Under the hood, a 3.6-liter V6 petrol engine makes 305 horsepower and 269 ft-lbs of torque.

The V6 has an 8-speed automatic transmission

controlled by a rotary knob on the instrument panel rather than a traditional shifter.

The Ram 1500 model comes standard with he two-wheel drive (2WD)

but also has all-wheel drive (4WD) as an option.

Both have a two-speed transfer case with reduction

The difference is that 2WD is a traditional part-time system with manual mode selection

while 4WD offers an automatic 4WD mode that automatically switches between rear-wheel drive

his four-wheel drive depending on the situation.

Estimated fuel economy for the V6 model is 20 mpg (17 city/25 highway) combined, up to 21 mpg combined

(18 city/25 highway) in HFE trim. 4WD combined drops to 19 mpg (16 city/23 highway).

However, keep in mind that the EPA fuel economy estimates for

the Ram 1500 lineup vary greatly by powertrain.

A properly equipped Ram 1500 Gas V6 can tow up to 7,610 lbs, while a Diesel V6 is up to 9,210 lbs.