Trucks & SUVs

1 Reason You Should Skip the Ram 1500’s V6

This is a great time for truck lovers. There are a ton of really nice trucks out there that not only look nice but also perform just about any job you need it to. The wonderful thing about this surge of trucks hitting the market is that you can find and purchase exactly what you want. No more compromising or sacrificing. The sheer number of fantastic trucks that are either currently available or about to hit the market is why you should skip the Ram 1500 V6.

Limited amount of low-end power

2019 Ram 1500 North Edition
2019 Ram 1500 North Edition | Ram

One of the biggest problems with the Ram 1500 V6 is that, as MotorTrend points out, it lacks the low-end power you’ll find in similar vehicles. This isn’t a problem if you’re simply using the vehicle to as your daily commuter or only haul light loads, but if you intend to haul construction wagons full of equipment, horse trailers, or loads of hay with the vehicle, you’ll struggle, especially if you’re hauling over hilly countryside. The vehicle simply lacks the torque found in similar trucks. It won’t be impossible to haul with the Ram 1500, just a bit more challenging. If you intend to use the truck for hauling, you’ll want to stick to the V8 which has the necessary power.

It’s Also Tall

Ram’s designers seem to like the idea of a truck with a tall profile. Yes, this makes the truck look tough and impressive as it rolls down the road or parks at a job site, but is also creating some problems for some drivers. Not only does the taller profile mean that the headlights blind drivers who are in smaller vehicles, but it also makes it difficult for drivers and passengers who have mobility issues to get in and out of the vehicle.

The truck’s increased height can also make it difficult for people to climb into the truck’s bed. While the 2020 Ram 1500 does have a step, the feature is optional and not available for all trims. If you’re shorter and not interested in purchasing a more expensive trim, you’ll want to keep a stool or bucket in the truck.

But the Interior Is Great 

It seems strange to complain about the interior of the truck being too nice, and if you simply want a truck to cruise and commute in, it’s not a problem. But if you’re in the market for a work truck, the upscale interior, which wouldn’t look out of place in a nice sedan, will give you pause. When you open the Ram 1500’s door, you realize that this isn’t the kind of vehicle that you want to put muddy boots, pets, or sharp tools in. If you’re using the Ram 1500 V6 as a work truck, be prepared to invest in some heavy-duty seat covers.

One reviewer mentioned a “juddering” transmission

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Ram has done a wonderful job of improving its transmissions. You rarely hear about transmission problems, though one reviewer who took the Ram 1500 for a test drive noted that when they were stuck in traffic that was barely creeping along, that the transmission “juddered” a bit. They also noted that the issue resolved itself once the vehicle was allowed to move forward at a more reasonable clip.

While there are some issues with the Dodge Ram 1500 V6, it’s worth noting that the truck also has a lot of great things to offer. The interior is loaded with all sorts of great features that make driving the vehicle both safer and more enjoyable than ever before. The Dodge Ram 1500 V6 performed well in all safety tests, and it provides passengers with a very smooth and comfortable ride.