Surprisingly luxurious and refined, this version of the Ram pickup truck remains fully capable of doing dirty work when duty calls. A unique coil-spring rear suspension gives it a smooth ride and the interior is whisper-quiet. Continued interior and powertrain improvements make the Ram a particularly well-rounded choice, and it was the first truck in its class to offer a diesel.
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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

"The HEMI engine in the RAM 1500 provides very spirited acceleration when needed and leisurely cruising. It has the four cylinder deactivation feature which seems an unnecessary engineering complication to me. It also has sixteen spark plugs which will cost about $480 to have a shop replace them."

Thomas O., WA (2013 Ram 1500)

"The acceleration,transmission,ride and overall comfort exceeded my expectations on this truck,as did the MPG."

Anonymous, GA (2013 Ram 1500)

"It's a great smooth handling vehicle considering it's a truck."

Anonymous, WI (2013 Ram 1500)

"Drives great especially on long trips."

Anonymous, NH (2013 Ram 1500)

"I get 22 mpg at 60 miles per hour, but can pull a 30 ft. Trailer with ease."

Anonymous, WI (2013 Ram 1500)

"Love this truck! Drives awesome!"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Ram 1500)

"Plenty of power but I wish the transmission shifted higher in the power curve. I understand the fuel savings but the performance suffers. In hilly areas I use Tow/Haul sometimes."

Morgan L., NY (2013 Ram 1500)

"The acceleration is lacking, because the transmission shifts to fast. The engine has no low end power."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Ram 1500)

"With 300 hp V6 and an 8-speed automatic the acceleration is amazing for such a large vehicle. The handling is better than I would have expected for a relatively high-profile truck."

Anonymous, GA (2013 Ram 1500)

"Strong engine and excellent for pulling an RV."

STEPHEN L., OR (2013 Ram 1500)

"better than competition"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Ram 1500)

"For a truck it has great performance"

ZACK L., SC (2013 Ram 1500)

"The Hemi is powerful and fuel efficient (for a truck). It reaches highway speeds quickly and makes passing effortless and safe."

ROBERT R., FL (2013 Ram 1500)

"For a truck it handles just fine. Occasionally there are some engine/transmission points where the engine goes from low speed to very high speed, but for the most part it has a smooth power train providing good fuel economy."

KEVIN E., IL (2013 Ram 1500)

"The 2013 RAM 1500 has eliminated leaf springs for graduated coils in the rear making it an exceptional ride, stearing with digital-hydraulic system makes cornering soft and accurate, and thirdly the 3.6 liter six cylinder engine is amply powerful and with the 8 speed automatic transmission when keeping speeds at about 70 mph, just under 2000 rpm gets an honest 25 mpg on hiway. I got 29.9 mpg for 150 miles from Reno to Sacramento last month. It also has the 3.55 ratio rear end."

BERND B., CA (2013 Ram 1500)

"When the transmission shifts from 2nd to 3rd gear, the RPMs drop too far, the engine bogs down and further throttle input is needed to maintain acceleration."

MICHAEL C., OK (2013 Ram 1500)

"Handling"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Ram 1500)

"The V6 is surprisingly Pepe!"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Ram 1500)

"Smooth ride, great gas mileage and acceleration when needed. Very good in the snow up here in the Northwest."

N G., WA (2013 Ram 1500)

"The 5.7 litre hemi engine is very powerful (used mainly for towing a trailer). The handling is ponderous though (as to be expected in this type of vehicle)."

John B., ON (2013 Ram 1500)

"Accelerates to highway speed quickly."

Anonymous, ON (2013 Ram 1500)

"Had to rebuild engine between 100,000 and 110,000 miles, collapsed lifters and broken pushrods. Dealer could not tell me why. Transmission now seems to lag behind accelerator pedal and then jerks truck when gear catches."

Anthony S., MS (2013 Ram 1500)

"love the power it has."

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Ram 1500)

"The ride is smoother, and with the higher gas mileage, the acceleration is surprisingly good."

Cindy Y., KS (2013 Ram 1500)

"Hemi is smooth and powerful. Air ride suspension is great for load leveling and lowers on highway for slightly better fuel economy."

Anonymous, WA (2013 Ram 1500)

"Very happy with the power of the Hemi V8 and overall handling for a pickup - even when towing a utility trailer and lawn mower."

David C., SC (2013 Ram 1500)

"Looks good handles well"

Jeri W., TX (2013 Ram 1500)

"it really needs a shift kit to make the transmission more responsive. it does not shift down to lower gear quickly enough to get away from a possible hazard or bad driver"

Cathy M., CA (2013 Ram 1500)

"Acceleration and handling are all good for a full size truck. The 6-speed transmission is a bit clunky and detracts from the Ram having particularly smooth acceleration."

Glen M., TX (2013 Ram 1500)

"IT'S MY BAD-ASS PICK-UP TRUCK"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Ram 1500)

"There has never been any time that I've felt this truck lacks acceleration despite one other brand whose main boast is it's acceleration. The only thing that extra acceleration gets them is first to the next filling station. Acceleration uses fuel."

Randy M., SK (2013 Ram 1500)

"Very quick to accelerate when I hit the gas. 5.7 Hemi is a great engine with lots of pop, but can be hard on the fuel economy. I've never had a problem with the steering."

Anonymous, BC (2013 Ram 1500)

"Plenty of power, pulls our 27 ft travel trailer with ease.This pickup has 8speed transmission, i gained 2to3 mpg over my last Dodge which had a 6speed."

Michael W., ND (2013 Ram 1500)

"Great handling and acceleration."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Ram 1500)

"The V-6 engine combined with the 8 speed transmission provide superior acceleration and MPG. Drive is very solid and handling is stable."

Anonymous, GA (2013 Ram 1500)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The RAM 1500. The front seats are very comfortable. The rear (extended, not crew) are OK for short trips. Ride is smooth and quiet with excellent handling."

Thomas O., WA (2013 Ram 1500)

"The ride in my RAM 1500 is as comfortable as a luxury car. I love the ride and drivability of the RAM truck. The truck looks good and drives great."

Robert L., FL (2013 Ram 1500)

"Very comfortable. Nice riding."

Barry W., CA (2013 Ram 1500)

"Great seats up front for long road trips and reasonably good ride for pickup truck!"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Ram 1500)

"I have a Liimited version. Seats are supportive, high comfortable with heating/cooling. With the air suspension system, the truck rides extremely well with stability and handles corners as well as rough road surfaces well. With air suspension system, the truck drives more like a sedan - my wife, who drives another SUV, loves to drive the RAM. While a large vehicle, it is easy to drive and does a good job of isolating occupants from external noise. There is some wind noise from the large mir..."

Joshua H., VA (2013 Ram 1500)

"The ride is outstanding, seats are very comfortable and the ride is very good."

John F., NC (2013 Ram 1500)

"The back seats are uncomfortable for long rides. There's not much leg room in the back seat. Sometimes the wind noise can be a little too loud."

Marcia T., FL (2013 Ram 1500)

"We recently took a long distance trip on short notice and found the truck to be extremely comfortable. The cab was quiet even on rough roads and the truck handled easily on interstates and in metro areas. Long distance mileage averaged 23 mpg."

JEREMIAH M., PA (2013 Ram 1500)

"It has a comfortable ride, quiet interior, and comfortable seats."

KEVIN E., IL (2013 Ram 1500)

"interior is similar to a luxury sedan, very quiet, good visibility, very comfortable on long trips."

N G., WA (2013 Ram 1500)

"The road noise is louder than my 2009 RAM was. I don't know how else to describe this. Hear too much outside noise on the highway."

WILLIAM M., TX (2013 Ram 1500)

"Seats and ride"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Ram 1500)

"Driver seat is low, and does not have a manual adjustment for height. There is no after market seat booster available. Seat is comfortable."

JOHN N., GA (2013 Ram 1500)

"Love the smoothness of the ride"

PATRICK G., IL (2013 Ram 1500)

"Air conditioned seats, front and back. Large comfortable and great for long drives"

ROBERT R., FL (2013 Ram 1500)

"The seat are very comfortable and the ride is very smooth. I can seat 3 adults in the back seat."

Anonymous, NH (2013 Ram 1500)

"very comfortable heated & cooled seats, very smooth ride for a crew cab pickup. only complaint is slightly more road noise than the 2009 quad cab i traded in on it."

Michael W., ND (2013 Ram 1500)

"Ride is remarkable for a full-sized pickup. Seats are great for long trips, too."

David C., SC (2013 Ram 1500)

"20 inch wheels make for a smooth highway ride. 5.7 Hemi rumbles when I hammer the gas pedal, but quiet when I'm coasting."

Anonymous, BC (2013 Ram 1500)

"Very comfortable ride for a truck... very quiet for any vehicle!!"

Roger H., OK (2013 Ram 1500)

"Rides very comfortable for a truck."

Anonymous, ID (2013 Ram 1500)

"Rides and handles as well as any car that I have driven."

William S., TX (2013 Ram 1500)

"Rides like a car rather than a truck. Comfortable and stylish."

Anonymous, GA (2013 Ram 1500)

"drives like a car but with the power of a truck"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Ram 1500)

"With work I've driven all brand pick up trucks and this is the one I feel has the quietest ride, smoothest ride while still being able to pull our 9,600 lb trailer."

Randy M., SK (2013 Ram 1500)

"I have owned 5 4-wheel drive vehicles before the ram. This is by far the most comfortable and quietest 4-wheel vehicle I have owned."

Anonymous, AR (2013 Ram 1500)

"Seats are comfortable. Ride is smooth."

Anonymous, ON (2013 Ram 1500)

"IT'S RIDES LIKE A FLOATING BARCA-LOUNGER!!"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Ram 1500)

"Very plush interior, high quality leather. Great sound system. UConnect system is easy to read and use. Ride is quiet and smooth for a large truck."

Joseph S., AL (2013 Ram 1500)

"Very comfortable ride. Doors starting to squeak. plastic that covers windshield mirror is starting to rattle, which interferes with hands free microphone embedded behind mirror."

Anthony S., MS (2013 Ram 1500)

"It's a very comfortable. The ride is surprisingly like a car rather than a truck."

Anonymous, CO (2013 Ram 1500)

"Seats provide excellent support for long drives distance without causing back soreness. Road noise reduction and ride quality are excellent even for having the lower quality Express trim."

Glen M., TX (2013 Ram 1500)

"The ride is far more quiet and less bumpy than my Tundra, I think due to the coiliver spring system of suspension. It’s just a friendly, less stiff ride."

Cindy Y., KS (2013 Ram 1500)

"Seats are very comfortable for long distance driving. There is little to no road, engine or wind noise."

John B., ON (2013 Ram 1500)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Lots of problems with Air Bag"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Ram 1500)

"Trucks are over priced. i love my truck but it is not an inexpensive vehicle/"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Ram 1500)

"Best value for the money"

Anonymous, UT (2013 Ram 1500)

"Far less cost than any competitor on original price"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Ram 1500)

"Well appointed with standard accessorys. Quality workmanship."

RAY W., OR (2013 Ram 1500)

"lots of power, and economical"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Ram 1500)

"great overall value"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ram 1500)

"The Express package RAM was an extremely good value compared to Chevy, Ford and GMC models with similar equipment."

Roger H., OK (2013 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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