RAM 1500 Warlock 4WD Ute Radio Review

RAM 1500 Warlock exterior front grill

RAM 1500 Warlock is a big thumping V8 powered 4WD Pickup and is as far as possible from the PC brigade’s electric cars and I love it.

RAM 1500 Warlock, launched in July last year is aimed squarely at the 4WD enthusiasts.

Powered by the legendary 5.7L V8 Hemi petrol engine that pumps out 291kW of power and 556Nm of torque. It’s got an 820kg payload, will tow 4.5T and seat 5 in total comfort.

Based on the new Crew Cab, added features include unique exterior styling, RamBox®Cargo Management System, leather-trimmed upholstery, and a 1 inch factory fit suspension lift.

Head turning style comes from the Rebel-look front grille with unique sports hood, black powder-coated front and rear bumpers and fender flares, 20-inch semi-gloss black alloys, black-smoked headlamps, accent badging and unique Warlock decals. We drove the Flame Red version and it looked great.

Inside, leather-trimmed upholstery, dual-zone climate control, satellite navigation, Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM connectivity via the UCONNECT® 8.4-inch Touchscreen.

Priced from $104,450 plus the usual costs its good value and there are now more than 55 RAM Trucks dealers in Australia.

Im Rob Fraser

What’s good:-

  • V8 Hemi Engine
  • Ride and quietness
  • Towing capacity

What’s not so good:-

  • Pricey
  • Ridiculous foot brake as park brake
  • Lacking a few features for the price

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Model:   RAM 1500 Warlock Crew Cab Ute 4WD 

  • Model Price       $104,450 MLP*
  • Engine                 5.7L V8 Hemi Petrol
  • Drivetrain           8 Sp TorqueFlite AT 4WD
  • Power                 291kW @ 5,600rpm
  • Torque                556Nm @ 3,950rpm
  • Safety                  TBC
  • CO2                     230g/km
  • Economy ADR   12.2 L/100 km
  • Servicing             TBA Price 12mths/12,000km
  • Tow Rating         3,500 kg
  • Tow Ball Rating 350 kg
  • Warranty           3 Yrs. / 100,000 km with Roadside Assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

 Overall Rating: 87/100

  • Behind the Wheel           8
  • Comfort                            9
  • Equipment                       8
  • Performance                    9
  • Ride & Handling              9
  • Practicality                        9
  • Fit for Purpose                10
  • Towing Ability                  10
  • Off Road Ability               7
  • Value for Money             8

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About Rob Fraser 1904 Articles
Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.