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Ram 1500 Review, For Sale, Colours, Specs & Interior 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 biggest decision you really need to make is whether you option the Ramboxes on the variants that don't have them standard. These are clever storage boxes along the sides of the tub that are lockable, have drainage, and even have power too.

A range of extras can be had - including tow ball kits in 50mm and 70mm, and a tri-fold tonneau cover.

Ram 1500 Accessories

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

Colour choices include: Billet Silver, Bright White, Delmonico Red, Granite Crystal (grey), Diamond Black and Patriot Blue. Only the white paint is at no cost - the rest add a fee.

  • Billet Silver
  • Bright White
  • Delmonico Red
  • Granite Crystal
  • Diamond Black
  • Patriot Blue
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 1924x2017x5817 mm 218 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

You might be blown away by the 12.0-inch touchscreen media system in the cabin of the DT Ram 1500 models, and that's understandable. It looks good, and has great functionality as well - including buttons and dials to the side.

There's also ample storage throughout the cabin, and despite being built in left-hand drive, imported and then rebuilt in right-hand drive, it's a pretty seamless conversion.

Ram 1500 Interior

Ram 1500 Seats

The Ram 1500 has five seats. They're all big seats, too - adults can fit comfortably up front, and in the rear. And if you're thinking three-across the back row will be a squeeze, fear not - it's a roomy space, with child-seat anchor points, too.

Ram 1500 Seats

Ram 1500 Speed

There is no claimed 0-100km/h time for the Ram 1500. It might have a big petrol V8 engine, but it's not supercar fast. Expect the sprint to highway pace to be done with in about 10 seconds.

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Ram 1500 Boot Space

No boot here, but cargo capacity is good for this big truck. There's 1.5 cubic metres (SAE) of luggage / storage capacity in the tub of the Ram, and the Ramboxes (if fitted) have 210L of storage.

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