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Ram 1500

Price $32,970 – $65,170
Fuel consumption 8.6 – 18.7 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 75%(view ratings)
For 2018, the Ram 1500 adds special editions like the Limited Tungsten and the Harvest Edition while the Sport version undergoes some changes to its appearance. The 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel (240 horsepower and 420 lb·ft) is back after missing most of 2017. The Ram's rear coil-spring suspension is unique in this class. A brand new 2019 Ram 1500 will be launched in January 2018 and will gradually replace the various incarnations of the current version.

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PreviewsDiesel Pickup Comparison: Who’s the Best at What?
Getting the most bang for your buck, isn’t that what everyone wants when it comes to buying a new car or truck? Full-size pickup owners would certainly say yes, because they use them for all sorts of applications: work, play, family, travel, etc. As you know, three of the four …
First Drives2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel: Torque Treat
FCA is launching the third generation of its 3.0-litre EcoDiesel V6 with the 2020 Ram 1500 in an effort to keep up with Ford and General Motors, which have also introduced a diesel-powered version of their full-size, light-duty pickups. We headed to Minnesota for a first drive of the Ram …
Comparative TestsFull-size Pickup Comparison Test: Battle Royale
In Canada and in the United States, full-size pickup trucks are bread-and-butter vehicles for Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The Ford F-Series largely dominates on the sales charts, followed by the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra —when added together—and the Ram Pickup . In our country, these four …

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NewsTwo Special Editions for the 2020 Ram Trucks
As we’ve said repeatedly, full-size pickup manufacturers can’t afford to take a break. And when a major event like the annual State Fair of Texas comes around, every one of them must seize the opportunity to present something new. In the case of FCA, two special editions of the Ram …
NewsRam 1500 is Alone Among Large Pickups with a Top Safety Pick+ Rating
As pick-up trucks get bigger and more equipped than ever, they’ve also become safer for their occupants. Yet, none had managed to earn a Top Safety Pick+ award from the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Until now. FCA has announced that its 2019-2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab pickups …
News2020 Ram 1500 and Heavy Duty Get a Host of Updates
Competition is so fierce in the full-size pickup segment that manufacturers can no longer afford to stay put for just one model year. For example, even though the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra were completely redesigned a year ago, General Motors wasted no time in announcing changes and updates for …
News2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Pricing is Announced
For 2020, the Ram 1500 is back with a 3.0-litre EcoDiesel V6 engine. While attending the medial launch of this model, The Car Guide got the pricing details we were waiting for. The diesel-powered 2020 Ram 1500 will start at $49,395 in base Tradesman trim with rear-wheel drive and a …
NewsRam 1500 Classic to Return with Possible Update
Good news for shoppers after a capable yet affordable full-size pickup: the popular Ram 1500 Classic will continue to be built at least for the foreseeable future. FCA’s Chief Executive Officer, Mike Manley, broke the news to investors during a recent conference call to discuss positive second-quarter earnings. As pickup …
NewsGood News and Bad News for Ram 1500 Customers
The 2020 model year is shaping up to be an exciting one for full-size pickup customers with a fondness for diesel engines. After winning one of The Car Guide ’s Best Buy awards in 2019, the Ram 1500 returns for 2020 with the new and improved third generation of the …
NewsPickups Struggle With Passenger-Side Crash Test, IIHS Finds
It looks like you’re not necessarily doing your significant other a favour by inviting him or her for a ride in the passenger seat of your brand-new truck. Only three out of eleven pickups managed to earn a “Good” rating in the latest passenger-side small overlap front test conducted by …

Videos

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Towing with the 2016 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
"This is a truck that is conquesting in Canada today," says Howard Elmer about the 2016 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. "The reason for that is because it's a tool, and it's a very useful tool." Howard hooked up the trailer to find out how useful the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel truly is …
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Review: 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
The 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel sets out to redefine the half-ton pickup segment thanks to its 3.0-litre diesel powerplant that offers the towing and payload capacities of a larger motor while maintaining highway fuel economy that rivals most mid-size passenger sedans. It’s not perfect, though, as Howard Elmer notes, and …