All The Trimmings | 2016 Ram 1500 Trim Levels: Part 1

The 2016 Ram 1500 is a flat-out workhorse, designed to get the job done and engineered for dependability. Best of all, the Ram 1500 is a singular tool designed to master every job, with a variety of trim levels so you can tailor your truck to your specific needs. Whether you’re using it as a daily driver, your day-in-day-out work truck or to tackle weekend adventures, the Ram 1500 does it all.

In this first of two installments, RamZone is taking a closer look at Ram 1500 Tradesman, Express, Big Horn/Lone Star and Sport, to help you get a better sense of how Ram Trucks are built from the ground up, just for you. In the second installment of our trim-level breakdown, we’ll take a closer look at the Ram 1500 Rebel, Laramie, Longhorn and Limited.

Ready to hit the road and get to work? Let’s punch the clock and get started with a look at some of the standard and available features at each trim level.

2016 Ram 1500 Tradesman
The 2016 Ram 1500 Tradesman is the best toolbox. And the best tool. This truck gets to work with select standard equipment including a 3.6L V6 with 8-speedScreen Shot 2016-08-24 at 11.48.34 AM automatic transmission; 17” steel wheels; black grille and bumpers; ABS/ESC/trailer sway control; vinyl 40/20/40 split-bench seat; spray-in bedliner; class IV receiver hitch; and a 3.0 AM/FM radio with an audio jack and remote USB port.

Key available options for the 2016 Ram Tradesman include a 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine; 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine; cloth 40/20/40 split bench seat; trailer tow mirrors; tri-fold tonneau cover; fog lamps; Uconnect 5.0 with Bluetooth®; and RamBox® Cargo Management System to keep your tools secure and easily accessible.

2016 Ram 1500 Express
The 2016 Ram 1500 Express is built to get attention. This trim level features many of the trimmings of the Ram 1500 Tradesman, plus select standard equipment including 20” aluminum wheels; body-color fascia and bumpers; floor carpet; floor mats; fog lamps; and all-season tires to tackle the toughest elements. Screen Shot 2016-08-24 at 11.48.11 AM

In addition, available options on the 2016 Ram 1500 Express include a 5.7L HEMI V8 engine; class IV receiver hitch; spray-in bedliner; RamBox Cargo Management System; tri-fold tonneau cover; Uconnect 5.0 with Bluetooth®; and dual exhaust.

2016 Ram 1500 Big Horn & Lone Star
For those looking to be king of the road and royalty at the ranch, the 2016 Ram 1500 Big Horn and Lone Star (unique to Texas) and feature select standard equipment including 20” chrome-clad aluminum wheels; chrome bumper and grille; ParkView® Rear Back-Up CameScreen Shot 2016-08-24 at 11.49.04 AMra and ParkSense® Front and Rear Park Assist; remote start and security alarm; premium cloth 40/20/40 bench seat; Uconnect 8.4 system with Bluetooth and ACCESS; and leather-wrapped steering wheel for added style and comfort.

You can also up the ante with available options including a 5.7L HEMI V8 engine; 3.0L EcoDiesel engine; premium cloth front bucket seats; Active-Level™ four-corner air suspension system; sunroof; RamBox Cargo Management System; spray-in bedliner; and Uconnect 8.4 system with navigation.

2016 Ram 1500 Sport
The 2016 Ram 1500 Sport makes every ride a thrill ride. Take a look at what the Big Horn has to offer, then include select standard equipment like body-Screen Shot 2016-08-24 at 11.49.41 AMcolor fascia/billet grille; blackout-look bifunctional halogen projector headlamps; LED taillamps; OWL tires, 20” polished-face aluminum wheels; premium 7-inch TFT cluster display screen; LED interior lighting; Uconnect 8.4 system with Bluetooth and ACCESS; Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control; power-adjustable pedals; and 10-way power driver’s seat.

Available options for the 2016 Ram 1500 Sport include ventilated front seats; Uconnect 8.4 system with navigation; the R/T Package; and the available Black Sport Group.

Learn more about standard and optional features at, and come back to RamZone for part two.



Ram Trucks star in Levi Hummon’s “Guts and Glory” Music Video

This past spring after launching his debut EP, Country Artist Levi Hummon hit the road in a brand new Ram 1500 in his Ram-Powered #GutsGloryRam Road Trip across the U.S. 


Ram Trucks is proud to be a part of Levi Hummon’s music video for “Guts and Glory” – a song inspired by overcoming the hardships in life through the viewpoint of hard-working, everyday people living the #RamLife.

See all of the road trip action by searching the #GutsGloryRam hashtag. Watch the full video here:

Customize Your Ram Truck With MOPAR® Accessories

America’s longest-lasting pickup is engineered for work and for play, and designed to perform in nearly any environment. It’s the reason Ram Trucks are as trusted for outdoor pursuits as they are for hauling materials to the worksite.

Of course, every Ram truck owner is driven by their own unique interests, which is why our factory-approved Mopar® accessories are such a great match for adding high-quality, reliable parts to customize your truck for your needs.

Here’s a small sampling of what’s available, to give you a sense of how Mopar can individualize your Ram truck, whatever your interests.

Outfitted for the Outdoors | 2016 Ram 1500

With a class-exclusive available RamBox® Cargo Management System and four-corner air suspension, the 2016 Ram 1500 is perfect for carrying all your toys to the great outdoors. Whether you’re camping, hiking, fishing or hunting, the Ram 1500 is your partner in adventure.

When you need to get your boat to the lake or your ATV to the trails, the carriers and cargo hauling accessories will help with the towing. Additionally, the trailer tow mirror will help improve visibility with convex spotter glass for better blind spot visibility. It’s also mounted on sturdy steel to help ensure stable, vibration-free reflections.

1And when the day is through, the Camo Truck Tent in Mossy Oak® is the perfect way for outdoor lovers to spend a night under the stars. This custom-fit tent includes a sewn-in floor, large interior with 5.5 feet of headroom and a full rainfly to protect you from the wettest weather. Campsites have rarely been so mobile.

Workday Comfort | 2016 Ram 2500

For workers who are on the move, day in and day out, the 2016 Ram 2500 keeps the workday moving with a best-in-class gas-powered HEMI® engine featuring 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque.*

As you drive from location to location, and get in and out of your truck, you’re bound to bring the elements in with you. During inclement weather, Mopar all-weather slush mats ensure your truck will stay clean and dry for years to come.

2And to make sure you’re comfortable after putting in long hours, the Mopar side window air deflector will allow you cool down the cabin without letting in rain and snow. The workday never felt quite so comfortable.



Tools of the Trade | 2016 Ram 3500

The 2016 Ram 3500 features best-in-class diesel towing of up to 31,210 lbs.* This truck is a flat-out workhorse, and since it’s sure to do its fair share of heavy lifting on the construction site, adding a Mopar toolbox is a great way to keep your tools secure and dry.

3The Mopar toolboxes are constructed of powder-coated aluminum in a diamond plate tread pattern, and can hold up to 300 pounds of cargo depending on vehicle application.

Features include key-locking single-lid design, gas cylinders for easy lift and full weather stripping to help seal out moisture and dust.


Visit to see more of what’s available, and head to to start building your vehicle, for work or for play … or both.


*Based on latest available competitive information. Class based on 250/2500 and 350/3500 pickups.

Spring Towing Tips for your Ram Truck

Spring is well underway, which means you and your Ram truck will be heading out for some warm-weather adventures. For many Ram truck owners that most likely includes boats, motorcycles, and campers tagging along – and with our towing capabilities, you won’t have to think twice.Friday

Towing can be a bit intimidating, especially if you’re a first-time truck owner. If you do your homework regarding proper equipment and practices, the process soon becomes almost second nature. Meanwhile, here are a few simple tricks to help make the trip safer and more enjoyable:

  1. Check Around– Just before you head out, always check the tire inflation pressure all the way around on both the tow vehicle and trailer. Don’t underestimate how a small amount of over or under-inflation can make a big difference in the handling properties of the rig.
  2. Maintain– If a wind gust from an overtaking semi or other vehicle causes your rig to sway or swerve, don’t stab the brakes. Cleanly move your foot off the throttle, firm up your grip on the steering wheel, and give the rig a moment or two to stabilize.
  3. Go With the Flow– When backing up, relocate your hands on the steering wheel from the usual ten and two o’clock positions to five and seven.  This makes reverse-maneuvering the trailer much more natural and intuitive.

When it comes to the Ram 1500, don’t let the term “light duty” fool you. A Ram 1500 has a maximum payload of 1,890 lbs, and a maximum towing capacity of 10,640 lbs. If you’ll be towing boats, ATVs or trailers, this is the truck for you.

Ram Truck’s heavy-duty trucks are best suited for towing construction equipment and other heavy commercial loads. With a maximum payload of 7,390 lbs. and a maximum towing capacity of 31,210 lbs. – your heavy-duty needs will be taken care of.

When it comes to towing your toys (or tools), we know that capability is key. Whether you’re towing 5 tons or 15, there’s a Ram truck that meets your needs and then some.

Learn more about Ram Trucks’ towing power here:


Cameron Hanes & His Custom Ram 2500

12764888_1177325422307484_4044235879954717544_oHey guys, so as you know, last year Ram Trucks hooked me up with my Ram 2500 Laramie Limited black-on-black beast, and thought I would give you all an update on how the truck has been fitting into my lifestyle…it fits perfectly.

Before I started driving my custom Ram Unknown-12500 Limited, I didn’t even know trucks were made this nice. It’s definitely one of those rigs that guys like me dream about. I figured it was time to share a few of my favorite features.

I love how the available RamBox ® acts as a special bow compartment where I know my Hoyt is locked away and safe.

Unknown-3The leather pockets on the interior make an awesome custom arrow holder behind the driver’s seat.

My favorite music is easily hooked up from my phone to my truck where it jams on the Alpine ® sound system, offering perfect soundtracks while heading to run the mountain, shoot on the range or hit the hills on a hunt.

I could go on all day, but I think you get the picture. I couldn’t be happier with my Ram Truck.

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