything else.” Minivans, SUVs, and cars are subsequently labeled and marketed as Dodge vehicles. If you own a Dodge truck that was manufactured between 1981 and 2009, it will undoubtedly say ‘Dodge RAM’!

Why Did Dodge RAM Split?

The Powers That Be at Chrysler wanted RAM to be an exclusive pickup truck line, which was the reasoning behind the 2009 split. By separating Dodge and RAM, Dodge masterminds could put more energy into creating vehicles that compete with similar models from other brands, such as the Dodge Challenger which competes with the Ford Mustang and other muscle cars. Dodge minivans, SUVs, and sedans are also designed to compete with other top vehicle brands.

Current RAM Trim Levels

There are numerous RAM pickup truck trim levels as of 2023 to accommodate drivers throughout Mesquite, NV and the surrounding areas. They include:

  • RAM 1500 LIMITED CREW CAB 4X2 5’7″ BOX
  • RAM 1500 REBEL® CREW CAB 4X2 5’7″ BOX
  • RAM 1500 LARAMIE® CREW CAB 4X2 5’7″ BOX
  • RAM 1500 BIG HORN® QUAD CAB 4X2 6’4″ BOX

Find the Perfect Dodge RAM Vehicle For You at Stephen Wade Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT

Ready to test-drive a RAM pickup truck? How about a Dodge car or SUV? No matter what your need is for driving around Hurricane and nearby communities, we at Stephen Wade Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT in St George are here to satisfy them. Call us at 435-375-4826 to schedule your test drive and apply for financing online to expedite the buying process. For more helpful info, check out our RAM 1500 vs Chevrolet Silverado and 2022 RAM 1500 vs. 2023 RAM 2500 comparisons!


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