2021 Ram 1500 | Dixon, IL

Why Buy a Ram Truck in Dixon, IL?


Ram trucks are versatile powerhouses ready to drive you around Dixon or help you get the job done on the worksite. They're built to tow, carry supplies, and keep you safe when you're driving around town. Here at Ken Nelson CDJR, here is why we recommend Ram trucks for the toughest jobs.


Made to tow


The Ram lineup offers a range of power levels, as evidenced by its different towing capacities.


The Ram 1500 starts at a minimum 4,350-pound towing capacity and maxes out at over 10,000 pounds. Confidently tow a boat, ATVs, or camper trailer for a weekend adventure. Need to tow a large RV for a longer getaway? The Ram 3500 can tow up to 37,100 pounds, which is plenty of muscle for the biggest RV on the market.


A variety of engines


A hefty haul won't get very far without a solid engine to back it up. Ram creates many capable powertrains so that each version is optimized for different types of tasks.


For example, the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX has an enormous 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine that's perfect for drivers who have a lot to haul in a hurry. The 2021 Ram 1500 Classic 4x4 comes with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that's perfect for city drivers that usually commute but need to haul camping equipment on the weekends.


Convenient design


Ram trucks use a variety of useful tools and systems to enhance your drives. The air suspension system makes traversing unpaved roads far smoother. The backup camera system and hitching guides make lining up your truck and trailer a breeze. Plus, an available 360-degree surround view camera ensures you see what's around you when moving in any direction.


Getting supplies out of your truck bed with a trailer still attached can be a hassle. Ram's intuitive multi-functioning tailgate has a 60/40 split swing away door that allows you to access whatever you need from whichever side of the truck bed you're on.


Want a powerful, versatile truck for fun and work here in Dixon, Illinois? No matter your lifestyle, Ram has a truck capable of suiting your needs. Check out the full lineup of Ram trucks here at Ken Nelson CDJR.

Why Buy a Ram Truck at Ken Nelson?


Choosing the right place to buy your Ram truck is almost as important as choosing which truck to buy. When you come to Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram, we promise to give you an exceptional buying experience from start to finish, whether you are buying new or used. Not convinced yet? Here are four reasons why should choose us when buying your next Ram truck.


Serving the Dixon, Illinois area


When shopping for a new or used Ram truck in the Dixon area, support a local business and choose Ken Nelson Auto Plaza. Not only are we your hometown Ram dealer, but we want you to feel like our friends and neighbors.


Truck expertise


We want your Ram buying experience to be unforgettable in the best way possible. Our sales staff is a team of experts on all things Ram. They know the ins and outs of each model and can help you find the ideal Ram truck to fit your budget, lifestyle, and capability needs.


Financing options


Whether this is your first time buying a truck or you are a truck expert, we can help you get the financing you need. You can fill out an application, and we will do the hard work for you. Our financing professionals will find you the best loan rates or leasing terms they can get so you can drive home in your dream truck today.


Customer service


No matter which department you visit at our dealership, our staff will greet you and give you top-rate customer service. We want you to leave our dealership feeling like part of the Ken Nelson family. If you ever feel unsatisfied with any of your experiences, please do not hesitate to reach out to us; we will do what we can to find a solution that satisfies you. 

Browse our current inventory of Ram trucks and contact us when you're ready to start doing business with us.

Picking the Right Ram Truck for You


You know you want to buy a Ram truck, but you still have to decide which Ram truck is right for you. Luckily, we are here to help. At Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram, we know everything about Ram truck new and old. We can walk you through the process of choosing one from our inventory or even custom-ordering the perfect truck with your preferred configuration. Here are some of the steps you need to go through to choose your Ram truck from our dealership in Dixon, Illinois.


Light- or heavy duty?


The Ram 1500 is a light-duty truck that's versatile and ready for off-road driving. It offers a variety of performance configurations, which balance strength and efficiency. For total power, choose a heavy-duty Ram 2500HD or Ram 3500HD. These larger trucks offer top towing and hauling specs.


Choose a trim level


The current Ram truck models are available in many different trim levels that offer an array of style and feature combinations. Some of the possibilities include: 

  • Tradesman: This is the base trim and comes with basic features so you don't have to pay for bells and whistles you don't want. 
  • Big Horn: Stepping up to the Big Horn adds larger wheels and fog lights. 
  • Rebel: This model adds some off-road capabilities with upgraded shocks and performance systems. 
  • Laramie: If you are looking for some premium touches, the Laramie offers a handful at a good price, such as leather upholstery and a larger touch screen. 
  • Longhorn: Longhorn models comes with lots of technology including a navigation system and parking sensors. 
  • Limited: The most luxurious version of each Ram model, replete with premium upgrades like contouring bucket seats, an air suspension, and the biggest touch screen.


Cab sizes


There are four cab sizes available on Ram trucks: Regular Cab, Quad Cab, Crew Cab, and Mega Cab. The Regular Cab is the smallest with only two doors and one row of seats. Other cab types offer more doors and a second row of seating.


Bed options


The primary reason to buy a truck is for its bed, so it's important that you select a Ram truck that has a big enough bed for hauling all your equipment. The Short Box is the smallest available, with the Mid Box being a step up in size and the Long Box being the largest in square footage.



The final step in choosing your Ram truck is deciding which packages you want. There are a variety of options including the popular appearance packages, Technology Group, Bed Utility Group, and HEMI Max Tow Package. 

Once you've chosen your preferred Ram truck configuration, see if we have it in stock here at Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram. If we don't, we would be glad to special-order it for you from the factory so you can own your perfect truck here in Dixon.


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