2015 Ram 1500; the complete package
The 2015 Ram 1500 has received some good changes this year. The vehicle is an exceptionally versatile and a capable truck, which is going to please you if you are looking for great driving experience, affordability and looks. Offered only in diesel powered engine, Ram 1500 offers the best mileage when compared with another vehicle in its class. This car probably has one of the nicest interiors when we talk about full-size pickup. Noise levels are very low and the drive of 2015 Ram 1500 is nothing short of impressive. Without any further ado, let’s quickly dive in deeper and explore some of the main features and enhancement that the vehicle has to offer.
2015 Ram 1500 is available in more than one body type – Regular, Extended and Crew Cab. The regular cab has a seating capacity of three people with a cargo bed which can go up to 8 feet. The second is the extended cab, which can easily adjust six passengers and has a cargo bed of around 6 feet. Last but not the least; we have crew Cab which gives ample leg space to all the passengers but offers a shorter cargo bed of 5 feet 7 inches. Ram 1500 is also available in six trim levels, letting the buyer choose the vehicle that best fits their needs.
Talking about the power and performance, the base engine of Ram 1500 is a powerful 3.6-liter V6, which is capable of producing 305 hp and a torque of 269 lb-ft. It offers a smooth 8-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle doesn’t have a traditional shift lever, but a small and elegant knob, present on the instrument panel controls the transmission. 2015 Ram 1500 comes in a rear-wheel drive as standard but with some additional money you can get it as a 4WD as well.
Moving on to the fuel consumption, this year’s Ram 1500 doesn’t make a huge impact but numbers are still pretty decent considering the fact that it’s a powerhouse. In a cramped city condition, the vehicle gives 17 mpg and on smooth highway ride, it gives around 25 mpg. This equals to a combined mileage of 20 mpg. The mileage drops down to 16 mpg in the city and 23 on the highways if you are driving 4WD.
In a test drive, crew cab, 4WD reached a maximum of 60 mph (from the stand still) in 8.7 seconds, which is sort of a mediocre reading. Fully loaded 2015 Ram 1500 can carry a total weight 9200 pounds. Some of the standard safety features of the vehicle include all-wheel antilock disc brakes, hill-start assist, stability control, lots of airbags and many more. The interior of Ram 1500 is amazing; it has the smooth and elegant feel that you don’t usually associate with such heavy duty vehicles. The placement of the dashboard, touch screen and everything in front is nicely in reach of the driver as well.
With all these great features – 2015 Ram 1500 is definitely a pick up that will be getting all the attention it deserves!