Big Horn 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.6 ft SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
Great truck. Looked at the silverados as a comparison but the price difference was insane. For a Silverado with less equipment than the big horn, chevy wanted almost 9k more. I'm sorry but even if chevy has better resale I doubt it's that high. If I wanted a comparable truck from chevy it was almost 15,000 more. I've heard of people saying ram isn't as reliable but I believe that's a myth seeing as how everyone I talk to about rams says they love it and have never had any problems. Because of the new "knob shifter I opted for an extended warranty just in case" . The truck rides great. It seemed more smooth then the chevy and just about as quiet inside the cab. The stock stereo has great sound and the engine noise is just the right amount not too loud but it makes its presence known. The cab is huge. Crew cab has more room then our old suv. My mpg gauge tells me I'm doing almost 20 mpg but the real word when I do the math it's closer to 18. Overall it's a great truck with great looks. Good engine. The hemi sounds awesome. One thing I've noticed is the small ft and finish stuff where ram falls short. Little things that don't hurt the truck but makes you think "really...." definitely recommend it though.
I have been a GM guy for a very long time and when driving the new GM/Chevy trucks then the dodge, I was blown away. It's such a better truck and has more room, bigger motor, and more bang for the buck.
The Rebel is still family favorite ride. Great for trips with grown kids and pet. Great space both front and rear. Ram Box system saves internal space. Traveled on holiday with groceries in Ramboxes heading out and leftovers going home. Console is very convenient yet miss the 6th person seating of the Outdoorsman. Can?t have both. The Rebel Features still make this truck family functional. The entry lowering system helps tremendously with family members who can?t climb into truck at normal height... and then there's the exterior styling and performance! The truck really turns heads. The tires are incredibly able without sacrificing ride. The bed divider is worth the money. MPG on backroads at 45-55 mph still nets 22 mpg however city/town travel or getting on the Hemi cuts MPG significantly. Highway trips at 65-70mph yields consistent MPG of 17-18. Holiday trip over Hills of 7 mountain country Pa delivered approx 17.5 and 18 on round trip with winter temps. We like this truck so much we ?did? opt for lifetime warranty.
I have only 5600miles on the truck so far. To date, it has met all of my wants. The night visibility is great even in rain storms. The ride is comfortable, but road noise is greater than I had expected, louder than my 2012 Ram Bighorn. Handling is very good except when making sharp turns on wet pavement.
Be sure you shop several dealerships to find your truck. This truck has it all: horsepower, agility, economical, smooth ride, easy access/exit (with added 5? step bars), quality interior, and sooooo much storage space! Get ready to fall in love with the Ram Laramie 1500.