Thanks to a lady who ran a light and hit my 2012 F150, i had about 4 weeks experience with a rental courtesy of the other party's useless (for other reasons) insurance company. I was glad to be getting a truck as replacement (had to fight the insurance company for that), but imagine my surprise when the Enterprise guy pulled up in a 2014 Ram Lone Star with a Hemi and the 8 spd automatic! Woo Hoo!
Overall, i loved the Ram, maybe even more than my F150. Since the Ram is shorter than the Ford, it was more manueverable in parking lots. The engine switching from 8 to 4 cylinder mode was almost imperceptable and the 8 speed general shifted logically. I generally averaged 20 MPG in mixed driving compared to 18.5 with my 5.0 F150. On the highway at 70-75 MPH, it would not be in the 4 cylinder mode and economy dropped to 19, which is comparable to my Ford at those speeds. When driving a straight 50-55 MPH, the Ram would get in excess of 25-26 MPG according to the on board lie-o-meter which i found amazing for a 5.7 V8. Powerwise, it was faster than my F150. My Ford has a 3.31 rear end and i suspect the Ram had something more aggressive because I've driven a Ford 5.0 with 3.73 gears and it was closer to the Ram in performance.
Intererior wise, the seats were comfy and roomy. The shift knob on the dash took some getting used too and definitely isn't my preference as I would prefer a traditional column shift. The radio also did not have a CD player, which i a taste of things to come. It did have USB plugs and a line in but I didn't use them.
If i were to buy today, i certainly would consider the Ram. My biggest concern in buying one would be the unproven durability of the 8 spd. Let me know if you have questions.