Certified Pre-Owned 2013 Ram1500 SLT 5.7 Truck

  • VIN: 1C6RR7GT4DS533492
  • Stock: 12262G

Ram 1500
  • Carfax One Owner
    150,443 miles
    Fuel Economy
    16.0/23.0 mpg City/Hwy
    Exterior Color
    Interior Color
    5.7L V8 F OHV 16V / 4 WHEEL DRIVE

    Included Packages & Options

    • Premium Cloth 40/20/40 Bench Seat$1,000
      • 115V Auxiliary Power Outlet
      • 40/20/40 Split Bench Seat
      • Folding Flat Load Floor Storage
      • Front Armrest w/Three Cupholders
      • Front Center Seat Cushion Storage
      • Power 10-Way Driver Seat
      • Power Lumbar Adjust
      • Rear 60/40 Split Folding Seat
      • Charge Only Remote USB Port
    • Engine: 5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT$850
      • 3.55 Rear Axle Ratio
      • Dual Rear Exhaust w/Bright Tips
      • Electric Shift On Demand Transfer Case
      • Electronically Controlled Throttle
      • Heavy Duty Engine Cooling
      • Heavy Duty Transmission Oil Cooler
      • Hemi Badge
    • Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic$500
      • Active Grille Shutters
    Included Options
    • Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover$500

    Highlighted Features

    • Remote keyless entry
    • Fully automatic headlights
    • Alloy wheels
    • Heated door mirrors
    • Trailer sway control

    Dealer Notes


    Heated Seating 
    Rear Parking Camera 
    2013 RAM 1500 SLT
    5.7L V8 F OHV 16V
    2013 RAM 1500

    The redesigned 2013 Ram 1500 is powerful, sexy and cool. Even though it’s not exactly a conventional family vehicle, it can work for your family and offer a lot of good times in the process.

    A wise man once told me that he loathed it when people criticized pickup trucks for all that they’re not, so I’m not going to do that. Since this is a family forum, I suppose I could go on about how the Ram 1500 is a gas guzzler compared to other family vehicles or how it’s unrefined compared to those dainty family crossovers. I could even tell you that it’s so high off the ground that your kids practically need an elevator to get in and out of it. But I’m not going to dwell on any of that. The fact is the Ram 1500 is not a crossover, and it hasn’t been designed with families in mind (tsk, tsk!).

    And to all of that I say: Who cares?!

    My test truck, a Ram 1500 Express Quad Cab 4×4, had a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8. It was kind of horrible on the fuel-efficiency front, but horribly fun as driving goes. I blew all kinds of crossovers off the road with this full-size pickup truck, and it felt good.

    The 2013 Ram 1500 has a starting price of $23,895, including a $995 destination charge. My test truck started at $31,935, but with the addition of the preferred package ($2,340), a 40/20/40-split front seat ($535), Uconnect multimedia system ($665) and trailer brake control ($230), the as-tested price was $36,215.


    If you’re a regular consumer of Cars.com family reviews, it’s likely that you have children and are familiar with the Disney classic movie “Beauty and the Beast.” And if you’re familiar with that tale, you’ll know exactly what I mean when I compare the 2013 Ram 1500 to the character Gaston. It’s a beefed-up specimen that embraces its girth and muscle with fervor.

    Thanks to its redesign, the Ram 1500 has new grille styles, a new engine and transmission, and a spruced-up interior.

    My test truck included neither running boards nor the new Ram Active Level air suspension feature, which switches between five height modes making entry and exit much easier along with improving off-roading and aerodynamics. Without these features, climbing in and out of this truck without help was next to impossible for my children. The doors are heavy, but this is a full-size truck, so there are some things you must accept.

    It almost goes without saying that at least a month’s worth of groceries along with some skis and bikes can fit in the truck bed with room to spare. Though absent from my test truck, the available RamBox system for the bed offers versatile, secure storage that can be conveniently locked with the key fob.

    The Ram 1500 has a three engine choices: a 305-horsepower, 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6; a 4.7-liter V-8 engine; and my test truck’s 395-hp, 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 engine. It was paired with a six-speed automatic transmission; an eight-speed automatic is available. The 4×4 model I tested with this beast of an engine gets an EPA-estimated 13/19 mpg city/highway and uses regular unleaded gasoline.


    Family Friendly (Not Really, Fair, Great, Excellent): Fair
    Fun-Factor (None, Some, Good Times, Groove-On): Groove-On


    The Ram’s cabin is low-key and quite useful. As part of the redesign, the interior’s materials have been upgraded, and it shows. Everything from the charcoal-colored cloth seats, which are optional, to the black knobs and controls look and feel good while remaining modest.

    My test truck’s center stack included a 5-inch touch-screen display and the Uconnect multimedia system that worked easily and look welcomingly underwhelming. A premium multimedia system is available and includes a larger screen and plenty of other bells and whistles that can turn the Ram’s cabin into something that rivals any luxury sedan.

    The truck is available with a regular cab that seats three; the Quad Cab, which I tested, seats six; or the crew cab that also seats six but includes extra legroom for rear passengers. Backseat legroom in the Quad Cab was livable for my children, but adults could have used a few extra inches. My test truck included a multipurpose 40/20/40-split front bench that gives the option of using the narrow middle section as a third seat or as a center console by folding down the seatback.

    There are a variety of cubbies and storage areas throughout the cabin that proved quite useful for my daily life. I was able to fit some small toys in the tiny cubby beneath the center stack air vents, a school project in the cubby above the glove compartment, my rather large SLR camera in the center console, and a whole host of things like shoes and snow clothes under the rear bench seat. There are three cupholders in the front center console and two more on the floor of the rear cab. I admire that Ram included cupholders in the rear, but on the floor they didn’t get much use. They were out of sight, out of mind.

    While the new eight-speed transmission is controlled with a novel circular knob, the 5.7-liter model that I tested still had a traditional gearshift. It’s so large that I knocked it with my hand every time I went to adjust the radio or climate controls. With that in mind, I would have welcomed the new rotary shift knob and hope that Ram considers adding it to all the transmissions, not just the eight-speed.


    Storage Compartments (Puny, Fair, Ample, Galore): Ample
    Cargo/Trunk Space (Puny, Fair, Ample, Galore): Galore


    The 2013 Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4×4 has received an overall safety rating of four stars of five from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It earned five stars in the side crash test, four stars in the frontal crash test and three stars in the rollover test. In crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the 2013 Ram 1500 gets the highest rating of Good in frontal moderate-overlap and rear-impact tests, but it gets the second-lowest Marginal rating in the roof-strength test.

    The Ram 1500 Express Quad Cab 4×4 has standard four-wheel drive, four-wheel-disc antilock brakes with brake assist, an electronic stability system with traction control and trailer sway control, and six airbags, including side curtains for both rows. A backup camera with rear parking sensors is optional.

    Child-safety seat installation is somewhat tricky in the Ram. The lower Latch anchors are easy to access, particularly with the cloth upholstery that my test truck featured. It’s the top tethers that are more of a challenge. Here’s the bottom line: You won’t find the traditional metal tether anchor. Instead there’s a fabric loop behind each second-row head restraint. To use them, you thread the top tether strap through the loop that’s behind the forward-facing convertible and then hook the top tether strap onto the tether loop that’s on the next seat. This is not an unusual setup in pickup trucks, but it could confuse families who are seeing it for the first time.

    Detailed Specifications

    • 1-touch down
    • 1-touch up
    • Air conditioning
    • Driver door bin
    • Front beverage holders
    • Illuminated entry
    • Overhead console
    • Passenger door bin
    • Passenger vanity mirror
    • Power windows
    • Rear beverage holders
    • Remote keyless entry
    • Speed control
    • Tilt steering wheel
    • Alloy wheels
    • Front anti-roll bar
    • Front wheel independent suspension
    • Power steering
    • Rear anti-roll bar
    • Radio data system
    • Front center armrest: w/storage
    • Rear seats Folding position: fold-up cushion
    • Drive type: four-wheel
    • Engine location: front
    • Fuel economy city: 16mpg
    • Fuel economy combined: 19mpg
    • Fuel economy highway: 23mpg
    • Manual-shift auto
    • Mode select transmission
    • Recommended fuel: Regular Unleaded
    • Sequential multi-point fuel injection
    • Variable valve control
    • Ground clearance (min): 218mm (8.6")
    • Bumpers: chrome
    • Heated door mirrors
    • Left rear passenger door: conventional
    • Power door mirrors
    • Rear cargo: tailgate
    • Rear step bumper
    • Right rear passenger: conventional
    • Trailer sway control
    • Exterior body width: 2,017mm (79.4")
    • Exterior height: 1,974mm (77.7")
    • Exterior length: 5,817mm (229.0")
    • Front headroom: 1,041mm (41.0")
    • Front hiproom: 1,605mm (63.2")
    • Front legroom: 1,041mm (41.0")
    • Front shoulder room: 1,676mm (66.0")
    • GVWR: 3,084kg (6,800lbs)
    • Passenger volume: 3,302L (116.6 cu.ft.)
    • Rear headroom: 1,008mm (39.7")
    • Rear hiproom: 1,598mm (62.9")
    • Rear legroom: 881mm (34.7")
    • Rear shoulder room: 1,669mm (65.7")
    • Wheelbase: 3,556mm (140.0")
    • Compass
    • Delay-off headlights
    • Display: analog
    • Front reading lights
    • Fully automatic headlights
    • Low tire pressure warning
    • Oil pressure gauge
    • Outside temperature display
    • Tachometer
    • Trip computer
    • Variably intermittent wipers
    • Voltmeter
    • 4 wheel disc brakes
    • ABS brakes
    • Brake assist
    • Dual front impact airbags
    • Dual front side impact airbags
    • Electronic stability
    • Ignition disable
    • Occupant sensing airbag
    • Overhead airbag
    • Panic alarm
    • Traction control

    KBB.com Consumer Reviews

    Kelley Blue Book - KBB.com
    Overall4.6Out of 5
    • Incredible reliability and comfort

      By ArmyDoc on Thursday, November 09, 2017

      My truck has 94K miles. I thought I would trade around 70K miles but could not justify trading until this beast began to fail. It hasnt. Its ride remains very comfortable. The cab is quiet. Has yet to disappoint me on any aspect. I justified new tires, spark plugs and brakes at 93K miles since she just seems to want a few more years with me. I could not be happier.
    • Ram Bighorn Don't Underestimate the V6

      By Rod on Monday, September 23, 2019

      I needed a truck that could multitask and provided the best value. Hauling the occasional load of lumber (with the gate down), concrete, bikes, furniture, Jeep parts etc. and also hauling a family of 4 (sometimes 5) comfortably around town and on longer trips. I also kept debating if I needed a V8 or if the V6 would do the job. I recently hauled home a project jeep from 4 hours away and most of my questions were put to rest. It pulled a trailer with a jeep and many extra part loaded in the bed and Jeep (about 6,500lbs) very well. Although mostly highway, I was able to haul at 65 mph, get onto and off ramps with enough throttle and break to blend with traffic. It averaged 16 mpg FULLY loaded. Not bad considering I get 24 mph highway and 16 city. I've put about 20K miles on the truck over the year and have been very happy with almost all aspects from performance to comfort. While I really like the sound and extra power a Hemi might have. The Pentastar has 300 hp and 260 pound feet it is close to spec for past Truck V8s. The 8 speed Torqueflite transmission it has enough mechanical advantage on demand to get the job done well. It also handles great with 250 pounds less over the front axle. The smooth ride rivals other full sized luxury SUVs. All around I've been happy with V6 choice. If you haul trailers over 6,000 lbs on a regular bases go ahead and get the V8 but if you are hauling a couple motorcycles, jet skis, a small boat or small camper (4k-6k lbs) several weekends a year then this is a great balanced powertrain to do the job. As far as value goes, I let someone else take the new car scent. With 24k on the odometer and almost 2 years old as a fleet vehicle, I got great deal. I hope the next 100k miles keep me happy.
    • I LOVE MY RAM!

      By TDMAC on Saturday, June 01, 2019

      I have owned over 75 vehicles, cars, trucks, crossovers, vans, SUV's, almost every brand, but ...NEVER a Dodge product. Granted, this 2018 RAM (purchased brand new in 2018) has only 25,000 on its first year birthday, so it's still relatively unproven to me, BUT, I LOVE THIS TRUCK! I get tons of compliments on the truck, the color and the overall look (I wash it 2-3 times weekly)...Big Horn, Crew Cab, 5.7 HEMI...I have been in the auto business for years, most recently selling Chevrolet which was a challenge for me. During Silverado customer test drives I felt like I was in a stagecoach compared to my RAM. Steering the Silverado compared to the RAM was amazingly different and the RAM Ride was like a limo! The Chevrolet was most difficult to steer, the RAM, easy, easy! Both well built trucks but the RAM...well, let's just say...I won't ever be buying a Chevrolet. I will return at 50,000 miles for another review update and thereafter continue my reviews.... I own a lifetime bumper-to-bumper warranty good up to 999,999 miles...I fully rust proofed it, interior, exterior protection, so I plan to drive this RAM into oblivion and back! Stay tuned and have confidence in considering a RAM!
    Some of the equipment on the vehicle may not apply.  Customer must check all equipment and option of the vehicle in person as the Dealer is not responsible for any items that are not in the vehicle.  Dealer reserve the right to change the price of the vehicle at any time without notice.

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