I have had several Dodge/RAM, Chevy/GMC and Ford 1500 pickup trucks over the last 20 years. My last truck was a 2012 RAM Hemi Crew Cab 4wd. That had a 6 speed auto transmission. The new one has an 8 speed. This is the best transmission ever invented. I have had about 70 vehicles in my lifetime and I cannot impress upon this feature enough. Not only do I average 20-22MPG in mixed driving (I don't floor the hemi very often), but this transmission seems to read my mind. It is always in the right gear. I love the looks, the seats, the comfort of independent suspension, the UCONNECT and many other things about this RAM...but the 8 speed automatic is outstanding! When you can get 20-22mpg in a 4WD crew cab with 400HP, you are doing something AMAZING. My sister bought the same vehicle with a few more bells and whistles and she has hit 24mpg on the highway. Love this truck!
I bought a new 2015 Laramie 1500 4x4 in June. So far it has met and even exceeded most of my expectations. I traded in my beloved 2006 Toyota Tundra 4x4, however I didn't know what I was missing. The Laramie, for being a good sized truck drives extremely easy...its crazy. The interior is well designed and easy to use. The Uconnect system is one of the easiest systems I have ever used. Everything from the GPS, Bluetooth, air conditioned/heated seats and setting up internet in the truck is simple. The Alpine system puts out incredible sound and the speakers in the ceiling is just cool in my opinion. The 5.7 Hemi, 8 speed transmission w/ 321 gears...is also one of my favorite features. The truck has a lot of power! I have averaged from day one--17 MPG. I have seen as high as 22.7 on the highway and as low as 14 pulling my boat. My Toyota never saw over 19 MPG and it's 800 lbs lighter and had 125 less HP. So I am very happy with the Laramie's mileage. Hopefully as it breaks in even more, I will see a little higher MPG. But, fair warning...the motor puts out 495 hp. If your heavy in the gas, your mileage will suffer. I have experienced that when my wife drives haha. The only item I have had trouble with in the keyless key FOB. On occasion, I have had my key FOB on me while I'm in the truck...but the truck didn't pick it up, which meant the truck wouldn't start. My truck starts with a push button, not an actual key. So I had to get out of the truck, lock and unlock it, then I got back in and it started. Yes, that will irritate you. That's my only complaint. I am experimenting with a KN filter right now, to see if it helps or hurts my mileage. I will post later what my results are. I have heard it both ways 1) that it helped 2) that it hurt your mileage. So after a few road trips using both (stock filter or KN)...I will have some actual data to share. My truck is a Cowboy Cadallic. Dodge really did it right this time. I am extremely pleased with it...
I was in love with this truck. It had everything I need in a truck: great ride, towing, and fuel efficiency. All was great until I was driving home from an out-of-state trip. About 200 miles from home, in the middle of nowhere, my engine died on the interstate while I was do about 65. Fortunately, I pulled over safely and contacted roadside assistance. It was a Saturday. Their solution, as per their contract, was to tow me to the nearest dealer, in a small town. The dealership was already closed for the day and would be closed on Sunday. I had to be at work on Monday, so this wasn't an option for me. Fiat Chrylser America couldn't help me; their "roadside assistance" was to leave me stranded in a small down for days. I had to pay out-of-pocket myself for my Ram to be towed home so I could at least go to work. It turned out to that the resonator blew. The local dealership held it for several days and returned it to me repaired. Two weeks later, my "low oil pressure light came on." I dropped it off at the dealership and after a day or two they called me back and told me there was metal in the oil pain. The engine disintegrated and I was told it would be replaced under warranty. Today is day #30 without a truck. I have opened a case with Fiat Chrylser America and have talked to their customer-service representative once. She was very nice, but unfortunately I haven't received an update in about 10 days. Overall, I regret purchasing this truck. I've spoke with other Ecodiesel owners on Ram forums and it seems I'm not alone when it comes to dead engines and difficulties with Fiat Chrylser America. I will happily update this review if there is a happy ending. UPDATE: There wasn't. The truck was a lemon. Traded it in at a substantial financial loss to myself for another brand of truck which has run wonderfully. I will never deal with Fiat-Chrysler ever again and will make sure everyone knows my experience.
I had a 2014 chevy silverado 1500 with 27 Gallons and the average in gas was 17MPG and I just purchased a Laramie Longhord edition 1500 with 32 Gallons and the average is 11.6 MPG. I drive my laramie normally without speeding but I was very upset about the mileage. According to Dodge is 15 City/20 Highway. Everything else is very nice and comfortable.
I purchased a 2015 Ram 1500 quad cab 9 weeks ago it has 1800 miles and its rusting already on the body. Dealer nor Chrysler will do anything about it. I have started a website showing the rust on mine and photos and videos of several trucks on there car lot that have rust and flaking paint problems on the rocker pinch weld. Its a shame because other than that I love the truck. I do not like the way the dealer and Chrysler have shrugged it off when its clearly a manufacturing flaw. [HTML removed]