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2013 RAM 1500 Truck

MSRP Range: $23,100 - $48,230 | 14 MPG City - 19 MPG Highway

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2013 RAM 1500 Truck

Benefits of Driving a 2013 RAM 1500 Truck

The Ram 1500 already offered truck buyers a whole host of reasons to consider it, with power Hemi V8 availability, coilover rear suspension and innovative storage solutions, but with some very effective upgrades in key areas -- namely increased chassis strength, improved base engine power and efficiency, and more intuitive interior ergonomics -- the new Ram raises the bar for full-size trucks.

What's new for 2013?

While the 2013 Ram 1500 full-size pickup looks a lot like last year's truck, the changes are, in fact, far more than skin deep. In fact, the new Ram rides on a new, stronger chassis. Under the hood, the old 210-hp 3.7L V6 and 4-speed automatic powertrain is gone, replaced by a new 305-hp 3.6L 'PentaStar' V6 mated to a new 8-speed automatic, which results in an EPA-estimated 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway -- a 20 percent increase over the outgoing V6. The new engine is also rated to tow up to 4,800 pounds. The 8-speed automatic is slated to make its way into 4.7- and 5.7L V8-powered Ram 1500s midway through the model year, to replace the current 6-speed auto, which should aid in fuel economy on those models as well.

Model Strengths

  • Multiple model configurations to suit all needs
  • ample available V8 power with improved V6
  • increased fuel efficiency
  • user-friendly cabins
  • Ram-Box bed-side storage

Model Review

Ram has upped its game in 2013 with the new 1500 pickup. The full-size truck is offered with either rear-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive in a host of models and configurations. Regular cab trucks seat three across and feature bed lengths of either 76 inches or 96 inches. Quad Cabs feature two smaller rear doors and seat up to six passengers, with only the 76-inch bed available. Finally, Crew Cabs have four full-sized doors, seat six with even more leg room, and are paired with either a 67-inch or 76-inch bed. Within those configurations, several different models are offered: Tradesman, Express, HFE, R/T, SLT, Lone Star/Bighorn, Outdoorsman, Sport, Laramie and Laramie Longhorn.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Opt
Fog Lamps Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Rear Parking Aid Opt
Back-Up Camera Opt

Security

Alarm Opt
Anti-theft System Std
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2013 RAM 1500 Truck

2WD Quad Cab 140.5' Express

Engine

Engine Type 5.7L Gas V8
Horsepower 395 @ 5600 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 407 @ 3950 RPM
Optional Engines 8-Cylinder Engine, Gasoline Fuel

Fuel

Fuel Type Gasoline Fuel
Fuel Capacity 26.0 gal
Fuel Economy 14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 520 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels RWD
Transmission 6-Speed Automatic Transmission

Wheels

Rims 20 x 8.0 in.
Tires P275/60R20
Spare Tire Full-Size Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 6 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 41.0 in. / 41.0 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 39.7 in. / 34.7 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 57.5 cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 140.5 in.
Overall Length 229.0 in.
Width 79.4 in.
Height 75.1 in.
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2013 RAM 1500 Truck

2WD Quad Cab 140.5' Express

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Air Suspension Optional

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Front Split Bench Seat Standard
Full-Size Spare Tire Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Wheel Locks Standard
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Optional
Bed Liner Optional
Front Floor Mats Optional
Front Split Bench Seat Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional
Parking assist Optional
Power Driver Mirror Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional
Running Boards Optional
Trailer Hitch Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
CD Player Optional
Satellite Radio Optional
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