The new suspension uses coil springs instead of the long, flat leaf springs usually found on trucks. Leaf springs, which are basically the same sort of suspension used on horse-drawn wagons, have usually been a favorite for pick-ups because they can take heavy loads. But coil springs can be used with sophisticated suspension systems to give a more supple ride.
Even with coil springs and a multi-link suspension, the Ram can still haul just as much as ever.
Under the hood, Dodge is offering a reworked 5.7-liter Hemi engine that offers increased horsepower and torque but with four percent better fuel economy, says Chrysler.