The RAM 1500 is the American truck maker’s entry level workhorse, and is available in a number of pickup truck layouts and drive trains ranging from quad cabs to crew cabs with boxes as big as eight feet long designed to carry everything from lumber to lawn chairs and an even wider variety of trim packages all available with 4x4 capabilities.

 The entry level Ram 1500 ST starts at $21,475 and is available as a regular cab with two doors and a 6’4” box or 8’ box, a quad cab with four doors, the backs being a bit smaller than the fronts and a 6’4” box or the crew cab, with four full sized doors and a 5’7” box.  The ST comes standard with a 3.7 Liter Magnum V6 making 210 HP and 235 lb-ft of torque while returning an estimated 14 MPG in the city and 20 MPG on the highway.  The 1500 is also available with the 4.7 Liter V8 making 310 HP and 330 lb-ft of torque as well as the optional 5.7 Liter Hemi, packing 390 HP and 407 lb-ft of torque inside.  The SLT starts at $25,655 is available in a regular cab with either a 6’4” or 8’ box and comes from the factory touting a 310 HP 4.7 Liter V8, riding on a set of 17 inch aluminum alloys with chrome accents Sirius XM Satellite radio and a sliding rear window.

The $22,340 Tradesman is available exclusively in a regular cab, but with choice of a 6’4” or 8’ box, and comes standard with a Hemi as well as a set of 17 inch painted steel wheels and a spray in bed liner for heavy duty jobs.  The Express, which goes for $23,080 is available in three forms including a regular cab with a 6’4” box, a quad cab with a 6’4” box as well as a crew cab with a 5’7” box.  The 1500 Express sits on a set of 20 inch aluminum rollers and gets a color matching grill and rear bumper.

The Ram 1500 Big Horn starts at $32,020 and is available as a quad cab with a 6’4” bed or as a crew cab with a 5’7” bed and comes with a 390 HP 5.7 Liter Hemi V8 riding on a set of painted/polished 20 inchers the shiny Ram also gets a bright chrome grill with billet inserts and a leather wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, much like the $32,020 Lone Star.  The 1500 Outdoorsman starts at $28,250 and is available as a regular cab with either a 6’4” box or an 8’ box, a quad cab with a 6’4” box as well as a crew cab with a 5’7” box.  The Outdoorsman comes standard with a 4.7 Liter V8, a color matched grill, two tone body work with matching fender flares, blacked out door handles and side mirrors on the outside as well as an AC outlet and Premium cloth upholstery inside.

The Ram 1500 Sport starts at $34,260 and is available as a regular cab with a 6’4” box, a quad cab with a 6’4” box as well as a crew cab with a 5’7” box.  Powered by a 5.7 Liter Hemi, the Sport pickup truck rolls around on a set of 20 inch chrome rims, color matched grill, door handles and side mirrors with integrated turn signals and a dual exhaust, while on the inside, the sporty 1500 gets a 6.5 inch touch screen media center display with a 30 GB hard drive and CD/DVD/MP3 capabilities as well as hands free Bluetooth connectivity.  The Ram 1500 R/T starts at $31,340 and is only available as a regular cab with the 6’4” box and comes with bespoke R/T badging, a set of polished 22 inch forged aluminum wheels, chrome exhaust tips and a sport hood with air intakes as well as an anti-spin rear differential.

The 1500 Laramie starts at $38,415 and is available as a quad cab with a 6’4” box or a crew cab with a 5’7” box and goes back to the 20 inch chrome shoes to go along with the shiny side mirrors and metal bumpers as well as the bright grill with honeycomb inserts.  Fender flares are also standard, matching the two tone paint scheme; while on the inside there is leather, dual zone climate control, a heated steering wheel and a ParkSense parking sensor assist system.  The top of the line Laramie Longhorn starts at $43,125 and is exclusively available as a crew cab with a 5’7” box and is upgraded with Mopar sill guards, painted running boards and bumpers, leather trimmed Premium buckets and shifter as well as a ParkView back up camera.

A list of cars similar to the Ram 1500 includes the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado, 2012 Ford F-150 and 2012 Toyota Tundra.

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