2016 RAM 1500 Changes And Specs

If you are looking for a medium sized pickup truck then the 2016 RAM 1500 might be exactly what you are looking for. The 2016 model is going to be just a minor refresh of the current car and it will continue to be produced up until 2018, so you won’t have to worry about the lack of support from the car maker.

It will boast a new type of engine that is said to be more economical and also powerful than the current generation as well as a matured interior that is going to please anyone. The 2016 RAM 1500 will also receive a new body kit for the diesels that will allow it to cool the engine better for the long work hours.

2016 RAM 1500 Engine

2016 RAM 1500 Engine


Speaking of engines, here are the options you can choose. Firstly there is the base petrol engine that comes as standard in all models. This is a 3.6 liter Pentastar with 310 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. Further down the range there is a 5.7 liter Hemi V8 with 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. Base engine is able to return around 25/17 MPG on the highway/city and more powerful Hemi offers 22/15 MPG on the highway/city. Towing capacity goes up to 9,200 pounds but that depends on which model and engine option you choose, which is not bad considering the price.

2016 RAM 1500 Specs

The novelty though comes in the form of a 3.0 liter V6 turbo diesel engine. This is one of the most fuel efficient engines in its class and it is able to provide up to 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque making it the perfect workhorse. Thanks to the massive torque of 2016 RAM 1500 diesel version that is available from really low down the range it is rated to tow up to 9,200 pounds but there are reports that this number could be upgraded to 11,000 pounds! It might not be as powerful as the gasoline engines but the incredible amount of torque will allow it to cope with any job you face it with.


RAM 1500

RAM 1500

Transmission wise there are two options. Firstly, the petrol engines come as standard with a 6 speed automatic and are available either with rear wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The diesel on the other hand is only available with an 8 speed automatic that can be only mated to the rear wheels.

2016 RAM 1500 Interior

2016 RAM 1500 Interior


Inside the cabin of the 2016 RAM 1500 we will see the same level of comfort as before with a few changes. Firstly, the standard AC will be replaced by a more complex climate control system and the usual radio will be changed to an MP3 player with iPod connectivity. Besides these, there won’t be any real changes. You will still be able to get leather interior with all the commodities you would want, including satellite navigation. All these extra features will further increase the price.

Changes For 2016 RAM 1500

The exterior will be very similar to that of the current model with the exception of the diesel which will receive Xenon headlamps, LED for the daytime running light and also a new front bumper and grille that will feed the engine more air. Diesel version and standard gasoline powered 2016 RAM 1500 models will be also diversified with the addition of few badges where you will be getting clear guide what is under the hood.

RAM 1500 Back

RAM 1500 Back

Release Date

The 2016 RAM 1500 is going to be released on the market at the end of 2015 or the start of 2016 at a base price of around $25,060, price that falls just where the current generation is. Both 2014th and 2015th model came with same price tag so we do not expect any changes in this segment when it comes to this new model that will be mostly a carryover of the 2014th redesign.

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