The Ram 1500 contends with the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra in the light-obligation, full-measure pickup truck market and offers one of a kind elements like an accessible RamBox load administration framework and a four-corner air suspension. The substantial obligation Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks are shrouded independently in the Cars.com Research segment.
The 1500 is accessible in three body styles (normal taxi, quad taxicab and team taxicab) and with three payload box lengths (from 5 feet and 7 creeps to 8 feet). It’s offered with a selection of gas V-6 or V-8 control or a turbocharged diesel V-6.
NEW FEATURES OF THE 2016 MODEL
- 305-horsepower, 3.6-liter gas V-6 engine
- Air conditioning
- Automatic headlights
- Cruise control
- Tilt steering column
- Active grille shutters
- Front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
- 395-hp, 5.7-liter gas V-8
- 240-hp, turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6
- Rear- or four-wheel drive
- Four-corner air suspension
- Power-adjustable pedals
- Leather upholstery
- Heated and ventilated front seats
- Heated steering wheel
- 8.4-inch touch-screen multimedia system
- Navigation system
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Backup camera
The Ram 1500’s lodge is more or less great the pickup portion. Indeed, even the lower trim levels gloat an appealing plan, with acceptable materials and natural controls that are sensibly simple to reach, while the accessible wood trim and premium calfskin upholstery are typically rich. Prepared truck proprietors may be thrown off at first by the revolving shift handle on the dashboard, yet it rapidly turns out to be second nature, and it authorizes helpful storage room contrasted with trucks with comfort mounted shifters. The front seats themselves are delicate, yet strike a sufficient harmony amongst support and solace.
The team taxi’s back seat is exceptionally happy with, offering heaps of legroom and a pleasant seatback edge. Two touchscreen interfaces are accessible (one measuring 5 inches, the other 8.4 inches), and they make an extraordinary showing with regards to of controlling both basic and muddled errands. The overhauled screen is especially convenient and engaging; it’s one of our top picks in any vehicle. The virtual catches are expansive and simple to see initially, while physical handles and catches give abundantly refreshing repetitive control. Other current accommodation highlights incorporate keyless section and start, control customizable pedals, Bluetooth, voice controls, cell phone joining and even WiFi hotspot ability. The power-flexible pedals on higher trim levels are an appreciated expansion given the directing wheel’s tilt-just modification.
Standard security gear on the 2016 Ram 1500 incorporates four-wheel antilock circle brakes, strength control, slope begin help, trailer-influence control, front-situate side airbags and full-length side window ornament airbags. A completely incorporated trailer-brake controller is accessible, just like a rearview camera and front and back stopping sensors. Models with Uconnect Access have a crisis telematics framework that associates you with 911 administrators at the touch of a catch and gives stolen vehicle following.
Amid Edmunds testing, both a Quad Cab 2WD with the gas V6 and a group taxicab 4WD with the diesel V6 halted from 60 mph in 128 feet, which is normal for comparably designed full-estimate pickups. In government crash testing, paying little mind to taxi length, the Ram 1500 earned four out of a conceivable five stars for general crash security, with four stars for frontal crash protection, five stars for side crash assurance and four stars for rollover potential (2WD) yet only three stars with 4WD.