For this model year, the
Ram 1500 received the most significant changes in several years. It has
significantly upgraded the features plus added a new, more fuel
efficient V6 engine and available eight-speed transmission. Inside, the
interior has been refreshed as well.
It is available
in twelve unique models and packages. 2013 Ram 1500 drivers have the
choice between rear and four-wheel drive, three cabins, and three bed
lengths. It can be had in regular, Quad, or four-door crew cabs. The bed
can be short, medium, or long.
The exterior has a few
small, subtle changes. The front grille is taller and quad halogen
headlights and LED taillights are standard. LED indicators and side
markers are optional. Also new for this model year, it has available
rain-sensing windshield wipers and power-folding
Fuel economy and powertrains have undergone a
major revision for the new model year. The base model engine is a
Pentastar V6 mated to an eight-speed automatic engine. There is also an
available 5.7-liter Hemi V8 with 395-horsepower. In order to improve
fuel efficiency, the 2013 Ram 1500 has an active grille shutter that
automatically opens and closes depending on the engine's needs and
vehicle speed. It also receives a four-corner air suspension to aid in
ride height. Electric power steering, which is standard, and a
lighter-weight chassis will also help drivers save on fuel
True to Ram truck tradition, the 2013 Ram 1500
boasts an impressive towing capacity range that tops out at 11,500
pounds. The Tradesman Heavy Duty trim offers the most payload capacity
at over 3,100 pounds.
highway miles per gallon.