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Dodge Ram 1500

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Overview of the Dodge Ram 1500

Learn about the Dodge Ram 1500

Summary

Since 2007, the Dodge Ram 1500 has consistently ranked among the top options in the full-sized pickup truck category thanks to its well-rounded design and exceptional towing capacity. The perfect option for both tradespeople and commuters, many models have been tailored to suit the needs of certain professions, such as the 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn, Laramie and Rebel.

Some drivers have found the 1500's competitors to be more competent off-roaders. Regardless, if you're interested in a full-size pickup with an impressive interior and expert performance, this truck ticks all the boxes.

Safety

Thanks to the adaptable nature of the Dodge Ram 1500, various safety and driver assistance features come standard only on some trims, while others do not. Models from 2017 and onward all come standard with a rearview camera to help drivers safely reverse in tight situations. Aside from this, many optional features are available to accommodate your needs, including:

  • Forward collision warning – used to monitor vehicle speeds to warn drivers of potential accidents
  • Front and rear parking sensors – to alert drivers of an impending collision when parking
  • Lane keep assist – which provides automatic steering to keep the vehicle in its lane

Interior

Blending durability with first-rate materials, the Dodge Ram 1500 is regularly celebrated for its luxurious interior. While many competitors will offer more quality in their higher tier vehicles, the Dodge Ram 1500 features these same upscale touches in its base models.

Small and taller passengers alike will feel comfortable in the vehicle's spacious cabin, regardless of the trim or year. Whether you're driving in the city, on the highway or in the country, the insulated cabin delivers a quiet ride with little distraction.

Technology

For those drivers who appreciate a vehicle packed with technological features, the 2020 Dodge Ram 1500 has you covered. The pickup truck comes standard with a 5-inch touchscreen with a Uconnect interface and Bluetooth connectivity. Drivers agree that the interface is incredibly easy to use, offering a streamlined set of customizable interfaces.

An assortment of USB plugs scattered throughout the interior makes it easy for passengers to keep electronics fully charged on long journeys. Predictably, older models of the Ram 1500 don't come standard with the same array of innovative features. However, many options can still be found with navigation systems and satellite radio.

Space

Space is no issue in the Dodge Ram 1500. The truck's cabin offers ample space for both the driver and passengers across all years and trims. While the standard Regular Cab models are able to seat three occupants, Quad Cab and Crew Cab versions can seat up to six.

For those with young children, Crew and Quad Cab models newer than 2015 come equipped with two to three full sets of LATCH child seat connectors, depending on the specific trim.

Comfort

Coming standard with a 305-horsepower V6 base engine and smooth-shifting automatic transmission, the 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 delivers an impressive ride. Despite its large size, drivers will be pleased to find that the pickup's handling is undeniably athletic. Offering the ability to confidently handle winding roads with total stability, the Dodge Ram 1500 doesn't feel laboured, even when it's towing a large load. Although it may not match certain competitors in off-road performance, you can still take the pickup truck off-road with ease.

Pros and cons of the Dodge Ram 1500

  • Exceptional towing capacity
  • Luxurious cabin, even on low-tier models
  • Athletic handling with stable performance
  • Less robust off-road ability compared to competitors
  • Few advanced safety features come standard
  • Older models lack tech features
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Specifications of the Dodge Ram 1500

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats2 - 6
  • Doors2 - 4
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionManual or Automatic
  • City consumption13.5 - 26.7 L/100km
  • Highway consumption10 - 19 L/100km
  • Width2019 - 2032 mm
  • Length5276 - 6342 mm
  • Trunk space-
  • Cargo space-
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Dodge Ram 1500

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Dodge Ram 1500 2002 - 2010 is available in 7 trims:

ST trim features and specs

Available with the ST trim:
  • Multifunction steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel
Available with the ST trim:
  • Crew cab
  • Extended cab
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Long wheel base
  • Medium wheel base
  • Regular cab
  • Short wheel base
  • Steel wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
Available with the ST trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic traction control (optional)
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Side airbag (optional)
  • Side curtain airbag (optional)
  • Stability control (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Disc brakes
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
Available with the ST trim:
  • CD player (optional)
  • Cruise control (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Radio
7 engines are available with the ST trim:
3.7 L - Gas - 210 hp
City consumption:14.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.4 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
3.7 L - Gas - 215 hp
City consumption:13.5 - 15.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:10 - 10.6 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
4.7 L - Gas - 210 hp
City consumption:16.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:11.2 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
4.7 L - Gas - 235 hp
City consumption:16.8 - 26.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:11.6 - 19 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
4.7 L - Gas - 240 hp
City consumption:16.7 - 17.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:11.2 - 12.4 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
5.7 L - Gas - 345 hp
City consumption:16 - 18 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.8 - 12.4 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
5.9 L - Gas - 245 hp
City consumption:18.6 - 20.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:12.3 - 14 L/100km
Transmission:Manual

SLT+ trim features and specs

Available with the SLT+ trim:
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel
Available with the SLT+ trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Extended cab
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Steel wheels (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
Available with the SLT+ trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Side airbag (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Disc brakes
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
Available with the SLT+ trim:
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
Available across all trims:
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the SLT+ trim:
5.9 L - Gas - 245 hp
City consumption:20.1 - 20.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:12.7 - 14 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic

LARAMIE trim features and specs

Available with the LARAMIE trim:
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel
Available with the LARAMIE trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Crew cab
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Extended cab
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Regular cab
  • Steel wheels (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
Available with the LARAMIE trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Side airbag (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Disc brakes
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
Available with the LARAMIE trim:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
Available across all trims:
  • Radio
4 engines are available with the LARAMIE trim:
4.7 L - Gas - 235 hp
City consumption:17.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:12.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
4.7 L - Gas - 240 hp
City consumption:15.7 - 17 L/100km
Highway consumption:11.3 - 12.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
5.7 L - Gas - 345 hp
City consumption:17.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:11.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
5.9 L - Gas - 245 hp
City consumption:18.6 - 19.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:12.3 - 13.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic

TRX4 trim features and specs

Available with the TRX4 trim:
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats (optional)
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel (optional)
  • Multifunction steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel
Available with the TRX4 trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Crew cab
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Medium wheel base
  • Regular cab
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
Available with the TRX4 trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Electronic traction control (optional)
  • Side curtain airbag (optional)
  • Stability control (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Disc brakes
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
Available with the TRX4 trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Power door locks
Available across all trims:
  • Radio
2 engines are available with the TRX4 trim:
4.7 L - Gas - 235 hp
City consumption:17.2 - 26.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:12.5 - 19 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
5.7 L - Gas - 345 hp
City consumption:16.6 - 18 L/100km
Highway consumption:11.3 - 12.1 L/100km
Transmission:Manual

Sport trim features and specs

Available with the Sport trim:
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel
Available with the Sport trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Crew cab
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Medium wheel base
  • Regular cab
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
Available with the Sport trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Electronic traction control (optional)
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Side curtain airbag (optional)
  • Stability control (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Disc brakes
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
Available with the Sport trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player
  • Computer (optional)
  • Cruise control
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Power door locks
Available across all trims:
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the Sport trim:
5.7 L - Gas - 345 hp
City consumption:16 - 16.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.8 - 11.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic

Laramie trim features and specs

Available with the Laramie trim:
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel
Available with the Laramie trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Crew cab
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Long wheel base
  • Medium wheel base
  • Regular cab
  • Short wheel base
  • Steel wheels (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
Available with the Laramie trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Side airbag (optional)
  • Side curtain airbag (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Disc brakes
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
Available with the Laramie trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Power door locks
Available across all trims:
  • Radio
2 engines are available with the Laramie trim:
4.7 L - Gas - 235 hp
City consumption:17 - 26.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:11.6 - 19 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
5.7 L - Gas - 345 hp
City consumption:16 - 18 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.8 - 12.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic

SLT trim features and specs

Available with the SLT trim:
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats (optional)
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel (optional)
  • Multifunction steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel
Available with the SLT trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Crew cab
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Extended cab
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Long wheel base
  • Medium wheel base
  • Regular cab
  • Short wheel base
  • Steel wheels (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
Available with the SLT trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Electronic traction control (optional)
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Side airbag (optional)
  • Side curtain airbag (optional)
  • Stability control (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Disc brakes
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
Available with the SLT trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player (optional)
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Power door locks
Available across all trims:
  • Radio
4 engines are available with the SLT trim:
4.7 L - Gas - 235 hp
City consumption:16.8 - 26.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:11.6 - 19 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
4.7 L - Gas - 240 hp
City consumption:16.7 - 17.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:11.2 - 12.4 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
5.7 L - Gas - 345 hp
City consumption:16 - 18 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.8 - 12.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
5.9 L - Gas - 245 hp
City consumption:18.6 - 20.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:12.3 - 14 L/100km
Transmission:Manual

Frequently asked questions about the Dodge Ram 1500

When properly equipped, the 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 can haul up to 2,300 lbs and tow up to 12,750 lbs.

While the 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 comes standard with a 305-horsepower 3.6 L V6 engine and rear-wheel drive, drivers have the option to upgrade to a 395-horsepower 5.7 L V8 or a 240-horsepower 3.0 L turbodiesel V6.

Yes, the Dodge Ram 1500 is regularly rated as offering above-average reliability, according to the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study.

Although the title price of a Dodge Ram 1500 may vary greatly depending on the year or trim, 2017 models can be found for about $29,000.

The weight of a Dodge Ram 1500 may differ across trim levels, but on average, the pickup truck weighs between 4,782 to 5,380 pounds.