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The pickup truck segment is one of the most competitive in the industry, but the 2016 Ram 1500 truly stands out amongst its peers. As the recent winner of KBB’s 15 Best Family Cars of 2015 and the new Canadian Truck King, the Ram 1500 is the perfect truck if you want a balance of luxury and capability.

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2016 Ram 1500 Silhouette

What’s New for the 2016 Ram 1500

The 2016 Ram 1500 carries over with a few minor exterior changes, including a split tailgate that swings open horizontally like a door, but can also move up and down. The Pentastar, Hemi, and EcoDiesel engines also receive some updates, such as an increase in the EcoDiesel’s maximum towing capacity.

The 2016 Ram 1500 is available in 14 trims: Tradesman®, Express®, HFE, SLT, Lone Star, Big Horn, Sport, Tradesman HFE, Express HFE, Laramie, Outdoorsman, Rebel, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited.

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2016 Ram 1500 Front End

2016 Ram 1500 Exterior

When it comes to standing out in a crowded segment, the 2016 Ram 1500 excels. A masculine, muscular silhouette hints at the Ram 1500’s capabilities. This pickup truck also offers consumers endless configurations to fit any need, including a crew cab, quad cab, and regular cab. With multiple options and a stand-out style, the 2016 Ram 1500 makes a name for itself in its class.

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Exterior available on the Tradesman:

  • 17-Inch Steel Spare Wheel, 17-Inch x 7-Inch Steel Wheels, Full Size Spare Tire, Goodyear® Brand Tires, P265/70R17 BSW All Season Tires, Rear Wheel Well Liners, Tire Carrier Winch, Automatic Headlamps, Halogen Quad Headlamps, Incandescent Tail Lamps, Black Front and Rear Bumper, Body-Color Fuel Filler Door, Front Bumper Sight Shields, Manual 6-Inch x 9-Inch Black Mirrors, Molded-in-Black Upper Fascia, Spray-In Bedliner, Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers, Front Stabilizer Bar

Exterior available on the Express:

  • 20-Inch x 8-Inch Aluminum Wheels, Full Size Temporary Use Spare Tire, Locking Lug Nuts, P275/60R20 BSW All Season Tires, Fog Lamps, Body-Color Front Fascia, Body-Color Rear Bumper, Dual Rear Exhaust with Bright Tips, Removes Spray-In Bedliner

Exterior available on the HFE:

  • 17-Inch Aluminum Spare Wheel, 17-Inch x 7-Inch Aluminum Wheels, Full Size Spare Tire, P265/70R17 BSW All Season Tires, Removes Tire Carrier Winch, Removes Fog Lamps, Black Front and Rear Bumper, Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover

Exterior available on the SLT:

  • 17-Inch Aluminum Spare Wheel, 17-Inch x 7-Inch Aluminum Wheels, Full Size Spare Tire, P265/70R17 BSW All Season Tires, Removes Tire Carrier Winch, Removes Fog Lamps, Black Exterior Power Mirrors with Heating Element and Manual Fold-Away, Body-Color and Chrome Door Handles, Body-Color Upper Fascias, Bright Front and Rear Bumpers

Exterior available on the Lone Star:

  • 20-Inch x 8-Inch Aluminum Chrome Clad Wheels; Full Size Temporary Use Spare Tire; Locking Lug Nuts; P275/60R20 BSW All Season Tires; Fog Lamps; LED Bed Lighting; Under Hood Lamp; Dual Rear Exhaust with Bright Tips; Power-Folding and Heated Exterior Mirrors with Courtesy Lamps, Power Fold-Away, and Turn Signals

Exterior available on the Big Horn:

  • 20-Inch x 8-Inch Aluminum Chrome Clad Wheels; Full Size Temporary Use Spare Tire; Locking Lug Nuts; P275/60R20 BSW All Season Tires; Fog Lamps; LED Bed Lighting; Under Hood Lamp; Dual Rear Exhaust with Bright Tips; Power-Folding and Heated Exterior Mirrors with Courtesy Lamps, Power Fold-Away, and Turn Signals; 4X2 and 4X4/Regular, Quad, and Crew Cabs/ 5-foot, 7-inch; 6-foot, 4-inch; and 8-foot boxes

Exterior available on the Sport:

  • 17-Inch Steel Spare Wheel, 22-Inch x 9-Inch Forged Aluminum Polished Wheels, 285/45R22 BSW All Season Tires, Bi-Function Halogen Projector Headlamps, Sport Tail Lamps, Body-Color Door Handles, Body-Color Power-Heated Exterior Mirrors with Manual Fold-Away, Body-Color Front Fascia, Body-Color Rear Bumper

Exterior available on the Tradesman HFE:

  • “3.0L Diesel” Badge, 17-Inch Aluminum Spare Wheel, 20-Inch x 8-Inch Aluminum Wheels, Full Size Temporary Use Spare Tire, Locking Lug Nuts, P275/60R20 BSW All Season Tires, Deletes Spray-In Bedliner, Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover, Wheel to Wheel Side Steps

Exterior available on the Express HFE:

  • 17-Inch Aluminum Spare Wheel, Deletes Spray-In Bedliner, Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover, Wheel to Wheel Side Steps, “3.0L Diesel” Badge

Exterior available on the Laramie:

  • 20-Inch x 9-Inch Aluminum Chrome Clad Wheels, Bi-Function Halogen Projector Headlamps, Bright Grille, Premium Tail Lamps, Accent Fender Flares, Auto-Dimming Exterior Passenger Mirror, Power Chrome Multi-Function Exterior Mirrors with Memory and Power Fold-Away, Humidity Sensor

Exterior available on the Outdoorsman:

  • LT265.70R17E OWL On-/Off-Road Tires; Tire Carrier Winch; Fog Lamps; LED Bed Lighting; Under Hood Lamp; Accent Fender Flares; Power-Folding, Auto-Dimming, and Heated Exterior Mirrors with Courtesy Lamps, Power Fold-Away, and Turn Signals; Lower Two Tone Paint; Painted Front and Rear Bumper, Front Suspension Skid Plate, Transfer Case Skid Plate

Exterior available on the Rebel:

  • 17-Inch x 8-Inch Aluminum Wheels with Matte Black Pockets, Full Size Spare Tire, LT265/70R17E BSW All Terrain Toyo Brand Tires, LED Fog Lamps, Black Power Heated Mirrors with Manual Fold-Away, Lower Two-Tone Paint, Sport Performance Hood, Black 5.7L HEMI Badge, Black Grille with RAM Lettering, Black Powder Coated Front Bumper, Flat Black Ram 1500 Badge, Rebel License Plate Bracket, Class IV Receiver Hitch, Tow Hooks

Exterior available on the Laramie Longhorn:

  • 20-Inch Steel Spare Wheel, 20-Inch x 9-Inch Aluminum Polished Wheels With Gold Inserts, Full Size Spare Tire, LED Bed Lighting, Accent Color Running Boards, Bright Door Entry Guards by Mopar®, Bright Grille, Dual Rear Exhaust with Bright Tips, Lower Two-Tone Paint, Painted Bumper, Spray-In Bedliner, Tow Hooks

Exterior available on the Limited:

  • 20-Inch x 9-Inch Aluminum Polish Wheels with Chrome Inserts, Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control, Body-Color Fender Flares, Body-Color Front Fascia, Body-Color Rear Bumper, Bright Front and Rear Bumper, Chrome Body Side Molding, Chrome Tubular Side Steps, Rain-Sensitive Windshield Wipers, Rear Window Defroster, Wheel to Wheel Side Steps, Chrome Belt Moldings, Chrome RAM Badge, Limited Grille, Limited Tailgate Applique

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2016 Ram 1500 Engine

2016 Ram 1500 Performance

For the 2016 model year, the Ram 1500 comes with three engine options. The 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel engine offers 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. It also achieves has a towing capability of 9,210 pounds. The 3.6-liter V6 engine churns out 306 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque, while offering 7,610 pounds of towing capability. Finally the 5.7-liter V8 HEMI engine gets 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque with an outstanding 10,650 pounds of towing capacity.

Each engine is equipped with a Torqueflite eight-speed transmission, which can send power to either the 4×2 or 4×4 drive system.

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2016 Ram 1500 Diesel Efficiency

2016 Ram 1500 Efficiency

For the 2016 Ram 1500, the fuel efficiency varies. The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine gets 21 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. The 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine gets 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway, while the more powerful 5.2-liter HEMI V8 gets slightly lower numbers with 15 mpg city and 22 mpg highway.

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Depending on the trim level, the amount of features offered in the 2016 Ram 1500 varies. Options range anywhere from the basic Trademan, which has everything you need to get the job done, to the luxurious Limited trim, which is so luxurious, you might not want to leave the cabin. Features available on the Ram 1500 include an auxiliary audio jack, SiriusXM radio, a 5-inch touchscreen display, a remote SD card slot, and more.

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Interior available on the Tradesman:

  • 40/20/40 Split Bench Seat, Behind the Seat Storage, Front Passenger Seat Belt Alert, Heavy Duty Vinyl 40/20/40 Split Bench Seat, Height-Adjustable Front Shoulder Belts, Manual Adjust Seats, 12-Volt Auxiliary Power Outlet, 4-Spoke Steering Wheel, Air Conditioning, Black Vinyl Floor Covering, Dash Liner Insulation, Driver/Passenger Assist Handles, Electronic Vehicle Information Center, Floor Tunnel Insulation, Front Armrest with Three Cup Holders, Instrument Cluster with Display Screen, Instrument Panel Black Bezel, Manual Door Locks, Manual Windows, Power Accessory Delay, Rear Fixed Window, Rearview Day/Night Mirror, Rotary Shifter, Tilt Steering Column, Tinted Glass Windows, Tip Start, Cargo and Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp, Rear Dome Lamp
  • 6 Speakers, Audio Jack Input for Mobile Devices, Media Hub (USB and AUX), Radio 3.0, Remote USB Port

Interior available on the Express:

  • Carpet floor covering, Removes Tip Start

Interior available on the HFE:

  • Cloth 40/20/40 Bench Seat, Black Vinyl Floor Covering, Delete Floor Mats, Passenger-Side Sun Visor with Mirror, Tip Start

Interior available on the SLT:

  • Cloth 40/20/40 Bench Seat, Instrument Panel Color-Keyed Bezel, Overhead Console, Passenger-Side Sun Visor with Mirror, Power Door Locks, Power Windows with Front One-Touch-Down Feature, Premium Door Trim with Map Pocket, Rearview Mirror with Microphone, Temperature and Compass Gauge, Tip Start
  • 1-year SiriusXM Radio Service, 5-Inch Touchscreen Display, GPS Antenna Input, Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth®, Remote USB Port (Charge-Only), Traveler/Mini Trip Computer, Uconnect® 5.0

Interior available on the Lone Star:

  • Front Center Seat Cushion Storage, Power 10-Way Driver Seat, Power Lumbar Adjust, 115-Volt Auxiliary Power Outlet, Overhead Console with Universal Garage Door Opener, Ash Tray Lamp, Rear Dome with On/Off Switch Lamp, Sun Visors with Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
  • 7-Inch Multi-View Cluster, 8.4-Inch Touchscreen Display, Media Hub (SD – USB – AUX), Navigation Capabilities, Remote SD Card Slot, Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls, Uconnect® 8.4

Interior available on the Big Horn:

  • Front Center Seat Cushion Storage, Power 10-Way Driver Seat, Power Lumbar Adjust, 115-Volt Auxiliary Power Outlet, Overhead Console with Universal Garage Door Opener, Ash Tray Lamp, Rear Dome with On/Off Switch Lamp, Sun Visors with Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
  • 7-Inch Multi-View Cluster, 8.4-Inch Touchscreen Display, Media Hub (SD – USB – AUX), Navigation Capabilities, Remote SD Card Slot, Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls, Uconnect® 8.4

Interior available on the Sport:

  • 17-Inch Steel Spare Wheel, 22-Inch x 9-Inch Forged Aluminum Polished Wheels, 285/45R22 BSW All Season Tires, Bi-Function Halogen Projector Headlamps, Sport Tail Lamps, Body-Color Door Handles, Body-Color Power-Heated Interior Mirrors with Manual Fold-Away, Body-Color Front Fascia, Body-Color Rear Bumper

Interior available on the Tradesman HFE:

  • Bright Rotary Shifter, Behind the Seat Storage, Cloth Bucket Seats, Heated Front Seats, High Back Seats, 12-Volt Auxiliary Power Outlet, Driver and Passenger Assist Handles, Full-Length Upgraded Floor Console, Heated Steering Wheel, Instrument Panel Premium Bezel, Tip Start, Cargo and Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp, LED Interior Lighting
  • 1-year SiriusXM Radio Service

Interior available on the Express HFE:

  • Bright Rotary Shifter, Behind the Seat Storage, Cloth Bucket Seats, Heated Front Seats, High Back Seats, 12-Volt Auxiliary Power Outlet, Driver and Passenger Assist Handles, Full-Length Upgraded Floor Console, Heated Steering Wheel, Instrument Panel Premium Bezel, Tip Start, Cargo and Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp, LED Interior Lighting
  • 1-year SiriusXM Radio Service

Interior available on the Laramie:

  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats, High Back Seats, Leather-Trimmed 40/20/40 Bench Seat, Power 10-Way Driver Seat with Memory, Power 6-Way Passenger Seat, Rear Under Seat Storage Compartment, 12-Volt Power Outlet, A/C Auto Temperature Control with Dual Zone Control, Driver and Passenger Assist Handles, Heated Steering Wheel, Memory for Radio, Power-Adjustable Pedals with Memory, Power Accessory Delay, Tip Start, Wood Grain Instrument Panel Accent, Cargo and Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp, Front Door Accent Lighting, LED Interior Lighting
  • 1-Year SiriusXM Radio Service, 9 Alpine® Speakers with Subwoofer

Interior available on the Outdoorsman:

  • Premium Cloth Bucket Seats, Power 10-Way Driver Seat, Power Lumbar Adjust, Rear 60/40 Split Folding Seat, 115-Volt Auxiliary Power Outlet, Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror with Microphone, Folding Flat Load Floor Storage, Front and Rubber Rear Floor Mats, Full Length Upgraded Floor Console, Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel, Overhead Console with Universal Garage Door Opener, Ash Tray Lamp, Rear Dome Lamp with On/Off Switch, Sun Visors with Illuminated Vanity Mirrors, Remote Start System
  • 7-Inch Multi-View Cluster, 8.4-Inch Touchscreen Display, Media Hub (SD – USB – AUX), Navigation Capabilities, Remote SD Card Slot, Steering-Wheel Mounted Audio Controls, Uconnect 8.4, Uconnect Access

Interior available on the Rebel:

  • Power 10-Way Driver Seat, Power 6-Way Passenger Seat, Premium Cloth Seats with Embossed Tread Pattern, Air Conditioning, Instrument Cluster with Display Screen, Instrument Panel Color Keyed Bezel , Overhead Console, Passenger-Side Sun Visor with Mirror, Rearview Mirror with Microphone, Rear Dome Lamp, Off-Road Truck Door Trim Panel, Off-Road Truck Rubber Floor Mats, Perforated Steering Wheel with Red Stitching, Ram Glove Box Badge, Black/Red Interior
  • 5-Inch Touchscreen Display, Media Hub (USB and AUX), Uconnect 5.0

Interior available on the Laramie Longhorn:

  • Heated Second-Row Seats, Bucket Seats, Premium Filigree Leather Seats, Laramie Longhorn Instrument Cluster, Longhorn Interior Accents, Luxury Front and Rear Floor Mats, Premium Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • 5-Year SiriusXM Traffic™ and Travel Link Service Subscriptions, GPS Navigation, HD® Radio, Uconnect Access 1-Year Trial, ParkSense® Front and Rear Park Assist System, Remote Start

Interior available on the Limited:

  • Limited Leather Bucket Seats, Laramie Limited Cluster, Leather-Wrapped Grab Handle, Luxury Door trim Panel, Luxury Front and Rear Floor Mats, Wood- and Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel, Keyless Enter ’n Go™, Remote Proximity Keyless Entry

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2016 Ram 1500 Towing Capacity

2016 Ram 1500 Safety

When it comes to safety, the Ram truck brand puts you first. With a variety of standard safety features, along with optional features like ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera, the 2016 Ram 1500 will give you peace of mind when you are working hard to get the job done.

Standard Safety Features

  • Advanced Multistage Front Airbags
  • Height-Adjustable Front Shoulder Belts
  • Manual Adjust Seats
  • Manual Door Locks
  • Manual Windows
  • Supplemental Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Supplemental Side-Curtain Airbags

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