2016 Ram 1500 Specs

Ram 1500 Exterior Side Front

Named by the U.S. World News as the 2016 Best Full-Size Truck for the Money, it’s clear that the 2016 Ram 1500 is one of the leading trucks in its class. In comparison to other light-duty truck options, the Ram 1500 is superior in interior and exterior design, safety, and it is available with some awesome extra options.

Not only can the Ram 1500 handle pulling a heavy load, but it can maintain a fast pace while towing. Also, offered in 2016 is a special edition Ram for the first time, the Ram Rebel. The Ram Rebel has a special appearance package and engine that transform the already good looking Ram 1500 into a strong and rugged looking Ram truck.

Trims and Engines

The Ram 1500 is available in eight trims, three of which are special edition trims. The various Ram 1500 trims include the Tradesman, HFE, SLT, Sport, Laramie, Rebel, Yellow Stinger, and Big Horn, and a few more appearance packages.

There are three different available engines across the Ram 1500 lineup. The standard Ram 1500 engine is the award-winning 3.6-Liter V6 engine that produces 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The Ram 1500 4×2 equipped with this 3.6-liter engine has a maximum towing capacity of 4,850 pounds when on the Ram 1500 Tradesman. This engine has a fuel economy of 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

The most fuel-efficient engine is the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine that produces 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. The Ram 1500 4X2 models that are equipped with the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine can tow up to 8,300 pounds. The engine is paired with an efficient 8-speed automatic transmission that helps to provide the Ram 1500 4X2 HFE model with a leading class fuel efficiency of 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.

Power lovers might opt for the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine with MDS / fuel saver technology. This HEMI engine produces up to 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque and has special engineering to help increase its fuel efficiency. The 5.7-liter engine can tow up to 8,650 pounds when equipped with the Ram 1500 Big Horn and 8,550 pounds when on the Ram 1500 Tradesman.

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The basic features for the Ram 1500 interior are meant to give a more upscale look and feel to the truck. These features include plenty of legroom in the front and back, tons of storage space in the cab, a USB port, and a 6-speaker stereo system. The seats are leather with stitch trim and a wide choice of colors.

Some optional additions to the interior include an 8.4-inch touchscreen with UConnect access, a WiFi hotspot, and a voice-activated navigation system.


The safety rating on the 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 is an overall 4-star rating from the NHTSA. This vehicle comes equipped with airbags, stability control with a trailer anti-sway system, and hill-start assist. Some additional safety options include a rearview camera and front parking sensors.


The Ram 1500 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by Edmunds, and has racked up many other quality reviews. Many of the reviews claim that the Ram 1500 is a good smooth ride with decent fuel economy for a truck. The truck is able to quickly pick up speed and has a comfortable cabin. Reviewers also appreciate the sound system and Uconnect system for the Ram 1500. In addition, reviewers also say they believe that this truck is a great value for what it possesses.

Prices and Warranties

The price for the standard model starts at $26,145, but depending on which trim and options are chosen, the price can go up to over $32,000.

Warranties include a three year 36,000-mile basic, a 5-year, 60,000-mile warranty for gas engines, and a 5-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on diesel engines.

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