The 2013 Ram 1500 has been recently launched in the United States where the pickup truck has a base starting price set at 23,585 USD, including a 995 USD destination charge.
Chrysler says that the 2013 Ram 1500 Tradesman trim is placed at the bottom of the vehicle’s lineup and this version is powered by a 4.7 liter V8 engine, which is developing a total output of 310 horsepower, or by a smaller 3.6 liter V6 with an eight-speed automatic for an extra 1,000 USD, which can tow up to 6,500 pounds. The Ram 1500 Tradesman is getting standard features like the air conditioning, cruise control, USB port, power windows with driver’s one-touch up and down, auxiliary connection, intermittent wipers, automatic headlights, locking tailgate, hill start assist and a full-size spare tire, amongst others.
Probably the most interesting trim level of the 2013 Ram 1500 is the HFE (high fuel efficiency), which is expected to return 18/25 mpg in city/highway for a base price set at 29,195 USD MSRP. The trim level is coming as a rear-drive regular cab model with a 4-inch bed and the eight-speed automatic transmission, along with the stop/start technology and much more. The non-HFE V6 models are rated at 17/25 mpg, while the rear-drive 2012 Ford F-150 is rated at 17/23 mpg for the 3.7 liter V6 engine, mated to an automatic transmission.
The top of the line version of the 2013 Ram 1500 is getting the 5.7 liter V8 engine under its hood, which is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The large V8 unit is offered as standard on the Express, Big Horn/Lone Star, Outdoorsman, Sport, R/T, Laramie and Laramie Longhorn and it’s also getting the cylinder deactivation system. Prices for the 2013 Ram 1500 are 1 percent above the ones for the 2012 model year.