Best Bet
(4.6) 71 reviews
MSRP: $14,689$33,693
Body Style: Truck
Combined MPG: 15-21
Engine: 305-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Towing Capacity: 4,750 lbs.
2013 RAM 1500

Our Take on the 2013 RAM 1500

Our Take

The 2013 Ram 1500 was supposed to be a typical refresh, but Ram Truck had seen the competition rework its trucks to a more thorough extent. This led the truckmaker to make a more aggressive redesign.The Ram 1500 has been the perennial Bronze medalist in the full-size truck sales competition, and... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • No direct injection in Pentastar engine
  • No unique or new bed solutions

Notable Features

  • 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

39 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.