The 2016 Ram truck has many features that allow it to stand out from the rest. If you're considering it for yourself, get acquainted with it first.
Learn More About the 2016 Dodge Ram Truck
The 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 can do so much for you, and it will never be a bad choice.
New Features of the 2016 Dodge Trucks
The Dodge Ram has been around for a while, but the 2016 Ram truck has some new features that could make it exactly what you've been looking for. One of the best upgrades is the improved center console that allows for optimal tech connectivity and a mount for your tablet or smartphone. This newer console is now standard on the Ram pickup truck. In addition the truck also has new and improved color and trim choices and LED cargo box lights that make driving the truck convenient and enjoyable.
Part of what should help you choose a new truck is the performance it offers you. The Dodge Ram 1500 2016 edition offers a base engine that is 3.6 liter and V-6, which creates 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. You'll also get a standard 8-speed automatic transmission that is controlled via a rotary knob rather than the traditional gear shifter. The 2016 Dodge Ram truck comes standard with 2WD, but there are two 4WD options available. The truck gets up to 25 mpg and can accelerate to 60 mph in just over seven seconds.
Many people want a truck that has top of the line safety features and the 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 doesn't disappoint. Anti-lock disc brakes, stability control, hill-start assist, side curtain airbags, front seat airbags, trailer brake controller, rearview camera, parking sensors and trailer-sway control are all standard on the pickup truck. If you opt for the Uconnect, you also get stolen vehicle tracking and can call 911 with just the touch of a button. The truck comes to a complete stop from 60 mph in 128 feet, and the Dodge Ram 1500 2016 edition receives 4 out of 5 stars for overall governmental crash testing. The truck also gets 4 out of 5 stars for frontal crash protection and 5 out of 5 stars for side crash protection. The Dodge Ram also receives 4 out of 5 stars for rollover potential with the 2WD and 3 out of 5 stars for the 4WD model.
The Ram 1500 is one of the best of the 2016 Dodge trucks when it comes to the interior. In addition to being attractive and visually appealing, the truck also features comfortable materials that are pleasing to the eye and enjoyable to sit on while driving and riding. In terms of ergonomics, the controls of the truck are within easy and convenient reach for the driver. The shifting knob creates more space in the truck and is easy to get used to. There is plenty of legroom, and the seats can be reclined to the perfect degree for any driver. Upgrade options include wood trim and leather upholstery if you'd like to add a little more luxury to your truck. There is also a lot of storage space and easy to read controls on the dashboard. The Dodge Ram also offers Bluetooth capabilities, voice controls, smartphone integration and Wi-Fi capabilities. You also get a keyless entry and ignition.
When you choose a Dodge Ram pickup truck, you likely want it, in part, for its towing capabilities. Fortunately the Ram delivers in a big way, making it a wonderful choice if you want to use your truck to haul anything, from a trailer to a boat. The truck can tow up to 7,610 pounds when properly equipped. If you opt for the V6 diesel engine, you can tow up to 9,210 pounds. Upgrading to the V8 engine allows you to tow up to 10,640 pounds. Read the owner's manual to be sure you are not overdoing it when it comes to towing with your Dodge Ram.
Trim and Features
The Dodge Ram 1500 is a full-size pickup truck that you can purchase in several body styles. The regular cab model can seat three people and has a six-foot, four-inch or an eight-foot bed. If you opt for the extended cab option, you can comfortably seat up to six people in your truck and get a six-foot, four-inch bed to go with it. The crew cab gives you additional leg room and the choice of a five-foot, seven-inch or a six-foot, four-inch bed. There are 11 trim levels, among them the Lonestar, Laramie Longhorn, Limited, Sports, Outdoorsman, Rebel, Express, HFE, Laramie and Tradesman.
Each of the trim options comes with its own unique set of features. For example, the Tradesman comes with 17-inch steel wheels and active grille shutters. The Express comes standard with 20-inch aluminum wheels. The HFE is the only one that has an automatic engine stop-start. The SLT has heated mirrors and satellite radio, while the Lonestar/Big Horn features a 115-volt power outlet. If you choose the Laramie, you get ventilated seats and a 10-speaker surround sound system. The Limited has heated seats and leather upholstery. Both the Outdoorsman and the Rebel are off-road models that feature all-terrain tires. Understanding the features specific to each trim will help you decide which Dodge Ram version is right for you.
The way your truck drives is also an important factor to consider. If you don't plan to tow with your truck too often, the V6 engine is great for speed and control when you do normal commuting. Despite having an 8-speed transmission, shifting gears is nearly imperceptible, giving you a smooth and seamless ride in town and on the highway. The Ram offers more precise steering and a smooth and quiet ride, which is not true of other full-size trucks. Available air suspension also gives you the option of a quiet and smooth ride, no matter where you're going.