The redesigned and refined 2013 Ram 1500 is bigger and better than ever. With its new V6 engine and eight-speed auto transmission powertrain, no competitor even compares. Even though the exterior isn’t too different from the previous Dodge owned Ram, now owned by Chrysler, feels like a brand new full-size pickup truck. The upgrades to the 2013 Ram 1500 compare with the Ford F-150 with new features like new air suspension and a new interior with Chrysler’s Uconnect Touch interface, towing and hauling ability with the base six-cylinder, and improved trims.
Chrysler quotes the new Ram as “the most recognizable pickup on the road.” Even though there are few exterior changes, the 2013 Ram 1500 made its front grille taller, has a new vertical oriented foglamps, new headlamps, with a twin-beam protector, LED running lamps, turning signals, tail lamps, and side-marker lamps, stainless steel running boors, a bigger bed option (offered in Crew Cab trim models), also added a new upper panel, and five new color themes.
The new interior also has improvements with new trims. Improved interior include features like a new center stack, new climate-control interfaces, and new multimedia system. The most noticeable change to the eight-speed automatic is the rotary shift selector.
Under the hood you have a 3.6-liter V6 engine with 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. This engine is estimated to have a 17/25 mpg, making it the best full-size pickup on the market. With an eight-speed automatic transmission, the truck has a nice smooth ride and improved efficiency, with a lighter frame make with high-strength steel, low-rolling-resistant tires, pulse-with modulation, and aerodynamic shutters. Also included is a new thermal management system.
With the HEMI models, you get a 395 horsepower, 407 pound-feet of torque that combine both variable value timing and a cylinder shut-off system. It also will carry a six-speed automatic. The HEMI also has the option a 4.7 liter V8 engine with a six-speed automatic combined. Estimated 0 to 60 mph is less than 7 seconds. Four-wheel drive is also available for every model.
A new feature also included is electric power steering and a new air suspension option. Getter gas mileage also comes with the new Ram 1500. Safety features are standard, which include features like the usual airbags, stability control (with trailer-sway system), and a hill-start assist. You have the option of a rearview camera on all models, and parking sensors can only be ordered for the regular-cab trucks. Tested by NHTSA, the Ram’s crash test got rated four stars overall.
Technology available is the Uconnect Touch Screen system with Uconnect Access (tethers the pickup’s Sprint data service), WiFi hotspot capability, voice recognition, new navigation system, and many other applications. In the Sport, Laramie, and Laramie Longhorn models, you have a new seven-inch reconfigurable gauge cluster that replaces the conventional gauge cluster. We know this the new 2013 Ram 1500 is top-notch, but go judge it for yourself!
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