What Are the Specs of the Dodge Ram 1500 Truck?


A variety of Dodge Ram 1500 models exist with slightly different specifications including the Big Horn and the Laramie. All Dodge Ram 1500 trucks have similar specifications, and drivers can configure items such as box and engine type for some models.

Both Dodge Ram 1500 truck models, the Big Horn and the Laramie, have a 25 mile per gallon fuel efficiency on highways and a 17 mile per gallon efficiency in the city. They carry a max payload of 1900 pounds and have a TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission. Drivers can choose to install an optional 3-Liter EcoDiesel engine in both models that is biodiesel capable and reduces CO2 emissions. The standard engine for these models is either a 5.7-Liter Hemi V8 engine or a 3.6-Liter Pentastar V6 engine, depending on the cab and box type.

Drivers can choose a cab type for both truck models, but not all types are available for each model. The short box Crew Cab that has a bed length of 5 feet, 7 inches, while the mid-box Crew Cab has a bed length of 6 feet, 4 inches. Other cab types are available upgrades.

The main differences between the two models deal with comfort and style. The Laramie has halogen bifunctional projector headlamps and nine amplified speakers with a subwoofer. While the Big Horn has a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, the Laramie has heated leather-trimmed seating.