2013 RAM 1500 Brings Back Outdoorsman Model

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Designed for hunters, fishermen, campers, and boaters, RAM is updating its Outdoorsman model for the 2013 model year 1500, combining convenience, off-road capability, and trailer towing hardware in one package.

For the 2013 model year, the RAM 1500 Outdoorsman will be available with either Quad or Crew cabs, and two bed lengths – 5-feet, 7 inches and 6-feet, 4 inches. Most importantly however are the added features for towing, which includes a standard Class IV receiver hitch, which allows the Outdoorsman model to properly tow campers, boats, ATVs, and other trailers rated to vehicle’s max.

An integrated trailer brake controller with easy-to-read instrument panel is also available, while additional cooling components are added to enhance reliability. The 2013 RAM 1500 Outdoorsman is powered by a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 mated to either a six-speed automatic transmission or an eight-speed TorqueFlite 8 transmission. The Outdoorsman will come with standard 17-inch wheels and the exterior will feature a unique look to the pickup.

Two-tone paint with Mineral Gray Metallic lower – also available in Monotone – adorns the exterior, while the Mineral Gray also protects the steel bumpers. The door handles and mirrors are finished in black, while the Outdoorsman badge is easily seen.

Options for the 2013 RAM 1500 Outdoorsman include trailer tow mirrors, trailer brake control, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, HD radio, Sirius XM Travelink, and more. And of course, the RamBox is available as an option, giving outdoor enthusiasts a place to stow their gear in a locked and lit location.

No pricing was announced for the 2013 RAM 1500 Outdoorsman model.

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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