Two cab styles are available: the Quad Cab and Crew Cab. The competition offers a bit more choice here as the new F-150 comes in three body styles. The Quad is an extended cab variant standard on lower-end models, while the Crew Cab is the only option higher up in the range. Quad Cabs come standard with a 6.4-foot bed, while the Crew Cab is available with a 6.4 or smaller 5.7-foot bed. Low-end models get 18-inch steel wheels, while higher trims get 20-inch alloys. There aren't many design features that are standard across the range, except for the basic sheet metal. Halogen lights are standard on entry-level models and high-end models get LEDs. Some specific high-end models use a blacked-out grille for a more aggressive appearance, but for the most part, a grille with chrome inserts is standard.
The overall length, wheelbase, and height vary depending on the body style. Quad Cab models ride on a 140.5-inch wheelbase, with an overall length of 228.9 inches. The Crew Cab allows you to choose between a 144.6-inch or 153.5-inch wheelbase depending on the length of the box you want. Overall length is 228.9 inches with the Quad Cab and long box, 232.9 inches with the Crew Cab and shorter bed, or 241.8 inches with a longer bed. Crew Cab models come standard with the 5.7-foot bed, with the 6.4-foot bed being optional. Quad Cab models are only available with the latter. The Ram's height depends on the model and its suspension setup, with the lowest model being 77.4 inches in height, going up to 80.1 inches. The width of 82.1 inches is just about the only static figure across the range.
As for off-roading, the Ram has up to 10.8 inches of ground clearance without the skid plate. In the best-case scenario, you're looking at a 23.3-degree approach angle and a 27.3-degree departure angle.
The 1500 is a hefty beast, with the lightest model coming in at 4,768 pounds, up to 5,568 lbs at its heaviest.
|Ram 1500 Trims||Tradesman||HFE||Lone Star||Big Horn||Laramie||Rebel||Longhorn||Limited|
|Max Width||82.1 in.||82.1 in.||82.1 in.||82.1 in.||82.1 in.||82.1 in.||82.1 in.||82.1 in.|
|Length||228.9 in.||228.9 in.||228.9 in.||228.9 in.||228.9 in.||228.9 in.||232.9 in.||232.9 in.|
|Height||77.4 in.||77.5 in.||77.4 in.||77.4 in.||77.4 in.||77.5 in.||77.4 in.||77.4 in.|
|Wheelbase||140.5 in.||140.5 in.||140.5 in.||140.5 in.||140.5 in.||140.5 in.||144.5 in.||144.5 in.|
|Ram 1500 Trims||Curb Weight|
|Tradesman||4,775 - 5,107 lbs.|
|HFE||4,785 - 5,257 lbs.|
|Lone Star||4,785 - 5,110 lbs.|
|Big Horn||4,785 - 5,110 lbs.|
|Laramie||4,899 - 5,249 lbs.|
|Rebel||5,127 - 5,345 lbs.|
|Longhorn||5,199 - 5,394 lbs.|
|Limited||5,323 - 5,555 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Chrome Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||20" x 9"|
|Rear Wheel Size||20" x 9"|
There's a wide variety of colors to choose from, but as is almost always the case, selections are limited to the trim. The full color palette consists of Delmonico Red Pearl, Flame Red, Patriot Blue Pearl, Granite Crystal Metallic, Billet Silver Metallic, Diamond Black Crystal Pearl, Bright White, and Ivory White Tri-Coat. Oddly, the low-end models offer the most available colors, costing between $100 to $200, although Ivory White Tri-Coat on upper trims is a pricier $500. The only colors that won't add anything to the bill are Bright White and Flame Red. Spitfire Orange, Olive Green, Hydro Blue Pearl, and Maximum Steel Metallic are no longer available. The Rebel gets access to Delmonico Red this year and both it and Limited Longhorn trims add the option of going two-tone with a selection of colors that can be combined. On the Limited Longhorn, there is only one two-tone choice, with Walnut Brown Metallic covering the lower half of the body and Ivory White Tri-Coat the top half. The Rebel has its own two-tone color options, with the lower body finished in Clack Crystal Pearl and the top half in either Granite Crystal, Billet Silver, Flame Red, or Bright White. The top-spec Limited is only available in a selection of more restrained monotone exterior colors. A new color joins the palette - Harvest Sunrise - and is available on the Tradesman, Big Horn, Rebel, Laramie, and Longhorn trims.