"Everything a 1/2 ton should be"5.0 starson by sumboater24
Pros: Best looks inside and out of any truck on the road. Ingenious new storage designs and amenities. 400 Horsepower (say it out loud and you'll see what I mean). Feels like a sedan on the highway and an SUV on the corners.
Cons: Gas mileage... You're buying a truck, get over it. Also, Jealousy. Just know it's not you, its your epic truck.
Summary: I have a Laramie 4x4 loaded to the max (RamBoxes included). The only thing I don't have is an engine block heater. This truck is hands down the best on the road in the 1/2 ton class. If you're buying a 1/2 ton, you don't need 13,000 lbs towing capacity or an 8,000 lbs bed. Thats what 3/4 and full ton trucks are for. This truck combines what the average male wants/needs. Looks, styling, quality, ride comfort, power, and versatility.
The looks need nothing more to be said. The interior truly makes you feel like your riding in a truck thats worth the money you paid for it. Who wants hard plastic dash trim and matt simple push button AM/FM? Look at the interior, chrome and leather trim, full leather dash, touch screen DVD/CD/MP3/HDD/SAT/JFDS/FUFHE/IEUTR/MFDJKNF/ you get the idea. The 30 gig hard drive is used more than you'd imagine. The 120V outlet is ideal for well, plugging things in to... I use it all the time, situations just come up and when you think you're out of power... nope, plug it into the DASHBOARD! really? thanks dodge.
The RamBox is the best feature of this truck. It's used for groceries, home depot trips (if you own a house you know what I'm talking about), golf clubs, beach towels, and yes, loading it up with ice and 'beverages' like the pamphlets show becomes the center of any tailgate party.
Power... it's not a valve burning muscle car but it has enough muscle and torque (before tire spin) to blow away any truck and most domestics with ease. Hwy driving is a breeze with the best acceleration above 60mph for any truck and most cars as well.
Towing - my experience is with a 4,000lbs trailer/load and it's no exaggeration in saying I couldn't even feel it there. The rear back up cam makes parking easy and makes the gargantuan truck feel nimble in parking lots.
20" rims, a grill that rivals a peterbilt, aftermarket flowmaster sound stock, in floor coolers, one hand flip up rear seats for more storage (I fit an entire disasembled 8' pool table in the cab with the back seats flipped up, and a fully boxed from the store 50" tv with the seats down in the cab)... So i can safely answer the question: Yes, there is plenty of leg room in the back seats.
Talking cons, obviously dodge is known for poor fuel eco.. well crunch these numbers and think about how much emphasis fuel economy really plays in a decision when your weighing between loving your truck or being frugal. .. :
the difference between 15 and 17 in the city and 18 and 20 on the hwy = 13$ difference between 32 gallon tanks.... (2mpg more for 32 gal is 64 miles travelled farther per tank.. divided by the average economy (on the high side) of 20mpg = 3.2 gallons. At a rate of 4$ a gallon, thats 13$ more a tank.... FOR A 32 gallon tank (extended tank option that i advise getting)!!! standard is 26 gal.. So 10$ more a tank at the VERY MOST. In reality my truck gets 16 city and 19 hwy w/ ac on. If you want a hybrid truck, fine, you get 25% overall better economy.. I had an electric truck too once upon a time.. it was a power wheels.
I love the truck, and would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a 1/2 ton that isnt going to be hauling their 13,000 lbs 48' horse trailer around town. But to someone who wants a truck they can be happy climbing into everyday that will never limit them in what they are looking for it to do.