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-speed 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.
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 Camera 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-color 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 ramtrucks.com, and come back to RamZone for part two.