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The Ram 1500 is one of the finest trucks on the market. It often rivals the Ford F-150 in sales and basically beats every other truck on interior quality. One of the most unique things about the pickup truck market is how many different trims and configurations you can get in just one nameplate. It’s common to see nine different engines, three different cabs, three different bed lengths, and 68 different interior packages. The pickup truck market is crazy. But of all the pickup trucks, the Ram 1500 has the most trims – 54, to be exact. 

How many trims does the Ram 1500 have?

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Warlock, Lone Star, Tradesman, Limited, Big Horn, SLT, and TRX. These are only a few starting points the Ram 1500 offers. What’s really nuts is that these trims also have multiple configurations, options, and special edition features. The Ram lineup is extensive, confusing even. 

All 54 trims aren’t that different from one another. In fact, most of these are slight differences that technically count as different trims. That said, there are still an overwhelming number of proper Ram 1500 trims. Let’s take a closer look at a few of the best Ram 1500 trims

What is the best Ram 1500 trim?

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Although there are many trims, the main selection is the Ram 1500 Tradesman, Big Horn, Laramie, Rebel, and Limited. In our current market, many might argue that the best trim to get is just the one you can find and afford. This is a little tongue and cheek, but ultimately is the best advice on hunting a Ram 1500. 

With this advice in mind, one of our favorites is the Tradesman. Sure, it’s not the fanciest trim (it’s actually the least fancy), but there is a lot of value in buying a simple pickup truck. Ram lists the specs for the 2023 Ram 1500 Tradesman, and while they aren’t all that exciting, they are solid. Starting at $30,695, you get a 305-hp V6, RWD, and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Even in the base trim, Ram outfits the truck with a heck of an interior. The ride is quiet and comfortable, and the upholstery is simple but of quality. The value of the Tradesman is what makes it so great. 

Many critics landed on the Ram 1500 Laramie being the best trim for the model. The same thinking goes into the Laramie as it does with the Tradesman. The Laramie is the mid-level trim for the Ram 1500. It starts at $54,470, roughly $15,000 more than the Tradesman but still $10,00 less than the Limited, Ram’s top trim. 

Ram casts a wide net

The Ram 1500 is widely considered the best truck on the market. When you consider that there are 54 different configurations, it starts making more sense why so many people love (a) Ram. Think about it; there are basic work trucks (Tradesman), dune-jumping performance trucks (TRX), luxury trucks (Limited), lighter trail-runner off-roaders (Rebel), there are heavy-duty haulers (2500, 3500), and all-around daily drivers (Laramie). And with all these trims and configurations, you can order them with long beds, different motors, various cab layouts, comfort trim packages, and the list goes on and on and on until you hit all 54 versions. 

On the one hand, all these trims, configurations, and options can be overwhelming and complicated. On the other hand, it is hard to imagine a truck buyer who couldn’t find some version of a Ram truck that does what they need.