Thanks to a new 3.6-liter V6 engine and an 8-speed automatic the 2013 RAM 1500 can now lay claim to being the most fuel efficient pickup in its segment.
With 42 percent more power and 13 percent more torque, fuel economy rises 20 percent to 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. An optional 5.7-liter Hemi V8 is also offered mated to the same 8-speed transmission and makes 395 horsepower and 407 lb-ft of torque.
Helping achieve the record fuel economy rating is a start-stop system, active aerodynamic grille shutters and an air suspension. The first time offered on a 1/2 ton pickup it can lower the truck for easier cab and box access, not to mention better aerodynamics at speed. When required, it can be raised for improved ground clearance, plus it has an automatic load leveling feature.
Outside the RAM 1500 gets an updated front end, with LED turn signals and LED taillamps. Other features include keyless access, an upgraded instrument panel with wood accents and better materials, while an updated Uconnect display screen can transform the truck into a rolling Wi-Fi hotspot.