With its freshening, the Ram emerges as perhaps the most civilized full-sized pickup to date. Its coil-spring rear suspension helps lend a cushioned ride and handling is competent for such a big vehicle. Our Big Horn Crew Cab, with its smooth, effortless 5.7-liter Hemi V8 and slick eight-speed automatic, averaged 15 mpg.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Positive road feel; good acceleration. very stable on road and on rough terrain"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Ram 1500)

"Headlights are terrible! Can't see at night! Very dangerous. Have changed bulbs and whole headlight assembly, without much help. Will not be buying Dodge when I trade next year without driving it at night to check lights. Have talked with other Dodge owners who have same complaint."

JUDY M., NY (2011 Ram 1500)

"handles and has the comfort of a car. If it weren't for backing up in a pickup, one would feel it was a car."

DENNIS M., NY (2011 Ram 1500)

"Hemi 5.7 L engine lost of get up and go. Handles very well for a truck. Would like the vehicle level, but knew that going in"

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Ram 1500)

"On long trips it rides outstanding and gets very good fuel mileage for a truck of that size."

HERBERT W., SC (2011 Ram 1500)

"plenty of get up an go"

Cornelius H., VA (2011 Ram 1500)

"ease in driving"

Anonymous, NB (2011 Ram 1500)

"Have owned this Ram since 2011 and have enjoyed the power and acceleration. The handling is a little "mushy" but the ride is more than I ever expected."

Garvin F., AL (2011 Ram 1500)

"Hemi great acceleration. Handles good for a pickup while riding smooth."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Ram 1500)

"Handles very well and has terrific acceleration and braking."

Anonymous, NY (2011 Ram 1500)

"Great acceleration, handles well, does need better shocks and struts."

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Ram 1500)

"The 2011 Dodge ram has the most comfortable front seats the truck is very good looking and 5.7 engine is awesome"

Richard L., NY (2011 Ram 1500)

"very good acceleration and handling ... smooth ride ..."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Ram 1500)

"The Ram HEMI engine is a beast! Love the strength, acceleration, and boost this provides when needed. I've not been in a more comfortable vehicle and it handles great!"

Anonymous, IN (2011 Ram 1500)

"Available standard transmission in addition to automatic makes this an excellent vehicle on snow, ice, and mud. It drives just like a nice car, great acceleration."

Anonymous, MT (2011 Ram 1500)

"Just love the power and torque of the Hemi engine. We pull a 22 foot travel trailer with ease."

Greg C., BC (2011 Ram 1500)

"Good acceleration!"

Anonymous, MN (2011 Ram 1500)

"5.7 Hemi. Acceleration is outstanding. Handling is tight and excellent. 5.7 Hemi engine provides lower gas mileage than desired."

Anonymous, WY (2011 Ram 1500)

"Good acceleration and performance is good. Gas mileage is not great but ok"

Russell E., TX (2011 Ram 1500)

"Very comfortable ride. Convenient located controls"

Tom D., ME (2011 Ram 1500)

"handles better than leaf spring trucks."

Gary M., NS (2011 Ram 1500)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Extremely quiet and comfortable ride"

Anonymous, IN (2011 Ram 1500)

"The seats are supposed to be leather but I only have 66000 approx. miles on it and they have cracked on drivers side and starting to fail on passenger side. Also we had to replace the whole wiring harness due to faulty installation."

ART S., CO (2011 Ram 1500)

"Quieter, more comfotable, and better riding than most luxury cars. Ventilated leather seats have excellent driving position. Interior fit and finish best of any truck."

JEFF M., WV (2011 Ram 1500)

"Seas fit well for some one over 6'. everything within reach"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Ram 1500)

"Dual Climat Controls would be better. Better seals around the doors and windows to keep out dust and noise."

MICHAEL G., TX (2011 Ram 1500)

"No lumbar support - have to use seat cushions to prop back. otherwise I get bad back and sciatica pain. Also - heater blower stopped working. I took it apart and found a poorly crimped connector. Tightened it and was ok."

TED W., ID (2011 Ram 1500)

"Adjustments easy to use"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Ram 1500)

"Noise from front right fender well. Selling dealer (Ford) stating he would repair and didn't find a solution."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Ram 1500)

"Great ride"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Ram 1500)

"Best ride period for a truck, very little road noise. Highly recommend."

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Ram 1500)

"Very comfortable seats but not for somebody who is quite thin because the headrests push your head too far ahead and the sunroof is quite noisy when in closed position without the interior sliding door shut and the ride is very good because of the coil springs on the back it has a far superior right compared to a Ford or Chevy because of the rear suspension on the ram"

Kelly J., SK (2011 Ram 1500)

"Most comfortable seats ever!"

Anonymous, MN (2011 Ram 1500)

"Quite rides great, great on trips"

John M., TX (2011 Ram 1500)

"Seats good, road noise excessive around windows, decent ride"

Norene F., NE (2011 Ram 1500)

"very comfortable seats and driving position"

Gary M., NS (2011 Ram 1500)

"the seats are very comfortable and especially on long trips. r"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Ram 1500)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say


MICHAEL G., TX (2011 Ram 1500)

"I used the USAA insurance member buying service, powered by TrueCar so the discount was significant. Also, when I attempted to trade my old 2002 2wd Ram in NJ, my best offer was $1800. I ended up buying my new Ram on vacation in NC. There, 2wd was no big deal and I ended up getting $5500 for the trade. That dealer was having a hard time getting rid of the 4x4 Ram I purchased. Changing geography really helped create the perfect storm of a deal."

MOHAMMAD D., NJ (2011 Ram 1500)

"A little too expensive to buy and fuel mileage could be better"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Ram 1500)

"This is my 3rd Dodge 1500. I still own a 2001. They seem to hold up pretty well in our Montana winters and hot summers. Getting work done on anything is expensive but so far I’ve been lucky. Also, about anyone can work on it although I use the dealership."

Anonymous, MT (2011 Ram 1500)

"80K miles with very little issues ... decent image, great power, great ride quality ..."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Ram 1500)

"Very few problems"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Ram 1500)

"List price was $26,400. After rebates the sale price was $19,600. Recent check of current sale price to private party was near $15,000. Can't beat that for a 6 year old vehicle."

Dennis C., TX (2011 Ram 1500)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"It is a beautiful truck. Streamlined looking."

JOHN H., VA (2011 Ram 1500)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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