7 Automobiles That Show Big Rides Are Here to Stay

ram1500_032. Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Pickup ($29,420)

Who wants a truck that looks capable of ramming through the side of a mountain? American consumers showed they do in September, when they bought 28,145 Ram (FIATY.PK) pickups, part of the 23 percent surge for these trucks through the first three quarters of 2013. Pickups are powering the construction boom, and the 5.7-liter V8 engine in the base 2500 heavy-duty model delivers 383 hp or 400 lb-ft of torque.