2012 Ram 1500

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2012 Ram Truck 1500 Ratings
87

Years

Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
87
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Great
86/100
Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Great
81/100
Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.

Resale

Best
95/100
J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Large Light Duty Pickup of 2012

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Large Light Duty Pickup
Rating
#1 Ram Truck 1500
87
Large Light Duty Pickup
Rating

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 Ram Truck 1500 after 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle acceleration
  • Interior storage spaces
  • Smoothness of vehicle's ride

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 Ram Truck 1500 during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning
  • Forward visibility

Performance Specs

MPG City

13 - 14

MPG Hwy

19 - 20

Horsepower

215 - 390

Transmission

4 speed, Automatic, 6 speed, Automatic

Engine

Gas V6, Gas V8, Gas/Ethanol V8

Drivetrain

4-Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 Ram Truck 1500 Review

Overview
Take a truck this far and you start closing in on outright perfection. Introducing the next big leap for pickups — the incredible 2012 Dodge Ram 1500. Available for the 2012 Ram 1500 is the most recent iteration of the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with MDS that churns out 390 horsepower and 407 pound feet of torque. The innovative Multi Displacement System is genius at work. By seamlessly deactivating half of the cylinders MDS transforms that legendary V8 into a 4-cylinder fuel sipper. Meet the first true crew cab size for Ram light duty. All-new Ram Crew 1500 expands the Ram family with innovative storage in and out. The all-new five-link coil-spring rear suspension cuts the friction in the spring system to a fraction and reduces weight when compared to conventional leaf spring designs. The results include enhanced ride quality and comfort better control and handling and greater confidence — on any road surface. The RamBox Cargo Management System for capability that’s all-new and all-inclusive: dry lockable and lighted storage bins one on each side of the bed large enough for big tools or a bag of golf clubs. This is how you Grab Life by the Horns with the 2012 Dodge Ram 1500.

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