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2014 Ram 1500

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2014 Ram 1500

Ram 1500 highlights

Customer reviews

3.5 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating**

4 out of 5

Pros

  • Smooth-riding suspension mixes with sharp handling
  • Refined and quiet, the Ram 1500 feels more sophisticated than key rivals

Cons

  • Rotary shift for the eight-speed automatic is odd
  • Bluetooth® connectivity optional on entry-level models

Mileage (EPA estimate)

18 city, 25 highway, 21 combined

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2014 Ram 1500 gains an optional diesel V6 and drops a V8

Customers in the full-size light-duty pickup class want choice, and that's exactly what the 2014 Ram 1500 offers. It's available in regular, extended, and crew cabs with seating for three to six people, with a choice of cargo beds (5-foot-7, 6-foot-4, and 8-foot lengths), in either rear- or four-wheel drive. New for 2014 is the addition of a V6 turbodiesel, making the Ram 1500 the only of its kind to offer a diesel option. With its arrival, as well as the increased performance of the new-for-2013 3.6-liter gasoline V6, Ram has dropped its 4.7-liter V8 trim. The 5.7-liter V8 remains at the top of the range, offering the most towing power of the three engine choices.

Trim levels start with the Tradesman, followed by the HFE, SLT, Sport, Laramie, and top-of-the-line Longhorn. Trim availability varies across the engine and cab-and-cargo bed configurations, and the HFE only comes in a regular cab with rear-wheel drive. For a good mix of standard equipment and desirable styling additions such as body-colored bumpers and grille and dual exhaust, you should seek out the Sport trim. All Ram 1500s drive well due to the coil-spring rear suspension, but an optional air suspension lets you lift or lower the Ram 1500 as needed. Refined and agile, given its size, the Ram 1500 is easy to recommend, and it's even stronger with its 2014 upgrades.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

3.5 out of 5

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RepairPal reliability rating**

4
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 Ram 1500 3rd out of 27 among Fullsize Trucks.
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**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 about RepairPal reliability ratings

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Sport 2WD 2D Regular Cab

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