2016 RAM 1500 Review

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2016 RAM 1500 Key Features

  • Standard Torqueflite Eight-Speed Transmission
  • Best Fuel Economy of Any Full-Size Pickup
  • Class-Exclusive Active-Level Four-Corner Air Suspension
  • Active Grille Shutters designed specifically to improve efficiency
  • Intuitive, class-exclusive rotary E-shift
  • Available Rambox® Cargo Management System
  • Available Uconnect Access System with 8.4-inch touchscreen
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Up To 9,370lbs Towing Capacity
  • Parksense® Front Park Assist System

About the 2016 Ram 1500:

It's hard to go wrong with a Ram 1500 when choosing a half-ton pickup. The 2016 Ram 1500 leads the way with competitors like the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado GMC Sierra, and a few others.

With over 11 trims available, the Ram 1500 stands out by having a comfortable cabin, smooth ride, and excellent fuel economy. One of our most popular trims is the RAM 1500 Express starting at $27,525. Its standard features include Torqueflite 8 eight-speed transmission, Trailer Sway Control and Uconnect® System with 5in Touchscreen. We offer an impressive 25 highway mpg for the 1500 Express because we know how important it is to go the extra mile. We make sure you can tow with confidence by having built in features such as integrated trailer hitch and hill start assist.

Our Ram 1500 not only meets the standards of a wear and tear truck but also the comfort of a luxury vehicle. Every detail counts in the 2016 Ram 1500.


2016 Ram 1500 Awards & Accolades:

2016 Four Wheeler Pickup Truck of the Year

The new 2016 Ram Rebel wins off-road title with FOUR WHEELER'S 2016 Pickup Truck of the Year. This is the 27th annual event where FOUR WHEELER magazine editors have chosen a truck to hold the coveted annual title. Judges praised the Rebel pickup's performance, saying it was a "rocket" in the city and on the highway and it propelled the truck with "conviction."

2016 Ram 1500 Named Full-Size Pickup Truck Of Texas

The 2016 Ram 1500 was awarded the prestigious Full-Size Pickup of Texas+ by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) for the second year in a row. After two days of challenging on-and off-road driving, 69 TAWA members voted the Ram 1500 the winner. Trucks are judged on exterior/interior styling, off-road capability, overall utility, value and performance.

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2016 Ram 1500 Models:


11 Available Models
The 2016 Ram 1500 is available in 11 different models that all range from as low as $26,145 up to $52,320+ MSRP. To better help you visualize the value with each model, we've listed them below with its starting MSRP price, features, and more.

       

2016 Ram 1500 Tradesman

Starting Price: $26,145 MSRP
Few Features: Up to 28 miles-per-gallon - available rear backup camera - 8-speed transmission - class IV receiver hitch - and more.

2016 Ram 1500 Express

Starting Price: $27,525 MSRP
Few Features: Uconnect 5-inch touchscreen - available dual exhaust system - 8-speed transmission, class IV receiver hitch - 17-inch wheels - and more.

2016 Ram 1500 Big Horn

Starting Price: $33,760 MSRP
Few Features: Available V6 engine - 20-inch wheels - Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen - class IV receiver hitch - and more.

2016 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman

Starting Price: $39,630 MSRP
Few Features: Estimated MPG rating of up to 27 miles-per-gallon - available V8 engine - available Uconnect system with Wifi hotspot - and more.

2016 Ram 1500 Rebel

Starting Price: $43,270 MSRP
Few Features: Estimated MPG rating of up to 22 miles-per-gallon - standard V8 engine - bi-functional halogen - and more.

2016 Ram 1500 Sport

Starting Price: $35,985 MSRP
Few Features: 20-inch wheels - dual exhaust system - standard V8 engine - bi-functional halogen - and more.

2016 Ram 1500 Laramie

Starting Price: $39,555 MSRP
Few Features: 20-inch wheels - dual exhaust system - standard V8 engine - halogen bi-functional projector headlamps - heated leather-trimmed seats - and more.

2016 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn

Starting Price: $48,785 MSRP
Few Features: Premium leather seats - 9 amplified speakers with subwoofers - standard 5.7L HEMI V8 engine - real wood accent interior - tow up to 10,370 lbs - and more.

2016 Ram 1500 Limited

Starting Price: $52,320 MSRP
Few Features: Wheel-to-wheel side steps - available Rambox cargo management system - standard 5.7L HEMI V8 engine - new tailgate design - 1,700 lbs max payload - and more.

2016 Ram 1500 Express EcoDiesel HFE

Starting Price: $38,380 MSRP
Few Features: Estimated MPG rating of up to 29 miles-per-gallon - 20-inch wheels - available body-color fascias and grille surround - fog lamps - and more.

2016 Ram 1500 vs. The Competition:

A Multi-Link Coil-Spring Rear Suspension: Exclusive to RAM 1500 pick-up trucks, this upgrade to traditional leaf-spring rear suspensions delivers a better ride-quality than any of its competitors.

Available Active-Level 4-Corner Air Suspension:  Also exclusively available on RAM trucks, this valuable option delivers 3 benefits:

  • Automatically lowers the vehicle at highway speeds to reduce drag and increase efficiency
  • Allows the driver to raise and lower the vehicle to 5 ride-height settings - allowing easier entry and exit as well as additional off-road ground clearance
  • Automatic load leveling - under even the heaviest trailer loads

8-Speed Automatic Transmission: Chevy, Ford, Toyota, and even "professional grade" GMC half-ton pick-ups all come standard with a 6-speed automatic.  The RAM's standard 8-speed transmission keeps your truck in the best possible power band - improving torque when you're accelerating and fuel economy when you're not.

Best-In-Class Powertrain Warranty: RAM stands behind the powertrains in these trucks for a full 5 years or 100,000 miles (to be fair, so does Chevrolet) - while Ford and Toyota only stand behind theirs for 5 years or 60,000 miles. 

RAM 3.0L EcoDiesel Engine: Delivering the best fuel economy of any full-size pick-up (EPA estimated 28 mpg) and 420 ft/lbs of cargo hauling torque, RAM is the only half-ton pick-up that offers a diesel engine option.



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