2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel: There's Storage Everywhere You Look
June 4, 2015
I get it that full-size trucks are designed to feel full-size, particularly in a crew cab body style. But if you really need room for stuff plus people, the lack of indoor space is an obvious issue with any pickup, unless you're going to put a cap over the bed.
However, after another week in our long-term 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, I've realized that this truck has enough enclosed storage areas to accommodate my family 48 weeks out of the year.
To start, there's enough room for a large umbrella stroller in the rear footwell. It doesn't stretch across the whole backseat, either, so an adult could sit in one of the rear outboard positions. And with the stroller's brakes engaged, it won't annoy said adult by sliding around when the Ram is turning.
Then, there's the Ram 1500's huge center console box up front. The size and quantity of its slots rival those of such storage-intensive vehicles as the Honda CR-V and large minivans. I have yet to exhaust the possibilities for stowing drinks, phones, wipes, purses and mom-themed personal electronics (the 12-volt power point is well located, too). No, my life isn't especially interesting these days, but at least I'm staying organized.
Erin Riches, Deputy Editor @ 31,961 miles