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2013 RAM 1500

$5,691 — $38,603 USED
Truck
2-6 Seats
15-21 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Extensive redesign
  • New 149-inch wheelbase version
  • All-new interior

The Bad

  • No direct injection in Pentastar engine
  • No unique or new bed solutions
2013 RAM 1500 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2013 RAM 1500
  • New 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and eight-speed transmission
  • New eight-speed also available in the 5.7-liter Hemi engine
  • New high-tech features to improve fuel economy
  • New frame and chassis reinforced to support new four-corner air suspension

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

The Ram 1500 enters the 2013 model year with substantial mechanical, styling and technological updates, according to PickupTrucks.com Senior Editor Mark Williams.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.7
123 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

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(5.0)

Es exe�ente manejo y un super estabilidad ademas

by ar2rojac from Canoga park, california on November 14, 2018

Es nuem carro creonq es lanmekornpornq se maneja super bien aparte se impone con un caracter de precencia es lo mejornque he manejado siempre la recomiendo Read full review

(5.0)

Powerful, durable and stlish pick-up!

by LargeTrucks from Borger, Texas on October 29, 2018

I test drive a 2013 Ram 1500 Laramie edition. This is the top package of the Ram, and it is well worth the additional cost. The interior design and high-tech gadgets are a wonderful addition to this ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2013 RAM 1500 currently has 11 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2013 RAM 1500 Tradesman/Express

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
marginal

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
poor
Overall Side
marginal
Rear Passenger Head Protection
acceptable
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by RAM

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The 1500 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker