The new 2013 RAM 1500
Ram Trucks was established in 2009 as a division of Dodge, which is a subsidiary of Chrysler. Starting with 2009, the popular Dodge RAM line of pickups is sold under the Ram brand, that focuses on real truck customers, rather than casual truck buyers. The new 2013 Ram 1500 is the first Ram model which was radically redesigned under the new brand, even if still preserves some elements of the old Dodge RAM.
The 2013 Ram 1500 is a full-size pickup that offers an all-new interior with upgraded materials and innovative features, a bold styling with an aggresive design, powerful engines and it is ideal for work and play. The Ram 1500 is available in multiple body styles (Regular cab with standard or extended cargo bed, Extended cab and Crew Cab with standard or extended cargo bed) and six main trim levels: Tradesman, SLT, Sport, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn and Laramie Limited. The competitors of Ram 1500 are Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra.
The worker 2013 Ram 1500 Tradesman comes standard with 17-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, black bumpers, vinyl floor covering, air-conditioning, vinyl upholstery, a 40/20/40-split front bench seat, a tilt-only steering wheel, power windows, cruise control, a folding rear bench seat (extended-cab only) and a 6-speaker audio system with iPod/USB interface. Available options for the Tradesman include keyless entry, power locks, power windows and power mirrors.
The Ram 1500 SLT includes all the above and adds 17-inch alloy wheels, chrome exterior trim and a power-sliding rear window. The Luxury Groups adds additional interior lighting, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-folding outside mirrors, a leather wrapped steering wheel with audio controls and a 7-inch multifunction in-dash display.
The 2013 Ram 1500 Sport adds tuned dual exhaust, LED running/turn lights, foglamps, body-colored grille and bumpers, heated mirrors, 20-inch alloy wheels, LED cabin lighting, Bluetooth connectivity and a 10-way power driver seat.
The Laramie comes with all of the Sport’s features and adds a rear parking camera, power-adjustable pedals, leather font seats, driver memory functions, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, a 115-volt power outlet and an upgraded sound system. The Laramie Longhorn (Crew Cab only) adds tow hooks, remote start, rear parking sensors, heated second-row seats, automatic high beams, automatic windshield wipers, and an upgraded leather upholstery.
There are three engines available for Ram 1500. The first is a new Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. The new V6 is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Another engine is a 4.7-liter V8 engine that generates 310 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. Last on the list is a 5.7-liter V8 engine that produces 395 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. Both are matched to a six-speed automatic transmission. Two-wheel and four-wheel drive are available for all models.
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