August 20

Entertainment and Technology Features of the RAM 1500

Silver RAM 1500
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If you’re in the market for a full-size light-duty pickup truck, the award-winning 2021 RAM 1500 is at the forefront of its class. Among its accolades are a 2021 IIHS Top Safety Pick, 2021 Motortrend Truck of the Year, and Texas Auto Writers Association Truck of Texas. The 2021 RAM 1500 is the first truck to win the Cars.com 2020 Luxury Car of the Year.

However, when you buy a Ram 1500 from Huffines CJDR Lewisville, Texas, you’re getting not only an awesomely capable truck but also one of the most technologically advanced vehicles in its class. Its entertainment, camera, trailering, and safety technology leave nothing to chance. The RAM 1500 comes in Tradesman, Lone Star (also called the Big Horn outside of Texas), Rebel, Laramie, Limited Longhorn, and Limited trim levels. New for 2021 is the high-performance off-road-oriented TRX, with its exclusive technology features. Let’s take a look at some of the RAM 1500’s cutting edge technology.

RAM 1500 Infotainment Systems

The Tradesman, Lone Star, and Rebel trims feature the Uconnect 3 infotainment system. The system includes a 5-inch touch screen, USB data and charging ports, an auxiliary audio input, and a six-speaker audio system with the availability of SiriusXM satellite radio service. You also get integrated voice command with Bluetooth, a hands-free system that enables you to make and receive calls, enjoy your playlists via an MP3 player or USB input, and switch between your devices.

Available for the Lone Star and standard in Laramie models is the Uconnect 4 system, which offers steering wheel-mounted audio controls, an 8.4-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, and USB host flip. The Alpine nine-speaker 506-watt sound system features an integrated center stack radio and comes standard with satellite radio. The Limited Longhorn trim features the Uconnect 4C NAV system, which adds a GPS navigation system, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot, and HD radio.

Wi-Fi Hot Spot

With the available integrated Wi-Fi hot spot, you and your passengers can connect up to 10 mobile devices. You can get connected within a range of 50 feet of your truck to access emails, look at social media, stream music, and more.

Uconnect 12-Inch Touch Screen

Standard in the luxurious Limited and rugged TRX trims, and available for the other models, is the huge Uconnect 12-inch touch screen. This crystal-clear customizable display has the look and feel of a premium tablet. It features pinch-and-zoom capability and split-screen technology, meaning you can show navigation and another app at the same time, or you can use the full screen for navigation. The screen also has quick access icons for features such as climate control, seat temperature controls, and satellite radio, while a home icon makes it simple to navigate back to the start screen.

TRX Performance Pages

The high-performance RAM TRX features a collection of configurable performance and off-road pages that enable you to personalize your truck’s performance. Integrated in the 12-inch touch screen and digital instrument display, the pages incorporate launch control, a dynamometer, off-road vehicle dynamics, a performance dashboard, and more.

Harman Kardon Audio System

With the RAM 1500 Rebel trim and up, you can opt for a superb 900-watt Harman Kardon premium audio system with no fewer than 19 strategically placed speakers, which is the most in its class. Whatever your musical tastes, this system gives you concert hall quality music reproduction and immerses you in an incredible surround sound experience.

Active Noise Cancellation

Ingenious noise-canceling technology enables you to fully enjoy the sound system or the peace and quiet of the RAM’s luxurious cabin. Active noise cancellation suppresses engine, road, and wind noise as well as other outside disturbances. This technology, along with the RAM’s acoustic glass, helps to maintain a tranquil ambiance.

Digital Instrument Cluster and Head-Up Display

In the Laramie trim and above, a reconfigurable digital instrument cluster brings your vital vehicle information to life. The display shows your speed, engine rpm, trailer information, and much more with full-color 3D graphics. With the available head-up display, you can see important information without taking your eyes off the road. Details such as your speed, which gear your truck is in, turn-by-turn navigation, and incoming calls are projected onto the windshield right in front of your eyes.

Digital Rearview Mirror

An available auto-dimming digital rearview mirror replaces the traditional reflective glass mirror with an LCD monitor displaying a live video feed from a rear-facing cab-mounted camera. You get a wider view behind your truck, and obstacles in the cab won’t block your view. The brightness and field of view are adjustable, and the monitor can be turned off.

Advanced Towing Technology

The RAM 1500 offers the option of smart towing technology that makes hitching and hauling a trailer of any size easier and safer. With Trailer Reverse Steering Control, you can use a dashboard-mounted knob to control your truck’s steering wheel as you precisely guide your trailer to the desired spot.

For the best towing visibility, the available power-fold towing mirrors and 360-degree surround view camera system give you a complete view of the area around your truck. The system uses five cameras to feed images directly to your truck’s touch screen and is especially useful when you’re lining up your truck with a trailer.

You can tow with confidence thanks to the RAM 1500’s standard trailer sway control, electronic stability control, and electronic roll mitigation, while hill start assist helps you pull away safely on a steep incline. The available blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic detection scans the areas behind your truck and automatically senses and accounts for the length of your trailer to enable confident maneuvering.

With trailer light check, a glance at the digital cluster display shows that all of your trailer lights are working correctly. The available trailer tire pressure monitoring system gives you tire pressure readings directly on the digital instrument display. The system covers up to four trailers and up to 12 tires per trailer.To see the RAM 1500’s superb advanced technology features in action, visit us at Huffines Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Lewisville to arrange a test drive. You’ll see why the RAM 1500 is miles ahead of the competition.


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