For 2016, the RAM, thanks to a winning combination of a well-trimmed cabin, a smooth ride, and strong powertrains, is a top contender in the full-size pickup segment. Its strong points include useful tech features, an eight-speed auto transmission system, a supple ride, a refined and quiet ride, and an optional fuel-sipping diesel V6. Its release date should be expected sometime later this year.
In the recent past, almost all of the light-duty full-size pickups have had either a partial or a full design. The pickup truck market today is chock full of versatile and exceptional trucks and it would be rare to go wrong when picking a truck that matches your priorities. Indeed, the new RAM comes with excellent technologies and equipment levels at an affordable price.
The RAM, coming with the only diesel engine in the light-duty segment, lays claim to one of the best fuel economy ratings available. Although some folks might be impressed with the “EcoDiesel” V6, others might be inclined to opt for a little rumbling offered by the 5.7L V8 engine. Whichever you decide on, you can rest assured that you’ll get an impressive towing capacity and a competitive acceleration.
Besides the powerplant hype, the vehicle manages to come with a well-appointed interior design, chock full of upscale materials and technologies. And users will have a comfortable driving experience devoid of any engine noise. Other alternatives that you might come across while shopping for a pickup include Ford F-150 for 2016, 2016 Chevy Silverado, 2016 Toyota Tundra.
Exterior Pictures & Interior Colors – 2016 Dodge RAM
The truck is available in different body styles and up to six main trim levels depending on the RAM design you opt for. For instance, the new 2016 Dodge RAM 1500 will be available with trims ranging from the base Tradesman to the well-appointed Laramie.
The entry-level 2016 Dodge RAM Tradesman should be expected to come with a locking tailgate, automatic headlights, 17” steel wheels, auxiliary audio jacks, cruise control, a Class IV receiver hitch, black grille/bumpers/door handles, a locking tailgate, a six-speaker sound system, vinyl upholstery, a 40/20/40-split front bench seat, a seven-pin wiring harness, and power locks and windows.
The Express adds foglights, floor mats and carpeted floors, 20” aluminum wheels, body-color grille/bumpers, and LED headlights.
The high fuel-economy trim adds a tonneau cover, an automatic engine, keyless ignition and entry, black bumpers and grille, a 6-foot-4-cargo bed, black grille/bumpers, 17” aluminum wheels, and cloth upholstery.Adding a power sliding rear window, a 5” touchscreen display, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, power accessories, satellite radio, dual gloveboxes, and an overhead console.
Nearing the top of the trim ladder is the 2016 Dodge RAM 1500 Sport that adds an upgraded cloth upholstery, power folding mirrors, an SD card slot, 20” wheels, leather wrapped steering wheel, a 7” touchscreen display, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front bucket seats, auto-dimming power folding mirrors, smartphone app integration, a full center console, projector headlights, a rearview camera, driver power adjustments, integrated turn signals, power adjustable pedals, and LED interior lighting.
Top of the range Laramie trim should come equipped with 20” wheels, driver memory settings, chrome exterior trim, leather trimmed front seats, clear headlight senses, 10-speaker sound system, a power passenger seat, ventilated leather trimmed front seats, chrome accented wheels, and front bench seat.
Engine Specs – 2016 Dodge RAM
The base engine is a 3.6L V6 good for 305 horsepower and 269 pounds of torque. The EPA ratings to expect from the V6 stand at 17/25/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
The other available engine is a 5.7L V8 engine good for 395 horsepower and 410 pounds of torque. The 2WD version returns fuel economy ratings of 14/20/16 mpg, and 13/19/15 mpg for the all-wheel-drive model.
When it comes to the towing capacity of the truck, the RAM 1500 for instance offers up to 7,600 pounds, and up to 10,650 for the RAM 2500.
Price & Release Date – 2016 Dodge RAM
The price is dependent on several factors including the trim level, bed length, and the seating capacity. For the 2016 Dodge RAM Tradesman, buyers should expect to pay an MSRP starting from $25,660, and up to $37,300 for the HFE (high fuel efficient) version.
As pertains the release date, we should expect it sometimes later this year or early next year.