Kelley Blue Book Value®
$18,501 - $52,665
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
240-395
Seats
2-6
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$18,501 - $52,665
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
240-395
Seats
2-6

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.5 Overall Score
Performance 4.4 Comfort 4.3 Styling 4.3 Value 4.2

Editor's Overview

The 2016 Ram 1500 pickup can go toe-to-toe with the EcoBoost-powered Ford F-150 and come out smelling like a rose. The Ram’s Pentastar V6 earns 25-mpg highway, while the torque-happy 3.0...

2016 Ram 1500 Owner Reviews

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192 Reviews
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Multiple Electrical/Mechanical problems.

I purchased my 2016 Ram Sport V8 new off dealer in Wentzville Mo. At 20k miles the truck developed major vibrations at 80mph. Ram sales/service dealer in Lexington Ky required purchasing four new tires before they would look at vibration issue (my tire were still tread gage green). After multiple times to the shop, I was informed that i must have hit a pothole because the rear driver side wheel (rim) was "out of round" (not covered by warranty). At 60k miles electrical issues started happening. Front park sensor intermittently goes on/off, center dome/map lights dimly flicker when pressed and turned on. Rear brake light went out. I receive random "low wiper fluid" warnings at random when it's completely full. All of that has been going on for about the past year.....The latest issue is a drained battery four times in the past month. Battery checks out as good when tested. I have owned many Dodge/Ram trucks (98 Dakota sport, 3500 V10 8ltr, 2005 1500) and never encountered problems like I've had with this one. When I Ram told me the rear wheel/rim was "out of round" due to hitting a pothole and not a defect or covered under warranty, that told me exactly how tuff and capable this truck is. Apparently, when the company makes references to off-road, work truck, durable and the often heard "Ram Tuff" they all mean something less to than POTHOLE CAPABLE for this make/model. Unfortunately, this will probably be my last Ram truck. I can understand and expect the occasional electrical/mechanical problem if fixed/repaired without hassle. The reason Ram trucks lost my support is... If I believe Ram was correct and the wheel/rim bent due to a pothole then I have to concluded the truck isn't in any way built tuff or durable enough to withstand a pothole.... Or....and this is more likely... I have to believe it was really a defective wheel/rim. Which means that the authorized Ram dealer/service facility who brought in a specialist directly from Ram to determine the vibration issue came up with the pothole story as an excuse to keep from replacing a wheel/rim. This would also mean Dodge/Ram corporation, dealerships, and service departments lack integrity, don't support their trucks, or value me as a customer. Regadless which one somebody believes, the result is the same..... My review is based on my experience and the wheel/rim issue can be verified by the Ram dealer in Lexington KY. All other issues mentioned (electrical) can be verified by Ram. This vehicle and how I've been treated has been a huge disappointment.

- Christopher Earl Shoemaker

Highlights of the ram 1500 Lone Star.

The ram 1500 Lone Star really gives great performance. It is a pleasure to drive, the seats are comfortable, the dash is very easy to read, the screen has many options such as climate, navigation, radio and phone connection. I like the knob as opposed to a gear lever. One can use the remote start to warm up your truck before entering. The mirrors are powered so you can fold them in for example at a shopping mall or car wash. I like the stepping board on either side of the truck. This truck is comfortable for both long and short distances. There are closed bins on either side of the floor at the back handy to put tools in or wash clothes.There is a lot of room between the front and back seats, both portions of the back seat fold up for extra room and there is a special shopping platform to place purchases on. The middle of the back window slides open for anyone in the back seat who wants air. The air conditioner is adjustable both front and back. This truck has ample pockets for papers, maps etc and cup holders both front and back. I would certainly recommend the ram 1500.

- Ann S

Great truck with some very minor concerns. Great price for what you get.

When I first bought my vehicle I had 2 problems. The two problems were a tail light was out which shows the lack of inspection prior to the purchase and the second problem was a sensor issue. I love this vehicle, it drives amazing. The only thing that worries me is it is a very electronic heavy car. The big horn package has the two big screens, one in the center and one on the dash. The crew cab trim is very spacious. I have plenty of room in the front seats and the rear seats. The most impressive thing about my vehicle is that I have the v6 where I get 24 mpg highway which is just remarkable for a full size pickup truck. There are many other features about my truck that I love. It drives very smooth, the towing is still exceptional for a v6, has good acceleration, etc.. However there are some negatives. It sucks that it does not come with stock side guards. It does get old quick having to get up in this truck with no side guards already installed. I had to pay my own money to get these installed which is just a lot on top of my 400 car payment.

- Austin S

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$18,501 - $23,052
$48,785 - $52,665 (MSRP)

Horsepower

Horsepower
305 hp
240 - 395 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.6L V6 24V VVT w/ESS
5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT
3.0L V6 TURBO DIESEL
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

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Optional

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

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
39.9 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
57.5 cu. ft.
50.3 - 57.5 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System

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
Aluminum

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
120 in.
140 - 149 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39.5 ft.
44.9 - 49.8 ft.

Width

Width
79.4 in.
79.4 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Horsepower

Horsepower
305 hp
240 - 395 hp

Torque

Torque
269 ft. lbs.
410 - 420 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
4970 lbs.
7160 - 8180 lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
497 lbs.
716 - 818 lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
26 gal.
26 - 32 gal.

Combined

Combined
22 mpg
18 - 24 mpg

City

City
18 mpg
15 - 20 mpg

Highway

Highway
25 mpg
21 - 28 mpg

Suspension

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
Optional

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks

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

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

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
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety