Chrome In the Cabin: Why?! - 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Long-Term Road Test

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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel: Chrome In the Cabin: Why?!

April 15, 2015

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

I like a lot about our 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. I like its laid-back power delivery. I like its ride. I like that it's quiet on the road.

But I don't like its chrome interior trim. Why do manufacturers insist on doing this?

A few evenings ago my wife and I, within the span of a few minutes, were both blinded by the stuff. It was more than just distracting. It was downright dangerous with powerful glare reflecting off the chrome trim ring surrounding the center storage bin. More chrome surrounds the vents and HVAC controls on the dashboard, too.

It's hard to capture with the camera, but it was blinding and persistent. And as long as I live I'll never understand how this stuff makes it into the interior of a modern vehicle.

Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor @ 28,856 miles


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