According to official data published by this brand from Chrysler Group LLC, RAM 1500 model will continue production into fourth generation till 2020 year, with no major changes. So, 2016 Dodge RAM 1500, will follow its predecessor. Although significant changes are unexpected, this model will be on some way and experiment for the future, fifth generation, which will be presented in 2019. Expectation is that models for next three year on production line will bring some of parts which will be standard for the future version.
This is one of the high-quality vehicles which is also and top ranked. Category of full-size pickup truck has constant growth, and based on that fact, manufacturer has to offer always something new and improved with each production year. RAM 1500 sourced from regular Dodge RAM version from 2010, when was started production of 4th generation.
2016 Dodge RAM 1500: Specs
This version has a plenty of variation, and offer is really extensive. 2016 Dodge RAM 1500 will just follow already established policy, and will be offered in three version of body style. It will be Regular Cab, Quad Cab and Mega Cab. Each of these three versions is related to the specific equipment packages. Regular Cab is related to the ST, SLT Sport and TRX Off-Road trim levels. Further, Quad Cab includes the same trims as the previous, with addition Laramie trim level. Mega Cab will be offered in two combinations, with SLT and Laramie trim. Length of vehicle and space into cabin are the main difference between these versions of RAM 1500.
2016 Dodge RAM 1500: Engine, MPG
Power and towing capacity are crucial, when it comes to this type of vehicle. 2016 Dodge RAM 1500 as basic version will have 3.6-litre Pentastar product under the hood. This V6 power unit characterizes maximum production of 305 horsepower, and 269 pounds of torque. This powertrain segment includes 8-speed automatic gearbox. Regarding to the towing capacity, this version characterize maximum of 7,400 lbs or 3,356 kg. EPA estimations related to this engine are 21 mpg in combined driving (17/25 mpg in the city/highway).
More output power will be possible with Hemi 5.7-litre V8 engine. This engine is capable to delivers up to 395 horsepower and 410 pounds of torque. Engine will be paired to the either 6 or 8-speed automatic gearbox. It will depend of choice of trim. As for fuel economy, combination of front-wheel drive and 8-speed transmission characterizes average 19 mpg in combined driving (15/22 mpg in city/highway). AWD and 6-speed gearbox is rated with 16 mpg in combined driving (13/19 mpg). This engine will provide maximum of 10,500 lbs or 4,760 kg, when it comes to towing capacity.
2016 Dodge RAM 1500: Diesel
2016 Dodge RAM 1500 Diesel will be run by 3.0L Eco engine, which characterizes 240 hp and 420 pounds of torque. This engine will be paired to the automatic, 8-speed gearbox. Towing capacity related for this version is 9,200 lb or 4,175 kg.
2016 Dodge RAM 1500: Price and Release Date
Group of main competitive models consists of F-150 model from Ford Motor Company, then Honda Ridgeline, Lincoln Mark LT, GMC Sierra 1500, Toyota Tundra and Silverado 1500 from Chevrolet. This model surely will not be released before 2016, and estimation is that MSRP for basic version will be $ 29,500.