Surprisingly luxurious and refined, the Ram 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. You can also get a diesel. All Ram 1500s now come with an efficient, slick-shifting eight-speed automatic, a pickup-truck exclusive.
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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

"Haven't found anything bad yet."

Karl K., TX (2018 Ram 1500)

"The Ram has no issues pulling our boat or snowmobiles and has plenty of acceleration."

Anonymous, WI (2018 Ram 1500)

"Great pick up and handling even when carrying heavy loads."

Anonymous, MI (2018 Ram 1500)

"Extremely strong acceleration and torque. Pulls pontoon boat with ease. Much better handling and turning radius than my former Silverados. Love this truck!"

Kevin K., IL (2018 Ram 1500)

"Lots of power drives great and handles great>"

David M., OK (2018 Ram 1500)

"The 5.7 HEMI says it all. Quick response and acceleration when you need it."

Anonymous, IL (2018 Ram 1500)

"I have the 3.6 V6 and it has tons of power. I am blown away by the acceleration and fuel economy is better than advertised. If you don't need to do any towing over 6000 pounds I highly recommend this engine!"

Patrick P., ME (2018 Ram 1500)

"Very powerful Hemi engine. Handling is terrific."

Philip F., VT (2018 Ram 1500)

"Pulls travel trailer easily and is comfortable to drive."

Anonymous, AL (2018 Ram 1500)

"Very happy with the V6 performance thus far. Very good ride, balance between comfort and sturdy."

Anonymous, WI (2018 Ram 1500)

"Well it has only been approximately 400km. It has the power (even with the smaller 3.6l engine) that I need for towing and cargo. I am not greatly impressed with the dial/knob gear selector, but perhaps I will get used to it. There are some relatively blind spots to the aft quarters (when shoulder checking) but proper mirror adjustment covers those. I noticed a subtle shimmy throughout the highway drive which feels like all four wheels are slightly off balance. (I am taking it into the dealership to check). I suspect it may be the MOPAR security lug nuts that were installed by the dealership. The truck is a long vehicle which takes a bit getting used to. CR is right that a step or running board would be useful for climbing up into the cab. CR also was right about ride comfort and the quiet cab."

Brian E., ON (2018 Ram 1500)

"The Ram is quick off the start and handles corners quite well. The Hemi provides plenty of power when pulling either a large snowmobile trailer or a small equipment trailer."

Anonymous, VT (2018 Ram 1500)

"Performs well, even in crowded city driving."

Anonymous, SD (2018 Ram 1500)

"Both are exceptional for a heavy truck that gets excellent gas milage. Plenty of power for acceleration and passing. Handling is outstanding both on road and off."

Anonymous, AB (2018 Ram 1500)

"Acceleration is outstanding, much better than I ever expected from a pickup truck. Shifting gears with the electric shift knob has an extremely irritating lag time."

Robert S., OH (2018 Ram 1500)

"It is the best handling pickup I have ever owned. Power is there when you need it. Handles a load with ease. Rides more like a car than a pickup. Mileage continues to improve. Only drawback is the turning radius. Wish it was offered with extendable side mirrors for towing."

Perilla B., TX (2018 Ram 1500)

"Awesome the best!"

Anonymous, MD (2018 Ram 1500)

"Naturally aspired V8 provides smoothy drive mated with an amazing 8-speed transmission which can hold gears during acceleration. However, the turning radius is big."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Ram 1500)

"The only thing I don't like about the truck is the airbag suspension system. I test drove a regular suspension and it was better than the air bags. The truck is very stiff over bumps and through pot holes. However, I love being able to lift and lower the truck at will. I would buy it again."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Ram 1500)

"Very good acceleration and comfortable"

W S., NY (2018 Ram 1500)

"excellent"

Craig G., PA (2018 Ram 1500)

"Good power, it accelerates nicely and handles well."

Anonymous, MO (2018 Ram 1500)

"Handling is very good. Holds curves at high speeds."

Anonymous, MO (2018 Ram 1500)

"Very peppy acceleration and handling is smooth. Never feel the vehicle is getting away from me. Steering is tight and very responsive."

James E., AZ (2018 Ram 1500)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"all seats are comfortable"

Craig G., PA (2018 Ram 1500)

"Ten way adjust drivers seat works great. Wish it was included on the riders seat."

Anonymous, WI (2018 Ram 1500)

"Being tall, the seats are very comfortable for both short and long trips. The ride is very smooth with the suspension absorbing the majority of the bumps whether on pavement or dirt roads. The occasional purr from the Hemi engine is not intrusive."

Anonymous, VT (2018 Ram 1500)

"I have the air ride system in my truck and it is best ride I have ever had. Very comfortable."

Vernon C., GA (2018 Ram 1500)

"Quality of the ride, comfort of seating and passenger roominess in rear seating area."

Karl K., TX (2018 Ram 1500)

"Comfortable ride, never noisy, good seats."

Philip F., VT (2018 Ram 1500)

"Awesome I love it"

Anonymous, MD (2018 Ram 1500)

"The seats are very comfortable. The ride is very smooth. I am particularly please with the soothing exhaust note. It is not loud, but has a smooth tuned sound."

Thomas G., OH (2018 Ram 1500)

"It’s a very nice ride for a 4 wheel drive, very smooth, very little road noise"

Donald E., CA (2018 Ram 1500)

"Rides smooth, seats are extremely Comfort especially w/ the climate control for the seats. Cannot hearthe Diesel engine within the cab, which is especially outstanding"

Anonymous, MO (2018 Ram 1500)

"We bought the Ram over others because we felt it had the best ride."

Anonymous, WI (2018 Ram 1500)

"Definitely a truck, but an excellent ride."

Anonymous, MD (2018 Ram 1500)

"This truck is very comfortable. The seats are comfortable and the road noise is almost none. It rides like a dream."

Dan M., WV (2018 Ram 1500)

"Roomy, smooth transmission, heat and cool seats. Relatively quite"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Ram 1500)

"Very comfortable and quiet ride. I like the feel of the v-6"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Ram 1500)

"Smooth quiet ride particularly for a truck and decent economy"

Tom S., LA (2018 Ram 1500)

"Extremely quiet cab and smooth ride. Does not feel like a truck."

Anonymous, IL (2018 Ram 1500)

"The front seats are well padded & very comfortable with several adjustments including a driver’s lumbar support on some models. The vertical sides of the front seat back rest are slightly angled forward giving the seats a bucket seat look that is somewhat confining when laying the passenger seat back to get some rest, but it is not uncomfortable. The rear bench fold-up seats are also comfortable with several storage compartments under them as well as is the unfolding platform with legs that is very handy for storing large items with the seats or folded back They are is less leg room than the front seats have and no seat adjustments. The storage configuration is in excellent trade-off for the leg room. The cabin noise is almost nonexistent. You hear very little engine or road noise. You hear and occasional muffled bump when encountering a concrete seem or repaired pavement section. Conversations levels can take place at normal close quarter levels. This makes radio listening a pleasure on extended trips. The ride is very comfortable, smooth, predictable and gentle crossing bumps. The turning radius is naturally larger than for small trucks.The springs cushion bumps extremely well."

William R., FL (2018 Ram 1500)

"The smoothest riding and most quiet pickup truck I’ve ever experienced."

Robert S., OH (2018 Ram 1500)

"Quiet interior. Beautiful comfortable leather bucket seats. Fan in seat surprisingly good. Smooth ride."

Anonymous, AB (2018 Ram 1500)

"Very comfortable and smooth ride for a 1/2 ton truck, much better than the 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 I had."

James E., AZ (2018 Ram 1500)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Got a great deal on the truck. Wasn’t intending on replacing my 2016 model but couldn’t refuse the trade offered in conjunction with the purchase price on the new truck."

Tom S., LA (2018 Ram 1500)

"the best is diesel in a half ton pickup single cab 8ft box it would be nice if the manufactors would offer loaded options on reg cabs"

Anonymous, WA (2018 Ram 1500)

"I bought it out of state and brought it back to California, saved close to $15,000, very easy to register it in California"

Donald E., CA (2018 Ram 1500)

"When researching in preparation for purchasing anew truck, we very much liked the GMC Donali pick up, but the price was exorbitant. The Dodge Ram Laramy Big Horn of similar quality was more than $1,000 lessexpencive. It only made sense to buy the Dodge."

Anonymous, ON (2018 Ram 1500)

"Amazing value for the money on this vehicle. The standard options and ride are great. While your research shows this is not as reliable as other brands, the money spent is significantly less for a very well rounded vehicle and options. This is a real factor when buying cars, much more than just long term reliability."

Travis M., MI (2018 Ram 1500)

"I have had good experience following Consumer Reports evaluations, scoring and recommendations. The RAM 1500 scored quite highly and was one of three possible vehicles to fill my needs. It then came to a matter of competitive prices. MSRP on this model was $51K+, but being an unpopular colour and 2018 model, was discounted to approximately $37K+. Value is the CR evaluation of reliability (high), the 7year/115Kkm warranties, a zero down/zero percent finance rate and the actual performance of the model made this a pretty good value. I did not even need to take a test drive (CR had done one), but the ride home from dealership confirmed everything in the CR test drive report video. This is the third vehicle we bought based on CR reporting. Very pleased with the consistent results."

Brian E., ON (2018 Ram 1500)

"Great lease deal"

Anonymous, OH (2018 Ram 1500)

"National lease rate of $159/mo is amazing value for this truck"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Ram 1500)

"For towing capacity and engine performance, I feel the Dodge 1500 is a much better value than competitors."

Anonymous, MI (2018 Ram 1500)

"I needed a truck that could easily tow my travel trailer. The RAM fit the bill with great torque and power and at a reasonable price. The GM trucks with the 5.3 liter engine won't do the job for me and the Ford was too expensive."

Thomas G., OH (2018 Ram 1500)

"I believe compared with the competition you get much more for your money with the Ram 1500."

Patrick P., ME (2018 Ram 1500)

"Good power, even when pulling a trailer you can accelerate decently."

Anonymous, MO (2018 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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