Your RAM 1500 Questions Answered

By: Scott Campbell Dodge   |   31 Jan 2022
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Folks in the Battlefords carry a certain level of pride for the pickup truck they choose to call their own. And with a few different heavyweight pickups out there, it can be hard to make the final decision. Here at Scott Campbell Dodge, we’d bet on the RAM truck any day of the week! And the RAM 1500 is undoubtedly a full-sized model with a force to be reckoned with! Designed with a range of some potent powertrains, impressive towing capabilities, unlimited cargo space, cutting-edge tech, and a luxury interior, the RAM 1500 is unlike any other truck you'll find on the lot. That being said, at SCD, we always want to ensure we offer our customers the utmost transparency to aid in their decision-making process. That’s why we’ve compiled an extensive list of the most commonly asked questions folks want to know about the RAM 1500. Read on to learn more!

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What Are the RAM 1500 Trim Levels?

There are many trim levels to choose from, especially if you’re looking for something all-new for 2022. Going from entry-level to high-end, drivers can choose from the following trims:

  • Tradesman
  • Big Horn
  • Sport
  • Rebel
  • Laramie
  • Limited Longhorn
  • Limited
  • TRX

What Are the RAM 1500 Engine Options & Specs?

The RAM 1500 comes equipped with four powerful engine options:

  • 305-hp Pentastar 3.6 L VVT V6
  • 395-hp 5.7 L HEMI V8, 5.7 L HEMI V8 with eTorque technology
  • 3.0 L EcoDiesel with Best-in-Class torque of 480 lb-ft
  • 6.2 L Supercharged HEMI V8 with Best-in-Class horsepower and torque – 702 hp and 650 lb-ft.

How Much Can a RAM 1500 Tow?

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The RAM 1500 is designed as a work vehicle, and towing is one of those areas where you can expect it to perform. The towing capacity of the RAM 1500 will depend on your engine choice:

  • The 3.6L Pentastar VVT V6 Engine can tow 7,740lbs
  • 3.0 L V6 EcoDiesel features Best-in-Class Diesel towing of up to 12,560 lbs
  • The 5.7L HEMI VVT V8 Engine has a towing capacity of 11,600lbs
  • The 5.7L HEMI VVT V8 Engine with eTorque can 12,750lbs

What Are the Cab and Bed Sizes?

The RAM 1500 series comes in two cab sizes and two bed or box sizes/lengths:

  • Cab Sizes: Crew Cab or Quad Cab
  • Bed/Box Length: 5’7” or 6’4”

The choice of cab size can affect the dimensions of the box length. For example, The RAM Tradesman, with a Crew Cab, means you will get a box length of 5’7”. However, if you have a Quad Cab, then you’ll wind up with a 6’4” box length. 

Can a RAM 1500 Pull a Fifth Wheel or Gooseneck Trailer?

The Ram 1500 is technically capable of pulling fifth wheel and gooseneck trailers. However, in most cases, the weight of these types of trailers will exceed the RAM 1500’s maximum towing capacity. Instead, the RAM 2500/3500 Heavy Duty models are much more ideal for towing fifth wheel and gooseneck trailers.

Is the RAM 1500 Comfortable?

Based on reviews, the RAM 1500 offers a comfortable ride. Those looking to maximize cabin space may want to opt for a Crew Cab model, as these models provide the most legroom for back-seat passengers. Meanwhile, the truck's smart front and rear suspension stabilizer bars deliver a smooth and composed ride.

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Is the RAM 1500 a Good Truck?

The RAM 1500 is generally well-reviewed. Based on Kelly Blue Book’s reviews, the 2022 RAM 1500 has an average rating of 4.4/5 stars, and based on Cars.USNews, a rating of 9.1/10 stars.

Is the RAM 1500 a Reliable Truck?

According to RepairPal® ratings, the RAM 1500 receives an "Above Average" rating of 4/5 stars for reliability. Specifically, the RAM 1500 has an average annual repair cost of $621.20.

The reliability of a used vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features.

Test Drive 2022 RAM 1500 at Scott Campbell Dodge

After getting all your burning questions answered, we’d bet you’d give anything to take one of these classic pickups out for a test drive! Give us a call or stop by anytime to see our inventory of all-new 2022 RAM 1500 trucks in person!

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