The new 2013 Ram 1500 retains its ruggedly handsome appearance with all-new interior and exterior design aesthetics, and every Ram 1500 truck benefits from new content specifically designed to match each model’s unique style.
The 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 is available in nine models: Tradesman, Express, HFE, SLT, Lone Star/Bighorn, Outdoorsman, Sport, Laramie and Laramie Longhorn.
Under the hood, the new 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine (Ward’s 10 Best Engines Award two years in a row) with variable-valve timing (VVT) offers best-in-class standard 305 horsepower, 269 foot-pounds of torque and best-in-class fuel economy for V6 trucks. This new V6 features 42 percent more horsepower, 13 percent more torque and at least 20 percent better fuel economy when compared to the previous 3.7-liter V6 powertrain.
Also available is the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with fuel-saving cylinder shut-off and VVT, which provides 395 horsepower, 407 foot-pounds of torque and best-in-class fuel economy for V8 trucks.
The class-exclusive eight-speed automatic transmission (TorqueFlite 8), standard equipment with 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar, doubles the number of gears compared to the previously available four-speed automatic transmission. And the new eight-speed is also available with the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 – Dodge’s first application with a V8. (TorqueFlite 8 with a V8 is available later in the model year.)
For 2013, new features create opportunity for a redesigned interior with material upgrades, improved fit and finish, all-new interior themes with different colors and materials, all-new HVAC controls and more.
Additionally, rear occupants can enjoy the same quality, fit and finish as the driver. With points of contact a priority, new premium materials, colors and designs are now on all four doors.
Interior color schemes are as follows: Tradesman is available in Black/Diesel interior trim. SLT is available in Canyon Brown/Light Frost or Black/Diesel and the Sport model features all-black materials. Stepping up to Laramie customers can choose from all black or Canyon Brown/Light Frost. And Laramie Longhorn has new Cattle Tan/Black or Canyon Brown/Light Frost options.
To complement the range of Ram 1500 models, the interior design team created new, individualized themes with different colors and materials. Tradesman and Express receive Iron Gray Metallic coloring throughout the cabin. SLT features premium Anodized Driftwood paint with Satin Chrome accents. Sport uses Dark Diesel Anodized with Light Black Chrome and Piano Black finishes. Laramie features Light Anodized Driftwood paint, adding a contemporary Wenge wood pattern. And Laramie Longhorn now features real Walnut Burl inserts stained in Canyon Brown or Cattle Tan. Silver Pebble paint covers the bezel and blends with the rich tones used throughout the cockpit.
The 2013 Ram 1500 is built at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant (Warren, Mich.), which has built more than 12.5 million trucks since it started operations in 1938. Regular Cab models of the 2013 Ram 1500 are built at the Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant in Saltillo, Mexico.
To learn more about the 2013 Dodge Ram 1500, visit your local Southeast Texas Dodge dealer or www.ramtrucks.com .