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2020 RAM 1500

RAM 1500

Did you know that in Australia the real King of the Ute world is the RAM 1500?  The Hilux and Ranger utes are exceptionally well-built machines that offer a premium package but when push comes to shove it’s the RAM 1500 that wins every time.  What used to be known as the Dodge RAM is now known globally as the RAM Truck. These are a range of big, brash trucks from the brand RAM Trucks, and we are lucky enough to be able to purchase one these awesome utes/trucks here in Australia.  The size of a 2021 RAM seriously dwarfs a Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux, however Ford has the F150 Pickup that is the model to take on the RAM.  You should be getting the idea that we’re dealing with the biggest utes available out there before you step up to a truck rig.  The RAM Trucks and Ford 150s are the kings of the ute world here in Australia.

The 2021 RAM 1500 Pickup Truck offers the only V8 petrol Hemi engine in its class, making it definitely one of the most powerful.  The burbling V8 delivers 291 kW of power and 556 Nm of torque.  RWD and 4WD versions are available and all boast a 4,500 kg braked-trailer towing capability.  No other ute or SUV in Australia can tow that much!  So if you’re in need of a superior towing vehicle, then you’ve found what you’re after in a new RAM Pickup.  The V8 is offered with or without the eTorque 48-volt mild-hybrid assistance, and the 0-100 km/h sprint can be achieved in less than 7 seconds.  Also, the RAM 1500 V8 will run from 80 to 120 km/h in around 5 seconds, which is very sharp for a vehicle of this size.

At present, in Australia, we are offered the 5.7-liter V-8 as the only petrol engine.  In America and in other parts of the world a V6 petrol with an eTorque 48-volt mild-hybrid system is available that makes 227 kW and 365 Nm, all of which seems to be a rather nice stack of grunt and efficiency, and makes you wonder why can’t we get it here?  The Hemi V8 gives us massive power and torque on tap!  AWD or RWD versions run with this engine, and there isn’t a huge difference in fuel consumption.  One would expect between 12 and 18 litres/100 km to be about the norm.

In Australia, 2021 RAM trucks with the V8 petrol motor are available in Laramie and Express Crew Cab variants.  The Laramie is the top of the range and boasts all the bells and whistles.  What both versions do offer is a massively spacious interior where you can lounge about in complete comfort.  The RAM 1500 comes with the option of a front bench seat in the lower trim levels, allowing you to seat up to six passengers.  You can also get the RAM 1500 with five seats where the bench seat is taken out and replaced by a big centre console with an armrest.  The two front seats are nice and supportive, spacious and height and rake adjustable.  The rear seats can also slide back and forth, which provides extra comfort as well as extra luggage space behind the rear seats. If you’re over six foot, you’re going to find that the RAM 1500 has all the leg space you require in the front and rear seats.  Decent head room is excellent in a RAM 1500.

RAM 1500 Interior Base models

Riding inside a new RAM Truck is an awesome experience.  In the Laramie crew cab models you get the option of an adjustable air suspension and AWD.  There are few off-road obstacles that trouble an AWD RAM truck by the way!  With air suspension the ride, which is already good on the standard models, takes things to the next level and makes the ride even more suitable and steady for any terrain.  Laramie models also boast heated and ventilated seats, along with replacing the cloth upholstery and plastic trim with Katzkin leather and a softwood trim.

2020 RAM 1500 Laramie Interior

All new 2021 RAM 1500 Laramie utes boast features like: power mirrors, active noise cancellation, reclining rear seats, a dual panel panoramic sunroof, door pockets with LED lights, leather-trimmed seats and a class-exclusive configurable centre console with USB charging ports.  The 2021 Ram 1500 gets newly available features such as a head-up display, a fully digital rearview mirror, and a feature that controls the truck’s steering when backing up to a trailer.

On the infotainment system you can dial up some off-road pages that show vital information such as ride height, pitch-and-roll monitoring, and the transfer-case mode.  A basic five-inch touchscreen with 6-speakers is standard on the base model along with Bluetooth streaming.  On the Laramie, you get the bigger 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen with a powerful 10-speaker sound system.  Both models come with satellite navigation, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay.

There are some top-shelf items that you can make sure come in your own new RAM 1500, which include an awesome 12-inch touchscreen, a 19-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system, a complete media centre with auxiliary ports and four ultra-fast USB charging ports, three 115V outlets, an auxiliary audio input, 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, SiriusXM satellite radio and SiriusXM Guardian with access to safety devices and remote start.

On the practicality front, there is a shedload of space out on the RAM 1500 tray deck.  You can get the class-exclusive RamBox Cargo Management System, which features a lit, secure/lockable, durable and drainable storage system incorporated into the side rails of the truck tub.  Remote locking and unlocking of the RamBox and doors makes access nice and easy.  You won’t find a better or larger system in the ute world.

When you’re driving something as big as the new RAM 1500 truck, you really do get a size bonus where your on-road presence dominates everything else this side of a bus.  It’s actually quite an intimidating truck to have pull in behind you at the lights, and when the full power of the petrol V8 is unleashed, it’ll keep up with most things once the lights turn green.

Safety features start with its sheer size, however forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking are now standard on 2021 models.  A head-up display and digital rearview mirror are now available.  Driver-assist and active safety features include adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, and trailer sway control.  The trailer reversing steering control system is a handy feature, while the snow plough preparation kit might be overlooked here in Australia (I wonder why?).

Standard RAM 1500 Trucks look awesome enough I would have thought, however the latest WARLOCK version is new and available for buyers for the boldest Pickup on the road.  The 4×4 Ram 1500 Warlock gives weekend warriors aggressive capability and exterior styling with a RAM Rebel grille and sports hood, decals, black tow hooks, RAM Rebel front and rear bumpers, huge fender flares and a 1-inch suspension lift.  The suspension lift and fender flares amp up the sporty appearance and accentuate the big black 20-inch rims.  Black badging and exterior accents provide a strikingly hot exterior styling with gobs of intimidating road-presence.  The Warlock versions are equipped with the unique Rambox Cargo Management System as standard.  The Warlock Crew Cabs boast a premium interior with leather trimmed electric front bucket seats and centre console.

Buy a new RAM Truck and stand out from the crowd and head and shoulders above the rest.

RAM 1500

The 2021 RAM Truck models include the:

  • RAM 1500 Express Quad Cab
  • RAM 1500 Express Crew Cab
  • RAM 1500 Laramie
  • RAM 1500 Laramie EcoDiesel V6
  • RAM 1500 Warlock V8 Hemi Crew Cab

For any more information on the new RAM Truck or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of RAM Truck dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!