Body roll is kept in check by stabilizer bars at both ends, yet a small amount is apparent as you turn the wheel just to keep you aware; too much roll stiffness increases ride harshness. To revert back to full automatic control, simply hold the toggle on the column shifter or push the floor shifter right for about one second. The seats are the most comfortable out there. Please contact Internet Sales for an exact quote to your zip code from our Malden, Massachusetts facility. One distinction of the Ram is that a lot of the usual gaps and spaces are noticeably narrow and tight, such as spaces between tires and fender openings, and between the cargo box and the cab.
It rides on 20-inch chromed alloy wheels and boasts a cabin rich with leather and unique western accents. If all that's not enough, it is a head turner. You'll save a few thousand and end up with a better truck! My family and I are very grateful!!!!!!! The engine at the top of the range is a 5. Trade-In Philosophy How We Value Customer Trade-ins Richards Motorcars welcome customer trades! I added air shocks for towing; helped rear end minor sag with trailer hooked up. The seats are the most comfortable out there.
It will burn its tires off the line and shift perfectly every time. The gear indicators are orange with the gear chosen shown in green. It has tons of power, drives like a sports car and rides like a luxury car. We swapped through a few Ram models back-to-back to compare the trim levels and found the seat in the base model is the same design as in the top-line models, and we had no complaints after a full day of driving. New colors and a handful of new features add to the updates for 2011. The Ram rides very well and in comparing it to the competitors it comes across as the best blend of ride and control, whether you're on 17-inch wheels or the big 20s.
Summary The Ram 1500 has the bold and brash style for which it is well known, and it's a refined package with loads of amenities for the occupants. The Regular Cab is offered with 6-foot, 4-inch or 8-foot beds, the Quad Cab has the 6-foot, 4-inch bed and the Crew Cab has a 5-foot, 7-inch bed. All Ram models feature cylinder deactivation to improve fuel economy when cruising at highway speeds. I enjoy the amenities, styling, handling and feel the vehicle has gotten good mpg. This is adequate for trucks that don't tow more than a garden tractor or routinely carry around landscape, handyman or pool service equipment. Crew Cab models' rear seats aren't the bolt-upright units you might expect, instead offering a nice recline.
Overall, the Ram starts at a higher price than its domestic competitors and ranges higher than all vehicles in its class. The key goes in the dash on base trucks but others have pushbutton start, and mid-grade trucks add a voltmeter and an oil pressure indicator. Cab choices include a Regular Cab with short 6. Transmissions work as expected with modern, electronic-authority automatics. The only apparent drawback of the suspension design is that the optional larger fuel tank is perhaps smaller than it might be otherwise, offering just six gallons more than the standard tank.
Although it comes with only a four-speed automatic, proper axle gearing we'd recommend the 3. The Toyota Tundra's oddball shape is an outlier among the group. The V6 is available with rear-wheel drive only, but the two V8s are available with either two- or four-wheel drive. Sport models will get a standard touch-screen stereo with hard drive. A couple of things we didn't like: The tail gate is not damped.
Looking for details in the vast expanses of sheetmetal isn't easy, but dual exhaust pipes give the rear a powerful look, despite the somewhat plain tailgate. This system will only help you accelerate and turn under power, it does not help you stop or change directions to avoid something. For 2011, Ram introduces a new 1500 Tradesman series. The RamBox also comes with a bed-rail system with sliding, adjustable cleats to tie down and secure various types of loads. Interior Features The seats are finished in a durable fabric that you won't stick to you in summer heat or be crusty and chilly in a blizzard. The Ram's proportions, from hood to cab to the ratio of glass to sheetmetal, accentuate the two-tone treatment available on some models. The 2011 Ram 1500 shares its heritage with the previous generation of Dodge trucks, but gains a pair of new trim levels: the luxury-focused Laramie Longhorn Edition; and the off-road capable, adventurous Outdoorsman.
The heavy-duty Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups are covered in a separate review. Quite a thing of beauty! With its cantilever front end, large cross-hair chrome grille and massive chrome wheel options, no one will ever mistake a Ram for a Chevy. Vehicle Details Having been bitten in the past by reports of poor-grade plastics and dull interior colors, Ram has stepped up to meet its critics. Upper models may be ordered with bucket seats and a fixed center console that houses storage areas and a stubby T-bar shifter on the driver's side; the shifter has chrome bulges on either side that look suspiciously like buttons but aren't. Transmission: Automatic Color:Black Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: 4.