The Ram 1500 line of full-size pickup trucks offers the range diversity buyers in this segment expect, from a regular cab work truck to a luxuriously appointed crew cab with four full doors. Where it aims to differ from competing brands from GM, Ford and Toyota is in the areas of fuel efficiency, refinement and clever features.
Ram 1500s are available as two-door regular cabs and four-door extended and Quad cabs, with various combinations available with f-foot 7-inch, 6-foot-4 or 8-foot bed lengths, and either a 3.6-liter V6 with 305 horsepower and an 8-speed automatic transmission, a 4.7-liter V8 with 310 horsepower or 5.7-liter Hemi V8 with 395 horsepower, both mated to 6-speed automatics.Read more »
The Laramie adds more luxury to the Ram. Available as a Quad or Crew cab, it includes chrome wheels, a mesh grille, two-tone paint, dual-zone automatic climate control, power adjustable pedals with memory, remote start, heated steering wheel and front seats, fog lights, the 5.7-liter V8, the 506-watt Alpine sound system with 9 speakers, leather upholstery and a 6-way power front passenger's seat. The Convenience Group adds automatic high beams and remote entry and start. Other options include an anti-spin rear differential, four-wheel drive, 32-gallon fuel tank, towing mirrors, trailer brake control, Class IV hitch, spray-in bed liner, tonneau cover, RamBox system, power sunroof, air suspension, front bucket seats and rear parking sensors.
The Laramie Longhorn represents the top of the Ram food chain and offers the best combination between luxury and capabilities. That means it comes fully loaded as a Crew Cab with remote start, rear parking sensors, special exterior trim, bed liner, special wood/leather steering wheel, 32-gallon fuel tank, heated second row seats, ventilated front seats and bright exhaust tips. The Convenience Group adds rain-sensing wipers and automatic high beams. Towing mirrors, Class IV hitch, power sunroof, RamBox and air suspension are the available options for the most luxurious Ram 1500 you can buy.
The R/T is a much more aggressive-looking model than its counterparts and aims for the lifestyle segment of the class. Available only as a regular cab with the short bed and two-wheel drive, the R/T comes standard with large 22-inch alloy wheels, body-colored grille and exterior treatments, darkened headlamp bezels, dual exhausts, the 5.7-liter V8 with a six-speed automatic, bucket seats, the 322-watt Alpine audio system, the UConnect system for media and phone pairing, LED ambient lighting, a 10-way power driver's seat, trailer brake control and a universal garage door opener. The Convenience Package adds automatic high beams, keyless entry and start and automatic wipers. The Comfort Group adds heated front seats and heated steering wheel. A tonneau cover, spray-in bed liner, RamBox cargo management, satellite navigation, backup camera and power adjustable pedals are all options.
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2013 RAM 1500$32,375 | 6,849 mi
2013 RAM 1500$32,488 | 4,583 mi
2013 Ram 1500$34,998 | 267 mi
2013 RAM 1500$38,999 | 8,003 mi
2012 RAM 1500$20,998 | 27,818 mi
2012 RAM 1500$21,000 | 11,302 mi
2012 Ram 1500$22,995 | 34,673 mi
2012 RAM 1500$24,375 | 24,463 mi
2012 Ram 1500$24,814 | 14,173 mi
2012 Ram 1500$24,947 | 10,108 mi
2012 RAM 1500 Quad Cab$24,999 | 17,566 mi
2012 Ram 1500$25,540 | 5,768 mi
2012 RAM 1500$27,878 | 46,599 mi
2012 Ram 1500$29,525 | 6,653 mi
2012 Ram 1500$31,978 | 7,502 mi
2012 Ram 1500$35,259 | 14,050 mi
2012 Ram 1500$37,975 | 16,508 mi
2011 Ram 1500$21,999 | 37,860 mi
2011 Ram 1500$23,480 | 37,917 mi
2011 Ram 1500$23,999 | 47,442 mi
2011 Ram 1500$24,975 | 49,525 mi
2011 Ram 1500$25,373 | 18,720 mi
2011 RAM 1500$25,788 | 14,239 mi
2011 Ram 1500$26,850 | 14,724 mi
2011 Ram 1500$26,878 | 22,603 mi
2011 Ram 1500$28,858 | 15,394 mi
2011 Ram 1500$32,598 | 36,901 mi
2010 RAM 1500$23,788 | 62,404 mi
Reliable engines with strong capabilities, but feels dated in terms of styling and refinement
Available with efficient EcoBoost engine or strong V8s, but controls are complicated and can be very expensive
V8 is potent and has some novel features, but feels old and doesn't offer as many model choices
Strong engine and reasonable price, but feels very old compared to the competition