2013 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Edition: Gorgeous or Gaudy?

Laramie-longhorn
There are many faces of the 2013 Ram 1500 pickup β€” plenty of powertrain options, grille designs, exterior colors, trim levels, cab choices and bed lengths. None of them stand out more than the Laramie Longhorn edition.

The 1500 was redesigned for 2013, with new powertrains, revised styling and a big jump in interior quality. The top-line Laramie Longhorn model is joined by the base ST (fleet only), Tradesman, Express, SLT, Big Horn, Lone Star, Outdoorsman, Sport, R/T and Laramie. The Longhorn could also be called the cowboy edition. What sets it apart from the lineup β€” aside from its starting price of $45,580, including a $995 destination fee β€” are loads of Western-inspired details.

Customers can choose between Cattle Tan or Canyon Brown perforated front and rear leather seats, which are embellished with a tramp-stamp-esque scroll on the back and bottom cushions. They're finished with contrast-color piping and thick saddle-like stitching. The seatbacks again evoke a saddle, with leather-flap map pockets complete with buckles. Rich burled walnut wood trims the interior, a stark contrast to the kitschy plastic barbed-wire pattern molded into the front and rear floor. There's also plenty of Longhorn badges embossed throughout the cabin, both in the leather and metal belt-buckle-style ones in the floor.

Is it over the top or the picture of luxury? Check out the gallery below and decide for yourself. Cars.com photos by Robby DeGraff.

2014 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn

2014 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn

2014 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn

2014 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn

2014 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn

2014 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn

2014 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn

2014 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn

2014 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn

2014 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn

2014 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn

2014 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn

2014 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn

2014 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn

2014 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn

2014 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn

2014 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn

2014 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn

2014 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn

2014 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn

2014 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn

2014 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn

2014 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn

2014 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn

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Comments 

Just look at those interiors. Absolutely stunning stuff.

Jay

Loose the side badges on the front doors. The pouch covers on the back of the front seats is a nice touch. Gives the F-150 King Ranch a run for the money...

eagle2x

Where's the embossed leather covered gun rack and floor mounted boot scaper?

Shorebreak

Texans, who have the P/U truck disease love this sort of bling.

Dan

Forget gaudy. It's just plain ugly!

Steve

It reminds me of the Orange County Choppers theme bike builds. Gaudy, tacky, and ready for 24" cow manure brown 5 spoke aftermarket rims on this bad boy! Is there the optional HUGE chrome plated plastic Brahma Bull horns for the hood too?

cjm

The interior looks great, but there's something about that two tone color scheme mated with those running boards and wheels that make it look overweight and clumsy.

Dm

This seems to fit right in with what ever fake country boy wants. I find the stitching to be excessive and gaudy, but I know plenty of guys from school that would blow their load for it.

Also, it's still a Chrysler. I wouldn't be caught dead in one.

Jess Amule

I think it is designed with horse people in mind. No serious horse person would have anything less than a 2500 though and the design is similar to the interior of a lot of higher end sleeper horse trailers. Its a show truck to pull a show trailer full of show horses to a show. Something the owner drives. A real cowboy or ranch hand truck is going to have some cheap seat covers you can take off when you are on a date and rubber floor covers you can hose the muck off of.

james

i own one, 2013, its all of what they said { truck of the year} i believe that those who can't buy one talk trash about it.get a life haters!

Gary

I just bought one Solid White not two tone and the seats are not embossed. The truck is awesome. and the creature comforts are great. I live in the country and Dodge is the way to go. Best looking trucks around

Star

I have a 2013 Longhorn and I Love it! the colors are great and its the biggest baddest truck around and thee most expensive! People have thier own tastes, if this is too country for you, its apparently not your fit. But for us country people whats not to love?!

Dane

I love my new 2013 RAM Longhorn but, I hate it when advertizes either lie or not tell the whole truth or complete information about the fuel mileage of a vehicle. As in the above video, the driver leads viewers to believable that the truck he is driving with a 5.7 Hemi will get up to 23 mpg while towing a heavy load. This truck will not get anywhere near 23 mpg even if it’s empty and not towing anything. There should be a penalty for miss-leading the public.

Raiford Rustin

2014 Ram 2500 got it right...
Rides great, top,quality build with the Cummins...Chevy doesn't hold a candle to,the Dodge and Ford, well if you have a 6.0 or 6.4 may the Force be with you..Fords Engines are cobbled together after thoughts..
The Longhorn is the More comfortable than our Lexus,,,,
Plus gets over 20 mpg...

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