The interior comfort is excellent! Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has previously dropped hints about adding a midsizer to Ram's lineup, and now Jeep and Ram boss Mike Manley says his team is looking into possible platforms, including a unibody chassis that would have a number of benefits over a traditional body-on-frame unit. For example, the driver might configure the transmission temperature gauge to be in the foreground when towing. I have contacted the customer service people at Ram they don't seem to think there is an issue. Rebel models feature a unique grille, a black off-road front bumper, air suspension, 33-inch tires, skidplates, two hooks, black, red, and gray interior colors, and more. Regular Cabs come with 6-foot-4 or 8-foot beds; Crew Cabs come with 5-foot-7 or 6-foot-4 beds. Crew Cab, Quad Cab, and Regular Cab versions are available.
The standard screen is small. Our truck was equipped with the 3. Other powertrain configurations for the Hemi V-8 vary slightly from there. It's still about the best you'll find in a full-sizer. Still, the EcoDiesel transmits the appropriate level of clatter. Venture off-road and the air suspension permits maximum ground clearance.
A part-time four-wheel-drive system is standard, but an all-wheel-drive, on-demand system is available for V-8 models. Overview Three engines and two transmission are offered with the , which is offered in both two- and four-wheel-drive variants. Safety features include front, side, and side-curtain airbags, Electronic Stability Control including Brake Assist, Electronic Roll Mitigation, Hill-start Assist, Rainy Day Braking, Ready Alert Braking, all-speed traction control, and trailer-sway control. One neat feature is a key-fob button that lets you remotely lower the truck for easier loading and unloading at the rear. Stowage beneath the middle front bench seat is available on some models, and the bench seat's large center section folds down to become another storage spot and armrest. Your testers have written that the ride on the highway is harsh with air ride.
It's the one seen most often in fleets. Also, the tailgates of some models are adorned with massive chrome nameplates that take highway branding to a new level. Special grilles on the 2016 Ram Laramie Limited and Ram Rebel distinguish those models, each a unique design that replaces the traditional crosshair and replaces the Ram logo with the Ram nameplate. Its interior looks fantastic and features a big screen and controls that make it among the most intuitive to operate. With this engine, a Ram can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 6.
There are few changes for the 2016 model year. Next up is the Quad Cab, which has four front-hinged doors, with full-size openings up front and shorter ones in the rear. This gives the driver a choice of five ride heights Normal, Aero, Off-road 1, Off-road 2, and Park modes. The 8-speed transmission uses a rotary knob to switch gears, though some models use a traditional console or column shifter. The power bucket seats offer lots of adjustment, letting taller drivers lower the seat and tilt the steering column for the best driving position. Bench seats comes with a large fold-down console that can be used when no middle-seat passenger is present.
Would highly recommend this vehicle! In the 2016 Ram 1500, the truck division has created a rugged, handsome full-size pickup with a number of engine choices, including a fuel-efficient turbodiesel. The luxury lines are loaded with leather upholstery, heated seats, rearview camera, Uconnect, Bluetooth, and navigation. But when Ram introduced the diesel engine in the 1500 I had to try it out. That included five stars in side crash, four stars in frontal crash and three stars in rollover. Bodystyles include Regular Cab with 6-foot-4-inch or 8-foot box, Quad Cab with a 6-foot-4-inch box, Crew Cab with a 5-foot-7-inch or 6-foot-4-inch box. The Ram 1500 comes in three body styles, the most basic being the two-door Regular Cab, which has a sliver of cargo space behind its bench or optional bucket seats. The back seat is tight in the Quad Cab.
The electric power steering does not offer much feedback. Three adults will fit easily across, with a decent amount of leg support. It connects with Sirius TravelLink for gas prices, weather information, sports scores, and movie times. I was a Ford man for my entire life. It also enables a lower step-in height.
It can be locked or unlocked with the rest of the vehicle. I bought my truck that night two months ago and have not regretted the decision for a minute. However, if you need maximum power to tow or haul, either the Hemi V8 or torque-laden 3. Fit and finish are very good, both inside and out. Truck beds come in different lengths to suit varying needs. .
Most come with an excellent 8-speed automatic transmission, though a less-expensive 6-speed automatic is available. Technical Director Frank Markus recently…. Laramie and Longhorn editions have power-adjustable pedals, to allow for drivers of different heights. But if there were any doubts, a day spent climbing the Backway to Crown King, about 5,900 feet above sea level, put them to rest. The dash is well-designed and attractive, even before the Longhorn's distinctive walnut trim is applied. The ride is good more like a car. Front and rear parking sensors and a rearview camera are available.
However, Crew Cab models are the best configuration as a car replacement. The 6-speed automatic loses 2 mpg compared with similar 8-speed versions. That truck pulled an enclosed trailer loaded with 5,800 pounds of rubber mats; in this configuration, the Ram 1500 is rated to tow up to 9,200 pounds. Regular Cab, Quad Cab, and Crew Cab versions are available, the latter most popular for their roomy back seats. I really like the truck nice truck, and gas mileage not bad for a full size pick up. The designs are controversial and we are not sure we like them.