New Ram 1500

Learn More About the New RAM 1500

One of the longest-lasting pickups on the road returns with more power and innovation than ever before. The new RAM 1500 is here combing strength, durability, and performance to take on the legendary Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Brenham Chrysler Jeep Dodge has a new selection of RAM 1500 models and a team of experts to assist you with your purchase. Our knowledgeable staff will walk you through side-by-side comparisons of the RAM 1500, F-150, and Silverado 1500 to help you get the best model for your needs. We take pride in being your local RAM dealer and will work to get you on the road in the RAM 1500 of your dreams today. Our sales associates realize your time is valuable and strive to pair you with the RAM you want quickly and easily. Whether you're hauling a load or gearing up for an off-road expedition, get more done in a new RAM 1500 from Brenham Chrysler Jeep Dodge. Continue reading to see how the RAM 1500 stacks up to the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado 1500, and be sure to stop by our dealership for a test drive.

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Performance and Capabilities

RAM has a legacy of outstanding performance, and this shows in the new RAM 1500. Under the hood, this full-size pickup packs a standard 305-horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar six-cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox to channel its power. This pickup averages 25 miles per gallon on the highway as well, giving you more time on the road between fill-ups. Two-wheel drive is also standard with all-wheel drive available for better handling and control when off-road. If you're looking for strength, this pickup has a towing capacity of up to 10,140 pounds. There are also two additional engines including a 240-horsepower 3.0-liter turbodiesel six-cylinder and a 395-horsepower 5.7-liter HEMI eight-cylinder option producing 410 pound-feet of torque.

Trim Levels and Features

The new RAM 1500 comes in a variety of trim levels including the Tradesman, Express, HFE, SLT, Big Horn, and Sport. Each new model comes with a variety of features for you and your passengers as well. Standard equipment includes a locking tailgate, USB inputs, 20-inch aluminum wheels, and remote keyless entry. There are also available options such as an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system, LED bed lighting, a heated steering wheel, the RamBox cargo management system, a 115-volt household power outlet, a 10-way power driver's seat, and air suspension for a smooth riding experience.

Safety Innovations

Your safety is vital, and the RAM 1500 is packed with innovations to keep you and your crew secure on the road. Available safety features include rain-sensing windshield wipers, stability and traction controls, airbags, a high-strength steel frame, side-impact door beams, front crumple zones, and side-curtain airbags. Also available is a central locking system, front parking assist, a rearview camera, and four-wheel disc antilock brakes. Drive with confidence knowing the RAM 1500 is built to protect.

RAM 1500 vs. Chevy Silverado 1500

  • The RAM 1500 comes in at a lower MSRP than the Silverado 1500, giving drivers ample power and features without costing an arm and a leg.
  • The RAM 1500 has a fuel economy of 25 miles per gallon on the highway, while the Silverado 1500 only averages 24 miles per gallon on the highway.
  • These pickups both come with plenty of passenger volume for a comfortable ride during those long trips.
  • The RAM 1500 has a higher ground clearance than the Silverado 1500, making it the better option for off-road activities.
  • Both models also offer plenty of cargo volume and a variety of bed sizes to haul any load with ease.
  • If you’re looking for power, you’ve got it. The RAM 1500 comes standard with a 305-horsepower six-cylinder while the base Silverado only comes with a 285-horsepower six-cylinder. Automatic transmissions are also standard for both models as well.
  • Both options come standard with rear-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive for better handling and control.

RAM 1500 vs Ford F-150

  • The RAM 1500 is priced lower than the F-150, giving you all the performance and durability you want with extra change in your pocket.
  • Both models also come with incredible reliability and received three star-ratings in the J.D. Power Dependability Study. They both also have three years or 36,000 miles of warranty coverage and five years or 60,000 miles of powertrain coverage.
  • Get outstanding refinement in both of these pickup options. Both offer comfortable and spacious interiors for the ultimate riding experience during extended trips. RAM drivers can choose between standard vinyl upholstery or upgraded leather seating.
  • These pickups are similar in cargo volume, both offer three bed lengths going to up to eight feet long.
  • There are impressive features in both models including Bluetooth, automatic climate control, infotainment systems with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, and navigation.
  • The RAM 1500’s base engine is more powerful than the F-150, coming standard 305-horsepower six-cylinder while the F-150 packs a standard 290-horsepower six-cylinder.
  • Both pickups are comparable with fuel efficiency, both averaging 25 miles per gallon on the highway.
  • Only the RAM 1500 offers air suspension for a smooth and quiet ride on rough terrains.
  • Safety is important, and both models come with standard rearview cameras, halogen headlights, tire pressure warning, and parking sensors.