New 2016 RAM 1500 at Central Ave Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM for Yonkers, NY
The pickup truck segment is highly competitive, so the 2016's RAM's Best-in-class fuel efficiency is a big deal. It beats all full-size pickups with its exclusive 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine at 29 miles per gallon. The Ram 1500 also offers a long list of exclusive, pioneering, fuel-saving systems, including an eight-speed automatic transmission, thermal management system, pulse-width modulation (PWM) and active aerodynamics with grille shutters and air suspension.
Under the 1500's Hood
The RAM is powered by a choice of powertrains. The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel is a turbocharged 60-degree, dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) 24-valve V-6 engine that produces 240 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. This is the engine that wins best-in-class efficiency. The EcoDiesel is one of the most advanced diesel engines in the marketplace. It also gives the RAM 9,200 pounds of towing capacity. Also offered for the RAM is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 gasoline engines. All engines are paired to a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, the only one offered in the half-ton class. The 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with variable-valve timing offers 305 horsepower, 269 lb.-ft. of torque and fuel economy of 25 mpg. The 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with fuel-saving cylinder shut-off and VVT provides up to 22 mpg, 395 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque.
Design of RAM 1500
The 2016 RAM is available in three body styles - regular cab, quad cab and crew cab. Buyers also have the choice of three cargo box lengths -from 5 feet and 7 inches to 8 feet. The Ram 1500's exterior design is rugged and handsome. Step into the 2016 model cabin and you will find a new center console design, which debuted in the Rebel and Laramie Limited trims. Bluetooth connectivity is now available on entry-level radios for handsfree drivings. There are 11 different colors to select from, including three new shades: Red Pearl, Luxury Brown and Pearl White.
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The RAM 1500 is packed with safety features. New for 2016 all models get reinforced frames and front body structures in a bid to score better in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small-overlap crash test. Standard safety technology includes four-wheel antilock disc brakes, stability control, hill-start assist, trailer-sway control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags, and more. A fully integrated trailer-brake controller comes as an option, as does a rearview camera and front and rear parking sensors.