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If you’re looking for a new to you truck and you’re on a budget, check out the 2015 Ram 1500. This is one of the best used truck options to buy right now, especially if you want to save a little. Check out what this used Ram 1500 model has to offer. 

The 2015 Ram 1500 is one of the best used trucks 

A 2015 Ram 1500 Laramie on a farm
2015 Ram 1500 Laramie | Ram

So, you need a truck but want to avoid new truck prices? Then consider shopping for a 2015 Ram 1500 model. Sure, new trucks are attractive with all their new tech features and updated looks. 

But due to the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage, supply issues, and closures due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, prices are sky-high. You can save with a used option for now until newer models return to typical costs. 

Why is a used Ram truck a good option? 

You can get started in a 2015 Ram 1500 for about $24,000. Pricing may vary based on the supply, demand, and quality of the trucks in your area. New truck models are currently marked up by about 36 percent. 

This generation of the Ram 1500 was the Motor Trend Truck of the Year in 2013 and 2014, so there are plenty of good things to say about it. Plus, it comes in a variety of trim levels and options to meet your personal needs. 

  • The standard engine is a 3.6-liter V6 option with 305 hp and 296 lb-ft of torque. 
  • You can upgrade to the 5.7-liter V8 engine for 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. 
  • With the 3.0-liter diesel V6, you get 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. 

When properly equipped, this Ram can tow up to 10,450 lbs and carry a payload of up to 1,948 lbs. So go ahead and put it to work. However, it only gets an EPA-estimated 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. 

This truck provides a smooth ride, peppy acceleration, and confident handling. It has an upscale interior compared to rivals. It may not feel as old as other options and provides a sense of refined luxury. You’ll notice that the interior is quiet and spacious, with room for up to six adults. 

Does the 2015 1500 have good tech? 

A 2015 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman in the dirt
2015 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman | Ram

The Electric Ram 1500 Truck is Late to the Party

Yes, the 2015 Ram 1500 is well equipped. The standard touchscreen is a 5-inch unit, but you can also snag an 8.4-inch unit. The system includes Unconnect software with Bluetooth, smartphone integration, voice controls, and Wi-Fi hotspot capability. 

Some models include an available air suspension to deliver an even better ride. You can use a switch on the dash to drop the truck by two inches. This eases the lift-over and step-in heights. You can raise the truck by 1.2 to 2 inches as needed for extra ground clearance for off-roading. 

Depending on what models are available, a fully integrated trailer-brake controller, rearview camera, and front and rear parking sensors may be included. Standard features consist of stability control, hill-start assist, and trailer-sway control. 

The Ram 1500 serves as a great used truck option that you might be able to find at a reasonable price. It’s old enough to avoid new truck costs but still feels modern, comfortable, and capable.