Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,145 - $24,560
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
215-390
Seats
2-6
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,145 - $24,560
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
215-390
Seats
2-6

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.8 Overall Score
Performance 4.2 Comfort 4.2 Styling 3.9 Value 3.3

You'll Like The 2012 Ram 1500 If...

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2012 Ram 1500 Owner Reviews

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My vehicle is a 1/2 ton light truck.

I like my 2012 RAM 1500 quad cab for the most part however there are a couple things that I would change if I could. First and foremost I absolutely hate the delay between four and eight cylinders, if I'm on a hilly side road, by the time I reach the top of a hill I have the pedal about to the floor and then all 8 cylinders fire and it takes off like a bat out of hell. Secondly the suspension could be a little stiffer, its a truck, it shouldn't ride like a passenger vehicle. Thirdly the fabric on the seats could be a little more durable. Last, the radio, there is some know issue that the am/fm quits working.

- Aaron M

My trusted and wonderful vehicle.

My Dodge Ram 1500 starts very quickly since I bought it. I did not have any problems at all with my vehicle. With regards to maintenance, all I have done is change oil every 4000 miles. I use synthetic oil I believe it prolongs engine life. I have not changed the transmission oil since I purchased the truck in 2015, but I have not had any automatic transmission issues. All I had done so far is change the windshield wiper blades this year. The ride is smooth like a car. It has all the power I need for acceleration to pass other vehicles on the road. It drives like a charm.

- Virgil F

Plenty of comfort and power

I bought the vehicle used in 2015 with about 35,000 miles on it. I was looking for a four-door truck and came across this one that a friend was Selling I was impressed with the amount of power and responsive fhe engine had The interior was very roomy. The ride is very comfortable I wouldn't hesitate to drive it across country. There are vehicles out there with better gas mileage but I was willing to sacrifice that for the power and comfort this vehicle has.

- Lyn E

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2012 Ram 1500 Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Tradesman HD
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2012 Ram 1500 Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Laramie Limited Edition
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$10,145 - $13,884
$20,616 - $24,560

Horsepower

Horsepower
383 hp
390 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
5.7L V8 Hemi VVT engine
5.7L V8 Hemi multi
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41 in.
41 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.3 in.
41 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
40.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.9 in.

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
74.7 cu. ft.
50.3 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
3
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
140.5 in.
140.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
ft.
44.9 - 45.5 ft.

Width

Width
79.4 in.
79.4 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Horsepower

Horsepower
383 hp
390 hp

Torque

Torque
400 ft. lbs.
407 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
lbs.
500 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
35 gal.
32 gal.

Combined

Combined
17 mpg
16 - 17 mpg

City

City
14 mpg
13 - 14 mpg

Highway

Highway
20 mpg
19 - 20 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Optional

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
Not Tested

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety