New 2016 RAM 1500 at Lynch Chrysler Jeep Dodge for Mukwonago, WI
The 2016 Ram 1500 is easily distinguished from the others. Its interior looks fantastic and features a big screen and controls that make it among the most intuitive to operate. The Laramie Longhorn is fantastic, with its Southwestern leather and burl walnut. There are few changes for the 2016 model year. The 2016 Ram 1500 lineup gets two new models: a Ram Rebel off-road model, and a Ram Laramie Limited luxury liner. The body structure of the truck has been revised for improved crash protection.
Under the 1500's Hood
The Ram 1500 offers a variety of engines: a 3.6-liter V-6, a 5.7-liter V-8, and a 3.0-liter V-6 diesel. Most come with an excellent eight-speed automatic transmission, though a less-expensive 6-speed automatic is available. The 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI produces 395 horsepower and 407 pound-feet of torque. It comes with a choice of six-speed or eight-speed automatic. Variable valve timing and a cylinder shut-off system are used to improve fuel efficiency, and the HEMI still generates a growl under acceleration.
A Ram can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 6.7 seconds. It also offers the highest towing rating of the lineup: 10,650 lbs on a long-bed model with rear-wheel drive. For towing heavy trailers on a regular basis, it is recommended to look at a Ram Heavy Duty pickup. The 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 gets the best fuel economy. Rated at just 240 horsepower, it generates a massive 420 pound-feet of torque. The eight-speed automatic works well with it to produce robust performance, along with some satisfying diesel clatter. The diesel has a tow rating of up to 9,200 pounds. The turbodiesel can thrust a Ram from 0-60 mph in about 8 seconds. However, the turbodiesel costs $3,000 or more than the other engines.
Design of RAM 1500
Special grilles each have a unique design that replaces the traditional crosshair and replaces the Ram logo with the Ram nameplate. Cabins range from the simple and unadorned Tradesman to the luxury of the Laramie Longhorn, which has some of the finest wood grain and contrast stitching available in a vehicle of its kind. The upper trim levels are particularly hospitable for long tows. Features available include a DVD player for front- and rear-seat passengers; Satellite Radio; special interior trim, including real wood trim harvested from fallen fenceposts, burred by barbed wire.
The R/T features 22-inch wheels and tires and a special front air dam along with a 4.10 axle ratio and a limited-slip rear differential. Also available is a 7-inch LCD in the gauge cluster flanked by gauges that can display radio stations, trailer-towing status, and navigation data. The trip computer is displayed at the edges. The gauge cluster has steering-wheel controls. The eight-speed transmission uses a rotary knob to switch gears, though some models use a traditional console or column shifter. Buttons on the steering wheel are used to change gears.
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Standard safety equipment on the 2016 Ram 1500 includes 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, stability control, hill start assist, trailer sway control, front seat side airbags and full length side curtain airbags. A fully integrated trailer brake controller is available, as are a rear view camera and front and rear parking sensors. Models with Uconnect Access have an emergency telematics system that connects you with 911 operators at the touch of a button and provides stolen vehicle tracking. Give us a call today for more information on the 2016 Ram 1500!