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RAM 1500:Review the specs, features and pros & cons

RAM 1500 side view
RAM 1500 angular front perspective
RAM 1500 angular rear perspective

Overview of the RAM 1500

Learn about the RAM 1500

RAM 1500 Summary

Completely redesigned for 2019, the Ram 1500 continues to offer all-round commercial and recreational capabilities. With a standard 3.6 L V6 engine, the 1500 is a real working vehicle.

A replacement for the traditional alternator, the available eTorque mild hybrid system is a new technology that enables slicker gear changes and improves fuel efficiency—always a bonus when dealing with trucks. Its new body design is bigger with a reinforced steel frame, making it the strongest model yet. However, the 1500 does limit consumers to three engine choices.

Pros and cons of the RAM 1500

  • New design is bigger and stronger than previous years
  • Mild hybrid system available
  • Many tech features available
  • High fuel consumption
  • Only five of eight models offer a driver assistance system
  • Only three engine choices available
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the RAM 1500

Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications of the RAM 1500

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats2 - 6
  • Doors2 - 4
  • Fuel typeGas or Diesel
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption10.6 - 20.4 L/100km
  • Highway consumption7.4 - 14.5 L/100km
  • Width2017 - 2018 mm
  • Length5308 - 6043 mm
  • Trunk space-
  • Cargo space-
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the 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 RAM 1500 2011 - present is available in 20 trims:

Adventurer trim features and specs

Frequently asked questions about the RAM 1500

Dimensions of the RAM 1500

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20181889 mm2017 mm5309 mm
20171889 mm2017 mm5309 mm
20161889 mm2017 mm5309 mm
20151889 mm2017 mm5309 mm
20141889 mm2017 mm5309 mm
20131889 mm2017 mm5308 mm
20121878 mm2017 mm5308 mm
20111862 mm2017 mm5308 mm

Towing capacity of the RAM 1500

Unbraked is when the trailer being towed does not have its own braking system. Braked is when the trailer being towed has its own braking system.
Braked and unbraked towing capacities
YearUnbrakedBraked
Exact values depend on trim choices.
2018907 kg1910 − 4726 kg
2017907 kg1910 − 4726 kg
2016907 kg1891 − 4110 kg
2015907 kg1860 − 4196 kg
20141860 − 4196 kg
20131701 − 4196 kg
20121633 − 4740 kg
20111633 − 4740 kg