The 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck make world premiere at the New York Auto Show. The 2013 Dodge Ram 1500′s styling has been tweaked with a new, taller front grille and redesigned bumpers, running boards, and headlamps with LED fixtures for parking and turning. Inside, 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 has improved the interior with higher-grade materials and better fit and finish, along with all-new HVAC controls and multimedia systems. The truck also gets a new 3.5-inch vehicle information screen in the instrument cluster.
Engine specs the 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 comes with the new 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that’s rated at 305HP and 269 lb.-ft. of torque, delivering 42 percent more horsepower, 13 percent more torque and at least 20 percent better fuel economy over the outgoing 3.7-liter V6. The new V6 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 is mated to a standard eight-speed automatic transmission dubbed TorqueFlite 8 that replaces the older V6′s four-speed auto. The new 8sp automatic will also be available next year on the tweaked 5.7-liter V8 HEMI that delivers an additional 5HP for a new total of 395HP. The new 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 equipped with the 8-speed unit ditch the column or floor shifters for a new rotary knob placed on the right-hand side of the center console. New fuel saving technologies include a stop-start system that is said to improve fuel economy by up to 3.3 percent, or about one mile-per-gallon to the truck’s city drive cycle.
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