New RAM Truck Used RAM Truck
8-speed auto w/OD Transmission 6-speed auto w/OD
5.7L V-8 395-hp / 410 lb-ft of torque Engine 5.7L V-8 390-hp / 407 lb-ft of torque
15 mpg city / 21 mpg hwy Fuel Economy 13 mpg city / 19 mpg hwy
13,500 Maximum GCWR 14,000

New Ram Truck vs Old Ram Truck

When you need a pickup and you’ve decided on a Ram, the next step is to determine whether a new or used Ram truck is right for you. There are obviously advantages and disadvantages to both, and so we want to help equip you with the right information to help you make the decision based on which areas are most important to you.

One of the key differences between the older Ram trucks (which, for the purpose of this comparison, are those made on or before the model year 2012) and the newer models is the transmission. The new Ram has an 8-speed automatic transmission, which helps greatly with those fuel economy numbers. Speaking of which, that’s another clear advantage of the newer models: the gas mileage is better. The new Ram also offers a marginally more powerful engine.

Used Ram Trucks Kenosha WI

Why might you decide to go for the used Ram? The first thing a used shopper is probably focusing on is the price tag, and it’s a worthy consideration. A used Ram is likely to cost significantly less than a brand new one, and for many that’s reason enough. If you look at the scope of what’s been improved in the new models and decide that those things aren’t as compelling as you’d need them to be to spend the extra money, a used Ram truck is probably right for you.

If you want to check out a great selection of new or used Ram trucks in Kenosha, WI, get in touch with us at Palmen Motors. We’ve got both older and newer models in stock and will be happy to help you make further comparisons based on the criteria that matters most to you. When it’s time to purchase a Ram truck, whether it’s new or used you’re after, we’ll help you get exactly what you need.

Visit Palmen Motors in Kenosha, WI and get yourself the vehicle of your dreams - the new Ram!