The new 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 light-duty pickup truck segment. The new 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 will be available in three cab configurations (two-door Regular Cab, four-door extended Quad CabÂ® and four-door Crew Cab) with three box sizes – 5-foot-7-inch box, 6-foot-4-inch box and 8-foot box. The new truck will be offered in 11 models/packages: ST, Tradesman, Express, SLT, Big Horn, Lone Star, Outdoorsman, Sport, R/T, Laramie and Laramie Longhorn.
The new 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 retains its ruggedly handsome appearance with a new, bolder and more aggressive front end. Extensive wind-tunnel testing honed the 22013 Dodge Ram 1500 exterior shape, resulting in continued best-in-class aerodynamics. Also, the cooperative application of active aerodynamics and modern styling led to a 6 percent aerodynamic improvement on the new truck. The 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 Regular Cab 4×2 coefficient of drag (Cd) is 0.363 – compared with a Cd of 0.386 for a 2012 Ram 1500 Regular Cab 4×2.
The 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 come with four new grille designs. ST, SLT and R/T have a new molded-in Black “Hex-Link” design. Big Horn and Sport both receive a “Billet-Perf” texture available in two different finishes specific to their model. The Laramie model features the “Hex-Perf” texture in Chrome and Laramie Longhorn offers an upscale “Wave-Mesh” texture. The new front bumper design supports the saddled Ram grille theme with new vertically oriented fog lamps for improved light spread, distance and brightness. The 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 quad headlamp design has improved light spread, pattern consistency, distance and 30 percent more lumens. An all-new premium headlamp lighting system is a bi-functional halogen projector design with 15 amber LEDs for park/turn/position lamp and three amber LEDs for the side marker. A vertically ribbed inner lens softens the glow of the LEDs. The new lamp is standard on Sport (with unique Black bezels) and Laramie Longhorn while optional on Laramie.
For the 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 offers 12 different colors, including five new shades. Black Gold Pearl, Copperhead Pearl, Maximum Steel Metallic, Prairie Pearl and Western Brown Pearl are all new, and available in a monotone and/or two-tone, depending on the model.
Engine specifications the 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 will help deliver best-in-class fuel economy and substantial increases in power and performance with the Chrysler Group’s award-winning Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine coupled with the first use of an eight-speed TorqueFlite 8 transmission in a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck. The 5.7-liter HEMIÂ® also will benefit with the first use of an eight-speed automatic transmission. The new, TorqueFlite 8 is available with the V-8 engine and features a higher capacity torque converter and is scheduled for availability in late 2012. With 395 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 407 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,950 rpm, the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 delivers performance and best-in-class towing and payload. Engine the 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 coupled with the debut of an eight-speed transmission, select Ram 1500 models will offer a new stop-start feature that automatically shuts the engine off when the truck comes to a complete stop, conserving fuel. The engine restarts when driving is resumed.