When it comes to a truck Dodge Ram 1500 is always a great choice. It has power, comfort and style all wrapped up in one vehicle.

 

Learn Everything About the Ram 1500 Truck

Learn Everything About the Ram 1500 Truck

Once you see everything the Ram 1500 truck has to offer, you'll definitely want one for yourself.

 

Basic Features

The Dodge Ram 1500 has many basics that should make it one of your top choices. The truck offers 21 mpg on the highway and 15 mpg in the city. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 7 seconds. The Ram 1500 pickup truck also gives you 395 horsepower, and its top speed is 107 miles per hour. The truck starts at $27,715 and comes in a wide range of color choices. There are also many trim packages and upgrades you can choose for your Dodge Ram. The basic version has two doors and can carry three passengers, and it has an 8-speed automatic transmission.

 

Engine and Torque

You have a couple of options when it comes to the engine and resulting torque of your Dodge Ram 1500. Choose the 3.6-liter, V6 engine for 269 pound-feet of torque. The 3.0-liter, V6 engine gives you 420 pound-feet of torque. The 5.7-liter V8 engine offers 410 pound-feet of torque. Depending on what size engine you choose, you can also tow up to 10,700 pounds. Any of these options results in a smooth and quiet ride, both on the highway and in town.

 

Bed Size and Passengers

The various trim levels and models of the truck Dodge Ram 1500 allow for several configurations in terms of how many passengers you can carry and how large the truck bed is. You can choose from a regular cab, crew cab or quad cab. The regular cab seats three and gives you the option of either a 6-foot, 4-inch bed or an 8-foot bed. The crew cab gives you more leg room and offers the option of either a 5-foot, 7-inch bed or a 6-foot, 4-inch bed. The quad cab seats up to six passengers and comes with a 6-foot, 4-inch bed.

 

Trim Levels of the Ram 1500 Pickup Truck

Trim Levels

In addition to the well-known Dodge Ram Express 1500 and the Ram 1500 Sport, there are a number of trim packages for you to choose from. Each offers different features, so looking at them carefully can help you decide which version is right for you. There are 11 trim levels: Tradesman, Express, Big Horn/Lone Star, HFE, SLT, Outdoorsman, Sport, Laramie, Limited, Laramie Longhorn and Rebel. Each has its own features that make it stand out from the rest. The Tradesman features 17-inch wheels, automatic headlights and a USB port. The Dodge Ram Express 1500 features 20-inch wheels and carpeted floor mats.

The HFE (high fuel economy) gives you great gas mileage and an automatic start-stop engine. The SLT is known for its chrome features and touch screen technology. The Bighorn has upgraded upholstery and a 10-way power driver’s seat. The Ram 1500 Sport model has wireless technology and LED lighting. The Laramie features climate control combined with wood accents and leather upholstery. The Laramie Longhorn features an HD radio and navigation system. The Limited offers sidestep bars and keyless entry. The Outdoorsman and the Rebel are off-road models that are designed for rough terrain, and they have tougher tires and a larger gas tank.

 

Performance

When it comes to buying a Dodge Ram 1500, it pays to consider the performance capabilities to be sure it's the right choice for you. In addition to the various engine options, you can also choose a 2WD or a 4WD version of the Dodge truck Ram 1500. The larger engines offer more acceleration and power, but they won't get as good of gas mileage as the smaller engines. The larger truck sizes also reduce the gas mileage you can expect from your pickup truck.

 

Safety

Trim Levels of Ram

When you purchase a new vehicle, safety should be one of your top concerns. After all, you want to be able to count on your truck to get you from place to place without worrying about having an accident or being injured. The Dodge Ram comes standard with four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, stability control, trailer-sway control, hill assist, front and side air bags, a rearview camera and front and rear parking sensors. You also have the choice to upgrade to an emergency telematics system and stolen vehicle tracking. In safety tests, the Dodge Ram 1500 earned four out of five stars in general overall safety. It also got four out of five stars for frontal crash protection, five out of five stars for side crash protection, and four out of five stars for rollover potential with the 2WD and three out of five stars for the 4WD.

 

Technology

The Ram 1500 has a variety of technology options that will make your drive convenient and enjoyable. You'll get two touchscreen interfaces, virtual buttons, and you’ll have the option of an upgraded screen if you want it. The Dodge truck Ram 1500 also allows for Bluetooth connectivity, power adjustable pedals, voice controls and smartphone integration. You also have the option of adding a Wi-Fi hotspot.

 

Storage

Having a truck means you have plenty of space to store and haul items in your cargo area. The extended cab has foldout flat floor space when you flip the seats. The crew cab features watertight storage compartments as well as a flip-up backseat. The optional RamBox system in any of the Ram truck 1500 models places two lockable compartments in the truck bed over the rear fenders. They can be locked and unlocked using a remote control. You also have plenty of space in the bed of the truck to carry and haul large amounts of cargo at one time. There's never a lack of storage space in any of the Dodge Ram truck 1500 models.