New 2016 RAM 1500 at Bossier Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM for Hillsboro, TX
The 2016 RAM 1500 has the best-in-class fuel efficiency and also has the option of having a diesel engine as part of the setup. The 1500 is a product of the generations of RAM branded vehicles coming before it. Every step of the way the workmanship, reliability and efficient operation has made the 1500 a light duty segment leader and this year is absolutely no different. The 2016 RAM 1500 is dependable, consistent and stands up under harsh working conditions. The engine performance and towing capacity attract customers and lay claim to a steady utility truck year after year.
Under the 1500's Hood
The EcoDiesel engine is something that RAM trucks is very happy to bring into the fold. The engine produces enough torque to attain a towing capability of 9,200 pounds. The fuel efficiency is a great 29 miles per gallon of gasoline driving on the highway. The 3.0- liter is turbocharged which gives it 240 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine itself is well known and is a V-6 with 24 valves and is widely available for you. All of these setups are attached to an eight speed TorqueFlight transmission. There are engine options including the legendary V-8 engine with HEMI technology, 5.7-liters and fuel saving technology allowing for engine cylinders to be shut completely off when the operator desires. A situation where this would come in handy is when the need for all of the RAM power is simply not needed. At full power the engine produces 395 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque and still achieves 22 miles per gallon. Another option is the V-6 engine that has 3.6-liters and variable-valve timing supplying 305 horsepower and 269 lb.-ft. of torque getting 25 miles per gallon.
Design of RAM 1500
A really great update to this year's model is an LED illumination system in the truck bed allowing for those late in the afternoon projects or to be able to see precious cargo in the bed without having to necessarily stop and get out. There is also a camera and when combined with the lights you can be assured of the safety of your payload while in motion. Another neat update is the air exchange system in the cabin of the truck. Instead of the system always remaining on it shuts down or adjusts to a lower setting while ideal temperature is achieved. This maintaining allows this demand on the engine and in the big picture saves on gasoline. There is a large redesigned center console that is more ergonomic and helpful for general use. In addition, there are some RAM 1500 Sport models that are new for this year that are creating some excitement because of limited-editions and style.
The 1500 provides a more refined driving experience than most along with being a leader in ride quality and steering being more exact. On the highway the 1500 remains quiet for an enjoyable cruise. There are also measures in place that help with ride height while towing to increase efficiency. You will certainly feel safe in this vehicle. If you are on the job site or driving to a family gathering, you can feel comfortable because of the many features that have been put in place with safety in mind. Standard on all models comes things like stability control, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, trailer sway control, hill-start assist, as well as front and side airbags. In government crash testing the vehicle has earned four out of five stars for overall crash protection. The 2016 RAM 1500 is an amazing vehicle.