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CarsDirect Target Price
$38,915
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2.9 (Fair)

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2024 Tradesman 4x2 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB
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Price:   -  From $38,915
2024 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $41,665
2024 Tradesman 4x4 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $42,765
2024 HFE 4x2 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $43,055
2024 Big Horn/Lone Star 4x2 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $44,080
2024 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $44,960
2024 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $45,515
2024 Big Horn/Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $46,830
2024 Big Horn/Lone Star 4x4 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $47,930
2024 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $48,810
2024 Big Horn/Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $50,125
2024 Big Horn/Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $50,680
2024 Big Horn/Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $53,975
2024 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $54,130
2024 Rebel 4x2 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $54,945
2024 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $57,425
2024 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $57,980
2024 Rebel 4x4 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $58,795
2024 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $60,890
2024 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $61,275
2024 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $64,185
2024 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $64,740
2024 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $65,305
2024 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $65,605
2024 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $68,035
2024 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $69,155
2024 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $69,455
2024 TRX 4x4 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $98,335

Overview

2024 RAM 1500 Changes

The 2024 RAM 1500 continues its march into the new year with the return of the Warlock package for the Tradesman trim and a Final Edition package for the TRX - although the parent group, Stellantis, has hyped exclusivity in the past, only to continue with production.

Choosing Your 2024 RAM 1500

There are a total of eight trims; Tradesman, Tradesman HFE, Big Horn/ Lone Star, Laramie, Rebel, Limited Longhorn, Limited, and TRX. Base prices for the 1500 range greatly, as is typical for the truck market, and the least expensive RAM 1500 starts off at $40,565 while the most expensive kicks off at $97,485.

2024 RAM 1500 Engine Options

The engine options for the 2024 RAM 1500 remain the same as before with a mild-hybrid V6, a “Hemi” V8 that can be equipped with a mild-hybrid system for no cost, and a supercharged V8 that is exclusive to the TRX trim.

The Tradesman HFE is a highway efficiency champ and is restricted to the V6 and rear-wheel drive. Four-wheel drive is a $3,850 option and features an automatic setting (not all do) and it is standard on the off-road minded Rebel and the incredibly powerful TRX.

The 5.7-liter V8 is available for $3,045 on all other trims, except the TRX, of course. Chevrolet is the lone manufacturer to continue to offer a diesel engine that delivers significantly better fuel economy.

Engine TypeHorsepower / TorqueMax TowingFuel Economy (Combined)
3.6L V6305 hp / 269 lb-ft7,730 lbs22 mpg (RWD), 21 mpg (4WD)
5.7L V8395 hp / 410 lb-ft11,610 lbs20 mpg (RWD), 19 mpg (4WD)
6.2L Supercharged V8702 hp / 650 lb-ft8,100 lbs12 mpg
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2024 RAM 1500 Fuel Economy

Without the efficiency-champion EcoDiesel, the mild-hybrid V6 and rear-wheel drive model takes the reins and returns an impressive EPA estimated 22 miles per gallon combined.

The V8 also gets assistance from the 48-volt mild-hybrid system that helps deliver fast engine restarts and a boost of instantaneous torque (90 pound-feet) that’s good enough to get the truck off the line before the engine has even had a chance to fire up.

The TRX returns just 12 mpg - while much of the blame lies with the large V8, everything else about the truck has also put fuel economy as secondary to off-road performance.

2024 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity

The extra assistance provided by the hybrid system also aids with towing performance off the line and in the mountains as it can provide regeneration deceleration. It is even used to rev-match downshifts.

The TRX, while it’s the most powerful, takes on a suspension that is tuned with a priority on high-speed wheel control off-road and less focused on towing performance.

The RAM is the only truck to offer a four-corner air-suspension system for maintaining a level ride, premium ride quality, and the capability to raise for added clearance and lower for easier access and better fuel efficiency.

2024 RAM 1500 Dimensions & Cargo Capacity

The 2024 RAM 1500 continues to offer an extended cab (RAM speak: Quad Cab) on the lower trims such as the Tradesman, Tradesman HFE, and Big Horn and the crew cab is standard on the higher trims.

A 6-foot 4-inch bed is fitted to the base trims and is an option on the top trims which also feature the larger crew cab body style and are fitted with a smaller 5-foot 7-inch bed, standard. This arrangement leaves the RAM 1500 with a length of 232 inches - nearly the same length as a comparable 2024 Ford F-150.

The base trims feature a front bench seat that lifts human capacity to six, however, most retail models will seat five. Those traveling in the back seat of the crew cab models will enjoy 45.2 inches of legroom and 39.2 inches of headroom.

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2024 RAM 1500 Safety

The RAM 1500 starts off with the government-mandated review camera and requires purchasing the $795 Level 1 Safety Group to add automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assist on the Tradesman and Big Horn trims.

The Laramie and Rebel include these items and offer the Advanced Safety Group ($1,895) that adds adaptive cruise control, surround-view cameras, automatic high beams, and an automated parking system.

The Big Horn offers front and rear parking sensors and blind-spot detection, and the Laramie additionally offers adaptive cruise control and parking assist. The Limited trim features blind-spot monitoring and offers the remaining features through a comprehensive package.

As for the TRX, adaptive cruise control is available for $995 through the Advanced Safety Group, and the remaining active safety features are included in the TRX Level 2 Equipment Group ($10,995).

2024 RAM 1500 Technology

The lower trim levels feature a 5-inch touchscreen with Wi-Fi hotspot capability, two USB ports, and six speakers but most will feature the Big Horn’s optional 8.4-inch touchscreen which also brings along Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Laramie and Rebel open up the availability of the 12-inch touchscreen while it is included in the Limited Longhorn, Limited, and TRX trims. Those trims open up the availability of a 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.

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2024 RAM 1500 Trims & Prices

2024 RAM 1500 - MSRP From $40,565

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The Tradesman is a basic work truck with black body trim, 18-inch steel wheels, and vinyl seats and flooring. At least, air conditioning and power windows, locks, and steering are standard. The Tradesman Level 1 Equipment Group ($1,695) provides cloth seats, carpeting, a power-sliding rear window, and a satellite radio.

2024 RAM 1500 Tradesman HFE — MSRP From $42,205

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The HFE is only available in black or white although it receives several exterior and interior upgrades in the form of chrome exterior trim, chrome side steps, 20-inch chrome wheels, a tonneau cover, and bucket seats. There are no available option packages.

2024 RAM 1500 Big Horn/ Lone Star — MSRP From $45,780

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The Big Horn trim receives 18-inch aluminum wheels, chrome exterior trim, and cloth seats with leather-wrapped steering and offers the Level 1 Equipment Group for $1,995 with power-folding heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, power-sliding rear window, fog lamps, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

The Big Horn Level B ($3,845) additionally includes a 400W power inverter, dual-zone climate control, remote engine start, an eight-way power driver’s seat, and a seven-inch digital gauge cluster.

2024 RAM 1500 Laramie — MSRP From $55,780

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The Laramie trim features memory position mirrors, LED tail lights and interior lights, and eight-way power heated leather-trimmed seats with (full leather will $1,295).

Among the several key packages includes the G/T Package with a sport performance hood, sport exhaust, and paddle shifters, the $2,700 Laramie Level 1 Equipment package that features front fog lights, LED headlights, a power-release tailgate, front door accent lighting, heated second-row seats, LED headlights, and power-adjustable pedals.

2024 RAM 1500 Rebel — MSRP From $56,595

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The Rebel gains a bit more focus on off-road capability with a lifted suspension, 33-inch all-terrain tires on 18-inch wheels, and off-road cruise control while wearing black exterior trim and fender flares, and a performance hood.

The G/T Package is also available and the Rebel 1 Package adds eight-way power heated seats, power-folding mirrors, and a 115-volt power outlet.

2024 RAM 1500 Longhorn — MSRP From $62,540

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The Longhorn trim is notably upscale with polished chrome 20-inch wheels, Nappa leather seats and covered surfaces, wood trim, heated rear seats, and a spray-in bed liner. The Longhorn Level 1 Equipment Group ($6,660) includes safety and audio upgrades, a digital rearview mirror, ventilated rear seats, and power running boards.

2024 RAM 1500 Limited — MSRP From $66,995

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The Limited trim adopts the air suspension with adaptive dampers, power running boards, and a wireless charging pad.

The Limited Level 1 Equipment Group is ($4,995) as some of the features in the Longhorn’s Equipment Group are already standard. Otherwise, the same features are applied.

The top trim exclusively offers the Elite Package for ($2,145) that includes a multi-function tailgate, quilted leather seats, a jeweled rotary shift knob, and a suede headliner.

2024 RAM 1500 TRX — MSRP From $97,485

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The TRX receives a redesigned suspension with long travel, large adaptive Bilstein dampers, 35-inch tires, specially tuned Baja Mode, widened body fenders, performance data pages, and a performance exhaust.

The $1,295 TRX Carbon-Fiber Package adds carbon fiber interior trim and a leather and carbon flat-bottom steering wheel and the Final Edition Package is a 2024 send-off for the 6.2-liter V8 and is available in three new exterior colors, with satin titanium interior trim and suede surfaces, and the full offering of safety and technology features. It is quite the send-off with an MSRP of $119,620.

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The Big Horn with the optional Level B Group equips the RAM 1500 with a nice balance of capability and comfort without the price escalating too much - which one can easily do with the number of tempting options.

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Pros
  • Surprisingly good ride
  • Great optional infotainment system
  • Wild TRX variant
Cons
  • Limited powertrain options
  • No hybrid yet
  • Driver-assist tech is all optional
Expert Rating
2.9 (Fair)

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: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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2024 Ram 1500 Has a Nice Ride But Lacks Engine Options

Pickup trucks like the 2024 Ram 1500 aren’t often known for having great ride quality. The Ram 1500 is clearly not your typical pickup, as it delivers an SUV-like ride that makes it great both as a work truck or a commuter.

While its ride is great, the Ram 1500 surprisingly comes up short in engine offerings. With its turbodiesel engine now gone, the Ram 1500 has only three engine options. These options start with a 3.6-liter V6 that delivers 305 horsepower (hp).

Optionally, buyers can add a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 with 395 hp. Those seeking a more thrilling experience can opt for the TRX model and get a supercharged 6.2-liter V7 with 702 hp.

A huge gap in the Ram lineup is its lack of a green option, such as a hybrid or electric powertrain. About a year later, Stellantis plans to introduce the RAM 1500 Ramcharger with a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

2024 Ram 1500 Has a Great Infotainment System but is Soft on Safety Tech

If you skip the base Tradesman work-focused Ram 1500 and its 5-inch infotainment screen, you’re treated to a slick system. This optional infotainment system includes an 8.4-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a slick and easy-to-use interface.

While its infotainment tech is great, the Ram 1500 comes up light in safety technology. Sure, you can get automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and more, but it’s all optional on the Ram 1500. Plus, there’s nothing as advanced as Ford BlueCruise or GM Super Cruise.

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Is The 2024 Ram 1500 Good For Families?

Not many people think of trucks as family vehicles, but the Ram 1500 is ready for the whole family in all formats, as it’s only available as an extended cab or crew cab. In either format, there’s room for adults and kids.

In the extended cab models, rear seat passengers have 35.6 inches of legroom, making them suitable for adults and kids. Opt for the crew cab, and they get a massive 45.2 inches of legroom.

The lack of standard safety technology knocks the Ram 1500 down a notch for some families, but you can add them as options.

2024 Ram 1500 TRX Appeals to Your Wild Side

If you need a little excitement from your pickup truck, look no further than the 2024 Ram 1500 TRX. This rig not only packs a 702-hp supercharged 6.2-liter V7 borrowed from the Hellcat lineup, but it also includes Bilstein e2 Blackhawk active damping twin-tube performance shock absorbers, off-road tires, and more to tackle serious off-road driving. But it also handles on-road travel with ease, thanks to its 4.5-second 0-60 time.

The TRX also comes loaded with premium features, such as a 19-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system, Head-Up Display, digital rearview mirror, and 8-way power driver and passenger seats. It also includes a wide range of safety features, such as adaptive cruise control, Lane Keep Assist, pedestrian emergency braking blind-spot and cross-path detection, and ParkSense front and rear park assist with stop.

Does The 2024 Ram 1500 Get Good Fuel Economy?

The Ram is a truck and has no green option, so fuel economy is definitely an afterthought. The HFE variant with its base V6 engine is the thriftiest of the bunch at 20 mpg city, 26 highway, 23 combined. The rest of the V6 lineup gets 19 to 20 mpg city, 23 to 24 mpg highway, and 21 to 22 mpg combined.

With the 5.7-liter Hemi, fuel economy rings in at 18 mpg city, 22 to 23 mpg highway, and 19 to 20 mpg combined. The TRX model checks in at 10 mpg city, 14 mpg highway, and 12 mpg combined.

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Is The 2024 Ram 1500 A Good Truck?

The 2024 Ram 1500 is a good truck. It may lack green powertrain options, but its V6 engine delivers acceptable fuel economy. Also, with a towing rating of 6,500 to nearly 13,000 pounds, the Ram 1500 can handle anything your family can throw its way.

2024 Ram 1500 Alternatives

The 2024 Ram 1500 has plenty of competition to fend off. This includes the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, and Toyota Tundra.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 3.6L V-6 / 305 HP / 269 ft.lbs.
Available: 5.7L V-8 / 395 HP / 410 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 8-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Available: 8-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
20 / 25 / 22 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
6
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 3.6L V-6 / 305 HP / 269 ft.lbs.
Available: 5.7L V-8 / 395 HP / 410 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
20 / 25 / 22 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Rear Suspension
Rigid Axle Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel / Full-size
Fuel Tank
23.0 Gal. / 26.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$88
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
53.3 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
117 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
228.9 "
Exterior Width
82.1 "
Exterior Height
77.6 "
Front Headroom
40.9 "
Rear Headroom
39.2 "
Front Legroom
40.9 "
Rear Legroom
35.6 "
Front Shoulder Room
66.0 "
Rear Shoulder Room
65.7 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,779 Lbs. / 5,054 Lbs.
Wheel Base
141 "
Turning Radius
23.1 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
18.0 " Argent Styled Steel / 18.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Aluminum / 20.0 " Black Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated Convex Spotter
Bumpers
Black / Front Body-colored / Front Chrome
Grille Moldings
Black / Black W/chrome Surround / Black W/body-color Surround
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Stainless Steel / Stainless Steel With Black Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
6
Seat Trim
Vinyl / Cloth
Front Seat Type
40-20-40 Split-bench
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way / (8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
4-way / (8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Full Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan / Am/fm, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Passenger
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Forward Collision Warning-plus Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot Detection Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keep Assist Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Pedestrian Emergency Braking Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Parksense Front And Rear
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Sentry Key
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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