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New 2016 Ram 1500 Express


StyleRegular Cab Pickup 4WD
Engine5.7 L 8 Cyl.
TransAutomatic
ExteriorTrue Blue Pearlcoat
VIN#3C6JR7AT3GG228552
Stock#01276
Model CodeDS6L61
±

16

EPA Gas Mileage

23

City Hwy

±Actual mileage will vary with options, actual driving conditions, driving habits and the vehicle's condition. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.

Vehicle Comments


Performance RAM Truck Center is located near Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville and Wilmington North Carolina, just minutes off Interstate 40. We specialize in Chassis Cabs with a wide selection of RAM 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis in stock We also provide body upfit services for that flatbed, gooseneck, landscaping dump, flatbed dump, utility, service body or dump truck that you’re looking for. Internet pricing includes all Chrysler Consumer Cash rebates and you must upfit your chassis at Performance to qualify for this price. Business Owners may qualify for additional rebates or incentives through our Business Link Services. Call for more details.

  • Four Wheel Drive
  • Power Steering
  • ABS
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Tires - Front All-Season
  • Tires - Rear All-Season
  • Conventional Spare Tire
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
  • Automatic Headlights
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • MP3 Player
  • Adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Cruise Control
  • A/C
  • Vinyl Seats
  • Split Bench Seat
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Traction Control
  • Stability Control
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag Sensor
  • QUICK ORDER PACKAGE 26C EXPRESS -inc: Engine: 5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic (8HP70) Fog Lamps Dual Rear Exhaust w/Bright Tips Ram 1500 Express Body Color Grille Wheels: 20 x 8 Aluminum Body Color Rear Bumper w/Step Pads Tires: P275/60R20 BSW AS Full Size Temporary Use Spare Tire Front Floor Mats Body Color Front Fascia Locking Lug Nuts
  • POWER & REMOTE ENTRY GROUP -inc: Premium Vinyl Door Trim w/Map Pocket Power Windows w/Front One-Touch Down Remote Keyless Entry w/All-Secure Exterior Mirrors w/Heating Element Power Locks Black Exterior Mirrors Power Heated Fold-Away Mirrors
  • TRANSMISSION: 8-SPEED AUTOMATIC (8HP70)
  • RADIO: UCONNECT 5.0 -inc: 5.0 Touchscreen Display Overhead Console GPS Antenna Input Rear View Mirror w/Microphone Temperature & Compass Gauge Integrated Voice Command w/Bluetooth Charge Only Remote USB Port
  • LED BED LIGHTING
  • ENGINE: 5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT -inc: Electronically Controlled Throttle Hemi Badge GVWR: 6 350 lbs Next Generation Engine Controller Heavy Duty Engine Cooling Heavy Duty Transmission Oil Cooler
  • PARKVIEW REAR BACK-UP CAMERA -inc: Rear View Auto Dim Mirror w/Display
  • TRUE BLUE PEARLCOAT
  • POPULAR EQUIPMENT GROUP -inc: SIRIUSXM Satellite Radio For More Info Call 800-643-2112 No Satellite Coverage w/AK/HI 1-Year SIRIUSXM Radio Service
  • WHEELS: 20 X 9 CHROME CLAD ALUMINUM -inc: Tires: P275/60R20 OWL AS Full Size Temporary Use Spare Tire Locking Lug Nuts
  • ADD SPRAY IN BEDLINER
  • QUICK ORDER PACKAGE 26C EXPRESS -inc: Engine: 5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic (8HP70) Fog Lamps Dual Rear Exhaust w/Bright Tips Ram 1500 Express Body Color Grille Wheels: 20 x 8 Aluminum (Fleet) Body Color Rear Bumper w/Step Pads Tires: P275/60R20 BSW AS Full Size Temporary Use Spare Tire Front Floor Mats Body Color Front Fascia Locking Lug Nuts
  • *V9
  • -X8
  • AJH
  • AJY
  • APA
  • DFK
  • EZH
  • LPL
  • NAS
  • PBU
  • RA2
  • WR2
  • XAC
  • XN8
  • YGE
  • 26C
  • 3C7
  • 3FN
  • 4EX
  • 5N6
Some equipment may vary. See Dealer for details.

Specifications

Body StyleStandard 4WD Trucks
Vehicle SizeFull Size
Drive Type4WD
Doors2
Seating Capacity3/3 passengers
Engine BlockV
Engline TypeGas
Engine5.7 L 8 Cyl.
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Fuel Capacity26.0 gal.
Fuel Economy*16/23
Wheelbase120.0 in.
Overall Length209.0 in.
Vehicle Width79.4 in.
Vehicle Height75.2 in.
Ground Clearance8.6 in.
Curb Weight4717 lbs.
Turning Circle 39.8 ft.
 
Front Headroom39.9 in.
Front Legroom41.0 in.
 
Acceleration
0mph-60mph
 
6.3 seconds

Warranty

Basic 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Drivetrain 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside 5 Years / 100,000 Miles
Rust 5 Years / Unlimited Miles


Standard Equipment

(Typical standard equipment usually available on this model. Please contact us for more information.)
 
Wheels
Wheel Covers, HubStandard
Diameter, 17Standard
Width, 7Standard
Rim Type, Argent styled steelStandard
 
Spare Wheel
Rim type, SteelStandard
 
Spare Tire
Mount Location, Underbody w/crankdownStandard
Size, Full-sizeStandard
 
Suspension
Rear Suspension Type, Multi-linkStandard
Front Suspension Classification, IndependentStandard
Front Spring Type, CoilStandard
Front Stabilizer Bar, RegularStandard
Rear Spring Type, CoilStandard
Class, RegularStandard
Independent, FrontStandard
Front suspension type, Short and long armStandard
Rear Suspension Classification, Rigid axleStandard
 
Lights
Headlights auto delayStandard
Headlights dusk sensorStandard
 
Drivetrain
4WD TypeStandard
Locking HubsStandard
Axle ratioStandard
 
Seats
Front seat type, Split-benchStandard
 
Windows
Front wipers - intermittentStandard
Privacy glassStandard
 
Convenience Features
Cruise control, Cruise controlStandard
Power steering, Electric power steeringStandard
Steering wheel, Tilt-adjustableStandard
Cruise controls on steering wheel, Cruise controlsStandard
Transmission controls on steering wheel, Gear shift controlsStandard
Cupholders, FrontStandard
Door pockets, Driver and passengerStandard
Retained accessory power, Retained accessory powerStandard
 
Comfort Features
Steering wheel trim, UrethaneStandard
Dash trim, Metal-lookStandard
 
Instrumentation
TachometerStandard
ClockStandard
Low fuel levelStandard
Transmission Temperature GuageStandard
 
Audio System
Antenna Type, FixedStandard
Radio, AM/FM/Satellite-prepStandard
 
Doors
Rear door type, TailgateStandard
 
Truck Features
Door reinforcementStandard
Vinyl floor coveringStandard
Engine hour meterStandard
Auxilliary transmission coolerStandard
Bed linerStandard
 
Towing and Hauling
Trailer hitchStandard
Trailer Sway ControlStandard
 
Airbags
Head airbags, Curtain 1st rowStandard
Passenger Airbag, YesStandard
Driver Airbag, YesStandard
 
Stability and Traction
Traction controlStandard
 
Seatbelts
Seatbelt pretensioners, FrontStandard
 
Transmission
Manual / automatic, AutomaticStandard
Automatic type, AutomaticStandard
Transmission Hill Holder, Transmission hill holderStandard
 
Engine
Max RPM, 6,400 RPMStandard
Torque, 269 lb.-ft.Standard
Valve Gear, DOHCStandard
Total Valves, 24Standard
Engine Configuration, VStandard
Displacement, 220 cu.in.Standard
Vehicle Emissions, ULEV IIStandard
Horse Power, 305 hpStandard
Variable Valve Timing, Variable valve timingStandard
Max Torque RPM, 4,175 RPMStandard
Compression Ratio, 10.20 : 1Standard
 
Air Conditioning
Front air conditioning, ManualStandard
 
Security
engine immobilizer, Engine immobilizerStandard
 
Headrests
Adjustable Front Headrests, Manual adjustableStandard
 
Brakes
Braking assist, Braking assist inchesStandard
Front brakes, Ventilated disc inchesStandard
 
ABS Brakes
ABS, 4-wheelStandard


Available Optional Equipment

The list of optional equipment below represents a mix of optional dealer or factory installed features. Some must be added by the manufacturer during the production process whilst others can be installed here at the point of purchase. Please note that this list is intended for informational purposes only. If you have any questions please contact us for clarification.

 
Emissions
 
50 State Emissions   * 
 
Fleet Options
 
Carpet Floor Covering   * 
Fog Lamps   * 
Power Black Trailer Tow Mirrors   * 
SIRIUSXM Satellite Radio   * 
 
Internal Options
 
Vendor Painted Cargo Box Tracking   * 
Ram 1500 Express   * 
Tradesman Package   * 
40/20/40 Split Bench Seat   * 
Premium Vinyl Door Trim w/Map Pocket   * 
Front Armrest w/3 Cupholders   * 
Front Floor Mats   * 
Overhead Console   * 
Rear View Auto Dim Mirror w/Display   * 
Folding Trailer Tow Mirrors   * 
Rear View Mirror w/Microphone   * 
Power Heated Fold-Away Mirrors   * 
Remote Keyless Entry w/All-Secure   * 
Temperature & Compass Gauge   * 
GPS Antenna Input   * 
Power Locks   * 
Power Windows w/Front One-Touch Down   * 
Black Exterior Mirrors   * 
Exterior Mirrors w/Supplemental Signals   * 
Exterior Mirrors Courtesy Lamps   * 
Trailer Tow Mirrors   * 
Black Ram Head Tailgate Badge   * 
Bright Rear Bumper   * 
Body Color Front Fascia   * 
Body Color Rear Bumper w/Step Pads   * 
Bright Front Bumper   * 
Active Grille Shutters   * 
Black Headlamp Bezels   * 
Bright Grille   * 
Black Painted Honeycomb Grille   * 
Body Color Grille   * 
Flat Black Ram 1500 Badge   * 
Flat Black 5.7L Hemi Badge   * 
4x4 Flat Black Badge   * 
Dual Rear Exhaust w/Bright Tips   * 
Exterior Mirrors w/Heating Element   * 
5.0 Touchscreen Display   * 
Charge Only Remote USB Port   * 
Media Hub (USB, AUX)   * 
No Satellite Coverage w/AK/HI   * 
Full Size Temporary Use Spare Tire   * 
Goodyear Brand Tires   * 
Semi-Gloss Black Hub   * 
Center Hub   * 
1-Year SIRIUSXM Radio Service   * 
For More Info, Call 800-643-2112   * 
Tip Start   * 
Tow Hooks   * 
Transfer Case Skid Plate Shield   * 
Front Suspension Skid Plate   * 
Locking Lug Nuts   * 
Integrated Voice Command w/Bluetooth   * 
Electronic Shift   * 
Bridgestone Brand Tires   * 
Black Rotary Shifter   * 
Hemi Badge   * 
Heavy Duty Transmission Oil Cooler   * 
Electronically Controlled Throttle   * 
Heavy Duty Engine Cooling   * 
Next Generation Engine Controller   * 
Audio Jack Input for Mobile Devices   * 
Remote USB Port   * 
 
No Options
 
Base Vehicle Price (DS6L61)   $30,615 
 
Other Options
 
Destination Surcharge (Hawaii)   $50 
Add Class IV Receiver Hitch   $335 
Add Spray In Bedliner   $495 
Black Ram 1500 Express Group   * 
Engine Block Heater   $95 
Chrome Appearance Group   $595 
Front Rubber Floor Mats   $60 
Manufacturer's Statement of Origin   * 
ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera   * 
LED Bed Lighting   $100 
Popular Equipment Group   * 
Power & Remote Entry Group   $735 
Protection Group   $195 
RamBox Cargo Management System   $1,295 
Rear Sliding Window   $140 
Single Disc Remote CD Player   $245 
Trailer Brake Control   $280 
Trailer Tow Mirrors & Brake Group   * 
Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover   $545 
Radio: 3.0   * 
Radio: Uconnect 5.0   * 
Wheel to Wheel Side Steps   $500 
Black Tubular Side Steps   $350 
Black Ram 1500 Express Group   $1,675 
Radio: Uconnect 3.0   $195 
 
Packages
 
Quick Order Package 22B Tradesman   * 
Quick Order Package 26B Tradesman   * 
Quick Order Package 22J Express   $1,380 
Quick Order Package 26J Express   $1,380 
 
Powertrain
 
3.21 Rear Axle Ratio   * 
3.92 Rear Axle Ratio   $95 
Anti-Spin Differential Rear Axle   $395 
GVWR: 6,300 lbs   * 
GVWR: 6,350 lbs   * 
 
Seats & Seat Trim
 
Heavy Duty Vinyl 40/20/40 Split Bench Seat   * 
Cloth 40/20/40 Bench Seat   * 
 
Wheels & Tires
 
Tires: P265/70R17 BSW AS   * 
Tires: P275/60R20 BSW AS (TTG) (DISC)   * 
Tires: P275/60R20 OWL AS   * 
Tires: LT265/70R17E OWL On/Off Road   $250 
Tires: P275/60R20 BSW AS   * 
Wheels: 17 x 7 Aluminum   * 
Wheels: 17 x 7 Steel   * 
Wheels: 20 x 9 Chrome Clad Aluminum   $1,400 
Wheels: 20 x 8 Semi-Gloss Black Aluminum   * 
Wheels: 20 x 9 Chrome Clad Aluminum   * 
*See dealer for details


Reviews



Pretty much everything about this new truck is very well executed.

Car and Driver


The 2013 Ram 1500 SLT is essentially like driving a Chrysler 300 with a bed. Our judges were blown away by the smooth, quiet driving experience. At the end of our testing, the decision was unanimous. Hands down, the Ram ran away with this Truck of the Year award.

Motor Trend



Interior


The Ram cab is ergonomically excellent with easy to use controls.Big knobs make adjusting temperature and sound easy, even when wearing gloves.A big touchscreen is available that is both easy to read and easy to operate, better than the Ford screens.

The upper trim levels show great attention to detail, some of which may not be noticed immediately.
The Ram Rebel, for example, features a delightful mix of materials and design, including a tread pattern on the seats that matches the tread design of the Toyo all-terrain tires.Deluxe two-color stitching and interesting graphics add charm and the rear-seat area is trimmed just as nicely as the front.

The Laramie Longhorn has handsome stitching and fine wood grain trim.


Driving Impression


The Ram 1500 is an enjoyable truck to drive and comfortable for long drives.It rides smoothly and steers well, benefitting from responsive electric steering.Performance and driving character are, of course, affected by equipment choices.

The 3.0-liter diesel is the fuel efficiency champion, with an EPA rating of 20/29 mpg City/Highway.
The turbocharged diesel generates 240 horsepower, but more important, it produces 420 foot-pounds of torque, that force that propels the truck up hills while pulling a trailer.A Ram with the diesel can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 8 seconds, according to Ram, which reports tow ratings up to 9,200 pounds.It is quiet for a diesel, with just a faint clatter that is pleasing to the ear of diesel lovers.As always with diesels, it is a pricey option.

The 3.6-liter V6 engine is the standard engine and a popular choice for drivers who need a pickup bed to haul but want good fuel economy.
Using Regular 87-octane gasoline, the V6 is EPA-rated at 17/25 mpg City/Highway, or 16/23 mpg with four-wheel drive.The V6 generates 305 horsepower and 269 foot-pounds of torque.It will haul a load without much effort, though it sounds a bit strained at higher rpm.The V6 is rated to tow up to 6,500 pounds but is not the best choice for owners who tow anything heavier than a bass boat.The 8-speed automatic works well with this engine.

The 5.7-liter V8 generates 395 hp and 407 foot-pounds of torque, growling enthusiastically at full throttle.
Ram says it is capable of launching the truck from a standstill to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds.The V8 is the best choice for towing, offering a rating as high as 10,650 pounds in some configurations.We recommend a Ram Heavy Duty for anyone regularly pulling heavy trailers, however.It makes sense to have a healthy margin between your truck's towing capacity and the fully loaded weight of your trailer.

Four-wheel drive is available.
Part-time 4WD is the standard setup, but an on-demand AWD system is available with V8s.The former is generally better for rugged terrain, the latter is generally better for snow, ice and inconsistent road conditions.

Summary


Among the full-size pickups, there are no bad choices.We recommend against basing a purchase decision purely on towing capability or cargo capacity.If there is a brand you prefer, we recommend concentrating on selecting the configuration that is best for your needs and desires.

Introduction


Ram 1500 pickups have roomy cabs with excellent ergonomics, cubby storage galore, and giant touchscreens that are easy to operate.Ram Box bed storage, an adjustable suspension that kneels for easier ingress, and active grille shutters add to its appeal.

The Ram 1500 competes with the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, Toyota Tundra, and Nissan Titan.
All but the Ram have been recently redesigned.

The Ram compares very well to the competition and is the most distinctive among a group of distinctive trucks.
Ride quality is dependent on suspension, tires and other packaging choices, but the Ram 1500 models generally tend toward the smoother end of the class, vying with Chevrolet and GMC.

The 2016 Ram is a fourth-generation product, introduced as a 2009 model.
2014 brought a diesel engine and some styling updates.

For 2016, a turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel engine is available that achieves an EPA rating of 20/29 mpg City/Highway while delivering 420 pound-feet of trailer-pulling torque.
Also new for 2016: the rugged Ram Rebel and the luxurious Ram Laramie Limited.Otherwise, the Ram 1500 lineup continues unchanged.

A range of engines is available for the Ram to suit the wide variety of needs and missions that characterize light-duty pickups.
Among them: the new 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel, the 3.6-liter V6 that comes standard on all models, and the 5.7-liter V8 Hemi.All come standard with an 8-speed automatic.

Regular Cab, Quad Cab, and Crew Cab versions are available, the latter most popular for their roomy back seats.
Bed lengths range from 6-feet, 4-inches or 5-feet, 7-inches on Crew Cab and Quad Cab models to the full 8 feet with Regular Cabs.

Interiors range widely by trim level, with upper levels outfitted in handsome fabrics and leathers with impressive attention to detail, making them very nice vehicles in which to spend time.


Lineup


The Ram 1500 lineup really begins with the SLT, which comes with cloth upholstery.Big Horn, Lone Star, Laramie, Outdoorsman, Sport and other models upgrade seats, cloth and features.Tradesman models are members of the Ram Commercial line trimmed to be work trucks with vinyl seats, black vinyl floors, manual windows and locks.

Walkaround


The Ram is the most distinctive of the full-size pickups, looking a bit like a miniature Freightliner.

Nearly every trim level of the Ram 1500 gets its own grille treatment.
The mainstream designs look better to our eyes than the black grille on the Ram Rebel or the nostrils on the Limited.Upper-level models are further distinguished by LEDs and exhaust faired into the rear bumper.

The Ram Box is a big decision.
It doesn't improve the appearance of the truck but could add utility for owners who need lockable bed storage.Ram engineers say owners who have the Ram Box wonder how they ever did without it.The Ram Box can be unlocked with the remote key fob, a handy feature, and drains in the boxes allow them to be used as ice chests, making the Ram a great choice for a tailgate party.

On some trims, that tailgate includes a Ram logo as large as the Hollywood sign.
LEDs

Regular Cab, Crew Cab, Quad Cab along with the various bed lengths are important decisions.
Most find the Crew Cab to be the most useful, but even the Regular Cab offers storage behind the seats.

HFE high fuel-efficiency models feature active grille shutters that close for improved aerodynamics or open when needed for cooling, along with aerodynamic side steps, a seal between cab and bed, and a rear spoiler on the tailgate.
HFE comes with a Stop/Start feature that some drivers like for its fuel economy, others find an annoying distraction.HFE only comes on Regular Cab versions and improves fuel economy only slightly.

New Car Test Drive





Driving Directions

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Garland 12 miles 
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Faison 14 miles 
Autryville 16 miles 
Magnolia 16 miles 
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Kenansville 20 miles 
Harrells 20 miles 
Rose Hill 20 miles 
Ivanhoe 23 miles 
Teachey 23 miles 
Stedman 23 miles 
Godwin 24 miles 
Wallace 25 miles 
Dudley 26 miles 
Seven Springs 26 miles 
Willard 27 miles 
Wade 27 miles 
Albertson 27 miles 
White Oak 28 miles 
Beulaville 28 miles 
Dunn 28 miles 
Goldsboro 29 miles 
Elizabethtown 30 miles 
Benson 31 miles 
Erwin 31 miles 
Four Oaks 32 miles 
Pink Hill 32 miles 
Fayetteville 32 miles 
Linden 32 miles 
Pope A F B 33 miles 
Tar Heel 33 miles 
Princeton 33 miles