2012 Ram 1500 Review

by Admin on March 28, 2012

The 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 is tougher than tough.

2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Exterior

The 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 doesn’t pull any punches from the dignifying Ram grille to the easy- assist, lockable tailgate. The interior reflects the Ram tough design with durable surfaces and occupant comfort. New for 2012 is a six-speed automatic transmission and as a result, a fuel economy increase.

If you want a tough looking truck that also performs exceptionally, the 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 is the full-size pickup for you. An aggressive leaned forward stance and mean looking aerodynamics are possible because of the Dodge signature front grille, the new bold hood bulge and the impressive wraparound chrome rear bumper. Let’s not forget about the box. This isn’t just an area to throw all the junk, it can have more meaning, especially in the 2012 Dodge Ram 1500. Rambox storage system provides extra room for tools and whatever else you want to lock up and take on the road. Fully waterproof which can keep whatever you want dry or it can chill your favorite kind of beverage. It also comes with built-in cargo rails and tie-down cleats to secure unwieldy items.

2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Interior

The interior is as demanding as the exterior. Just because you want a tough looking truck doesn’t mean the the interior has to be made of the same tough materials. The front driver’s seat is a high bolstered, broad shouldered driver’s seat and the triple-sealed door. Chrome accents, ergonomic storage compartments and available premium leather-faced compartments and available premium leather-faced seating. As much room as there is for passengers, you will find loads of ergonomic cubbies to keep everything secure and organized. The Ram Crew 1500 is the only truck in its class with standard in-floor storage bins that close flush with the floor.

2012 Dodge Ram 1500 RamBox

When it comes to performance, the 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 doesn’t fall short. The Ram line features a exclusive rear suspension design for its solid axle that features coil springs. This delivers a more carlike ride without hindering hauling or towing. Ram’s Electronic Range Select (ERS) allows you to manually limit the top available gear for even more control and power.

The available trim options in Canada include: ST, SXT, SLT, Tradesman, Express, Outdoorsman, Big Horn, Sport, Laramie and Laramine Longhorn.

There are three engine options:

  • SOHC 3.7L V6: 215 horsepower and 235 lb-feet of torque
  • 4.7L V8: 301 horsepower and 330 lb-feet of torque
  • 5.7L HEMI MDS VVT: 390 horsepower and 407 lb-feet of torque


The fuel economy of the 2012 Dodge Ram 1500:

  • SOHC 3.7L V6: city 16 (14 MPG), highway 11 (20 MPG)
  • 4.7L V8: city 16 (14 MPG), highway 12.3 (19 MPG)
  • 5.7L HEMI MDS VVT: city 18.09 (13 MPG), highway 11 (20 MPG)


Standard safety equipment on the 2012 Ram 1500 includes four-wheel antilock disc brakes, stability control, hill-start assist, trailer-sway control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags.

The Dodge Ram 1500 is a workhorse of a full size pickup truck. It has Best-in-Class Cargo Versatility along with MotorWeek Driver’s Choice award for Best Pickup Truck. The Ram 1500 is backed by a 5-year or 100,000-kilometre fully transferable Powertrain Warranty with $0 deductible, plus 24-hour roadside assistance. So if you are looking for a truck that can do the work, but still leaves you feeling comfortable, look no further than the 2012 Dodge Ram 1500.

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