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2015 Ram 1500

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2015 Ram 1500

Ram 1500 highlights

Customer reviews

5 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating**

4 out of 5


  • High-quality interior, supple suspension
  • Good performance and EPA-estimated fuel economy across the engine range


  • Lower-level trims do not come with Bluetooth®
  • HFE fuel-saving model only offered in one configuration

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 29 highway, 24 combined

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2015 Ram 1500 remains a top full-size pickup choice

The Ram 1500 has always impressed with its smooth driving characteristics, owing in no small part to the fitting of coil springs, rather than more traditional leaf springs, under the rear cargo area. The cargo bed comes in a variety of sizes, with the longest being 8 feet when fitted with the regular-cab option. Like the cargo area, there's a choice of cabs, with a single-bench regular cab, an extended cab with a second bench for a total of six passenger seats, and a crew cab that seats six but increases legroom for those in back. Rear- and four-wheel drive options are available across the range, and there's a choice of three engines: a gasoline V6, a diesel V6, or the range-topping 5.7-liter V8.

All drive well, but if you're towing you'll appreciate the greater torque of the diesel V6 or V8. If not, the base 3.6-liter V6 delivers good all-round performance. All are automatics. The V6 gasoline engine is exclusively paired with an eight-speed automatic and the rest of the range uses either a six- or an eight-speed. Trim levels have changed slightly for 2015, with the Tradesman still the entry point. The Express adds some body color to the bumper and grille, as well as 20-inch alloy wheels, carpeted floors, and mats. The HFE is a fuel-saving choice offered in one configuration. The SLT, the next trim up, brings a touchscreen and Bluetooth® connectivity into the equipment mix. The Sport above that gets the V8 engine, and Ram has added an R/T model within the Sport range in regular cab form. The Laramie tops the impressive trim lineup. With so much choice, there should be a model for everyone, and, crucially, none of them feel like they're lacking, which is why the Ram 1500 remains a favorite.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

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RepairPal reliability rating**

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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Tradesman 2WD 2D Regular Cab

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