The 2013 Ram 1500 ranks number one out of ten full size pickup trucks in the US car markets. This ranking is based on our interpretation of 51 published reviews and test drives of the Ram 1500. But why take their word for it visit your local Ram dealer of Green Bay, Kolosso, and test drive one yourself.
Test drives show that the Ram 1500 is a super-performing truck. Coming equipped with a new optional V6 for 2013, the 1500 gives excellent fuel economy of 17 miles on the freeways and 25 mpg in the city. Truck reviewers praise it for its power for daily driving, towing and cargo hauling. If you have anything heavy that needs to be transported then you do have the option to buy the 5.7-liter Hemi V8. Enthusiasts of the 1500 can look forward to driving with a new eight-speed automatic transmission that is standard.
One of the main things that truck buyers look for when buying a truck is comfortable rides on long drives. The Ram 1500 now boasts a stronger rear suspension that auto critics believe does give the most comfortable ride. At the same time there is no compromise when it comes to road handling and performance. Furthermore, the older versions of the Ram used to have below the average steering capabilities, this has undergone modification and auto critics feel that it is more accurate than ever before. Four-wheel drive is optional on some of the trims. Buyers have the choice of selecting from nine trim levels : base Tradesman, Express, SLT, HFE, Lone Star, Big Horn, Outdoorsman, Sport, Laramie and Laramie Longhorn.
The Ram 1500’s cabin has also come as one of the best within the trucks segment according to test drivers. It has the room to seat three to six people, with the crew cab being the most expansive for back passengers. The 1500 has to easy to read gauges and simple to operate climate and audio controls. Occupants and the driver can look forward to listening to music through a six-speaker stereo with a USB port. This is standard on the base model, while upper trims have extra features such as power windows and mirrors, navigation and an infotainment system. The Ram 1500 has a voice control feature to work the infotainment system. It is considered to be on the best for trucks within this segment.
Truck critics are impressed with the Ram 1500’s interior. Not only is the design pleasing, and the upholstery of high quality, but the interior is of better quality than the Denali trim of the GMC Sierra.
You can expect to sit on vinyl upholstery in the base trim, in the mid-level trims it is cloth and the top trims are decked out in leather seats. Some models have a front bench seat and you can look forward to sitting in bucket seats in upper trims. Upper trims are fitted climatically sensitive heatable, cool and power-adjustable front seats.
The level of comfort offered regarding seating generated mixed reviews from critics. Whilst some have no problems with the front seats others say they’re flat and not so supportive on long rides. For those who plan to ferry rear passengers should consider the crew cab, as it offers more back-seat space and comfort than the quad cab does.
The front seats are cushy, but do strike a good balance between support and comfort. The crew cab’s back portion seating is very comfortable, offering loads of stretch room for tall people and an easily adjustable seat back angle.
While entering and leaving the Ram 1500 is now a less cumbersome experience with fitting of the air suspension’s remote-operated lowering feature.