If you step on the optional power running boards and climb into the cabin, you'll find the Ram 1500's smart and refined interior will transform the way you'll think about a truck.
Designed with work in mind, most controls are friendly to fingers in gloves, and the available 7-inch digital driver information display provides a wealth of data rendered using 3D graphics. But don't let the user-friendly simplicity fool you because, especially in higher trim levels, the Ram 1500 oozes quality and sophistication.
Flanked by useful stereo knobs and climate control buttons, the Ram 1500's optional portrait-mounted, 12-inch touchscreen infotainment display is customizable. Owners can choose the content on the screen, use a split-screen function to reference more than one source of information, and easily pinch and spread fingertips on the surface to zoom in on the navigation map and never miss a turn.
Every Ram 1500 comes with smartphone pairing to make and receive calls, and most include or offer smartphone integration to project the contents of a mobile device on the dashboard display. Additional upgrades include satellite radio, overhead buttons to contact help in an emergency, and a 4G Wi-Fi in-truck hotspot. There's no shortage of quick-charge USB ports either. Music lovers will want the optional 900-watt, 19-speaker premium sound system, which is perfect for pregame tailgate parties.
Ram's driver assistance systems have you covered, even when towing a trailer. Standard or available on every version of the Ram 1500, a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-path detection continually monitors the truck's blind spots and warns a driver if it's unsafe to make a lane change. It can even sense when you're towing, determine the length of the trailer, and account for that while underway.
An optional 360-degree surround-view camera system also helps with visibility, and when equipped with front and rear parking sensors, the truck automatically stops if it detects an object to the rear. For additional help while parking, an available semi-automated parking assist system steers the Ram 1500 into both curbside and standard spaces. Additional safety features include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane-keeping assist systems, each helping to prevent collisions or, at a minimum, lessen their severity.
Adaptive cruise control makes long trips easier and includes stop-and-go technology for when traffic delays the journey. But given how comfortable the cabin is, you won't mind spending a little more time behind the Ram 1500's steering wheel.