Today I’m reviewing a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 sport. We’re gonna do a quick walk around and then take you for a test drive.
So here’s some quick facts about this truck.
It’s equipped with a 5.7 liter Hemi V8, produces 390 Hp and it’s rated by Transport Canada in an astonishing 28 mpg (highway).
It has a very advanced engine control system, that’s called MDS. It shuts down four cylinders when they are not needed. As soon as the vehicle is up to speed, and all the 390 ponies aren’t needed, it seamlessly becomes a four-cylinder truck. There’s a little icon that pops up on the dash, letting you know you’re in economy mode.
But don’t worry about this truck being wimpy. Press your right foot down and instantly all eight cylinders start firing so quickly that it’s impossible to tell.
One of my favorite options on this truck is the Ram box. This little compartment opens on both sides, uses some nice storage, it’s fully lockable, and keeps all your stuffs nice and safe.
Another fuel-saving feature is the all-new six-speed automatic transmission. It’s new for 2012. It’s even smoother than its 5-speed predecessor. And that extra gear ensures that you’ve maximum power and efficiency, no matter what speed you’re traveling or how much you’re pulling.
It’s also the only full-sized truck that has coil-rear wheel suspension.
So what does that mean to you?
Great ride and handling, I would argue the best in the class, without compromising towing and hauling capability. This truck drives with the refinement of a luxury SUV but it can pull over 10,000 pounds.
Enough talking about features. Let’s go for a drive.
What a beautiful day for a drive. You know, I get to drive these trucks all the time but it never ceases to amaze me how great they ride.
I started driving trucks probably 20 years ago and they sure have come a long way.
Now, let’s talk about the interior. Let’s face it. The interior of Dodge trucks is not always been a great selling feature. But not anymore.
The features and the fit and finish of this interior (are) nothing short of luxurious.
This model is equipped with heat and cold seats. (Great feature for our Edmonton winters.)
It even has a heated steering wheel. Dual zone climate control, (just set it and forget it)
Touch-screen control, satellite radio, CD, most of these are even equipped with a built-in hard drive that you can store your music on.
It also got a navigation system, and a Bluetooth system that can be set up with your phone in less than 60 seconds.
And take a look at this back-up camera. No more challenges hooking up to a trailer.
Did you know that Consumer Digest rated this truck “a best buy” in 2011?
Hopefully you enjoyed riding along with me today. But to properly appreciate this truck, you gotta drive one for yourself.
Thanks. Have a great day!