2016 Ram 1500 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$18,747 - $52,665
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
240-395
Seats
2-6
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$18,747 - $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-liter EcoDiesel bumps that number to 28 mpg. Those who need maximum horsepower and towing can opt for a Hemi V8.

Ram 1500 Models & Trims

Express $23,384 - $26,273*
Horsepower: 305 hp - 395 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Vinyl
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7, 20 X 9 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 $31,020 - $33,837*
Horsepower: 240 hp - 395 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6, Regular Unleaded V-6, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7, 20 X 8 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 $30,749 - $34,266*
Horsepower: 240 hp - 395 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6, Regular Unleaded V-6, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7, 20 X 9 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 $29,845 - $32,562*
Horsepower: 240 hp - 395 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6, Regular Unleaded V-6, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7, 20 X 8 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 $27,266 - $30,121*
Horsepower: 240 hp - 395 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6, Regular Unleaded V-6, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 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 $27,940 - $30,979*
Horsepower: 240 hp - 395 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6, Regular Unleaded V-6, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7, 20 X 8 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 $25,034 - $27,727*
Horsepower: 240 hp - 395 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6, Regular Unleaded V-6, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Vinyl
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7, 20 X 9 in. - Aluminum, Styled 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
Sport $28,869 - $32,164*
Horsepower: 395 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 20 X 9, 22 X 9 in. - Aluminum, Forged 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 Tradesman $26,054 - $29,007*
Horsepower: 240 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
Standard Seating: Vinyl
Standard Wheels: 20 X 8 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 Express $25,936 - $28,873*
Horsepower: 240 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
Standard Seating: Vinyl
Standard Wheels: 20 X 8 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 $18,747 - $23,114*
Horsepower: 305 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 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
Longhorn $48,785 - $52,665*
Horsepower: 240 hp - 395 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 20 X 9 in. - Aluminum, Forged 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
Longhorn Limited $34,070 - $37,931*
Horsepower: 240 hp - 395 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 20 X 9 in. - Aluminum, Forged 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
Rebel $30,799 - $34,664*
Horsepower: 305 hp - 395 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6, Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Vinyl, Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 X 8 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
SSV $38,935*
Horsepower: 395 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 in. - Aluminum, Styled 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

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.65

145 Reviews

70% 26% 5% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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

2016 Dodge RAM 1500- many amazing features and few problems!

Only problem I really have is that the air conditioning by your feet can not be turned off for the second row of seats. I really love the heated seats, touch screen radio, rear view back up camera features! The storage under the seats is also really nice as well! The comfort is great for the driver and passenger seats because you can move the seat to be perfect for you. However the second row of seats are a little uncomfortable, I wish there was more room to be able to lean back in them.

- Courtney H

Great truck but you need to fix the radio

First choice in pickup trucks. Rides like a car, works like a truck. Replaced a Ram truck with a Ram truck. Has 5.7 hemi to pull boat or trailer for ranch. I would never be without a truck. The new Rams have a very spacious cab, my grandchildren have plenty of room. The only negative about the truck is that you can not turn the radio off. You can just or turn down but when you restart the truck it comes back on.

- Bill M

Reliability, comfort, and style overall Its is just a great truck.

Love my truck. It has the power I need to do the jobs I have. It also has the comfort inside. I have been driving my truck for over 2 years now. And have had no peoples with it. I really like the sound system. And the onboard controls. Along with the heated seats and steering wheel. And the remote start up. to be honest there really is not anything I don't like about my truck.

- Roger A

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$23,384 - $26,273
$31,020 - $33,837

Horsepower

Horsepower
305 - 395 hp
240 - 395 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.6L V6 24V VVT
5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT
3.6L V6 24V VVT
5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT
3.0L V6 TURBO DIESEL
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Not Available
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

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
39.9 - 41 in.
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 - 57.5 cu. ft.
50.3 - 57.5 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Optional
Optional

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Vinyl
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
3 - 6
5 - 6

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Not Available
Standard

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P275/60SR20
P275/60SR20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
120 - 140 in.
140 - 149 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39.5 - 55.8 ft.
45.1 - 55.8 ft.

Length

Width

Width
79.4 in.
79.4 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Horsepower

Horsepower
395 hp
395 hp

Torque

Torque
410 ft. lbs.
410 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
4410 - 8710 .lbs
4150 - 10360 .lbs

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
441 - 871 .lbs
415 - 1036 .lbs

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
8 Cylinders, V6 Cylinder

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
19 mpg
20 mpg

City

City
15 mpg
16 mpg

Highway

Highway
22 mpg
23 mpg

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Not Available
Standard

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

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

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

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
Not Available

*JD Power Circle Ratings