Regular Cab Tradesman, HFE, Express, SLT, Lone Star and Big Horn models benefit from the PentaStar 305-horsepower 3.6L V6 and 8-speed transmission. This combination is rated at a combined 24 mpg. The 5.7L Hemi V8 makes 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque and powers Quad Cab models that include the Sport, Laramie Longhorn and Laramie Limited, along with all Crew Cab models. It is also an optional powertrain across most of the model range. A turbocharged 3.0L "EcoDiesel" V6, rated at 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, is also available. It leads the class in fuel economy, with a highway EPA rating of 28 mpg. Towing capacity, when properly equipped is a stump-pulling 9,200 pounds.
Base Tradesman Rams come standard with blacked-out grille, front fascia and bumpers, a spray-in bedliner, a Class IV receiver hitch and Chrysler Uconnect 3.0, which features an LCD display, AM/FM stereo with remote USB, iPod integration and available SiriusXM satellite radio. The Express offers body-color grille, fascia and bumpers, as well as 20-inch alloy wheels, dual exhaust, fog lamps and Uconnect 3.0.
SLT models come with 17-inch alloy wheels, a power rear sliding window in Crew and Quad Cabs and active grille shutters, which close off airflow up front to cut drag and improve fuel economy when cooling isn't needed. Additionally, Uconnect on the SLT includes SiriusXM satellite radio. HFE trim is limited to a 2WD Regular Cab and short bed configuration, and in addition to the SLT features, you'll find an engine stop-start system to improve fuel economy and a tri-fold tonneau cover.
Big Horn and Lone Star trims add a leather-wrapped steering wheel 20-inch chrome-clad alloy wheels, overhead console with universal garage door opener, automatic climate control, the Class IV hitch and Uconnect with a 5-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth.
Ram Sport models feature 22-inch polished alloy wheels, remote start, an alarm system, smoked headlights, smoked LED taillights, LED interior lighting, a 7-inch instrument cluster and Uconnect 8.4, a system that includes an 8.4-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and SiriusXM satellite radio.
Ram Rebel comes standard with Uconnect 8.4 and media hub, automatic dual-zone climate control, an anti-spin differential, alarm system, remote start and rear park assist with a rearview camera.
Finally, Laramie models boast all the bells and whistles found on other trucks in the Ram 1500 lineup, as well as dual-zone automatic climate control, woodgrain interior accents, sapphire blue ambient lighting, a 9-speaker audio system, navigation, rear backup camera, LED bed lighting, Keyless Go, SmartBeam headlights, rain-sensing wipers and driver seat and pedal memory. Range-topping Laramie Longhorns are exclusive to the Crew Cab bodies and add special badging, real wood interior accents, full-screen navigation, HD radio, premium filigree leather seating, rear backup camera with park assist and a spray-in bedliner.
Ram 1500s feature several standard safety features such as crumple zones and side-impact door beams, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, trailer sway control and front and side-impact airbags.