We are not only impressed by the handsomeness of Ram 1500 but also with its standing as the only full-size, half-ton pickup truck that can be powered by diesel. It is not only photogenic but truly handsome in person. For practical reasons, the carmaker endowed the vehicle with EcoDiesel engine that can certainly aid your savings.
Under the segment of full-sized pickup trucks, it competes with Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500. Ram is yet waiting for the arrival of its newest competitor from Nissan, the 2016 Titan XD.
What the Eye Beholds
RAM 1500 has been gifted with a reliable-looking aura maybe because of its no-nonsense exterior design. You can note the four-grille front bumper sandwiched in between headlights, giving off a neat façade. We were not altogether surprised when an equally efficient and organized dashboard and console greeted us. Keys, buttons and other indicators are neatly arranged for the man behind the wheel to easily understand.
Under the Hood
With the 3.0L V6 diesel-powered engine under the hood that can produce 420 lb.-ft., RAM 1500 can tow 8562 lbs. of weight. It is also offered with various upgrades packages like the $1205 Big Horn which comes with Class IV trailer hitch, fog lamps, a power driver’s seat, electric- shift transfer case, steering wheel with leather wrappings and audio controls, and bright exhaust tips.
- Engine : 3.0-liter turbocharged EcoDiesel V-6, front placement
- Transmission : 8-Speed automatic with manual shifting mode
- Drivetrain : RWD/ AWD
- Power : 240hp
- Torque : 420 lb.-ft.
- Mileage : (city) 19 MPG; (highway) 29 MPG
- Price : starting at $36,095 to $47,555 (as tested)