Compare Ram 1500 Classic Express vs SSV vs Tradesman

$30,235 - $48,425
Price range (MSRP)
Ram 1500 Classic For Sale
17/25 mpg
City/Hwy
305 hp
Horsepower
8.3
Ram 1500 Classic Review and Specs
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Ram 1500 Classic Express
$37,055
Starting Price (MSRP)
Ram 1500 Classic Express For Sale
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Ram 1500 Classic SSV
$47,450
Starting Price (MSRP)
Ram 1500 Classic SSV For Sale
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Ram 1500 Classic Tradesman
$30,695
Starting Price (MSRP)
Ram 1500 Classic Tradesman For Sale
What are the differences between the Ram 1500 Classic Express, SSV and Tradesman?

Overview

Engine
3.6L V6 Gas
5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT (+$2,495)
Engine
5.7L V8 Gas
Engine
3.6L V6 Gas
5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT (+$2,495)
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Four-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 17 MPG
Hwy: 25 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 15 MPG
Hwy: 21 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 17 MPG
Hwy: 25 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
26 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
26 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
32 gallons
Seating Capacity
6 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
3 seater

Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.6L V6 Gas
5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT (+$2,495)
5.7L V8 Gas
3.6L V6 Gas
5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT (+$2,495)
Horsepower
305 hp @ 6400 rpm
395 hp @ 5600 rpm
305 hp @ 6400 rpm
Torque
269 lb-ft @ 4175 rpm
410 lb-ft @ 3950 rpm
269 lb-ft @ 4175 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,888 lbs
5,425 lbs
4,693 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
4,610 lbs
8,010 lbs
4,720 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
20 MPG
17 MPG
20 MPG
City
17 MPG
15 MPG
17 MPG
Highway
25 MPG
21 MPG
25 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 (2022) Tons/yr
10.4 (2022) Tons/yr
8.8 (2022) Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
26 gallons
26 gallons
32 gallons
Cruising Range City
442 miles
390 miles
544 miles
Cruising Range Highway
650 miles
546 miles
800 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
229 in
229 in
231 in
Height
77.2 in
77.5 in
74.4 in
Max Width
79.4 in
79.4 in
79.4 in
Wheelbase
140 in
140 in
140 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
6 seater
5 seater
3 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41 in
41 in
41 in
Front Seat Headroom
41 in
41 in
39.9 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
66 in
66 in
66 in
Front Seat Hip Room
63.2 in
63.2 in
62.9 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
34.7 in
40.3 in
N/A
Rear Seat Headroom
39.7 in
39.9 in
N/A
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
65.7 in
65.7 in
N/A
Rear Seat Hip Room
62.9 in
63.2 in
N/A

Cargo Box Dimensions

Box Length (Floor)
76.3 in
67.4 in
98.3 in
Box Width (Floor)
66.4 in
66.4 in
66.4 in
Box Width (Top, Rear)
66.4 in
66.4 in
66.4 in
Box Width (Wheelhousings)
51 in
51 in
51 in
Box Height (Area)
20.1 in
20 in
20.2 in
Tailgate Width
60.4 in
60.4 in
60.4 in
Cargo Volume
57.5 ft³
50.3 ft³
74.7 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
45.1 ft
45.4 ft
45.1 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Steel Wheels
Steel Wheels
Front Wheel Size
17" x 7"
17" x 7"
17" x 7"
Rear Wheel Size
17" x 7"
17" x 7"
17" x 7"

Tires

Front Tire
P265/70SR17
P265/70SR17
P265/70SR17
Rear Tire
P265/70SR17
P265/70SR17
P265/70SR17
Spare Tire
Full-Size
Full-Size
Full-Size

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Bright White Clearcoat
  • Flame Red Clearcoat
  • Bright White Clearcoat
  • Flame Red Clearcoat
  • Bright White Clearcoat
  • Flame Red Clearcoat

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat
  • Delmonico Red Pearlcoat
  • Diamond Black Crystal Pearlcoat
  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat
  • Hydro Blue Pearlcoat
  • Patriot Blue Pearlcoat
  • Case IH Red, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • New Holland Blue, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • Republic Blue Clearcoat, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • Black Clearcoat, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • Construction Yellow, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • Detonator Yellow Clearcoat, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • Light Green, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • Midnight Blue Pearlcoat, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • National Safety Yellow, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • Omaha Orange, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • School Bus Yellow, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • Timberline Green Pearlcoat, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • Yellow, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • Delmonico Red Pearlcoat
  • Diamond Black Crystal Pearlcoat
  • Hydro Blue Pearlcoat
  • Patriot Blue Pearlcoat
  • Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat
  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat
  • Black Clearcoat, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • Case IH Red, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • Construction Yellow, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • Detonator Yellow Clearcoat, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • Light Green, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • Midnight Blue Pearlcoat, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • National Safety Yellow, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • New Holland Blue, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • Omaha Orange, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • Republic Blue Clearcoat, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • School Bus Yellow, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • Timberline Green Pearlcoat, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • Yellow, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat
  • Delmonico Red Pearlcoat
  • Diamond Black Crystal Pearlcoat
  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat
  • Hydro Blue Pearlcoat
  • Patriot Blue Pearlcoat
  • Case IH Red, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • New Holland Blue, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • Republic Blue Clearcoat, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • Black Clearcoat, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • Construction Yellow, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • Detonator Yellow Clearcoat, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • Light Green, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • Midnight Blue Pearlcoat, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • National Safety Yellow, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • Omaha Orange, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • School Bus Yellow, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • Timberline Green Pearlcoat, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.
  • Yellow, Minimum Build Quantity of 10.

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Optional
Not Available
Optional
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Smart Device Integration
Optional
Not Available
Optional
WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Not Available
Optional
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Cloth Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Optional
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Optional
Standard
Optional
Multi-Zone A/C
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Remote Engine Start
Optional
Optional
Optional
Telematics
Optional
Optional
Optional

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Optional
Not Available
Optional
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
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