5 Reasons Why Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup Trucks Are Good For Driving In The Snow

Maybe it's the power. Maybe it's the technology. Perhaps it's the luxury. But, no matter what factors you attribute it to, there's no denying that Chicago Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup Trucks are great trucks for driving in the snow. After all, there's more to the Dodge RAM 1500 than meets the eye. It's a reliable 4x4 off-road pickup truck that offers a stalwart engine lineup, responsive safety features, and a comfortable interior. Such features make the Dodge RAM 1500 an excellent truck for driving in the snow. And that's just the beginning. There's a lot more where all of this comes from. So keep reading to find out why the new Chicago Dodge RAM 1500 is the best truck for driving in the winter.

1) RAM 1500 4-Wheel Drive System

If you're looking for a reliable winter truck that knows how to get around town in the snow, the new 2022 Dodge RAM 1500 is for you. Off the line, this vehicle comes standard with a 4x2 Four-Wheel Drive System. So whether you're driving in the snow, mud, ice, or on hard surfaces, you can always count on the new 2022 Dodge RAM 1500. For added traction, opt for the new RAM 1500 Pickup Truck With a 4x4 Four-Wheel Drive System. And if you're still looking for power and control, the new RAM 1500 comes available with five different drive modes: 

  • 2-Wheel Drive provides a high-range rear-wheel Drive for everyday driving on dry, hard-surface roads 
  • Four-wheel drive auto: sends power to the rear wheels and engages 4-Wheel Drive automatically anytime the vehicle loses traction, for extra traction in varying road conditions. 
  • 4-Wheel Drive High -or Lock- sends power to all four wheels for extra traction on loose, slippery surfaces, 
  • 4-WHeel Drive Low Provides added traction with maximum pulling power for loose, slippery surfaces at low speeds 
  • Neutral disengages the front and rear driveshafts: Use it for flat towing behind another vehicle.

All in all, the new Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup is a spectacular winter truck. Not only is it perfect for drivers on the go in the snow. But it's also a reliable work truck for Chicago contractors, small business owners, construction sites, and other essential workers.

2 ) Advanced Drive Assistance Features Make it Easy To Drive The New RAM 1500 in The Snow

In relation to the new 4-Wheel Drive System, the new 2022 Dodge RAM 1500 also comes standard with a wealth of safety features. Key features include Electronic Stability Control, Power Assisted Braking, Electronic Roll Mitigation, Hill Start Assist, All Speed Traction Control,  and Rain Brake Support. Available features include: 
  • 360° Surround-View Camera System11 (included with Advanced Safety Group and M1 Equipment Package)
  • Blind Spot Monitoring10 with Rear Cross-Path and Trailer Detection11 (optional with L1, H2 and X2 Equipment Packages, and TRX Level 1 Equipment Package; includes LED taillamps on Tradesman and Big Horn/Lone Star7 ; included with P1, P2 and R1 Equipment Packages and TRX Level 2 Equipment Package)
  • Forward Collision Warning with Advanced Brake Assist13 - Adaptive emergency braking (included with Level 1 Safety Group)
  • LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning Plus9 (included with Level 1 Safety Group, M1 Equipment Package and Advanced Safety Group)
  • Trailer Brake Controller - Integrated electronic controller (requires Class IV trailer hitch receiver; included with Trailer-Tow Group, Max Tow Package and TRX Level 2 Equipment Package)

3 ) RAM 1500 Engines Heater Block, Active Air Intake System, and Vent Lines 

Another reason so many Chicago truck drivers prefer the new RAM 1500 is because it's incredibly resilient. Not even old man winter has what it takes to go up against the new RAM 1500. Even in below zero temperatures with slush, and snow, the RAM 1500 is at the head of the pack. And much of its success comes from it's precise engineering. 

  • Engine Heater Blocks: All RAM 1500 Pickup Trucks feature engine heater blocks to maintain circulation, prevent fluid freezing, and improve performance in low temperatures 
  • Vent Lines: All vent lines are made of state of the art materials that prevent them from breaking if frozen
  • Defrost Mechanisms: knock off the chill to improve visibility on and off the road
  • RAM Active Air Intake System: prevents snow and water from packing in the engine

4) RAM 1500 Engine Power & Capability

Are you tired of getting stuck in the snow? Need a winter truck built for the Chicago Winters? Try the new Dodge RAM 1500 pickup truck. Boasting with a standard 3.6 L V6 engine, the new Dodge RAM Pickup generates 305 horsepower and 269 lb.-ft. of torque. 


And if you're still looking for more power, check out the legendary 5.7L HEMI V8 engine with 395 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque. Of course, suppose that's not enough. In that case, we encourage all Chicago truck drivers to take advantage of the new 5.7L HEMI V8 Engine with a max towing capacity of 12,750 lbs, 410 lb.-ft. of torque, and 395 horsepower. 


And if you prefer diesel trucks, the new RAM 1500 also comes with a 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine with a max towing capacity of 12,560 lbs. 


Nevertheless, if you're looking for some serious power, step it up with the new 6.2L Supercharged HEMI V8 Engine.  

5) RAM 1500 Interior Features 

If you're looking for a comfortable, spacious, four-door pickup truck to drive in winter, the new RAM 1500 is for you. In 2020, the RAM 1500 earned rave reviews for its comfort and refinement. Since then, the new Dodge RAM 1500 has come a long way. Below you'll find a list of features made available in the new 2022 RAM 1500 Pickup Truck: 

  • Heated Premium-Leather Seats: With the push of a button, knock off the Chicago Winter Chill and relax
  • Heated Leather Steering Wheel: Grip the wheel and drive comfortably on a cold winter day. 
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control: Find your comfort zone with dual-zone automatic temperature control 
  • All-Season Floor Mats: Protect your truck's interior from a variety of different elements - snow, ice, water, slush, and mud
  • Flexible Seating: Make more room for more room with the new RAM 1500 pickup truck interior. 
  • U Connect 4C 12-inch Touchscreen Display: Stay connected on the go with a new 12-inch touchscreen display. Hands-Free Bluetooth Technology, Navigation, Rearview Camera Display. The RAM 1500 has it all.
  • Rearview Camera Display:Steer clear of obstacles with a rearview camera display.
  • 19-speaker Harman Kardon Audio System: Enjoy all of your favorite podcasts, broadcasts, and stations on the go. 

Take A Ride In The New Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup At River Oaks CDJR 

 Now that you know why the new Dodge RAM 1500 is the best winter truck, it's time to put it to the test. Visit Napleton's River Oaks CDJR, conveniently located at 17225 Torrence Avenue, Lansing, IL 60438. Our local RAM Truck Dealership is just minutes away from Chicago, Lansing, Calumet City, and Tinley Park. We are open Monday through Friday, 9 am-8 pm, and on Saturday, 9 am- 6 pm. Of course, if it's more convenient for you to set up an appointment in advance, fill out the form below. 

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