(4.7) 54 reviews
MSRP: $21,017$39,589
Body Style: Truck
Combined MPG: 15-24
Engine: 240-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (diesel)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Towing Capacity: 7,950 lbs.
2015 RAM 1500

Our Take on the 2015 RAM 1500

Our Take

The Ram 1500 light-duty pickup truck features an eight-speed automatic transmission and the available RamBox cargo management system and air suspension. Certain versions seat up to six people. The Ram 1500 competes against the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra.There are no signif... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • No direct injection in gas V-6 engine

Notable Features

  • Turbo-diesel V-6 engine available
  • V-6 and V-8 gas engines also available
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission standard
  • Four-corner air suspension available

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.7

Average based on 54 reviews

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Just seems to get better!

by Love to Drive from Napoleon, Ohio on January 31, 2016

Leased in October 2015 now have 3600 miles on truck and fuel mileage and performance are great. The big Horn Package with V6 has back up camera, good sounding radio, very good NAV system and bluetooth... Read Full Review

42 Trim Levels 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.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on RAM 1500 HFE

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
M

IIHS Ratings

Based on RAM 1500 HFE

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Moderate overlap front

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

Other

Roof Strength
M
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on RAM 1500 HFE

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on RAM 1500 HFE

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 11 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

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

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

Learn More About Warranties

Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.