2011 RAM 1500 Regular Cab

MSRP $20,810

Ranked #7 in Pickup-truck

7.4

Overall Rating

2011 RAM 1500 Regular Cab Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 4, 2021

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The 2011 RAM 1500 Regular Cab has a decent interior, comfortable seats, smooth ride quality, and powerful engine options that make quite an impressive selling point. There are two-bed lengths and three trims available for the RAM 1500 Regular Cab. A 3.7-liter V6 engine powers the base trim, while a 4.7-liter V8 powers the higher trims. 

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Pros

High-quality ride

Lots of storage

The Interior area is excellent

V8 engine that is quite powerful

Cons

The basic engine is underpowered

The safety rating is low

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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$20810

bodystyle

2dr Regular Cab

passenger capacity

3

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

226 cu.in.

horsepower

215 hp @ 5200 rpm

torque

235 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

transmission

4 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

chassis

suspension front

short and long arm front suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

120 in.

length

209 in.

width

79.4 in.

height

74.6 in.

curb weight

4548 lbs.

ground clearance

9.7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

63 cu ft.

towing capacity

3750 lbs.

payload capacity

1440 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

9.3 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16.7 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

14/17/20 mpg

highway range

520 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36,000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 100,000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 100,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./100,000 mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

ST$20,810 onwards

ST 4.7$25,265 onwards

Colors and Styles

2011 RAM 1500 Regular Cab in Black Clear Coat color
Black Clear Coat

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Ratings

Pricing and Feature

8.0

Features

9.0

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

6.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

7.0

7.4

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.4

Overall Rating


With a starting price of $20,810, the RAM 1500 competes against the Ford F-150 Regular Cab, GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab, and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab. The 2011 RAM 1500 meets all the basic requirements of an average user and has more to offer. The optional powerful V8 engines enhance the overall driving experience however the base engine leaves much to be desired.


9.0/10
Features

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

6.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety


2011 RAM 1500 Regular Cab Features

9.0/10

Four trim options are available for the 2011 RAM 1500 Regular Cab. ST, SLT, Sport, and Laramie are the four models. The basic ST costs $20,810, while the top-end Laramie trim costs $37,255. The SLT and Sport trims are priced at $25,430 and $34,035, respectively, for the intermediate trims.

Trim

ST

SLT

Sport

Laramie

MSRP

$20810

$25430

$34035

$37890

Key Features

A/C

All ST features

All SLT features

All features of Sport

 

CD Player

17-inch alloy wheels

Powerful v8 Engine

Dual-tone paint

 

6-speaker stereo

Cloth upholstery

Fog lamps

Leather Upholstery

 

Vinyl Upholstery

Satellite radio

10-way power-adjustable seats

Power folding wing mirrors

 

Steel wheels

Carpet floor

Touchscreen display

 
   

Cruise Control

20 in chrome wheels

 
   

Exterior chrome trim

   

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The Sport trim level is the one we suggest. It sports a big and powerful Hemi V8 engine that provides an extraordinary performance along with all of the standard amenities found in lower-end models. The necessity for Sport trim arises from the basic engine's lackluster performance.

2011 RAM 1500 Regular Cab Engine and Performance

7.0/10

A 3.7-liter V6 engine produces 215 horsepower and 235 lb-ft of torque in the 2011 RAM 1500. The power generated by this gasoline engine is sent to the truck's rear-wheel-drive via a 4-speed automatic transmission. The standard V6 is considered to be underwhelming. Things alter dramatically when the Hemi V8 engine is installed, and the RAM 1500 can tow up to 10,400 pounds.

With the HEMI under the hood, the Ram performs best, getting 13/19 mpg while never lacking in power or torque, but it's not cheap. Six-speed automatic transmissions aren't available in the Ram, unlike the competition; the five-speed combined with the HEMI is the best option. Cylinder deactivation is standard on all Ram models to increase fuel economy while traveling at highway speeds.

Model

RAM 1500 ST

GMC Sierra 1500

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Ford F-150 XL

MSRP

$20810

$21235

$21100

$22800

Engine

3.7L V6

4.3L V6

4.3L V6

3.7L V6

Drivetrain

Rear-Wheel drive

Rear- Wheel drive

Rear- Wheel drive

Rear- Wheel drive

Transmission

4 speed automatic

4 speed automatic

4 speed automatic

6 speed automatic

Power

215 hp @ 5200 rpm

195 hp @ 4600 rpm

195 hp @ 4600 rpm

302 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque

235 ft-lbs @ 4000 rpm

260 ft-lbs @ 4000 rpm

235 ft-lbs @ 4000 rpm

235 ft-lbs @ 4000 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

6.2

7.6

7.5

6.6

Quarter Mile (mph)

14.2

15.6

15.6

13.2

Top Speed (mph)

166

152

152

162

In terms of power output, the Ford F-150 is at the top of the list. It has a 3.7-liter engine that produces 302 horsepower, which even larger displacement engines like the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado couldn't match. The RAM 1500 comes in second, followed by the GMC and the Chevrolet, which comes in last with a 195-horsepower output.

2011 RAM 1500 Regular Cab Fuel Economy

8.0/10

The EPA scores the 2011 Ram 1500 in two-wheel drive at 14 mpg city and 20 mpg highway for both the V-6 and HEMI engines, a strange result that reflects the smaller engine's older design and the HEMI's cylinder deactivation. Because of its flex-fuel flexibility, the 4.7-liter engine gets 14/19 mpg. Four-wheel drive, which is exclusively available on V-8 vehicles, reduces city and highway mileage by 1-2 mpg, resulting in a 13/18 mpg rating with either engine.

Model

RAM 1500 ST

GMC Sierra 1500

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Ford F-150 XL

MPG (City)

14

15

15

17

MPG (Highway)

20

20

20

23

MPG (Combined)

16

17

17

19

Fuel capacity

26

26

26

26

Range (City/highway)

364/520

390/520

400/510

442/598

The Ford F-150 is without a doubt the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the segment in terms of efficiency. It is followed by the RAM, which comes in second, and the GM twins, which come in third with a combined mileage of 17 mpg. While all pickup trucks in this sector have a fuel tank capacity of 26 gallons, the Ford F-150 has the longest range in the segment due to its higher mileage ratings. Power yield is a sound 310 hp and 330 lb-ft of force, while efficiency with 2WD is 14/19/15 mpg (4WD drops it by 1 mpg).

2011 RAM 1500 Regular Cab Interior

6.0/10

The Ram 1500's inside is hopefully acceptable in the pickup section. The top-trim Laramie, with its leather upholstery and wood-grain trim, makes for an extremely luxurious pickup, yet even the lower trim levels have an appealing plan, instinctively positioned controls, and well-finished materials. The front seats, while rather delicate, find some kind of harmony among help and solace. The group taxi's back seat is entirely open to, offering heaps of legroom and a pleasant recline angle.

Model

RAM 1500 ST

GMC Sierra 1500

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Ford F-150 XL

Seating capacity

3

3

3

3

Front row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.3/66.0/41.0

41.5/65.2/41.3

41.5/65.2/41.3

41.0/66.6/41.4

Rear row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

The optional RamBox feature, which installs a pair of lockable compartments over the back fenders into the truck bed, is unique to this pickup. It's a nice feature, however, we've discovered that the sections aren't as durable as one might hope. The Ram provides plenty of standard and optional storage spaces. Major Interior features in the 2011 RAM 1500 Regular Cab include:

  • Vehicle anti-theft system
  • Vinyl Seats 
  • Air conditioning
  • Power steering
  • Adjustable steering wheel 

How intuitive is the 2011 RAM 1500’s infotainment unit?

2011 RAM 1500 comes with a 10-speaker audio system for amusement and music. There's even a wireless Internet and TV option with Chrysler's Uconnect system, which starts with an AM radio and roll-up windows on the base Ram and progresses to a USB and Bluetooth-enabled, hard-drive-based music system and voice-activated navigation system on higher-end versions. A DVD player for both front and rear-seat passengers is also available, as are steering-wheel-mounted radio control, satellite radio. Noteworthy features in the 2011 RAM 1500 Regular Cab are:

  • 10-speaker sound system 
  • AM/FM Stereo 
  • Navigation System
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Satellite Radio(optional)
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • MP3 Player

2011 RAM 1500 Regular Cab Exterior

7.0/10

The proportions of the Ram, from the hood to the cab to the glass to metal body ratio, emphasize the two-tone treatment available on select variants. Despite the fairly basic tailgate, the dual exhaust pipes give the back a powerful appealing look. The 2011 Ram 1500 looks a lot like the previous year's model because of several similarities. Strong fenders, a towering chrome crosshair grille, smooth sides, and big wheels are all part of the formula for the best-looking full-size truck on the market. The Ram 1500's appearance can now be customized with a variety of different colors.

Model

RAM 1500 ST

GMC Sierra 1500

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Ford F-150 XL

Curb Weight (lbs)

4519

4443

4463

4685

Length (in.)

209.0

205.6

205.6

213.2

Width (in.)

79.4

80.0

79.9

79.2

Height (in.)

73.4

73.6

73.6

74.8

Ground clearance(in.)

9.0

7.7

7.7

8.2

Wheelbase (in.)

120.5

119

119.0

125.9

The statistics in the above table clearly make it obvious that the RAM 1500 and Ford F-150 is the heaviest truck in the segment in terms of curb weight. The Ford F150 has the maximum wheelbase in this segment. The Ford F150 is the tallest vehicle in the segment followed by the 2011 RAM 1500. The RAM 1500 has a higher ground clearance. The Ford F150 is the longest vehicle in the segment followed by the 2011 RAM 1500.Major exterior features in the 2011 RAM 1500 Regular Cab are:

  • 17-inch Steel Wheels
  • Running boards(optional)
  • Heated wing Mirrors(optional)
  • Bedliner(optional)
  • Chrome Clad Steel Wheels(optional)

2011 RAM 1500 Regular Cab Safety

7.0/10

Four-wheel antilock disc brakes, stability control, hill-start assist, trailer-sway control, front-seat side airbags, and full-length side curtain airbags are all standard on the 2011 Ram 1500. The Ram achieved a three-star (out of five) overall rating in the government's new, more rigorous 2011 crash testing procedure. Overall frontal crash protection received two stars, whereas overall side crash protection received five stars. Some of the safety features in the 2011 RAM 1500 Regular Cab are:

  • Driver Airbag 
  • Brake Assist
  • Traction Control
  • ABS
  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control

2011 RAM 1500 Regular Cab Final Verdict

Though the V6 engine is a little underperforming in the RAM 1500, the V8 engine option provides a comfortable ride and a lot of hauling power. The RAM 1500 is a tough truck with a manly appearance. The inside is rather opulent, and the seats are extremely comfy, with plenty of headroom and legroom. Overall, this is one of the toughest contenders in the segment.

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