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Ram 1500 Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2012)

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2012 Ram 1500 Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body Regular Cab 6.5ft bed Regular Cab 8ft bed Extended Cab 6.5ft bed Crew Cab 5.5ft bed
Wheelbase 120.0 in 140.0 in 140.0 in 140.0 in
Length 209.0 in 226.9 in 229.0 in 228.0 in
Width 79.4 in 79.4 in 79.4 in 79.4 in
Height 73.4 in 73.3 in 73.9 in 73.9 in
Curb Weight 4524 lb. 4674 lb. 4857 lb. 4923 lb.
Fuel Capacity 26.0 gal. 32.0 gal. 26.0 gal. 26.0 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 40.8 in 40.8 in 41.3 in 41.0 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 66.0 in 66.0 in 66.0 in 66.0 in
Hip Room, Row 1 63.6 in 63.6 in 63.2 in 63.6 in
Legroom, Row 1 41.0 in 41.0 in 41.0 in 41.0 in
Headroom, Row 2 0.0 in 0.0 in 39.7 in 39.9 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 0.0 in 0.0 in 65.7 in 65.7 in
Hip Room, Row 2 0.0 in 0.0 in 62.9 in 65.7 in
Legroom, Row 2 0.0 in 0.0 in 36.8 in 39.4 in
Total Legroom 41 in (over 1 rows) 41 in (over 1 rows) 77.8 in (over 2 rows) 80.4 in (over 2 rows)

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2012 Ram 1500

2012 Ram 1500 Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 215-horsepower 3.7L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
This truck inset made for comfort. The headrests intrude big time on this. If your going on long trips in this truck remove the headrests it actually more comfortable that way. see full Ram 1500 review
 

2012 Ram 1500 Regular Cab 6.5ft bed Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim ST SLT R/T Sport
Standard Engine 3.7L V6
OHC-2v
215 hp@5200
235 lb-ft@4000
4.7L V8
OHC-2v
310 hp@5650
330 lb-ft@3950
5.7L V8
OHV-2v
390 hp@5600
407 lb-ft@4000
5.7L V8
OHV-2v
390 hp@5600
407 lb-ft@4000
Optional Engine(s) 4.7L V8
OHC-2v
310 hp@5650
330 lb-ft@3950
5.7L V8
OHV-2v
390 hp@5600
407 lb-ft@4000
  
  5.7L V8
OHV-2v
390 hp@5600
407 lb-ft@4000
   
Standard Transmission4-speed automatic5-speed manually-shiftable automatic5-speed manually-shiftable automatic5-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Optional Transmission(s)5-speed manually-shiftable automatic   
Standard DrivetrainRWDRWDRWDAWD w/low range
Optional Drivetrain(s)4WD, part-time w/low range4WD, part-time w/low range  
Standard Tires265/70R17 tires265/70R17 tires285/45R22 tires275/60R20 tires
Optional Tires275/70R17 tires275/60R20 tires  
 275/60R20 tires275/70R17 tires  

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2012 Ram 1500 Regular Cab 8ft bed Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim ST SLT
Standard Engine 3.7L V6
OHC-2v
215 hp@5200
235 lb-ft@4000
4.7L V8
OHC-2v
310 hp@5650
330 lb-ft@3950
Optional Engine(s) 4.7L V8
OHC-2v
310 hp@5650
330 lb-ft@3950
5.7L V8
OHV-2v
390 hp@5600
407 lb-ft@4000
  5.7L V8
OHV-2v
390 hp@5600
407 lb-ft@4000
 
Standard Transmission4-speed automatic5-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Optional Transmission(s)5-speed manually-shiftable automatic 
Standard DrivetrainRWDRWD
Optional Drivetrain(s)4WD, part-time w/low range4WD, part-time w/low range
Standard Tires265/70R17 tires265/70R17 tires
Optional Tires275/70R17 tires275/60R20 tires
  275/70R17 tires

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2012 Ram 1500 Extended Cab 6.5ft bed Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim ST SLT Sport Laramie
Standard Engine 3.7L V6
OHC-2v
215 hp@5200
235 lb-ft@4000
4.7L V8
OHC-2v
310 hp@5650
330 lb-ft@3950
5.7L V8
OHV-2v
390 hp@5600
407 lb-ft@4000
5.7L V8
OHV-2v
390 hp@5600
407 lb-ft@4000
Optional Engine(s) 4.7L V8
OHC-2v
310 hp@5650
330 lb-ft@3950
5.7L V8
OHV-2v
390 hp@5600
407 lb-ft@4000
  
  5.7L V8
OHV-2v
390 hp@5600
407 lb-ft@4000
   
Standard Transmission4-speed automatic5-speed manually-shiftable automatic5-speed manually-shiftable automatic5-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Optional Transmission(s)5-speed manually-shiftable automatic   
Standard DrivetrainRWDRWDRWDRWD
Optional Drivetrain(s)4WD, part-time w/low rangeAWD w/low rangeAWD w/low rangeAWD w/low range
  4WD, part-time w/low range  
Standard Tires265/70R17 tires265/70R17 tires275/60R20 tires265/70R17 tires
Optional Tires275/60R20 tires275/60R20 tires 275/60R20 tires
  275/70R17 tires  

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2012 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 5.5ft bed Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim ST SLT Sport Laramie Laramie Longhorn
Standard Engine 4.7L V8
OHC-2v
310 hp@5650
330 lb-ft@3950
4.7L V8
OHC-2v
310 hp@5650
330 lb-ft@3950
5.7L V8
OHV-2v
390 hp@5600
407 lb-ft@4000
5.7L V8
OHV-2v
390 hp@5600
407 lb-ft@4000
5.7L V8
OHV-2v
390 hp@5600
407 lb-ft@4000
Optional Engine(s) 5.7L V8
OHV-2v
390 hp@5600
407 lb-ft@4000
5.7L V8
OHV-2v
390 hp@5600
407 lb-ft@4000
   
Standard Transmission5-speed manually-shiftable automatic5-speed manually-shiftable automatic5-speed manually-shiftable automatic5-speed manually-shiftable automatic5-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Standard DrivetrainRWDRWDRWDRWDRWD
Optional Drivetrain(s)4WD, part-time w/low rangeAWD w/low rangeAWD w/low rangeAWD w/low rangeAWD w/low range
  4WD, part-time w/low range   
Standard Tires265/70R17 tires265/70R17 tires275/60R20 tires265/70R17 tires275/60R20 tires
Optional Tires275/60R20 tires275/60R20 tires 275/60R20 tires 
  275/70R17 tires   

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2012 Ram 1500

2012 Ram 1500 Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed 390-horsepower 5.7L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
No need to put your foot down. This truck has so much power its like driving a rocket compared to my last truck. I really love this Hemi V8. So far I've had very good luck with this truck. I've put almost 20k miles on it. see full Ram 1500 review
2011 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed 390-horsepower 5.7L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Simply put, the 5.7L Hemi shines brightly in this package. Offering 20 more horsepower than 5.7L engines in the passenger cars, the truck ismuch lighter on its feet than the 300HP 4.7L version offered the same year. Acceleration is crisp when the truck is lightly loaded. It's not sports car fast, but it will run with virtually any average sedan without embarrassing itself. With a load in the bed or hitched to the back, the Hemi's grunt reallyshines. I have hauled trailers in excess of 8,000 pounds with my vehicle, which is properly equipped to handle up to 10,000 pounds. I frequently use the truck for scrap metal runs, as well as trailering medium sized enclosed trailers, and there is never a problem getting the job done, even if the job calls for hauling over unpaved surfaces or through 12" of snow. The truck barely knows that my 2500 pound boat and trailer package is attached until it is time to haul it back up a steep launch ramp at the end of the day, and even then it does well. see full Ram 1500 review
2012 Ram 1500 Powertrain: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 215-horsepower 3.7L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
I know it's a V6 but their should still be some better standard in a truck of this class. With only 215 hp going up hills with a load was like pulling teeth. The steering was more car like than truck. I hated that. The v6 felt cheap and was gas crazy. Filled it up at least twice a week from empty. see full Ram 1500 review
2012 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed 390-horsepower 5.7L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
The motor is awesome but the transmission shifts kind of hard. see full Ram 1500 review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Tires of the 2012 Ram 1500

2012 Ram 1500 Tires: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed 390-horsepower 5.7L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
I don't like the nitrous fill not good for rock roads. see full Ram 1500 review
 
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