2021 Ram 1500 Earns Better Safety Rating Than Any Other Truck

2021 Ram 1500 | Dixon, IL

Want a safe pickup truck for your family in Dixon, Illinois? Check out the 2021 Ram 1500 at Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram. It just was awarded a better safety rating than any other truck on the market.

 The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the 2021 Ram 1500 Crew Cab with a 2021 Top Safety Pick Rating after earning top marks in the agency’s six crash tests. The Ram 1500 took home the top rating in 2020, too.

“A Top Safety Pick for the Ram 1500 solidifies our long-standing commitment to our customers through advanced technology and engineering expertise,” said Mike Koval Jr., Ram Brand Chief Executive Officer – Stellantis. “This validation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety builds consumer confidence in our trucks and in the Ram brand.”

To win a Top Safety Pick designation, a vehicle must now offer Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking, an advanced driver-assist technology. Under proper conditions, the tech monitors activity around you and intervenes if necessary. The system offered in the 2021 Ram 1500 was rated as “advanced” by the IIHS, a major achievement.

In addition to Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking, the 2021 Ram 1500 boasts several more advanced safety technologies. When you opt for the available Advanced Safety Group package, you will have access to tools such as Rear Cross Path Detection, Blind Spot Monitoring with trailer coverage, Lane Departure Warning Plus, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop, Go and Hold.

Learn more about the Ram 1500 safety rating and its many driving tools when you visit us at Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.

FCA Adds Know & Go Mobile App to the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX

2021 Ram 1500 TRX | Dixon, IL
2021 Ram 1500 TRX | Dixon, IL

A new piece of technology is coming to the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX. The Know & Go mobile app is set to make leaning about your vehicle easier than ever. Read on to learn more about this exciting new tech.

Employees working at FCA developed and proposed the Know & Go mobile app back in June. The app’s technology uses the camera in your smartphone to scan and analyze images of your vehicle. With the help of augmented reality, the app then teaches you about the features and abilities of any part you scan. Additionally, the app features push notifications of undiscovered features, component information, owner’s manual pages, how-to videos, and much more.

The first vehicle to launch with Know & Go compatibility will be the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX.

“With all of the content on the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX, the Know & Go mobile app highlights the many new features and capabilities our customers will enjoy in a creative, exciting and engaging way,” said the app’s co-creator, FCA’s Propulsion Systems Program Manager, Mimi Nguyen.

The new 2021 Ram 1500 RX will soon be hitting the lot of Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram in Dixon, Illinois. Be sure to schedule your test drive today.

2020 Ram 1500 Makes List of Best New Cars with Apple CarPlay®

2020 RAM 1500 | Dixon, IL
2020 RAM 1500 | Dixon, IL

U.S. News & World Report recently named the 2020 Ram 1500 as one of the best new cars in 2020 to be equipped with Apple CarPlay®. The editors appreciated the truck’s well-appointed cabin and innovative infotainment system.

The 2020 Ram 1500 comes standard with wireless phone connectivity and six speakers for listening to your favorite music. Its available Uconnect® 12.0 system with Navigation has a large 12-inch touch screen, which you can easily see from the driver’s seat. The system also features split-screen capability and full-screen Navigation so you can more easily get to your destinations.

Through the system, you can utilize Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™. These features allow you to call a family member, respond to a text message, put on a playlist and access your favorite smartphone apps on the go.

The 2020 Ram 1500 packs tons of other smart technologies too, like the available active noise cancellation system, which makes for a quieter ride. Plus, opt for the 7-inch Driver Information Digital Cluster Display to stay up to date on key information.

If you’d like to learn more about the capable 2020 Ram 1500 or want to get behind the wheel of this truck, give us a call at Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram in Dixon, Illinois, to speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members.