2011 Dodge Ram 1500

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64 reviews
Available Price Range $13,176-$30,688 Trims28 Combined MPG 15-17 Seats 2-6

Our Take on the 2011 Dodge Ram 1500

Our Take

The Dodge Ram 1500 light-duty pickup truck emphasizes aerodynamic styling with a unique grille-forward design; ride comfort with a segment-exclusive coil-spring rear suspension; and storage innova... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Insurance cost concerns with RamBox
  • Location of rear stabilizer bar
  • Gap between 1st and 2nd gears in five-speed auto

Notable Features

  • New Outdoorsman aimed at active outdoor enthusiasts
  • New Laramie Longhorn is most luxurious Ram truck yet (available first quarter 2011)
  • New factory spray-in bedliner available on all models
  • New Garmin navigation system


Our Expert Reviews

Photos provided by Mike LevineAt a time when the big truck makers are doing everything they can to separate themselves from the pack, only a few are making enough noise to get above the din.For now, Ford is probably doing the best job with low-volume packages like the Raptor, King Ranch and FX2. But recently, Ram has made a strong push. Names like Longhorn, Ram Runner and Outdoorsman are gettin... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

Based on 64 reviews

Best Truck Ever

by Old Truck Guy from Syracuse, New York on June 19, 2011

Have about 4000 miles on my Ram 1500 ST. This the best truck I have ever owned (my seventh truck in 30 years). The ride is like a luxury car, gas mileage is exceptional for a full size quad cab truck ... Read Full Review

28 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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