2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Overview
The improved and impressive 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 combines ruggedness, versatility, luxury, and efficiency into its full-size truck frame.
Behind the signature forward-leaning cross-hair grille of the 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 is one of three engines: a 215-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6, a 310-horsepower, 4.7-liter V-8, or an unmatched 390-horsepower 5.7-liter V-8. There are also three transmission choices: a four-speed manually shiftable automatic and two five-speed automatics—one with the manual-shift feature. Fuel economy ratings are 13-14 mpg in the city and 18-20 mpg on the highway. The Ram hauls up to 1,900 pounds of payload, and can tow an astonishing 10,450 pounds.
The 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 is available with four-wheel drive, and also employs a standard coil-spring rear suspension which helps provide a smooth ride. The all-new optional RamBox employs integrated, lockable storage boxes on either side of the bed and around the wheels as mini refrigerators. The boxes fill in the space around the wheel wells, to give the bed a rectangular appearance. A new factory spray-in bedliner provides added protection and is available on all models.
Standard features in the 2011 Dodge Ram include cruise control, Sirius Satellite Radio, air conditioning, and a CD player. Step up to the SLT model, and you will get an optional sunroof, heated and power adjustable driver and passenger front seats, a rearview camera, and a navigation system. The top-end Laramie model gives you power, heated leather seats standard, dual zone climate control, and an optional TV with DVD entertainment system. The available Uconnect multimedia system offers real-time traffic and navigation, phone connectivity, and multiple ways to connect and store music files. A Garmin navigation system is a new option for 2011. Three bed lengths (five-foot-seven, six-foot-four, and eight feet) and three cab sizes (two door, Quad Cab® and crew cab) allow you to choose the right balance between passengers and cargo.
Even though the previously mentioned trims have a little something for everyone, the all-new Ram Outdoorsman and Laramie Longhorn are aimed at those who truly appreciate the wilderness. The Ram Outdoorsman replaces the TRX model and offers hunters, fishermen, and campers an optimal vehicle to hit the great outdoors in. An optional fishing rod and rifle rack, trailer-towing upgrades, a giant fuel tank, an enhanced lighting package, all-terrain tires, underbody protection, and recliner-worth seats allow you to roam wherever you please. Dodge proclaims the 2011 Laramie Longhorn to be the most luxurious Ram to date. The interior has a vintage western look with stitched leather saddle-bag-esque upholstery, walnut trim and all-weather rubber mats with removable Berber inserts.
They say, “the bigger they come, the harder they fall.” Well, in the event of a collision, it will take a lot to bring the 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 down. An electronic stability system, antilock brakes, a host of airbags, trailer-sway control, hill start assist, and brake assist combine with a sturdy steel frame to give you a tough-as-nails truck.
With plenty of power, towing/hauling capabilities, luxury, versatility, and technology, the 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 is more capable than ever to get the job done.