It's both rugged and luxurious. There is sooo much space that I felt like I was in a taller version of a limousine. Conventional A-arm suspension up front does a good job absorbing shocks on rough roads aided by those twin-tube shocks , while out back, the five-link solid axle setup with coil springs noticeably reduces the rear end bounce that used to plague old half-ton Rams, particularly when the box was empty. Dominating the cabin is a mammoth center console that also houses the, stubby, short, automatic shifter. These trucks have Power to Spare. Ram is also expanding the availability of its clever RamBox cargo system so that all Quad and Crew, and short bed Regular Cabs can have the system, and offering a factory-applied spray-in bed liner on all models.
. Well Dodge hit the mark with 2012 Quad cab Express model that fit my budget. Nothing was wrong with my truck except for unavailable Takata air bags. Or fleet data where trucks idle excessively, run loaded all the time and get beat on like rented mules? It's been carried over since a 2009 redesign again this year, and there's not much reason to change its looks: its strongly identifiable outline, the tall chromed grille, and the tidy swells around its wheel wells are as tasteful and distinctive as ever. Design age is irrelevant, maturity of design generally equates to reduced problems. It's a fucking truck, not a drag machine.
In front, bench-seat models have good shoulder room, even for three adults, while Ram 1500s with the adjustable bucket seats are divided by a huge center console. It's spending money for no reason. No lack of throttle response and the new tranny snaps right into place when needed. The spacious cab is luxury-car quiet and the Uconnect Infotainment system, with its eight-inch touch screen, is easy to use. Ram's 1500 full-size truck doesn't have all the visual impact that the first-generation Dodge Ram had back in 1994, but it's still more evocative and more instantly recognizable than any other full-size truck.
The Hemi engine's fuel economy has improved, and though it's still not great, it is competitive for the class. While the Ram 1500's dash is still composed mostly of hard surfaces, areas that come in contact with finger tips or forearms are all covered in soft-touch materials. The Ram 1500 has a coil spring rear suspension, and test drivers said that this gives the 1500 a distinct advantage over other trucks in terms of its ride quality and smoothness. With the Cummins 2500, there are absolutely no issues, although with 800 's of torque, there better not be. The top-spec engine is a 5. The depreciation curve on a lot of vehicles starts to level out after ~5 years. The Ram 1500 is your typical pickup truck: aggressively styled and available with countless bed and cab configurations.
This truck is designed to appeal to all kinds of drivers, from no-frills to cheap-thrills. Took it to the dealer who changed the oil and filter and assured me that there was no leak. I honestly don't care enough to do the research. The Garmin navigation system is easy to operate and voice commands can be used to program destinations while the vehicle is in motion. Regular cab variants seat up to three and quad and crew cabs can seat up to six. Also, if you ask me, the new rams are ugly.
A 11,500-pound tow rating puts the Ram Tradesman right near the front of the class, though new models from Ford and Chevy have taken things slightly farther. . Meanwhile, the Ram's wide cabin makes space for real three-across seating on the standard bench. Otherwise I don't believe it. I think I would keep the Ford.
Add to that a nasty climb…. If I'm going to expose myself to greater liability in failure, I expect some return starting on day one, but it just isn't there. I don't see forced induction as a huge liability. Rear Park Assist and Rear Back Up Camera are both available 2012 Ram 1500 options. Nothing in those units that I see as needing redesigned.
I was torn because the truck was flawless, but I couldn't pass up the check. The performance advantages of the EcoBoost are pretty difficult to argue with. Satelite radio Free for a year 8. Did you know that, as of 2018, the 2. Critics were pleased with its spacious and comfortable seats.
Furthermore, it eats significantly into the actual bed area too; the 5 feet 7-inch long box has just 50. First off the Ram 1500 is the first full-sized truck to use coil springs out back instead of leaf springs. Settings are adjustable to boost signals by 50% or 100%. Presently have 8500 miles on the Cummins and mileage continues to improve, with an average of 16. I did hear others brand new do it. I'm going to circle back to this post now that I'm at a real computer.
It's a fucking truck, not a drag machine. Thanks Dodge for putting a truck in the hands of the average Joe. I backed into my hunting spot, and burried her beyond hope, but hope, apparently never had a Ram. Ram 1500s are available with a factory spray-on bedliner. All 2012 1500s come standard including front driver and passenger airbags, full-length side-curtain airbags, and front seat-mounted side airbags. One area where the Ram suffers compared to some of its competition is in payload and towing capacity, largely due to that coil spring rear axle. Thanks to an advanced coil-spring rear suspension and solid rear axle, the Ram 1500 seems to absorb bumps and distortions that cause other trucks to hop about.