The fully-redesigned 2013 Ram 1500 boasts best-in-class fuel economy and towing and payload capacity, and first-in-class technologies like an eight-speed transmission, engine start-stop system, and active aerodynamic features.
From an entirely new chassis featuring class-exclusive air suspension to a new interior with the next-generation Uconnect® infotainment system, every area of the 2013 Ram 1500 has been enhanced, delivering buyers an unmatched blend of capability, performance, comfort and value.
A new 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine is at the core of the Ram 1500, featuring Variable-Valve Timing for a best-in-class standard 305 hp and 269 lb/ft of torque. In addition to having 42 percent more horsepower than the previous 3.7-liter V6, the new Pentastar V6 also boasts best-in-class V6 fuel economy – a 20 percent improvement over the 3.7-liter engine. With such an impressive blend of power and fuel-efficiency, it’s no wonder the Pentastar engine was on Ward’s “10 Best Engines” list two years in a row.
For even more power, the iconic 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with fuel-saving cylinder shut-off and Variable Valve Timing delivers best-in-class fuel economy for V8 trucks (and 20 percent better than the previous V8 powertrain) while maintaining brute strength of 395 hp and 407 lb/ft of torque. With best-in-class towing and payload of 11,500 pounds and 3,125 pounds respectively, the HEMI powerplant in the 2013 Ram 1500 fully lives up to its legendary name.
Both engines can be equipped with the class-exclusive TorqueFlite 8, an eight-speed transmission that doubles the available gears compared to the previous transmission for improved durability and greatly enhanced fuel economy. In place of both column and floor shifters, the TorqueFlite 8 features a rotary electronic-shift dial for added convenience and ease of operation, even with work gloves on. Because there are no floor shifters, more space is available inside the cabin. The new shifter was designed and located specifically to make shifting quick and intuitive.
A thermal management system in the TorqueFlite 8 is another segment-exclusive feature, helping raise engine and transmission fluid temperatures quickly. The result is improved fuel economy, drivability and shift quality. Further enhancing fuel efficiency is the start-stop system, which automatically shuts off the engine when the Ram 1500 is at a complete stop, restarting when the brake is released.
Dodge Ram 1500 Supplies the Performance Iowa City Drivers Need
The 2013 Ram 1500 is available with an all-new air-suspension system with five height settings – “Normal Ride Height” (NRH), “Aero Mode,” “Off-road 1,” “Off-road 2,” and “Park Mode” – to provide optimum ride and aerodynamics across a variety of conditions. The new air suspension, which offers both automatic and manual operation, provides up to four inches of lift span and gives the Ram 1500 best-in-class ground clearance (10.7 inches), step-in height (21 inches), breakover angle (24.2 degrees) and departure angle (27.8 degrees). A separate button on the key fob even allows remote control of ride height for easier entry.
Outside, the 2013 Ram 1500 sports a more prominent grille with brighter headlights, LED taillamps and chrome accents. The innovative RamBox cargo management system can now be remotely locked with the key fob. A new six-foot four-inch bed option is available in Crew Cab, models, so buyers can have the largest cab and largest bed combination possible.
Ram 1500 cabin enhancements include material upgrades, improved fit and finish and all new controls and multimedia systems. The centerpiece is the next generation, voice and touch-screen-controlled 8.4-inch Uconnect® infotainment system, featuring the debut of Uconnect Access, a built-in cellular connection that makes the Ram 1500 a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. Smartphone integration also enables users to remotely access vehicle information, lock and unlock doors and start the vehicle from anywhere. Uconnect also features iPod integration, HD Radio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, hands-free phone and texting and voice-controlled navigation.
In front of the driver is the available seven-inch Vehicle Information Center, with three customized, reconfigurable readouts including digital speed, fuel economy, vehicle data and multi-media information from the Uconnect system.
Even little details of the Ram interior help set it apart from every other truck in its class. For instance, the Laramie Longhorn edition features a rare walnut grain trim treatment with a swirl pattern generated from trees growing over rusting metal wire fences used on the range. It’s a completely unique look not found in any other vehicle.
This only scratches the surface of the best-in-class and segment-exclusive features of the 2013 Ram 1500, which is now in a class by itself. It delivers an unmatched blend of rugged power and capability, fuel-efficiency, style, comfort and advanced technology.
To really understand how superior the new Ram 1500 is, you have to see it in person. Visit our showroom today and get acquainted with this award-winning truck.
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