"Most pickups spend the vast majority of their lives on pavement, so we drove the de-chromed Sport-appearance-package-equipped Big Horn through the various cityscapes near Phoenix: freeways, suburban backroads, arterials. This is a quiet truck, due in part to acoustic glass and a few noise cancellation tricks, like active noise cancellation through the speakers, particularly in cylinder deactivation mode. Likewise there are chassis-mounted active tuned-mass modules -- shakers, essentially -- that detect and cancel out unwanted vibrations. That sounds like a lot of engineering to make the truck quieter, but it works well, and without the heft of heavy sound insulation.
"The ride is superb, carlike, in fact. A longer wheelbase, up four inches on Crew Cab models in both bed lengths but unchanged in Quad Cab models, doesn't hurt any in that regard. Ram credits the revised, lightweighted front control arms, a relocated front anti-roll bar, and new progressive rear coils for the improvements. But more than any of these, the internal-bypass shocks (which Ram calls Frequency Response Damping) provide two damping modes: a firm one for normal driving, and a softer bypass valve to soak up harder, faster inputs. The overall effect is a broad, forgiving damping curve, and a truck that rides plushly without falling over in a corner. Certain combinations of road imperfections will shake out evidence of the stick axle out back. Air suspension is again offered, but we didn't drive any trucks so equipped."
-- Alex Kierstein, Autoblog