2015 Dodge Ram is accessible. Ram’s lineup of pickup trucks is among the most versatile and colorful. Ram offers its full-size 1500 and heavy duty 2500 and 3500 trucks which have been redesigned in 2013 and are scheduled for another facelift in 2015.
2015 Dodge Ram Engine
Both 1500 and 2500 are offered in 10 distinctive grades, while 3500 pickup comes in six available trim levels. Beside 2WD and 4WD, different cab and bed configurations, Ram’s models also have a plethora of powertrains. 1500 has three engines available: base 3.6L Pentastar V6, economical 3.0L turbodiesel V6 and strong 5.7L HEMI V8. Heavy duty models 2500 and 3500 have the same 5.7L HEMI V8 like in their smaller sibling, but offer additional choice of 6.7L Cummins turbodiesel V8 which has up to 850 lb-ft of torque. Their towing rates are sky-high at 30,000 lb for Ram 3500 and 17,970 lb for Ram 2500.
Design – Exterior and Interior
As far as exterior is concerned, all models share the same body, at least at first glance. HD models are heavier, of course, but have the same heavy crossed grille in black or chrome like 1500 model. Upper tiers also have chrome bumpers and fenders, together with scuff plate.
Interior is as refined as they come. Ram’s come with premium leather upholstery in one or two tones, and are adorned with metallic and wood grain accents. Base models, however don’t offer the same level of luxury, but still have enough space and many features that can be found on upper tiers. Center stack and instrument panel are connected and it has to be said that they are quite sturdy, just like the dash itself is. Beginning from 5-inches and ending at 8.4-inches, all models offer a touch screen display for standard or optional rearview camera and navigation. Airbag system, ABS, brake assist, stability and traction control, hill-start assist and trailer-sway control. These are all standard safety features you’ll get no matter which Ram you choose. Higher trims offer front and rear parking sensors, while blind-spot monitors and other advanced electronic features are still unavailable.
Fuel economy ratings are best with turbodiesel engine of Ram 1500 and stand at 20/28 mpg. Base engine lowers them to 17/25 mpg and V8 has them at 15/22 mpg. 2500 and 3500 have even lower numbers thanks to their heavy structure. HEMI engine offers 11 mpg combined, while Cummins turbodiesel goes 12 mpg on average.
Price of 2015 Dodge Ram
Ram 1500’s price range spans from $25,000 to $50,000. 2500 HD costs at least $30,000, but its price can go up to $60,000. Same goes for 3500 Ram which has similar price range.
2015 Ram’s lineup will be refreshed next year, but still avaits complete overhaul of 2017. However,even now, Ram offers extreme performance thanks to its heavy duty lineup, and all this with sophisticated and refined interior. Fuel efficiency is also very good thanks to diesel engines, but HD models are just beyond repair when this category is concerned. Of course, they are built to tow, not to conserve fuel, however.