2013 Ram 1500 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$13,285 - $27,268
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
305-395
Seats
2-6
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$13,285 - $27,268
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
305-395
Seats
2-6

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.9 Overall Score
Performance 4.1 Comfort 3.6 Styling 4.1 Value 3.8

Editor's Overview

Although it was scheduled to receive only a modest refresh, the new Ram 1500 underwent an extensive overhaul for the 2013 model year. Fuel efficiency is the name of the game for the Ram 1500, as a newly-available Pentastar V6 coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission top the list of nearly twelve segment-first innovations aimed at reducing fuel consumption.

Ram 1500 Models & Trims

Tradesman $13,285 - $17,136*
Horsepower: 305 hp - 395 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6, Gas V8, Gas/Ethanol V8
Standard Seating: Vinyl
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0 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 $16,828 - $20,917*
Horsepower: 395 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 $17,489 - $21,392*
Horsepower: 305 hp - 395 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6, 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 $20,225 - $24,874*
Horsepower: 395 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 $19,236 - $22,247*
Horsepower: 395 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 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
Lone Star $21,540 - $24,293*
Horsepower: 395 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 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 $19,724 - $22,513*
Horsepower: 305 hp - 395 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6, Gas 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
Sport $22,730 - $26,215*
Horsepower: 395 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 $22,476 - $26,151*
Horsepower: 395 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0, 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 $22,173 - $25,653*
Horsepower: 395 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
HFE $13,929 - $17,894*
Horsepower: 305 hp - 395 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6, Gas V8
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0 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 Limited Edition $23,221 - $27,268*
Horsepower: 395 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

4.51

80 Reviews

65% 24% 10% 2 star 0% 1%

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

A case workers dream vehicle.

I have loved my vehicle from the time I purchased it to present day. The vehicle currently has 76, 000 miles on it and is doing very well. It is a reliable car that I use for my job. The safety features the truck has a great. I work as a case worker and frequently have to transport children to appointments. It is easy to install child seats into the truck without issue. My only complaint is that my usb/AUX port stopped working a year after I purchased the truck and continues to blow on occasion.

- Michelle S

My RAM is great for hauling, towing and snow.

I love the interior with the layout and entertainment system. The truck is much more responsive and has more power than the Ford f150 that I owned last. I have only had routine maintenance with the tune up being the most expensive due to the hemi have 16 spark plugs. The ride is great and I love the heated seats and steering wheel in the winter. I have never had any problems in the snow or with the roads in my area that flood during high tide.

- A.j W

This is a good vehicle considering it is way cheaper than most other trucks on the market of that size.

I have the 2013 Ram 1500 Big horn. The only issues that I have had with my truck are listed below. The Uconnect radio stopped working on me which required me to purchase an aftermarket radio. I had an exhaust manifold leak around 70k miles. Other than those two issues I have not had any major repairs. It still handles well and gets decent gas mileage for being a truck.

- Brandon D

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$13,285 - $17,136
$16,828 - $20,917

Horsepower

Horsepower
305 - 395 hp
395 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.7L V8 flex
3.6L 24
5.7L V8 HEMI MULTI
5.7L V8 Hemi multi
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

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
Standard
Standard

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 - 57.5 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

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
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Standard
Optional
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
LT265/70R17E
P275/60R20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
120.5 - 149 in.
120.5 - 140.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39.5 - 45.4 ft.
39.3 - 45.5 ft.

Length

Width

Width
79.4 in.
79.4 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Horsepower

Horsepower
305 hp
395 hp

Torque

Torque
269 ft. lbs.
407 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
- TBD - .lbs
- TBD - .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
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

Air Suspension
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

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
Not Available

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
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
Not Available

*JD Power Circle Ratings