The RAM 1500 is a powerful truck that has a lot to offer – both for the casual user who just loves trucks and for the worker who needs that strong performance for jobs. One of the greatest things about the RAM 1500 is that when you shop for the truck, you don’t just have one take-it-or-leave-it offering. The RAM 1500 comes in six to eight trim levels, depending on the model year you shop, each with its own configuration of offerings, including different power trains, comfort features, and technology. Optional packages make it even easier for you to get all the features you want.
When you shop for used trucks, you have a greater chance of finding just the configuration you want in a truck at the price you need. Here’s a brief look at what you’re likely to find in the trim levels when you look at used RAM 1500 trucks:
The Tradesman has been the base model for the last few years of the RAM 1500. Even at the base model, the RAM 1500 has always come with a large, powerful engine – usually a 3.6-liter or greater. Both V8 and HEMI options have been made available at this trim level. And despite most work trucks being known for sparse tech offerings, the Tradesman has offered features like a backup camera, entertainment touchscreen, voice command, and remote key controls.
When you move up the trim levels, you start to get more features and a little more luxury. At this trim level for the RAM 1500, you get upgrades like 18-inch aluminum wheels, a chrome grills and bumpers, fog lamps, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, and in-floor storage. There are additional upgrades if you go up to the crew cab model at this trim, and optional upgrades are available.
The Rebel focus on a more rough-and-tumble usage of the RAM 1500. It offers features like all-terrain tires, an electronic locking rear differential, and a factory lift. It is designed to support an off-roading experience, as well as to make loading and unloading a little easier. It also has features like fog lamps and LED headlamps and taillights for improved visibility.
You don’t have to sacrifice luxury just because you’re in a work truck, and the Laramie proves this. It comes with things like leather upholstery, ventilated and heated seats, a huge touchscreen display, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and LED bed lighting. Optional upgrades were also available on this trim level, including a 12-inch touchscreen. You get the same great performance and strength, and you enjoy a more comfortable ride and a bit of luxury.
The Laramie Longhorn was designed to offer the same luxury features as the Laramie trim level, but it has a bit of country flair. Southwest-inspired styling details are added to the trim, including barn wood accents. There are some feature upgrades, as well, including a leather dashboard and front tow hooks. Power running boards were also offered as an optional upgrade.
The Limited is often the top trim level on any vehicle, and that is the case with the RAM 1500, as well. The Limited on the RAM 1500 offers a mix of practical and luxury features, trying to give buyers everything they could want in a truck. Examples of upgraded features on this trim level include things like automatic load leveling, four corner air suspension, heated front and rear seats, wood accents, power running boards, and a 12-inch touchscreen display. A 19-speaker audio system was also offered as an upgrade at this trim level.
One of the most common options for the RAM 1500 was to choose between a crew cab or a quad cab. The crew cab included two front seats, while the quad cab offered two rows of seats, with a bench seat in the rear. The quad cab offered plenty of space to provide a comfortable ride for just about any passengers.
Typically, by choosing the quad cab, buyers would often get a more powerful engine option or would gain access to additional features, but this was not always the case. Buyers also often had a choice of bed size, depending on what cab they chose.
Another common option for the RAM 1500 was either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Buyers who needed additional power or control for unsteady terrain might choose the all-wheel drive option, which was available on every trim level and usually with both cab options. The all-wheel drive option also came with mechanical upgrades in some cases, to ensure that the truck could perform properly in different types of terrain.
One of the best things about shopping for used trucks is you get the option to choose from the best that a model has had to offer from the last several years. With the RAM 1500, you can choose from numerous trim levels and configurations. You can get a top-of-the-line model with all the extras, and you can pay far less than you would have new. You open up the possibilities for your budget by shopping used so that you don’t have to compromise on what you want. The key is to shop a used truck dealer that has a large enough selection to give you the options you want.
Tim’s Truck Capital has an extensive selection of used trucks from the most popular manufacturers, and we have a nice variety of RAM 1500’s from recent years in multiple trim levels. Our friendly associates can help you find the perfect configuration to meet your needs. You can browse our selection online, or you can visit us and tell us a little about what you need and let our associates point you to the perfect model. We’ll help you find the right financing terms, and we can even set you up with a maintenance plan through our service department. Visit us today to find the perfect RAM 1500 truck for you.
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