For 2012, the Ram 1500 has really stepped up its game. New for this year is an available six-speed automatic transmission, a rear backup camera made standard on Laramie, new paint options and an all-new upscale Laramie Limited model. Also the exclusive RamBox cargo management system is now available on 6’4” beds and is being offered at a value price.
If you are the type of person who works hard, but also plays hard you will enjoy the interior of the 2012 Ram 1500. There are unique conveniences and little luxuries that make this truck very unique. You will find well-textured materials and ergonomically placed controls. The front seats offer a balance between support and comfort. The centre console is large, there are watertight storage compartments under the rear floor as well.
The appearance of the 2012 Ram 1500 is Ram Tough. It is bold, broad and brawny. This truck is masculine from front to back. The strong aerodynamics, forward-leaning grille, a bold hood bulge, a wraparound chrome rear bumper and available 4” dual chrome exhaust tips. There is also the RamBox storage system. This system is like no other. It can keep items dry or chilled, it locks to protect your things and it comes with built-in cargo rails and tie-down cleats to secure potential fly-away items.
The performance of the 2012 Ram 1500 is above average, it has a maximum towing capacity of 10,450 pounds when properly equipped. You also get the added benefit of Electronic Range Select, Electronic Stability Control, Trailer Sway Control and Hill Start Assist which significantly increase the driver’s confidence when towing or launching the truck on an incline. The available trim options include: ST, SXT, SLT, Tradesman, Express, Outdoorsman, Big Horn, Sport, Laramie and Laramie Longhorn.
SOHC 3.7L V6: 215 horsepower and 235 lb-ft of torque
4.7L V8: 310 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque
5.7L HEMI MDS VVT: 390 horsepower and 407 lb-ft of torque
SOHC 3.7L V6: city 16 (14) and highway 11 (20)
4.7L V8: city 16 (14) and highway 12.3 (19)
5.7L HEMI MDS VVT: city 18.09 (13) and highway 11 (20)
The2012 Ram 1500 was awarded a 2012 Consumers Guide Best Buy. This comes at no surprise, with everything Dodge has put into this truck it was bound to get some attention.