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From the Class-Exclusive 3.0L EcoDiesel V61 with Best-in-Class 420 lb-ft of low-end torque,41 to the legendary 5.7L HEMI® VVT V8 and towing capacity that's compliant with the Society of Automotive Engineers J2807 towing standard, it all culminates into a pickup that dominated the 2016 Canadian Truck King Challenge 2 years in a row.
Leadership is also found in the advanced TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission and Segment-Exclusive Active-LevelTM Four-Corner Air Suspension that the Ram 1500 offers for improved control and ride quality. Experience it all in Canada's most fuel-efficient full-size pickup ever.39
3.0L EcoDiesel V6
A true benchmark, the Class-Exclusive 3.0L EcoDiesel V61 delivers 240 horsepower and Class-Leading 420 lb-ft of low-end torque41 at an impressive 2,000 rpm. If you want diesel power, you can forget the competition. The Ram 1500 is the only half-ton truck in the industry to offer a diesel engine.
Mated to the 3.0L EcoDiesel is a TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission. With 40 different shift maps, it optimizes the engine's performance, giving you stronger power when needed and fuel economy that makes the Ram 1500 Canada's most fuel-efficient full-size pickup.39
3.6L Pentastar VVT V6
With up to 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, the award-winning 3.6L PentastarTM VVT V6 delivers dependable performance and proven reliability. Variable Valve Timing is utilized to increase overall efficiency to give you impressive fuel economy as efficient as 9.3 L/100 km (30 mpg) highway39.
The TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission features 40 different shift maps to provide optimal shifting, each tuned to varying performance requirements and driving demands. A transmission Thermal Management System optimizes the temperature for best efficiency and durability.
5.7L HEMI VVT V8
Get up to 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque with this legendary HEMI® engine. FuelSaver Multi-Displacement System (MDS) technology improves fuel economy by deactivating 4 cylinders while cruising and idling. Variable Valve Timing (VVT) allows for optimal engine breathing throughout the rpm range, increasing torque for towing and hauling.
Depending on the model, the 5.7L HEMI VVT V8 is available with the fuel-efficient TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission or the proven 6-speed automatic.
The 2016 Ram 1500 is Canada's most fuel-efficient full-size pickup with fuel economy as efficient as 8.0 L/100 km (35 mpg) highway.39 The way the rating is calculated, however, was changed for all model year 2015 vehicles.
3.0LECODIESEL V6 (HFE MODEL)
5-CYCLE Official EnerGuide Label Ratings - 2016 Model Year
|ENGINE||TRANSMISSION||AVAIL. MODELS||L/100 KM||IMP. MPG||L/100 KM||IMP. MPG|
|3.0L ECODIESEL V6||8-speed automatic||11.6||24||8.4||34|
|3.0L ECODIESEL V6 (HFE MODEL)||8-speed automatic||11.3||25||8.0||35|
|3.6L VVT V6||8-speed automatic||13.9||20||9.5||30|
|3.6L VVT V6 (HFE MODEL)||8-speed automatic||12.9||22||9.3||30|
|5.7L HEMI VVT V8||6-speed automatic||17.1||17||12.0||24|
** These official ratings are estimates based on Government of Canada approved criteria and testing methods. The actual fuel consumption of this vehicle may differ depending on driving style, road conditions, vehicle options, etc. 2017MY EnerGuide fuel economy ratings not released. Ram 1500 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 and 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 (HFE model) fuel economy numbers based on 2016MY EnerGuide ratings.
What Has Changed With The 5-Cycle Method?
The 5-Cycle Method Tests For
Towing and Payload
Tow up to 10,640 lb (4,826 kg) and haul confidently with a payload of up to 1,890 lb (857 kg). The Ram 1500 comes standard with a 4- and 7-pin wiring harness. An integrated Class IV hitch receiver and Trailer Brake Control system are available.
Segment-Exclusive Multilink Coil Spring Rear Suspension
This standard suspension delivers tough capability without sacrificing comfort and handling. The coil springs and heavy-duty shock absorbers combine for a lightweight design that soaks up bumps and provides more resistance during jounce (upward wheel motion) and rebound (downward wheel motion), to keep you in control.
The 4-HI setting locks both drive shafts for extra grip and pulling power to give you confident handling on slippery, wet and loose terrain. For more challenging conditions, 4-LO provides a 2.64:1 gear reduction ratio for power and grip to climb over difficult obstacles.
Motor Trend's Half-Ton Shootout Winner
Motor Trend put the Ram 1500 against the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado in a 2015 half-ton shootout. On a 400-km stretch across California and Arizona, acceleration, braking, grip, towing, payload and fuel economy were pushed to the limits.
What It Takes to Be Canada's Longest-Lasting Line of Pickups
When a Ram truck is being designed, it is subjected to things far worse than you'll ever dare to attempt. From the testing chamber to gruelling on-road trials in conditions ranging from 49°C (120°F) deserts to -29°C (-20°F) arctic climates, it's nothing but brutal.
In the end it's all about delivering a truck that exceeds your expectations. It must perform to set benchmarks and deliver capability to stand the test of time. That's why only Ram can lay claim to Canada's longest-lasting line of pickups5.
Trailer Sway Control
This system senses when a trailer starts swaying and automatically reduces engine power and/or applies individual brakes to bring the trailer back into line. It comes standard on Ram 1500 and is part of the Electronic Stability Control16 system.
Standard Trailer Hitch Wiring
For easy hook-ups, every model includes a 4-/7-pin trailer hitch wiring harness and connector with a convenient plug-in integrated into the rear bumper. It is located next to the license plate light for an illuminated view at night.
Advanced Brake System
The standard 4-wheel antilock disc brakes are backed by Electronic Stability Control (ESC)16, which comprises several subsystems including Brake Assist, All-Speed Traction Control, Hill Start Assist, Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM), Ready Alert Braking and Trailer Sway Control.
When these systems sense trouble, they automatically take action by applying individual brakes and reducing engine power to help keep you in control.