Learn About the Impressive 2015 Ram 1500 Performance Options

July 27th, 2015 by

The 2015 Ram 1500 is one of the most popular full-size work trucks around! You already love Ram pickups for their great power, and the 2015 Ram 1500 is not an exception. Check out the three great options you’ll have when you choose the Ram 1500 and learn all about their power and performance specs!

Base Engine

The 2015 Ram 1500 has a base 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine that generates an impressive 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. It can tow an impressive 7,600 pounds when properly equipped with a tow package and receiver hitch. It comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission that’s controlled by a rotating knob located on the instrument panel, rather than the traditional shift lever that’s set into the lower center console.

You can stick with the base rear-wheel drive system, or you can pick one of two all-wheel drive systems. Both of these systems have a two-speed transfer case and a low-range gearing setup. The base 1500 gets an impressive 25 highway mpg rating from the EPA and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 7.8 seconds.

Upgrade Your Engine

The higher-level Sport and Laramie trims of the 2015 Ram 1500 upgrade your power options with a 5.7L V8 engine that produces a whopping 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. It comes with a standard six-speed automatic transmission, with an optional eight-speed automatic. This engine nets up to 22 mpg highway, according to the EPA, and when fully equipped it can tow 9,200 pounds.


The most green-friendly option, available on most trims of the 2015 Ram 1500, is the EcoDiesel engine. This turbocharged 3.0L diesel V6 engine gets 240 hp and an incredible 420 lb-ft of torque. It comes with an eight-speed automatic for an incredible 29 mpg highway rating from the EPA in its High Fuel Efficiency trim, making it the most fuel-efficient full-sized pickup on the market. This engine can tow up to 10,650 pounds.

Test Drive the Powerful Ram 1500

To test drive the 2015 Ram 1500, contact our sales staff at AutoMax Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram today. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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