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 Type||Horsepower / Torque||Max Towing||Fuel Economy (Combined)|
|3.6L V6||305 hp / 269 lb-ft||7,730 lbs||22 mpg (RWD), 21 mpg (4WD)|
|5.7L V8||395 hp / 410 lb-ft||11,610 lbs||20 mpg (RWD), 19 mpg (4WD)|
|6.2L Supercharged V8||702 hp / 650 lb-ft||8,100 lbs||12 mpg|
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.
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.
2024 RAM 1500 Trims & Prices
2024 RAM 1500 - MSRP From $40,565Build & Price >
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 $42,205Build & Price >
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 $45,780Build & Price >
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 $55,780Build & Price >
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 $56,595Build & Price >
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 $62,540Build & Price >
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 $66,995Build & Price >
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 $97,485Build & Price >
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.
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.