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2016 RAM 1500: What's New

Vehicle Overview

The Ram 1500 competes against the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra in the light-duty, full-size pickup truck market and offers unique features like an available RamBox cargo management system and a four-corner air suspension. The heavy-duty Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks are covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.

The 1500 is available in three body styles (regular cab, quad cab and crew cab) and with three cargo box lengths (from 5 feet and 7 inches to 8 feet). It’s offered with a choice of gas V-6 or V-8 power or a turbocharged diesel V-6.
New for 2016
All models get reinforced frames and front body structures in a bid to score better in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s small-overlap crash test.
Significant Standard Features

  • 305-horsepower, 3.6-liter gas V-6 engine
  • Air conditioning
  • Automatic headlights
  • Cruise control
  • Tilt steering column
  • Active grille shutters
  • Required in every new vehicle: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 395-hp, 5.7-liter gas V-8
  • 240-hp, turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive
  • Four-corner air suspension
  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • 8.4-inch touch-screen multimedia system
  • Navigation system
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Backup camera
 
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