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Ram 1500

Ram 1500 2019 crew cab Trim Shown: 2019 Big Horn crew cab 4WD Automatic
The Ram 1500 gets a redesign for 2019 that makes the truck lighter, longer, and wider than the outgoing model. Thankfully, the coil spring rear suspension carries over to the new truck, which helped make the last Ram ride so well. Powertrain choices include a 3.6-liter V6 and a 5.7-liter V8. A mild hybrid system comes standard on the V6 and is optional on the V8, designed to improve fuel economy. Both engines will be hooked up to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The diesel option will carry over. The new truck will get the latest version of the Uconnect infotainment system, which includes the choice of 5-, 8.4-, or 12-inch touch screens. Forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, and blind-spot warning will be available when the Ram goes on sale this fall.
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Ram 1500 2018 crew cab Trim Shown: 2018 Big Horn crew cab 4WD Automatic
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This is the most comfortable-riding full-sized pickup on the market, yet the Ram is also plenty capable of grunt work. Its coil-spring rear suspension helps cushion the ride, and the spacious cab is luxury-car quiet. Our Big Horn Crew Cab, with its smooth 5.7-liter V8, averaged 15 mpg. The base 3.6-liter V6 is no weakling, but it tows less. The torquey 3.0-liter diesel V6 version is expensive but delivers effortless thrust and returns a class-leading 20 mpg overall. Rear-seat room is generous, and the Uconnect 8.4-inch touch-screen infotainment system is easy to use. The top trim Limited is lavishly furnished inside and benefits from air suspension that lends the Ram a comfortable ride. A redesigned Ram goes on sale soon.
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2013 Redesign Year
Ram 1500 2017 Trim Shown: 2017 Crew Cab Laramie Longhorn
The Ram's 2013 update brought a lighter and stiffer frame, along with Chrysler's advanced UConnect 8.4 touchscreen interface. We consider this system to be one of the clearest and most intuitive of its type. Interior fit and finish are strong and storage is more than ample too. The roomy Crew Cab has a huge backseat and towing ratings are competitive with other full-size pickups. However, overall payload capacity is a bit light when compared to chief rivals'. A very nice diesel option arrived for 2014.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2017 $21,025 - $39,100 $17,800 - $36,055
2016 $17,825 - $37,025 $14,750 - $33,990
2015 $15,150 - $33,950 $12,250 - $30,990
2014 $14,050 - $30,850 $11,125 - $27,825
2013 $14,300 - $27,550 $11,660 - $24,460
2011 Redesign Year
Ram 1500 2012 Trim Shown: 2012 Crew
Ram became a separate brand for the Dodge pickups in 2011. The 2009 redesign brought the Ram 1500 up-to-date with a coil-spring rear suspension, which improved ride and handling significantly. This made the pickup fully competitive in the marketplace. Fuel economy for the 5.7-liter V8 was improved and cabin quiet approached that of a luxury car's. If towing is important to you, be aware that models with the 20-inch wheel option sacrifice 1,000 pounds of rated capacity. 
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2012 $12,175 - $23,950 $9,495 - $20,795
2011 $11,125 - $21,075 $8,380 - $17,880