Ram 1500

What started as a mild refresh of the Ram 1500 quickly rolled into an extensive re-engineering project, focusing on attaining best-in-class fuel efficiency and across-the-board upgrades in craftsmanship, comfort and capability. Customers are going to experience an entirely new truck with technology and features not offered anywhere else.

The new 2013 Ram 1500 is the latest innovation off Ram's full-size, body-on-frame truck architecture, designed and engineered to strike at the emotional chords of enthusiasts and potential buyers. In form and function, the new 2013 Ram 1500 embodies boldness, valor, virtue and power-oriented capability in a package – aesthetically and functionally – that is designed to exceed our customers' expectations.


Best-in-Class Fuel Efficiency with Uncompromising Performance

  • Powertrains with outstanding fuel efficiency
    • New available Pentastar® 3.6L V6 (one of Ward's 10 Best Engines, three years and running) – coupled with the new TorqueFlite 8 eight-speed automatic – delivers best-in-class fuel efficiency* with 18 city/25 highway mpg
    • 4.7L V8 coupled with the 6-speed automatic delivers 14 city/20 highway mpg (4x2 models)
    • Available 5.7L HEMI® V8 coupled with the 6-speed automatic delivers 14 city/20 highway (4x2 models)
  • Class-exclusive* TorqueFlite 8 eight-speed automatic transmission – first 8-speed automatic transmission available in the segment – features intelligent shift adaptability and close-ratio gearing to enable effortless acceleration and passing performance
  • Pioneering fuel efficiency systems combine for smooth, confident performance:
    • Class-exclusive available stop/start technology improves fuel efficiency by shutting the engine down when it would normally idle
    • Intelligent energy management ensures that the electric power steering, fuel pump, alternator, and engine cooling fans use only as much power as they need, further optimizing efficiency
    • Interactive Deceleration Fuel Shutoff (iDFSO) control deactivates the fuel injectors during deceleration to save fuel
    • Available class-exclusive* active grille shutters close off the grille opening under normal use to reduce wind resistance and improve engine warm-up time. When full, heavy-duty cooling capacity is required, the grille shutters reopen to allow airflow to the radiator and other components
    • Best in class aerodynamics are  enhanced by a larger high-quality flexible lower front air dam

Advanced Chassis Technologies

  • Redesigned frame features a 20-percent increased yield strength while simultaneously reducing weight with advanced high-strength steels
  • Enhanced Electronic Stability Control system
  • Class-exclusive link-coil rear suspension
  • Available Active-level™ Four Corner Air Suspension:
    • Load carrying confidence and stability: allows optimal leveling of vehicle, depending on load, by adjusting all four corners of the suspension
    • Automatic lowering for fuel efficiency: set automatically at highway speeds, enabling better fuel efficiency
    • Adjustable lowering for capability and convenience: ride height can be adjusted for ingress and egress
    • Ride comfort: improves Ram 1500's on-road ride comfort (particularly when the vehicle is loaded)
    • Performance and NVH quality: being a "closed" system, the air suspension performs well at higher altitudes; changes ride height quickly; and operates quietly and smoothly

World Class Features

  • Standard high performance  quad halogen headlamps provide exceptional performance
  • Available bi-function projector headlamps deliver exceptional forward lighting combine with LED taillamps – both uncommon in the truck category and a first-time Chrysler LLC application on a full-size pickup truck
  • New feature-enhancing PowerNet Electrical Architecture supports enhanced high-speed data communication among essential powertrain and electrical systems within the vehicle as well as the low-speed data network that connects the remaining comfort and convenient systems
  • Standard 3.5-inch LCD Display – previously available only on premium models – features sharp, crisp LED illumination and improved location of features
  • Ram Control Center – a new category-exclusive - cluster-positioned 7-inch Multiview Display (available on premium models)
  • New available auto high-beam headlamp control,  Keyless Enter N' Go, and Rain Sensing Wiper systems
  • Enhanced ParkView® Back Up Camera*with higher resolution imaging and dynamic grid lines
  • Lockable storage with RamBox® Cargo Management System is  offered on available5'7" and 6'4" box configurations
  • Class-exclusive AllSecureTM one-touch locking system locks and unlocks doors, tailgate and RamBox® cargo bins (if equipped), at the touch of a button

State-of-the-Art Convenience and Connectivity

  • New available Uconnect Access with a built-in cellular connection allows on-vehicle connectivity platform to create a rolling Wi-Fi hot spot
    • Once customers are registered with a valid email address, they have access to key emergency services through buttons on the rearview mirror is pushed
  • Available Uconnect Access 8.4AN (RA4) includes navigation with 3D city maps and local landmarks, HD radio, "one-step" voice address entry, SiriusXM Travel Link™ and SiriusXM Traffic™
  • New SiriusXM™ Premier Package, class-exclusive to Ram 1500, features  19 channels of SiriusXM Latino, the NFL, Major League Baseball Play-by-Play, Howard Stern, Oprah, Carlin's corner and more
    • 1-year trial available
    • 1-year exclusivity for Latino content
  • Available Passive Entry and Keyless Enter-N-Go™ with push-button start
  • New available dash-mounted rotary shifter for 8-speed automatic transmission (standard 6-speed automatic includes traditional column or floor console shifter, depending on model)
  • Award-winning interior design (Wards 10Best Interiors) are improved for 2013 "the best is even better"
  • More than 45 available active and passive safety and security systems

Customer-Focused Model Portfolio

  • Instantly recognizable full-size pickup ups the ante with aero enhancements and model-specific appointments
  • Extensive lineup of customer-focused Ram models and packages meet the needs, desires, and wants of virtually every personal and/or commercial light-duty, full-size pickup truck buyer.