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Ram 1500 Review, For Sale, Specs, Models & Colours in Australia

You know a car has made it for cool factor when your 13-year-old niece tells you she wants one – and so it is for the Ram 1500, which has shown that Australian buyers (and dreamers!) are more than ready for a larger pick-up truck to be available on the market.

Formerly known as a Dodge Ram, the Ram 1500 comes to Australia as a left-hand drive vehicle and is essentially rebuilt to be a right-hand drive ute for our market. It’s a convincing conversion, and has seen production ramp up over the years, as well as the range of variants available.

It’s a big truck and has a big price, too. The entry-level 1500 Express costs $79,950, while the range-topping 1500 Limited Rambox (hybrid) lists at $142,950

Ram 1500 Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Ram 1500 varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $79,950 and going to $142,950 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2022 Commercial 5.7L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $79,950 $82,950
2022 Ute 5.7L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $89,950 $142,950
2021 Commercial 5.7L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $67,300 $94,820
2021 Ute 5.7L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $75,800 $150,700
2020 Commercial 5.7L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $63,900 $95,810
2020 Ute 5.7L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $71,900 $117,810
2019 Commercial 5.7L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $65,100 $91,960
2019 Ute 5.7L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $72,700 $113,080
2018 Commercial 5.7L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $59,200 $79,090
2018 Ute 5.7L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $66,300 $97,900
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Ram 1500 Accessories

The RAM Warlock is based on the 1500 Crew Cab, which means a bigger cab in exchange for a shorter tub out back. Standard equipment includes 20-inch wheels, a six-speaker stereo, dual-zone climate control, tub liner, reversing camera, remote central locking, cruise control, electric front seats, sat nav, partial leather trim (but a plastic steering wheel!), heated door mirrors, halogen headlights, electric front seats and a full-size spare slung under the tray.

Ram 1500 Fuel Consumption

The Ram 1500 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by PULP, Hyb/PULP, ULP and Diesel fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 12.2L/100km for Commercial /PULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2022 Commercial 12.2L/100km 5.7L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2022 Ute 12.2L/100km 5.7L Hyb/PULP 8 SP AUTO
2022 Ute 12.2L/100km 5.7L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2021 Commercial 12.2L/100km 5.7L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2021 Commercial 12.2L/100km 5.7L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2021 Ute 11.9L/100km 3.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2021 Ute 12.2L/100km 5.7L Hyb/PULP 8 SP AUTO
2021 Ute 12.2L/100km 5.7L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2021 Ute 12.2L/100km 5.7L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2020 Commercial 12.2L/100km 5.7L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2020 Ute 11.9L/100km 3.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2020 Ute 12.2L/100km 5.7L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2019 Commercial 12.2L/100km 5.7L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2019 Ute 11.9L/100km 3.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2019 Ute 12.2L/100km 5.7L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2018 Commercial 12.2L/100km 5.7L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2018 Ute 12.2L/100km 5.7L ULP 8 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Ram 1500 Pricing and Specs for 2022

Ram 1500 Colours

There are 9 different colours options, which inlcude Billet Silver, Diamond Black, Granite Crystal and Flame Red (a $950 option).

  • Diamond Black
  • Bright White
  • Granite Crystal
  • Billet Silver
  • Flame Red
  • Hydro Blue
  • Patroit Blue
  • Delmonico Red
  • Max Steel
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Ram 1500 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Ram 1500 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What towing capacity do I need for a float with two horses?

    The rule of thumb is that a float with two horses on board is around the 2000kg mark, so that’s the absolute bare minimum towing limit you’d be looking at. Even then, by the time you add a couple of saddles, some feed bins and whatever else it is horsey people cart around, you could easily be looking at 2.5 or even three tonnes.

    With that in mind, the smart move would be to buy a dual-cab ute with as much towing capacity as possible. The good news there is that many of the popular choices can tow a braked trailer weighing anything up to 3.5 tonnes. Think about it; if a ute can tow 3.5 tonnes, it should cope easily with two tonnes.

    If, on the other hand, we’re talking a three-axle float and a pair of Clydesdale horses, you might have to look at one of the US-made utes from the likes of RAM or other US-market brands. And even then, you need to be careful: Even though some versions of the RAM ute can legally tow 4500kg with a braked trailer, to do so and not exceed the GCM (the combined mass of the vehicle and trailer) the payload in the tray falls to less than 100kg.

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Ram 1500 Towing Capacity

The Ram 1500 has maximum towing capacity of 4500kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2022 Commercial 4500kg 4500kg
2022 Ute 4500kg 4500kg
2021 Ute 3500kg 4500kg
2021 Commercial 4500kg 4500kg
2020 Ute 3500kg 4500kg
2020 Commercial 4500kg 4500kg
2019 Ute 3500kg 4500kg
2019 Commercial 4500kg 4500kg
2018 Ute 3500kg 4500kg
2018 Commercial 4500kg 4500kg
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Ram 1500 Dimensions

The dimensions of the Ram 1500 Commercial and Ute vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2022 Commercial 1924x2465x5833 mm 235 mm
2022 Ute 1917x2465x5833 mm 235 mm
2021 Commercial 1924x2465x5833 mm 235 mm
2021 Ute 1917x2465x5833 mm 235 mm
2020 Commercial 1924x2017x5817 mm 218 mm
2020 Ute 1924x2017x5817 mm 218 mm
2019 Commercial 1968x2018x5816 mm
2019 Ute 1968x2018x5816 mm
2018 Commercial 1968x2018x5816 mm
2018 Ute 1968x2018x5816 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Ram 1500 Dimensions

Ram 1500 Wheel Size

The Ram 1500 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 275x60 R20 for Commercial in 2022.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2022 Commercial 275x60 R20 275x60 R20
2022 Ute 275x60 R20 275x60 R20
2021 Commercial 275x60 R20 275x60 R20
2021 Ute 275x60 R20 275x60 R20
2020 Commercial 275x60 R20 20x9 inches 275x60 R20 20x9 inches
2020 Ute 275x60 R20 20x9 inches 275x60 R20 20x9 inches
2019 Commercial 275x60 R20 20x8 inches 275x60 R20 20x8 inches
2019 Ute 275x60 R20 20x8 inches 275x60 R20 20x8 inches
2018 Commercial 275x60 R20 20x8 inches 275x60 R20 20x8 inches
2018 Ute 275x60 R20 20x8 inches 275x60 R20 20x8 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Ram 1500 Wheel Sizes

Ram 1500 Interior

The RAM 1500 Warlock's cabin is quite plasticky, with a predictably butch design. It's a long way across, with a massive tub under the armrest. There's not much else to say about it, apart from the fact it's very big and not very interesting. But boy, is it easy to clean.

Ram 1500 Seats

As you might expect of a super-size truck like the RAM 1500 Warlock, there's a huge amount of space up front with big front chairs provided. The rear seats are a genuine three across proposition with legroom to burn. Under the rear seats is a handy storage box, too.

Ram 1500 Speed

The RAM 1500 Warlock's 5.7-litres Hemi V8 pumps out 291kW/556Nm. It's shifting 2630kg of oversize ute, but you can still expect 0-100km/h acceleration in around 7.5sec.

Ram 1500 Speed

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