When the carmaker launched the 1500 lineup in 2009, the pickup was branded as Dodge but, in 2015, when it introduced the facelifted version, that brand was deleted, so it remained only RAM 1500. The carmaker was still recovering after the world financial crisis and its new owner, Fiat, tried to find new ways of increasing the American company sales. While 1500 was not the best-seller in its class, it was still an appreciated product on the market.
After dropping the Mega Cab version, the Crew Cab remained the biggest in its lineup. Unlike the rest of the 1500 range, the pickup provided full-size four doors with easy access for the rear passengers. Thus, RAM produced a vehicle for the entire family and a working car as well. The front fascia was similar to the rest of the RAM products, featuring the crosshair grille and the angular-shaped headlights.
Inside, the Crew Cab was a proper five-seat vehicle. It provided enough legroom for the rear passengers, while RAM spoiled the front occupants with large bucket seats and plenty of room around them. The carmaker placed a large, cooled storage compartment in the center console and three cup-holders in front of it. Its six-dials instrument panel featured an additional LCD for the onboard computer, while the infotainment system found its place on top of the center stack.
The biggest surprises were between the chassis and the bodywork. On the front, there was a new, 3.0-liter turbo-diesel engine. The 8-speed ZF transmission offered for the 5.7-liter Hemi engine was another significant improvement due to its smooth gear-change. In the back, RAM added a new option for air-suspension to the list.