2013 Ram 1500 pickup truck earns top ...

2013 Ram 1500 pickup truck earns top marks

There are 8 comments on the Consumer Reports story from Jul 16, 2013, titled 2013 Ram 1500 pickup truck earns top marks. In it, Consumer Reports reports that:

The 2013 Ram 1500 has both muscled and finessed its way to the top of our full-sized pickup truck ratings .

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Since: Apr 07

ridgefarm Il

#1 Jul 16, 2013
What this country needs is a full size, unibody pickup that gets good gas mileage.
Root

Shreveport, LA

#2 Jul 16, 2013
Excellent truck and it is also truck of the year.

Still don't like CR though.
CARNUT

Vine Grove, KY

#4 Jul 22, 2013
Wow, does that Ford 3.5 twin turbo V-6 Ecoboost get 420 ft/lb of torque and the Hemi V8 only pushes 395?

And the flat floor in the crew and super cab of a Ford sure makes it easier to load in a 50 inch flat panel.

Since: Apr 07

ridgefarm Il

#5 Jul 23, 2013
CARNUT wrote:
Wow, does that Ford 3.5 twin turbo V-6 Ecoboost get 420 ft/lb of torque and the Hemi V8 only pushes 395?
And the flat floor in the crew and super cab of a Ford sure makes it easier to load in a 50 inch flat panel.
Probably the twin turbos.
World Class Shmuck

Windsor, Canada

#6 Jul 23, 2013
Tom, I realize that turbocharging does a lot to boost engine output, but asking those relatively small engines to handle all that boost in manifold pressure is a stretch.
Plus, they don't use inter coolers on those turbos, which doesn't bode well for reliability.
IMO, if you want torque, cubic inches are a must.
I pull a 5000 pound boat 500 km up to the cottage,and I don't think the twin turbo ecoboost engines would last long under those conditions.
AllWorldAuto com

Prior Lake, MN

#7 Jul 24, 2013
Dodge Ram 1500 Resource Center

810 Auto Classifieds: Dodge Ram 1500
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56 Dodge Ram 1500 Recalls
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106 Dodge Ram 1500 Service Bulletins
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29 Dodge Ram 1500 Investigations
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2,915 Dodge Ram 1500 User Comments
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AllWorldAuto com

Prior Lake, MN

#8 Jul 24, 2013
DODGE RAM 1500 Service Bulletins by Year

56 Recalls
29 Investigations
2,915 Comments

106 Bulletins
1998 (1)
2001 (4)
2002 (2)
2003 (4)
2004 (14)
2005 (7)
2006 (21)
2007 (25)
2008 (8)
2009 (11)
2010 (4)
2011 (3)
2012 (1)
not year specific (1)

http://www.allworldauto.com/tsbs/dodge_ram_15...
CARNUT

Vine Grove, KY

#9 Jul 27, 2013
• Parallel twin turbochargers are water-cooled to prevent “coking” and operate at a maximum 12 psi of boost

Design service life of each turbo is 10 years and 150,000 miles.

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