Get a Load of the 2016 RAM 1500 Performance Specs

November 24th, 2015 by

2016 Ram 1500 PowertrainsFor years, the RAM 1500 has impressed drivers everywhere, thanks to its outstanding capabilities across the entire lineup. Now, the 2016 RAM 1500 performance specs have been unveiled, and it’s clear that the engineers at RAM have their sights set upward. Whether you prefer towing or payload, horsepower or torque, the 2016 RAM 1500 is set to deliver, and it’s now on sale at AutoMax Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM in Shawnee, OK.

Powertrain Options

With the 2016 RAM 1500, you’ll be able to choose your ideal combination of performance and fuel economy. Four-by-four capabilities are available on every engine, while most also get paired with the TORQUEFLITE eight-speed automatic transmission for superior acceleration in low gear range.

  • 3.6L PENTASTAR V6: Named among Ward’s “Ten Best Engines,” the 2016 RAM 1500’s base engine puts out a compelling 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque while achieving up to an EPA-estimated 25 mpg highway and 18 mpg city.

  • 5.7L HEMI V8: The most powerful engine in the lineup, this V8 serves up an impressive 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. EPA estimates on this setup come in at up to 22 mpg highway and 15 mpg city.

  • 3.0L ECODIESEL V6: An innovative take on high-level performance, this diesel-powered engine serves up a capable 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque while getting impressive fuel economy of up to 29 mpg highway and 21 mpg city.

Towing, Payload, and Advanced Performance

For those who prioritize payload, your best bet is the 3.6L PENTASTAR V6 engine, which guarantees a maximum payload of 1,880 pounds. Top-tier towing capacity comes, not surprisingly, from the 5.7L HEMI V8, which offers enough power for big-time jobs at up to 10,650 pounds towing when properly equipped. Advanced performance features include hill start assist and a class-exclusive ACTIVE-LEVEL four-corner air suspension with adjustable air springs that provide five different ride height settings.

Test Out the 2016 RAM 1500 at AutoMax Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM

Once you’ve decided that the 2016 RAM 1500 has the capabilities your jobs demand, take a closer look at AutoMax Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM. We’re located at 4141 N. Harrison Ave. in Shawnee, OK, and you can easily contact us with any questions before you come in!

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