The Ram 1500 is the most comfortable-riding full-sized pickup truck, partly because of its rear coil-spring suspension.
The 5.7-liter V8 is smooth, and the mild-hybrid option ensures seamless stop/start at idle.
We got 17-mpg overall with the 5.7, and in our tests of the 3.0-liter V6 diesel we got 23-mpg overall.
Handling is secure and responsive for such a large truck.
The cabin is extremely quiet.
In most versions, four-wheel drive can remain engaged indefinitely.
Rear-seat room is generous, and the Uconnect touch-screen infotainment system is easy to use.
The top Limited trim is lavishly furnished and features an enormous 12-inch touch screen.
Active safety features, such as FCW, AEB with pedestrian detection, and BSW, are optional.
A new TRX version comes with a 702-hp, 6.2-liter supercharged V8 and off-road ready suspension and tires.