Our test vehicle is the RAM 1500 Limited Crew Cab, which is the premium grade in a three-tiered model line-up. With its 5.7-litre Hemi petrol V8, eight-speed automatic and RamBox load tub storage system, the Limited has an RRP of $139,950.
To say that this imposing vehicle - with its unique 22-inch alloy wheels and 285/45 R22 tyres with full-size spare - comes fully loaded is an understatement, given not only its numerous technical and safety features but also many luxury items combined in one lavish specification.
We can’t list them all here, but just some highlights include a 4.5-tonne tow bar with 12-pin harness and trailer brake controller, full-length dual-pane panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated leather seats front and back, powered auto-side steps, powered tailgate, powered and heated door mirrors, powered slide-opening rear window, height/reach adjustable and heated leather-wrapped steering wheel and electronic parking brake.
There’s also a premium 19-speaker (yes 19!) Harmon Kardon audio system with active noise cancellation that gives stadium levels of performance. Plus an enormous 12.0-inch fully configurable touchscreen for the latest U-connect vehicle function interface including climate control, 360-degree and reversing cameras, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto (but no DAB digital radio), voice-controlled sat-nav, wireless phone charging, nine USB ports, it just goes on and on. Needless to say, this premium model grade offers more than most could ask for, which is more than most could ever need.