This review is about two 4 door pickups of large family Ram Trucks: the Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Limited and the Dodge Ram 1500 Rebel. In the US the price of the Ram 1500 is $26145-57300, the Ram 1500 Rebel costs $43270-46890.
The exterior of the Ram 1500 Laramie Limited has a huge size, a lot of chrome (grille, bumpers, mirrors, moldings, trim and foot), large 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, tires P275/60R20.
The outside of the pickup truck Ram 1500 Rebel has no such outstanding accents like Laramie Limited. It is a simpler but more courageous, it has clipped bumpers, the protect for edges of wheel arches and side doors at the bottom, off-road tires Toyo Open Country A/T (LT 285 / 70R17E), aluminum 17 inches wheels.
Both pickup trucks with Crew Cab have 4 doors and the five-seater saloon. Materials used for the interior are trim leather, soft plastic with a pleasant texture and insert made of aluminum. The interior has restrained and laconic lines. But what is really amazing – it’s huge size of the passenger compartment as a whole. The inside of the car even five big man will not feel embarrassed. The maximum configuration of the vehicle has a lot of the advanced options.
2017 Dodge Ram 1500 specs
For the new pickup truck Dodge Ram diesel there can be installed a diesel engine or one of two petrol engines, all of they work with 8 speed automatic gearbox. Petrol engines: 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 (305 hp, 365 Nm) and 5.7 liters Hemi V8 (395 hp 556 Nm). The new diesel engine 3.0 liters EcoDiesel V6 (240 hp 570 Nm).
The body of the car is on the powerful frame that has a high coefficient of rigidity and is made of high-strength steel technology Hydroforming (high dimensional accuracy and minimum number of connections). The 8 speed gearbox is TorqueFlite 8 Eight-Speed Transmission it has a convenient rotary control knob like Jaguar or Land Rover have.
As an option there offered the air suspension that can adapt to the different variants of clearance:
- Park Mode (the body is maximum lowered);
- Normal Ride Height (Standard Mode, 220 mm);
- Aero (to move at high speed, 192 mm);
- Off-Road 1 (250 mm);
- Off-Road 2 (for extreme off-road, 270 mm).
The drive can be rear or full. But, of course, for working with such features of the suspension it is better to choose the all-wheel drive with the limited slip rear differential.