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The 2012 Ram 1500 lineup is now offered in eleven different models, in Regular Cab, Quad Cab, or Crew Cab configurations, with two bed lengths, to fit a very wide range of uses from daily commuting and weekend towing to luxurious ranch use, or regular towing or hauling work. Powertrains also range from an affordable base V6 up to a strong Hemi V8 and an R/T model that takes full advantage of it for the street.
Regular Cab models of the Ram 1500 have no back seat, while Quad Cab models have a bench seat in back and can accommodate up to six if needed. Crew Cab models have four full-size doors, along with a full-size back seat good enough for long trips, but unlike the other models, they're only available in the shorter bed size. Throughout the lineup otherwise, you have a choice between 6'-4" and 5'-7" bed sizes.
The Ram 1500's powertrain lineup includes three engines. Base Ram 1500 models include a 215-horsepower, 3.7L V6 engine and a 4-speed automatic transmission, while a 310-horsepower, 4.7L flex-fuel V8 is a good compromise between strong and economical. At the top of the lineup is the 5.7L Hemi V8, making 390 horsepower and 407 pound-feet of torque and paired with a 6-speed automatic. Depending on the model, you can get either part-time or full-time 4-wheel drive, as well as a choice of four different axle ratios ranging from 3.21 to 4.10. Payload ratings run up to 3,100 pounds, with trailer ratings up to 11,500.
ST, Tradesman and Express models are the most affordable trucks in the lineup, with equipment geared either to those who need the Ram for commercial or work use or are simply on a tight budget. Base ST models come with a 40/20/40-split vinyl bench seat, a CD sound system with auxiliary input, and air conditioning, but it lacks the power accessories of upper trims. The Hemi V8 is available as a low-cost option on Tradesman models, and it's standard on the Express.
SLT and Outdoorsman and Sport models are the models that will fit most personal use shoppers who are value conscious. They get cloth seats, power windows and locks, remote keyless entry, an overhead console, upgraded sound and appearance upgrades throughout. Outdoorsman models come with features that fit the name, such as fender flares, bigger alloy wheels, off-road tires, quad-beam lamps, fog lamps, tow hooks and heavy-duty upgrades, but they also step up to a power driver's seat, leather trim, remote start, cruise control and a 115-volt AC outlet, among other extras. Sport models look the part in a different way, with a body-color grille, body-color front and rear treatments, an upgraded audio system with hard-drive music storage, a USB input and Bluetooth hands-free.
Premium features to be found on the models at the top of the lineup include heated and ventilated seats, heated sear seats, a navigation system, surround-sound audio and a DVD entertainment system for those in back. Those top trims also get soft-touch material the full width of the instrument panel, with contrast-stitching and their interiors are on par with luxury vehicles. Ride and roadholding is a bit better than in other full-size trucks, thanks to the multi-link front suspension and coil-spring rear setup. Across much of the lineup, the RamBox bins that are located alongside the bed lock and will hold work gear, or even beverages.
All Ram 1500 models get electronic stability control, front and rear side-curtain airbags, side seat airbags, and knee bolsters, while rear park assist and a rear back-up camera are available. A factory-option spray-in bedliner is available on all models.
Strong Hemi V8
Coil-spring Rear Suspension For A Better Ride
Innovative RamBox Bed-side Storage
Stylish, Macho Appearance
Full Luxury Interior In Upper Trims
For 2012, Dodge has given the 6-speed automatic transmission a new calibration, with Electronic Range Select, and there's a new steering wheel with integrated cruise-control buttons on most models. A new Mossy Oak Edition gives the Ram 1500 a camouflage look, while a new Tradesman HD model ups the Ram's trailer and payload ratings.
Six new exterior hues are offered for 2012: Black Clear Coat, Deep Cherry Red, Deep Molten Red, Sagebrush, Tequila Sunrise and True Blue Pearl.
Last year, Ram trucks no longer fit under the Dodge brand; rather, they're being sold and marketed under their own brand--Ram--to better distinguish them from the Dodge car and SUV lineups.
The Ram stands out compared to other full-size pickups because of its well-engineered coil-spring rear suspension system, which allows a smoother ride compared to pickups with leaf springs, while permitting hauling and towing ratings comparable to those rival models. Its Hemi V8 engine is also one of the strongest options for half-ton truck shoppers, and it returns up to 20 mpg. Chrysler says that the Ram 1500 is the first truck in its segment to offer a solution known as the RamBox, that offers flexible storage bed-side--including a removable liner--and that it's the first truck in this class with available surround-sound audio.
R/T models, with their Hemi V8 and shorter axle ratio, are also among the quickest pickups, with 0-60 mph in 6.1 seconds. Also, according to Chrysler, the new Ram 1500 Tradesman HD tops all other half-ton pickups with its trailer and payload ratings.
5.7L V8 Hemi multi-displacement VVT engine
6-speed automatic transmission
3.55 axle ratio
Next generation engine controller
Electronically controlled throttle
HD transmission oil cooler
Rear wheel drive
HD engine cooling
730-amp maintenance-free battery
Tip start electronic starting feature
7-pin wiring harness
Trailer tow w/4-pin connector wiring
Class IV receiver hitch
5' 7" pickup box
HD front shock absorbers
HD rear shock absorbers
Front stabilizer bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Pwr rack & pinion steering
Anti-lock 4-wheel disc brakes
Dual rear exhaust w/bright tips
20" x 8" painted/polished aluminum wheels
P275/60R20 all-season BSW tires
(4) full-size conventional doors
Locking lug nuts
Full-size temporary use spare tire
Tire carrier winch
Bright front bumper
Front bumper sight shields
Bright rear bumper
Body-color upper front fascia
Front wheel spats
Rear wheel spats
Bright/bright billet grille
Quad beam halogen headlamps
Black folding pwr heated outside mirrors
Pwr sliding rear window
Variable intermittent windshield wipers
Body-color/chrome door handles
Front license plate bracket
Body color fuel filler door
Uconnect 130 -inc: AM/FM stereo, CD/MP3 player
Audio jack input for mobile devices
SIRIUS satellite radio -inc: 1-year radio service *SIRIUS radio service may not be available in some areas*
Fixed long mast antenna
Cloth 40/20/40 premium bench seat
10-way pwr driver seat
60/40 split-fold rear bench seat
Front center seat storage cushion
Carpeted floor covering
Front/rear floor mats
Floor tunnel insulation
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Steering wheel audio controls
Tilt steering column
Instrument cluster w/display screen -inc: temp & compass gauge, trip computer, vehicle info center
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