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About the Ram 1500

Vehicle Summary

Since its inception in the 1980s, the rugged Dodge Ram pickup truck has seen a lot of changes. Now in its fifth generation of production, this popular pickup has been known as simply the Ram 1500 since Dodge made the Ram name a standalone brand in 2009. Thanks to its many options for customization, towing capacity, and versatility on and off the road, it's no wonder the Ram 1500 is such a popular choice among truck buyers.

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2009 - Present Ram 1500 Trim Configurations

For the 2009 model year, the Dodge Ram saw a complete redesign with a focus on a more powerful Hemi® engine, as well as the first Ram truck to be offered with four-door cab seating. Throughout the fourth generation, there were many changes and upgrades to the trim options available. Dodge shifted the Ram name to its own moniker in 2011, making the Dodge Ram 1500 simply the Ram 1500. Keeping up with the differences in Ram 1500 specs, trims, and features across model years can be a challenge, but we've made it easy for you. Comparing these model years and trims can ultimately help you decide which Ram 1500 is right for you.

2009-2010 Trims

  • ST - 17-inch wheels, a split front bench seat, and vinyl upholstery
  • SLT - cruise control and full power accessories, keyless entry, rear parking camera, and available satellite radio
  • Laramie - larger 20-inch wheels, dual-zone climate control, heated steering wheel, Bluetooth® connectivity, and an upgraded sound system

2011-2012 Trims

  • ST - six-speaker sound system with auxiliary jack, vinyl floor coverings, and folding bench seat in rear
  • SLT - stylish exterior chrome, power rear window, and trip computer
  • Sport - more powerful V8 engine with dual exhaust, 20-inch chrome wheels, and touchscreen display
  • Laramie - rear parking assist feature, heated front seats, more exterior chrome accents, and fender flares

2013-2014 Trims

  • Tradesman - 17-inch wheels, air conditioning, tilt-only steering wheel, basic sound system, and sprayed-in bed liner
  • SLT - chrome exterior trim, satellite radio, and two gloveboxes for added storage
  • Sport - body-colored grille and bumpers on exterior, auto-dimming mirrors, and LED lighting
  • Laramie - two-tone paint, adjustable pedals for comfort, heated steering wheel, standard power outlet, and an upgraded sound system with subwoofer
  • Laramie Longhorn - convenient remote start, rear parking sensors, navigation system, and HD radio

2015 Trims

  • Tradesman - class IV receiver hitch, six-speaker sound system, seven-pin wiring harness, and available Ram 1500 quad cab
  • Express - 20-inch aluminum wheels, carpeted flooring/mats, body-colored grille and bumpers
  • HFE - gasoline or Ram 1500 diesel V6 engine, automatic engine stop and start, and keyless entry
  • SLT - all power accessories, touchscreen interface, Bluetooth connectivity, and heated mirrors
  • Sport - more powerful V8 engine, smartphone integration with available Wi-Fi hotspot1, and larger touchscreen interface
  • Laramie - two-tone paint, leather vented front seats, and an upgraded sound system with 10 speakers

2016-2018 Trims

  • Tradesman - active grille shutters, USB port, and 3.5-inch information screen (not touchscreen)
  • Express - 20-inch wheels and fog lights
  • HFE - included tonneau bed cover, black bumpers and grille
  • SLT - five-inch touchscreen interface, Bluetooth connectivity, double gloveboxes, and overhead consoles
  • Big Horn/Lone Star - 115-volt standard power outlet, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and power lumbar driver seat
  • Ram 1500 Sport - powerful V8 engine, available Wi-Fi connectivity1, and 8.4-inch touchscreen
  • Rebel - upgraded shock absorbers, tow hooks, and keyless entry
  • Laramie - 20-inch chrome-accented wheels, surround sound system, heated steering wheel, and dual-zone climate control
  • Laramie Longhorn  - V8 engine and larger fuel tank, wood interior trim accents, and leather-trimmed seats
  • Limited - side-step bars, self-leveling suspension, heated front, and rear seats

2019 - Present (Fifth Generation)

With 2019 being the first production year for the fifth generation Ram, it's no surprise that there are some major changes. Not only does this truck boast more rear seating and storage space, but the total weight of the truck has been reduced while payload and towing capacity have been increased. 

  • Tradesman - remote keyless entry, class III hitch receiver, rear backup camera, and black grille
  • Big Horn - 18-inch aluminum wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and chrome exterior accents
  • Rebel - rubber floor mats, 115-volt power outlet, additional USB ports, customizable center console, and hill descent control
  • Laramie - leather-trimmed seating, premium 10-speaker sound system, dual-zone climate control, universal garage door opener, remote start, and power folding mirrors

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Reliability Research

Above Average

RepairPal gave the Ram 1500 an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks the Ram 1500 3rd out of 27 among Fullsize Trucks.

  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Ram 1500 is $621, compared to an average of $703 for Fullsize Trucks and $556 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Ram 1500 owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.5 times per year, compared to an average of 2.4 times for Fullsize Trucks and 1.4 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 13% for the Ram 1500, compared to an average of 19% for Fullsize Trucks and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features.

*RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more.


Reviews for Ram 1500

Overall Rating

4.5 out of 5 (88 reviews)

Great truck….but

Carmax as always has been great, this truck is my 4th vehicle from them. The only issue I have with the truck is that it has some rearmed or driveshaft issues. The reared feels like it is binding after the brakes are released. I was told a set of shocks would fix it but I don’t really it. I will continue buying from Carmax and ultimately this issues will get fixed. I also should have gotten the extended warranty and this wouldn’t be a problem. Carmax is still a great dealership


  • Power: The Hemi engine has been fantastic and has plenty of power for my needs.


  • Braking: See above

- Pete Watson, 2017 Ram 1500

Great truck at a fantastic price point

At the price point, you can't beat all the features offered with this truck, other trucks in this segment feel dated and don't offer the same tech features without paying a premium, all while still having, in my opinion, an inferior interior and cabin feel. The 5.7L Hemi is tried and true and delivers plenty of power while still maintaining a decent MPG. Also, not having to require premium fuel for a turbocharged engine is a plus.


  • Ride and Handling: Smooth ride, even without the air suspension. Never had a truck that drives this smooth
  • Styling: Looks fantastic compared to the competitors, the night edition makes it look so much better.
  • Technology and Entertainment: Everything just works. Wireless charging, lots of USB ports, Apple and Android Car play, this thing is tech ready.


  • Fuel Economy: It's a V8, it's going to use a lot of fuel...

- Jaime Valadez, 2021 Ram 1500

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