The 2012 Ram 1500 is a full-size pickup truck, available in standard or four door trims, powered by a 4.7-liter V8 that produces 310 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. For more power an optional 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 is also available that yields 390 hp and 407 lb-ft of torque. Available with 4x2/4x4 drivetrains, and a 6-speed automatic transmission, fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated range of 14 mpg city to 20 mpg highway, depending on engine selection. When properly equipped the 1500 boasts a towing capacity of 10,250 lbs. Features include 20-inch wheels, halogen quad headlamps, remote keyless entry, fold-away power heated mirrors, traveler/mini trip computer, and a 6-speaker sound system. Safety features are comprised of electronic stability control, anti-lock 4-wheel disc brakes, advanced front airbags, supplemental side airbags, and a theft deterrent system. The Ram 1500 is covered by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
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.
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
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.
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