We drive the RAM 1500 Laramie Sport 4WD Ute

RAM 1500 Laramie Sport – Its no secret that I like the bigger American style Pick-up trucks, so when the opportunity came to drive the latest RAM 1500 Laramie Sport, I grabbed it.

RAM 1500 Laramie Sport 4WD front 5 The Laramie Sport adds layers of features such as colour coded bumpers, grill, and mirrors, and 20-inch alloy wheels. It also comes standard with the clever RamBox style tub with side lockable partitions.

Inside its particularly comfortable with room for five adults in comfort. The Sport comes with a 12-inch digital drivers instrument cluster, surround cameras, additional safety features and adaptive cruise control.

All RAM 1500 pickup trucks are powered by the 5.7-litre V8 HEMI® engine, delivering 291kW and 556Nm through a silky-smooth 8-speed gearbox. This now comes with eTorque technology creating a mild hybrid system for better fuel economy. It wasn’t too bad. We got it down to around 10L/100 on the motorway and around 13l/100k in the urban areas.

RAM 1500 Laramie Sport 4WD transmission

The RAM also comes with a dual range 4WD system and up to 4.5T towing capacity.

As an outback touring or towing vehicle there is a lot of plus points for this truck. Its also well priced against some more traditional 4WD at $136,950 plus the usual costs.

The RAM 1500 Laramie Sport is a different choice for buyers rather than a LandCruiser, Defender or Patrol

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RAM 1500 Laramie Sport 4WD front 6

Readers can find out more details about the RAM 1500 Laramie Sport HERE

You can find a full review of the RAM 1500 Laramie Sport Review HERE 


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More Ram 1500 Laramie Sport thoughts

RAM 1500 Laramie Sport Interior Full Cabin Dash

What is good?

  • Powerful V8 Hemi engine
  • 4WD touring and towing ability
  • Interior space and comfort

What is not so good?

  • Parking in suburban and shopping car parks
  • Smaller tub capacity with RAM boxes
  • Sheer size limits true 4WD off-road capability

RAM 1500 Laramie Sport Front bonnet grill 6

Also look at

Buyers of the mid sized Pick-Up trucks now have more choices. They could look at the factory backed models like the  Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Toyota Tundra, Ford F150 

There are a few after market conversion models from Harrison F Trucks, and Performax. 

Alternatively buyers could look at the Nissan Patrol Warrior, Toyota LandCruiser GR Sport or the Land Rover Defender.

RAM 1500 Laramie Sport eTorque HEMI V8 engine

Final thoughts Ram 1500 Laramie Sport

There must be a reason to buy the RAM 1500 Laramie Sport.

You want to tow something big. Or you want a practical 4WD for a large family.

Or, like me you simply love this style of pick-up truck and want one.

When you consider what you will pay for a large 4WD like a Toyota LandCruiser GR Sport, or Land Rover Defender, then the purchase price becomes good value by comparison.

Even large premium SUVs start to pale in comparison.

The RAM 1500 Laramie Sport has everything they have plus more for similar price.

RAM 1500 Laramie Sport 4WD RAMBOX and tub divider 2

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