2012 Ram 1500 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,644 - $24,753
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
215-390
Seats
2-6
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,644 - $24,753
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...

If you need a pickup truck that is as tough as the rugged image it portrays, but you'd also like something with a civilized ride and a nice interior to double as the family road-trip machine, the 2012 Ram 1500 pickup up makes a nice compromise. And, the Hemi badge on the side is sure to impress your buddies.

Ram 1500 Models & Trims

ST $15,562 - $18,979*
Horsepower: 215 hp - 390 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6, Gas V8, Gas/Ethanol V8
Standard Seating: Vinyl
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0, 17 x 8.0 in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Tradesman $12,383 - $15,958*
Horsepower: 315 hp - 390 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8, Gas/Ethanol V8
Standard Seating: Vinyl
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0 in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Express $14,396 - $18,277*
Horsepower: 390 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: Vinyl
Standard Wheels: 20 x 8.0, 20 x 9.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SLT $16,233 - $20,024*
Horsepower: 315 hp - 390 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8, Gas/Ethanol V8
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0, 20 x 8.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Outdoorsman $13,891 - $18,160*
Horsepower: 315 hp - 390 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8, Gas/Ethanol V8
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0, 20 x 8.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
R/T $17,252 - $21,365*
Horsepower: 390 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 22 x 9.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Big Horn $17,886 - $20,953*
Horsepower: 390 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 20 x 8.0, 20 x 9.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Lone Star $20,793 - $23,668*
Horsepower: 390 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 20 x 8.0, 20 x 9.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Sport $19,788 - $23,099*
Horsepower: 390 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 20 x 9.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Laramie $19,689 - $23,188*
Horsepower: 390 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0, 20 x 9.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Laramie Longhorn Edition $19,524 - $23,305*
Horsepower: 390 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 20 x 9.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Tradesman HD $10,644 - $14,311*
Horsepower: 383 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: Vinyl
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.5 in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Laramie Limited Edition $21,188 - $24,753*
Horsepower: 390 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 20 x 9.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.57

88 Reviews

59% 39% 2% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Fun to drive, dependable and looks good!

There's a leak on the back windshield, when it rains water gets in from the top, faulty seal. . Leaves the truck smelling musty. Also, the air vent in the back could be in a better spot, for better airflow, which ever person sits right in front of the air vents is usually freezing. Other than that it is very dependable and it is very easy to drive the gas mileage is decent.

- Nancy E

Travel or hunting necessity!!

Such a comfortable ride to vacation in. Feels like a luxury car. Tons of elbow and tons of leg room. We have had superior reliability. Not only do we use it as a family travel car, but we also take it in the backwoods of Montana during heavy snow and mud season for hunting. Our son who is 6'8 can rid comfy in the back seat.

- Michelle E

Great towing vehicle. Very comfortable seating.

I like the look of the Dodge ram. I use it to go back and forth to work plus we use it to tow a travel trailer. This vehicle has all the guts and glory to haul our trailer anywhere. Love the towing ability. The room in the back seats is outstanding. You can sit back there on a long trip and be very comfortable.

- Kevin M

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$15,562 - $18,979
$12,383 - $15,958

Horsepower

Horsepower
215 - 390 hp
315 - 390 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.7L V6 engine (N/A w/NAS 50
4.7L V8 flex
3.7L V6 ENGINE
5.7L V8 HEMI MULTI
4.7L V8 flex
5.7L V8 HEMI MULTI
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41 in.
41 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.3 - 41 in.
40.3 - 41 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.7 - 40.3 in.
34.7 - 40.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.7 - 39.9 in.
39.7 - 39.9 in.

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

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

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Vinyl
Vinyl

Passengers

Passengers
3 - 6
3 - 6

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Steel

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Optional
Optional
Standard

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
LT265/70R17E
LT265/70R17E

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
120.5 - 140.5 in.
120.5 - 140.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39.3 - 45.5 ft.
39.3 - 45.5 ft.

Length

Width

Width
79.4 in.
79.4 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Horsepower

Horsepower
310 hp
390 hp

Torque

Torque
330 ft. lbs.
407 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
330 - 500 .lbs
500 .lbs

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders, V6 Cylinder
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
26 gal.
26 gal.

Combined

Combined
17 mpg
17 mpg

City

City
14 mpg
14 mpg

Highway

Highway
20 mpg
20 mpg

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
Not Available

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
Not Available

*JD Power Circle Ratings