There are a lot of benefits when you own a second-hand Ram 1500 in Seattle, in particular, a 2014 model. Not only you are getting a good pickup truck, that is still new, enough to give you all the latest performance and safety features newer Ram models has to offer, but also the durability of a Ram truck with affordable parts and repairs.
The best part of owning a second-hand Ram pick-up truck is that you can get all the benefits for less than the price of the Rams new model, the 2016 Ram 1500. One of the best Ram 1500 models made is the 2014 model. It is unique enough that you can still get the modern features of the vehicle and old enough to save money off the original price.
Durability, affordability, and availability
Just because the vehicle is considered second-hand, it does not mean that it is any less reliable. It is a common connotation or misconception people have when you are talking about the second-hand vehicle. If you take care of second-hand trucks properly, most used cars can go up to over 200,000 miles.
It means that a used 2014 model Ram truck will still be in tip-top shape. Along with its durability, as well as its reliability of the brand itself, 2014 Ram 1500 is one of the best trucks you can get if you don’t have a big budget. That’s not all, buying the truck is not the only saving you will experience, it is also the availability and affordability of its spare parts.
Since the vehicle is from 2014, it is still new and shares a similar design with its successor, the 2016 model. If you need spare parts, there’s a big chance that parts that once belonged to Ram 2014, 2015, or even brand-new models will fit just fine.
If you think of it, besides the discontinuation of engine option and the addition of diesel powertrains, the 2014 Ram 1500 has not changed that much since its exclusive re-release and redesign under the company that made Ram bought it in 2009. The abundance in the market and the reliability of inexpensive spare parts along with Ram 1500s already outstanding durability makes for a winning combination.
Excellent Overall Safety
Not only Ram 1500 has the durability and availability of modern parts, but the 2014 Ram 1500 model also has an excellent safety feature. Not only it has an average of four to five-star rating when it comes to safety from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or NHTSA, but it also has a lot of security features all across the board.
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The safety features it goes above and beyond from those found on other cars and trucks made in 2014, but still covering all the bases regarding safety. All in all, the safety feature found in Ram 1500 are stability control, front and side seat airbag, and a four-wheel antilock disc brake. A lot of these safety features are not found on other vehicles, including hill start assist and trailer sway control.
Usually, the hill start assist is a safety feature that is optional depending on the model of the truck. The trailer sway is a safety feature that is necessary for towing a vehicle safely. Another safety feature that is optional or standard, depending on the trim, includes a rear-view mirror camera, as well as back and front parking sensors.
A lot of the models are equipped with UConnect access uses Ram’s telematics system that can connect immediately to 911 the moment there’s an emergency. The telematics services also offer to track in case your vehicle is stolen. Most of the model from 2014 have safety features that can still be found in 2016 models, a good testament that the safety features can last long, very effective in preventing, responding or protecting the passengers in case there’s a collision.
Visit https://www.wikihow.com/Connect-to-UConnect to know how to connect to Uconnect.
When it comes to Ram 1500, just because you are buying a second-hand truck, it does not mean that you are compromising the modern safety features of your vehicle.
A driving experience that is above-average
One major factor that makes 2014 Ram 1500 an above average vehicle when it comes to performance compared to other second-hand trucks rests on the engine it uses. The two gas-powered and the diesel engines have nothing but praises from Seattle Ram dealers, car review sites as well as car enthusiasts and owners. The quality of the ride indicates that it’s a cut above the rest of its competition when it comes to overall performance.
Diesel V6 3.0-Liter
One of the main attractions of 2014 is the introduction of Ram 1500’s diesel engine. During 2014, Ram 1500 was the only light-duty pickup truck that offered diesel-powered powertrain option. It created a little buzz among its competition in the light-duty pickup trucks.
The Turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V6 engine was rated at a 240 horsepower, and has a 420 pounds per feet of torque. It is the maximum towing capacity of a 9,200 lbs./ft and could be the best Environmental Protection Agency-estimated among light-duty trucks, with 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
Even though the engine is on the slow side when it comes to acceleration compared to vehicles that runs in gas engines, the diesel engine can provide a smooth driving experience as the gas-powered engine has no trouble picking up the slack when they are towing heavier loads. Not only that, Diesel V6 engines can save the user a lot of money because diesel technology is very fuel-efficient and blows all of their competition in this area.
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Grab it all for less
And lastly, the best feature of a second-hand 2014 Ram 1500 is its price. According to price calculators, the average price for a second-hand 2-14 Ram 1500 within 500 miles of Seattle, with 30,000 mileage, equipped with all optional features, clocks at around $21,349, almost $5,000 less than what you will pay if you buy a brand-new pickup truck with no optional features.