After extensive shopping for a full-sized truck - mainly comparing it with the Ford F-150 XLT, I chose the Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 Big Horn. It had the perfect mix of features I wanted (back-up camera, navigation) without having to have features I didn't necessarily want to pay for (leather, two-tone paint) that are available in the higher trim lines. Had to jump up to higher trim lines to get these features in the Ford. I also like the look of the Ram better than the Ford (as most seem to), and like its power delivery versus the Ford as well - EcoBoost in the Ford was not very smooth.
This is an excellent truck - very high quality, great power, and a great mix of useful mid-line features.
I've had my 1500 for 2 months now and love it.
Its a 2012 1500 "Big Horn" Crew Cab with a 5.7 HEMI. It has all the power in the world, smooth, comfortable ride, all the features I need plus more. I have not had a moments trouble with it. My only complaint is that I'm too short to reach over the bed sides from the ground very well (I'm 5'9").
Bought the truck a few days ago after shopping Ford, Toyota and Ram.
My first two choices were the Toyota and Ram because of their more aggressive style.
The dealership offered such a good deal on the Ram it was difficult to pass up, so I didn't.
I ended up getting more interior bling with Ram than I was going to get with Ford or Toyota and the ride is great.
The truck is clean, drives well and very comfortable.
My Outdoorsman came equipped with remote start, which will come in handy when I move to IL.
Nice feature with it, is when you remote the truck, it locks the doors just in case you forgot to do so when you parked it.
Plenty of room in the front and back seats even for me at 6'1
Bought my Ram 1500 5.7 Hemi used, 45k miles but she looked and ran absolutely mint. 20k miles later she still runs absolutely perfect, the 8 cylinder, 5.7L Hemi is very strong and towing is a breeze. Gas mileage not quite as high as advertised but with Eco mode I can get 20+ mpg highway. Rides smoother than any truck I've owned, quick responsive steering with instruments easy to access and control. Uconnect is a nice feature also for hands free driving. Love my Ram!
UPDATE 4/19/16: Have had some issues lately with my RAM. Two factory recalls related to malfunctioning airbags and steering issue. Shortly after the recall the truck was making a loud rattling noise on acceleration. Turns out all the bolts on the exhaust manifold sheered off, another manufacturer defect but no recall issued as told to me by a Dealership mechanic. Truck still looks new and runs strong but had I known there were so many factory issues I'd have bought a newer year.