2011_1500RamAdventurer_2.jpgThe 2011 Ram 1500 Series offers four
    different models to choose from with a variety of features and upgrades.
    Dodge Ram trucks are known for their durability and marketed as hard
    working trucks. The Ram 1500 Series is the most awarded Ram ever, giving
    them professional credibility as well as consumer satisfaction.

    Models - The 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Series is available in four different models including:

    • Outdoorsman
    • Laramie Longhorn
    • Sport
    • SLT
    • ST

    Base Model - The base model is equipped with a 5.7 liter HEMI
    V8 boasting up to 390 horsepower and 407 foot pounds of torque. They use
    a multi-link rear coil suspension to offer a comfortable and durable
    ride. True to the Ram series, they offer a great towing capability with
    Dodge’s standard Trailer Sway Control feature. The exterior takes on a
    tough look with bulging hood and aggressive grill. Upgrades include wrap
    around chrome bumpers. The interior is already well-equipped but offers
    a variety of technology upgrades for convenience coupled with brute
    strength. Base Model MSRP $20,810

    Outdoorsman - The Outdoorsman model takes the place of the TRX
    and offers a variety of off-road features. With a two-tone paint job
    you get a great looking appearance, but the Mineral Gray lower half
    gives a smooth look without the bright look of chrome. This keeps the
    truck subtle to avoid scaring off wildlife. There are also many
    upgrades, including 115-volt power inverter and upgraded light package
    to aid in all outdoor adventures.

    Laramie Longhorn – These models are the new King Ranch edition
    with ultra-luxury on the inside and other features like a spray-on bed
    lining to help protect the truck even more. While it comes with the V8
    HEMI, it’s also available in Cummins Turbo Diesel. This model comes
    standard with a premium audio system, navigation system, saddle-back
    seat backs, rugged floor mats and snap-in Berber carpet. Basel Model
    MSRP $37,580

    Sport - The Sport model offers many of the standard features
    and available upgrades, but with a crew cab edition. The same durable
    truck with room for a couple more. Base Model MSRP $34,800

    SLT - The SLT also offers many of the same features and
    upgrades with a quad cab. While not a full crew cab, you have extra
    seats for when you need them and a bit of storage for when you don’t.
    Base Model MSRP $25,755

    ST - The ST is a regular cab version of the 1500. The same
    interior, exterior and upgrade options are available. Base Model MSRP

    Fuel Economy - The 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Series offers an
    overall 14/20 MPG, but varies depending on the engine and workload. They
    also tout the 4.7 liter V8 can run on E85 Ethanol, but this can take
    your MPG down by 30%. 

    Safety - Dodge uses a number of advanced safety features including:

    • Anti-lock brakes
    • Electronic stabilizing features to reduce engine power with variance in steering
    • Trailer sway control
    • Hill start assist
    • Brake assist

    Industry Reviews - While most of the reviews of this series
    approve of the changes made from the 2010 series, some feel the price
    tags are a bit hefty, especially after potential features are added on.