RAM 1500 0-60 times

Out of all performance specs, nothing but RAM 1500 0-60 times can better speak about the vehicle's temper. While horsepower and torque blow smoke in the eyes, 1500 zero to sixty specs and average time to run a quarter mile are pretty straightforward metrics allowing to compare against its competitors.

Very often there is no chance of doing 1500 0-to-60 test personally and making conclusions from the experience of the other drivers is the last thing you want.

Conducting a trustworthy test drive requires following a strict methodology that is intended to eliminate the inconsistent circumstances like weather, tires, surface, engine temperature. It is always better to leave it for professionals.


Increase Horsepower

The cold air part is also important in making more power. Cold air is denser and contains more oxygen molecules than warm air does. So if you can get cooler air into your RAM 1500 engine, your car will be able to mix more fuel with that air, making more power. Combine that with the more air through the larger and less restrictive filter and intake tube and you can see up to a 15-20 horsepower increase. K&N has even reported an estimated increase of 56.96 horsepower out of the 57-2571 intake for 2007-2009 Shelby GT500!


2021 RAM 1500 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Tradesman 4x2 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4778 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Laramie 4x4 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5097 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB
395 Hp, 410 Lb-Ft., 5568 Weight, 15 City / 21 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
395 Hp, 410 Lb-Ft., 5497 Weight, 15 City / 21 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB
395 Hp, 410 Lb-Ft., 5353 Weight, 15 City / 22 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
395 Hp, 410 Lb-Ft., 5345 Weight, 15 City / 22 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5387 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5232 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5241 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5192 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Rebel 4x4 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5314 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Rebel 4x4 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5202 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Rebel 4x2 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5096 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5248 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5196 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5052 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4878 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5032 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Laramie 4x2 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4899 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Big Horn/Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5137 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Big Horn/Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5082 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Big Horn/Lone Star 4x4 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Big Horn/Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4935 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Big Horn/Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4906 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Big Horn/Lone Star 4x2 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4792 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
HFE 4x2 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4768 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5106 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5062 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Tradesman 4x4 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4975 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4909 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
TRX 4x4 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
702 Hp, 650 Lb-Ft., 6396 Weight, N/A mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0

2020 RAM 1500 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Tradesman 4x2 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4798 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Laramie 4x4 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4989 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5232 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4903 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4964 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5160 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5232 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4903 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4964 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Rebel 4x4 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5372 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Rebel 4x4 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4989 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Rebel 4x2 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4971 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5160 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5232 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4903 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4971 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4964 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Laramie 4x2 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4891 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Big Horn/Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5160 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5232 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Big Horn/Lone Star 4x4 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4989 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Big Horn/Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4903 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Big Horn/Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4964 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Big Horn/Lone Star 4x2 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4891 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
HFE 4x2 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4798 Weight, 20 City / 26 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5227 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5133 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Tradesman 4x4 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5090 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5020 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0
Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5160 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 0

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 8.1 sec
Zero to 100 mph 26.3 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 9.4 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 4.8 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 6.5 sec
Standing ¼-mile 16.1 sec @ 84 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 208 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.69 g
Source: С&D

2019 RAM 1500 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Tradesman 4x2 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB
395 Hp, 410 Lb-Ft., 4798 Weight, 17 City / 23 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Laramie 4x4 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4989 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5232 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4964 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4903 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5160 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5232 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4903 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4964 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Rebel 4x4 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5372 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Rebel 4x4 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4989 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Rebel 4x2 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4971 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5160 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5232 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4903 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4971 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4964 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Laramie 4x2 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4891 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Big Horn/Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5160 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5232 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Big Horn/Lone Star 4x4 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4989 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Big Horn/Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4903 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Big Horn/Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4964 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Big Horn/Lone Star 4x2 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4891 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
HFE 4x2 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 4798 Weight, 20 City / 26 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5227 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 144.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5133 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Tradesman 4x4 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5090 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5020 Weight, 20 City / 25 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 153.5 in. WB
305 Hp, 269 Lb-Ft., 5160 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 6.1 sec
Zero to 100 mph 15.8 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 6.5 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 3.3 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 4.4 sec
Standing ¼-mile 14.7 sec @ 97 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 188 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.77 g
Source: С&D

2018 RAM 1500 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Sport 4x4 Regular Cab 120 in. WB
5.9 sec, 14.2 @ 100
Sport 4x2 Regular Cab 120 in. WB
6.1 sec, 14.6 @ 95
SLT 4x4 Regular Cab 120 in. WB
6.2 sec, 14.9 @ 92
Tradesman/Express 4x4 Regular Cab 120 in. WB
6.2 sec, 14.9 @ 92
Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 140 in. WB
6.3 sec, 15 @ 91
Tradesman 4x4 Regular Cab 140 in. WB
6.3 sec, 15 @ 91
SLT 4x4 Regular Cab 140 in. WB
6.3 sec, 15 @ 91
Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 140 in. WB
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 91
Rebel 4x2 Crew Cab 140 in. WB
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 149 in. WB
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 91
Sport 4x4 Crew Cab 149 in. WB
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 91
Sport 4x4 Crew Cab 140 in. WB
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 91
ST 4x4 Crew Cab 149 in. WB
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 149 in. WB
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 91
ST 4x2 Crew Cab 149 in. WB
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 140 in. WB
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 149 in. WB
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 91
Sport 4x2 Crew Cab 140 in. WB
6.5 sec, 14.7 @ 98
Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 140 in. WB
6.5 sec, 14.7 @ 98
Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 149 in. WB
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 98
Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 149 in. WB
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 98
SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 149 in. WB
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 98
Sport 4x2 Crew Cab 149 in. WB
6.6 sec, 14.7 @ 98
Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 140 in. WB
6.9 sec, 15.6 @ 84
SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 140 in. WB
6.9 sec, 15.6 @ 84
SLT 4x2 Regular Cab 120 in. WB
7 sec, 15.7 @ 89
Rebel 4x4 Crew Cab 140 in. WB
7 sec, 15.5 @ 88
Tradesman/Express 4x2 Regular Cab 120 in. WB
7 sec, 15.7 @ 89
SLT 4x2 Regular Cab 140 in. WB
7.2 sec, 15.6 @ 92
Tradesman 4x2 Regular Cab 140 in. WB
7.2 sec, 15.6 @ 92
SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 140 in. WB
7.4 sec, 15.8 @ 91
Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 140 in. WB
7.4 sec, 15.8 @ 91

2017 RAM 1500 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Sport 4x4 Quad Cab 140 in. WB
6.6 sec, 15.2 @ 92
Sport 4x2 Quad Cab 140 in. WB
6.9 sec, 15.4 @ 90
Tradesman/Express 4x4 Quad Cab 140 in. WB
7.4 sec, 15.7 @ 88
SLT 4x4 Quad Cab 140 in. WB
7.4 sec, 15.7 @ 88
Laramie 4x4 Quad Cab 140 in. WB
7.4 sec, 15.7 @ 88
Tradesman/Express 4x2 Quad Cab 140 in. WB
7.7 sec, 15.9 @ 86
SLT 4x2 Quad Cab 140 in. WB
7.7 sec, 15.9 @ 86
Laramie 4x2 Quad Cab 140 in. WB
7.7 sec, 15.9 @ 86
HFE 4x2 Quad Cab 140 in. WB
8.8 sec, 16.6 @ 81


RAM 1500 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2021

6.6 sec

14.7 @ 0 mph
2020

6.6 sec

14.7 @ 0 mph
2019

6.4 sec

14.8 @ 0 mph
2018

5.9 - 7.4 sec

14.2 @ 100 - 15.8 @ 84 mph
2017

6.6 - 8.8 sec

15.2 @ 92 - 16.6 @ 81 mph
2016

6.6 - 9.4 sec

14.7 @ 98 - 17 @ 81 mph
2015

5.9 - 9.4 sec

14.2 @ 100 - 17 @ 81 mph
2014

6 - 7.4 sec

14.2 @ 99 - 15.8 @ 84 mph
2013

6.1 - 7.9 sec

14.3 @ 98 - 15.9 @ 84 mph
2012

6 - 9.6 sec

14.2 @ 98 - 17.1 @ 81 mph

Introduction

The ram is still our favorite light-duty pickup even though the 2018 Ram 1500 is one of the oldest designs in the segment. The primary reason why it’s our favorite is the Ram’s smooth ride, which is best in class. The Ram’s class-exclusive coil-spring rear suspension and possible self-leveling air suspension brings about the smooth ride.



0-60 and Engine specs

A 3.6-liter V-6 or 5.7-liter V-8 paired with the battery and electric motor system, which Ram calls eTorque, brings out the power from under the hood. Combination of the 3.6-liter engine and hybrid system produce 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. 

V-8 versions can have the mid-hybrid components added as an option while all V-6 models get the eTorque system. Ram says that 395 hp and 410 lb-ft is a result of the combined output from the V-8. Sometime in 2019, the turbodiesel engine will likely return.

The 2019 Ram 1500 continuously improves on the former generation’s performance on the track despite the carryover powertrain. This is due to the crash diet Ram engineers put the new 1500 on. The new Ram goes from 0 to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds and made 1/4 mile in 14.7 seconds at 93.7 mph, unlike the identically specced 2013 Ram 1500 Laramie 4x4 tested a few years back which weighs 328 pounds more. 

Compared to the old Ram which needed 7.0 seconds to hit 0-60 mph and 15.5 seconds to pass the quarter-mile point at 87.7 mph, this is a notable improvement. 

Braking and fuel efficiency are the only measurable places the new Ram doesn’t improve on. 2019 1500 Laramie ties the 2013 1500 Laramie's 122-foot 60-0 brake performance as well as matching its 15/21/17 mpg city/highway/combined EPA rating.


Exterior & interior 

Thanks to lighter steel and aluminum components the truck is lighter than the outgoing model by 225 pounds. 
More advanced safety features including forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitors, adaptive cruise control, and active lane control are offered by the 2019 1500. 

Ram’s possible configuration are still dizzying: available trim levels are six, three cab sizes, two bed configurations, with rear- or four-wheel drive. Rams top trim levels, which is the biggest in its class offers a 12-in touchscreen for infotainment. 


Verdict 

From a tool of the trade to rolling boardroom, the iconic Ram 1500 can have a widespread appeal. The front seat is taken by efficiency followed by automatic stop/start, active aero, and a 48-volt hybrid powertrain option. Air suspension is another class-exclusive that smooths out the ride. The two cab styles—quad and crew—join three engine choices that top out at 10,620 pounds of towing capability. As the 2019 trucks enter production several carryover 2018 trims, badged Classic, help fill in the gaps. 



RAM 1500 specs