5.7L V8 HEMI, Trailer Tow, Box Liner, 17-inch Alloy wheels, automatic headlights, locking tailgate, air-conditioning, 40/20/40-split front bench seat, folding rear bench seat, tilt steering wheel, six-speaker sound system with a CD player with auxiliary audio jack, 6-foot-4 bed, only 140,140 kms
The Power and Remote Entry Group adds: keyless entry, power locks, mirrors and windows. The ST Popular Equipment Group adds: cruise control, carpeted flooring, cloth upholstery and satellite radio.
The 2012 Ram 1500’s strong suit over comparably-equipped competitors can be found in the way it drives and rides. 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. Trucks with a traditional leaf-spring rear suspension setup tend to ride harshly and can even experience bounding motions over ruts and uneven pavement. This is not the case for the Ram 1500, which can quickly control bouncing motions and help smooth out the ride over harsh or uneven surfaces.
What’s New: For 2012, the Ram gets a new six-speed automatic transmission and as a result, a fuel economy increase.
The Ram 1500’s interior is as good as it gets in the pickup segment even the lower trim levels have an attractive design, well-textured materials and intuitively placed controls. The front seats strike an adequate balance between support and comfort.
There are certainly basic requirements that you’d expect a pickup truck to meet. A truck has to be tough, both in practice and preferably in appearance as well. It has to tow and haul things that nothing else can. It has to have a robust V8 engine along with four-wheel drive – Really, it’s hard to go wrong with any full-size truck these days, but if you want a nice one, we think the Ram 1500 is a little nicer than the rest!
Best-in-class ride quality; well-made interior; clever storage spaces; powerful V8; lots of interior space.