2016 RAM 1500 Diesel Review And Specs

As fourth generation of Ram’s 1500 pickup comes to its end, most of towing-oriented buyers wonder what will happen with the 2014 truck of the year? Fifth generation which starts in 2016 will bring 2016 RAM 1500 Diesel model as a redesigned vehicle with additional upgrades, since Ecodiesel engines are still quite fresh, it is safe to assume that they will be carried over.

Next-gen 1500’s trim levels are still undisclosed and, for starters, Ram might decide to narrow the selection a bit. The 3.0L Ecodiesel V6 engine which delivers 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque offers the best fuel economy ratings in any full-size light-duty pickup truck. In addition, it is mated with the 8-speed automatic transmission which additionally raises the fuel efficiency.

2016 RAM 1500 Diesel Specs

Ram’s exterior design might go through some radical changes, but even now, plenty of available models come away with decent amount of differences. For starters, new sturdier chrome grille will be incorporated in 2016 RAM 1500 Diesel, together with new set of headlights and a front bumper. Higher tiers will also get a chrome scuff plate and rear bumper, while entry level models will have to be content with hard plastic and aluminum extensions. It still offers good amount of toughness and most drivers will be more than satisfied with the offer.


2016 RAM 1500 Diesel

2016 RAM 1500 Diesel

Inside, new Ram will offer the space according to the cabin selection. New interior design will bring new soft-touch materials and hard plastic dash left bare or furbished with them. Angular dashboard design will be changed and new generation of Ram models will have a bit more sophisticated look inside, with more curves in it. However, dash itself and instrument panel in the middle of it will remain quite sturdy and there will be plenty of space for the small 5-incher or bigger 8.4-inch touch screen display with available navigation.

Review Of 2016 RAM 1500 Diesel

Center stack will divide the cabin in two and offer plenty of storage room for smaller possessions, together with couple of cup holders and a big armrest. Safety features will yet again be very advanced, and beside all standard ones, Ram 1500 will also offer front and rear parking sensors, hill-start assist, trailer-sway control and a rearview camera which might also get blind-spot monitors for the first time. All these features will allow much safer and simpler ride no matter if you are on highway or you are trying to park this car in a tight spot.

RAM 1500 Diesel Back

RAM 1500 Diesel Back


As already mentioned, 2016 RAM 1500 Diesel powertrain return the best in-class fuel economy ratings at 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. All of 2016 year model’s trim levels might get available diesel upgrade which costs $3,000. This means that 1500’s with Ecodiesel engine could have a price tag in the region between $30,000 and $40,000.

2016 RAM 1500 Diesel Interior

2016 RAM 1500 Diesel Interior

Release Date

The 2016 Ram 1500 Diesel will be delivered shortly after first model of an all-new generation of pickups is offered to the market. New design and interior trim will come with good old diesel powertrain available, which offers best fuel efficiency and towing rates of up to 9,200 pounds. One of the things that we are eagerly awaiting to see is the comparison of this model and other similar trucks from Ford and GMC.

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