2016 Ram 1500 – Rebel, diesel, changes
2016 Ram 1500 will come with some mild refreshments made on its styling. Besides this, new model year also brings a new trim added to already long list of choices. The Ram 1500 truck review is probably one of the most complicated ones, and this is why: The model is available in Regular, Quad and Crew Cab versions. Regular Cab is available with 8-foot and 6-foot 4-inch boxes, Quad Cab only with 6-foot 4-inch box, and Crew Cab with 5-foot 7-inch and 6-foot 4-inch boxes. 2016 Ram 1500 Regular Cab with 8-foot box is available in 4 trims, while the version with the 6-foot 4-inch box comes available in 6 trim levels. Moving on, the Quad Cab, which offers only one box length, but 7 trims. Crew Cab version with 5-foot 7-inch box is available in 10 trims, including new Rebel, and version with 6-foot 4-inch box in 8.
2016 Ram 1500 DESIGN UPDATES
Since there is very few info about each variant of the model, it is most valuable to say things which are already revealed. However, based on already available info, some things can be predicted for the rest of the truck’s line-up. Like we said, new 2016 Ram 1500 comes with few new things. Among them are enhanced Laramie Limited trim, and new Rebel trim. Changes made on these two are serve as a guide line for things we can expect from the rest of the crowd.
2016 Ram 1500 Laramie Limited features some alterations on both ends. On the front end, it has new, brighter and bigger chrome grille, while on the rear end, big “RAM” badge is noticeable. Chrome details are visible not only on the front end, but also throughout the entire truck, from wheels to panels. On the inside, luxury is visible instantly. Wood accents, leather upholstery with French stitching and accent piping, big list of standards, including 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system are some things that instantly catch your eye.
New 2016 Ram 1500 Rebel is an off-road focused truck. It has entirely changed front end with more aggressive grill, LED fog lamps, projector beam headlights, and aluminum hood. Seats are upholstered in vynil with red stitching, and ‘Radar Red’ accents are visible throughout the cabin.
Let’s not forget to mention that even though its generations last for a long period, the Ram constantly upgrades its models, from one model year to another.
2016 Ram 1500 PERFORMANCE
Under the hood, there is no changes for 2016 Ram 1500 trucks. Completely 3 engines are available, which are packed as base or optional engines depending on variant and trims. For the majority of the line-up, the 3.6-liter gasoline V6 engine is the base one. It offers 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. Transmission paired with this engine is an 8-speed automatic.
Second engine in the line-up is a 5.7-liter V8 capable to deliver 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. This engine can be paired with either 6-speed or 8-speed automatic transmission.
Third option is diesel unit. It is a turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V6 with 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes paired only with 8-speed automatic gearbox.
All models can come with rear- or all-wheel drive, depending on personal preferences of the shoppers.
2016 Ram 1500 PRICE AND RELEASE DATE
Even though some of mentioned model had their premiers at some of this year auto show, majority of the 2016 Ram 1500 models will be released by the end of this year. However, some will wait the beginning of next, 2016. Prices will stay mainly the same, with small increase which come regularly with each ear. Expect new Ram 1500 to start around $26,000, however, its pricing range could go up to $55,000 approximately.