The Dodge Ram 1500 delivered "an exceptionally smooth ride with a quiet cabin," according to A U.S. News performance review. A performance review by Car and Driver stated that the 2016 Dodge Ram is ideal for towing, hauling or off-road driving. The Edmunds Expert Review of the 2015 model Ram praised the vehicle's fuel efficiency, powertrain and overall ride quality.
Car and Driver's review of the Dodge Ram EcoDiesel praised the linear response and towing ability of the truck and stated that the truck's torque and power output made it ideal for towing duty regardless of the payload. Car and Driver based its review on the Big Horn package Ram, which features a Class IV trailer hitch, fog lamps, an electric-shift transmission and interior upgrades that include a powered driver's seat, folding rear seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with built-in audio controls. The performance review also stated that the driving experience exceeded the Ram's on-paper specifications.
U.S. News rated the 2016 model Ram as the second-best full-sized pickup. Reviews of the Dodge Ram 1500 also stated that the truck delivered adequate power and models equipped with a turbocharged V-8 engine delivered string acceleration and good towing abilities. The U.S. News performance review also stated that the turbodiesel model Ram provides great fuel economy for its class.