The RAM 1500 is a good truck, but it has some issues

The RAM 1500 is a legend, but it's not without flaws.

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The RAM 1500 really needs no introduction if you’re in the truck world because it’s one of the big 3. Those of course being the 1500, the Chevy Silverado, and the Ford F-150.

The RAM 1500 went though a major redesign in 2019 after a near 10 year model run from 2009-2018. When it came out it was lauded by many as the best truck you could buy at the moment because that’s exactly how the big 3 operate.

Since the 1500 isn’t all that different from 2020 to 2021, the key differences are a bunch of updates instead of an all our re-design. The previously mentioned TRX trim is new, but the addition of that model led to some cool trickle down updates for other trim levels. There’s a new heads-up display option, a fully digital rearview mirror that uses a camera out back, and a reverse steering feature that helps when backing up to a trailer. On top of those you also get Off-Road sections in the infotainment system that show ride height, pitch-and-roll monitoring, and transfer-case mode. There are also some new, trick safety features like pedestrian detection and forward-collision warning. Finally, there's a special Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition, should you want to purchase that, which has trim exclusive badging, Mountain Brown leather interior, and branded trim pieces.

With all this being said, do we recommend you still go in to buy or test drive the RAM 1500? That answer is a yes, but just be cautious. The newer RAM 1500s do seem to have the best user and overall scores when you look at comparisons from major automotive journals, and we sure liked having ours for the 7-day loans from FCA, now called Stellanis. When going to look, make sure the truck has a full service history, any major recalls done, and no outstanding issues and you should be good to go.

I hope that this video does helps you in making your buying decision a bit easier!


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Comments (5)

  • I think RAM 1500 still better than F150. Wich F150 had a lot problem with engine drop back the time of ecoboost.

      11 months ago
  • Had a 2017 sport and now a 2020 big horn. Love the truck, but the fuel mileage with the e torque is worse than the normal hemi. Also, why in the hell would they insist on a 23 gallon tank with the e torque? Sucks going from 26 to 23.

      11 months ago
  • How in the hell is a knee anywhere near the rotary knob. Unless your seat is up against the steering wheel.

      11 months ago
  • My dad settled on a Ram 1500 a while back. Seems pretty good overall, the only problems I've noted are the dial shifter takes away some of the room for your right knee, and some minor issues using the infotainment.

      11 months ago