2016 Ram 1500 Specifications, Pricing, Pictures and Videos
About this model:The Ram 1500 comes in no less than six different trim levels; however, drivetrain choices are pretty straightforward. All models are available in either 2-wheel drive or 4x4 configuration with an 8-speed automatic as the only transmission choice.
The base engine is a 3. 6L V6, making 305 horsepower.
Ram's eTorque mild hybrid system is standard on this engine, providing start/stop technology and short-term torque assist when needed. The alternative is the return of the 3.
0L Ecodiesel engine providing a hefty 480-pound feet of torque and 260 horsepower. For drivers that need a V8, a 5.
7L Hemi engine available that makes 395 horsepower. Ram's eTorque system is optional on this engine, though opting for it will add up to 130 lb-ft of torque when needed.
The most basic Ram 1500 is the Tradesman trim. Intended mostly as a work truck, the Tradesman does without a fancy grill or exterior chrome accents.
Instead, it makes do with power door locks and windows, remote keyless access, a rear-view backup camera and of course, a Uconnect system with a 5-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth streaming audio. The Rebel trim goes for sporty over luxurious and gets a unique, aggressive front grill along with blacked out exterior accents.
It looks far meaner than any other trim level. Standard on the Rebel are LED headlamps, taillights and fog lamps, an electronically locking rear differential, 33-inch tires, tow hooks, an assisted tailgate, a power sliding rear window and the 12-way adjustable seats from the Laramie.
Of note, the Rebel is only available with a short bed should buyers opt for the bigger crew cab. The Big Horn Edition adds on to the Tradesman and makes the truck far more livable for the daily driver than just as a work truck.
The Big Horn comes with 18-inch aluminum wheels, a leather wrapped steering wheel with audio controls on it; exterior chrome work in the grill, bumpers and door handles; fog lamps and in-floor storage should buyers opt for the crew cab. The next step up is the Laramie, which is where things start to take a turn towards the luxurious.
The Laramie comes with a nicer Uconnect system featuring an 8. 4-inch touchscreen, a 7-inch driver information digital gauge cluster, heated and ventilated front seats with power seat adjustments and a memory function and a 506-watt alpine stereo with ten speakers.
The Laramie Longhorn is only available with a crew cab, but can have either a short or a long bed. It combines much of the Laramie features with LED projector headlamps, slick looking 20-inch wheels, leather seats, side steps and a wood trimmed interior.
Top-of-the-line Limited editions come with a huge 12-inch touchscreen, powered running boards, active noise cancellation, a blind spot monitoring system, active air suspension, a wireless charging pad and more. It also has an available 19-speaker harman/kardon sound system, which Ram claims is the most powerful stereo in its class.
New for 2021, is the high-performance and off-road capable Dodge Ram 1500 TRX. This high-performance truck comes with not only the popular 6.
2L Supercharged V8 engine from the Hellcat but comes with a slew off-road unique features for the brand such as paddle shifters performance pages, launch control, unique interior VIN placard and beefier all-terrain tires.
Model strengths:Multiple model configurations to suit all needs; ample available V8 power with improved V6 and EcoDiesel V6; increased fuel efficiency; user-friendly cabins; Ram-Box bed-side storage
Model Changes:The Ram 1500 is essentially unchanged for 2016, though a few new updates to the interior have been added for this year, most notably a redesigned center console.
The Ram 1500 Rebel, a mid-year addition in 2015 returns for 2016, offering air suspension, increased ride height, standard 33-inch tires and a skid plate.
Model Value:The Ram 1500 already offered truck buyers a whole host of reasons to consider it, with powerful Hemi V8 availability, coilover rear suspension and innovative storage solutions.
With some very effective upgrades in key areas -- namely increased chassis strength, improved base engine power as well as diesel efficiency and more intuitive interior ergonomics. The Ram raises the bar for full-size trucks.
Model Overview:The Ram 1500 is offered with either rear-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive in a host of models and configurations. Regular cab trucks seat three across and offer bed lengths in either 76 inches or 96 inches.
Quad Cabs feature two smaller rear doors and seat up to six passengers, with only the 76-inch bed available. Crew Cabs feature four full-sized doors, seat six with lots of leg room, and are available with either a 67-inch or 76-inch bed.
Within those configurations, several different models are offered: Tradesman, HFE (High Fuel Economy), Express, SLT, Lone Star, Big Horn, Outdoorsman, Sport, R/T, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn and Laramie Limited. Regular Cab Tradesman, HFE, Express, SLT, Lone Star and Big Horn models benefit from the PentaStar 305-hp 3.
6L V6 and 8-speed transmission. This combination is rated at a combined 24 mpg.
The 5. 7L Hemi V8 makes 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque and powers Quad Cab models that include the Sport, Laramie Longhorn and Laramie Limited, along with all Crew Cab models.
It is also an optional powertrain across most of the model range. A turbocharged 3.
0L "EcoDiesel" V6, rated at 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque is also available. It leads the class in fuel economy, with a highway EPA rating of 28 mpg.
Towing capacity, when properly equipped is a stump-pulling 9,200 pounds. Base Tradesmans come standard with blacked-out grille, front fascia and bumpers, a spray-in bedliner, a Class IV receiver hitch, and Chrysler Uconnect 3.
0, which features an LCD display, AM/FM stereo with remote USB, iPod integration and available SiriusXM satellite radio. The Express offers body-color grille, fascia, and bumpers, as well as 20-inch alloy wheels, dual exhaust, fog lamps and Uconnect 3.
0. SLT models come with 17-inch alloy wheels, a power rear sliding window in Crew and Quad Cabs and active grille shutters, which close off airflow up front to cut drag and improve fuel economy when cooling isn't needed.
Additionally, Uconnect on the SLT includes SiriusXM satellite radio. HFE trim is limited to a 2WD Regular Cab and short bed configuration, and in addition to the SLT features, you'll find an engine stop-start system to improve fuel economy and a tri-fold tonneau cover.
Like the HFE, Ram R/T models are available only as 2WD Regular Cabs with the 76-inch bed. They feature 22-inch polished alloy wheels, smoked bi-functional halogen projector beam headlights, smoked LED taillights and LED interior lighting, a 7-inch instrument cluster and Uconnect 8.
4, which includes an 8. 4-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, SiriusXM satellite radio and available navigation.
Sport models are equipped largely the same, but with 20-inch wheels and availability across the full range of Ram cab and driveline configurations. Big Horn and Lone Star trims add a leather-wrapped steering wheel 20-inch chrome-clad alloy wheels, overhead console with universal garage door opener, the Class IV hitch and Uconnect with a 5-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth.
The Ram Outdoorsman provides a tougher exterior appearance, with the addition of off-road tires and tow hooks, as well as power folding, heated, auto-dimming side mirrors with integrated turn signals. Remote start is also included on the Outdoorsman.
Finally, Laramie models boast all the bells and whistles found on other trucks in the Ram 1500 lineup, as well as dual-zone automatic climate control, woodgrain interior accents, sapphire blue ambient lighting, a 9-speaker audio system, navigation, rear backup camera and driver seat and pedal memory. Range-topping Laramie Longhorns are exclusive to the Crew Cab bodies and add special badging, real wood interior accents, full-screen navigation, HD radio, premium filigree leather seating, rear backup camera with park assist and a spray-in bedliner.
Ram 1500s feature several standard safety features such as crumple zones and side-impact door beams, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, trailer sway control and front and side-impact airbags.