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The third-generation Dodge Ram 1500 debuted for 2002. This represented a major update including an all new frame, suspension, power trains, interiors, and sheet metal. It included a larger grille, and special models kept interest up as most competitors had adopted the Ram's separate-fender look. The four wheel drive light trucks (1500 series) lost their live axles in favor of an independent front suspension, but the 2500 and 3500 series retained the live axles for maximum longevity and durability. This body style draws heavily from the previous generation.|
The 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 is an updated version of the previous generation. One notable addition is the Mega Cab, featuring a 6-foot (2 m) cargo box and 20 inches (510 mm) of extra cab space, allowing seating for six with rear recliners. Also, a full screen mapping in-dash navigation system is now an option. The headlamps have been redesigned for better performance.
Another change for the 2006 model year was the replacement of the first version 5.7 L Hemi V8 in half-ton models with the newer Multi-Displacement System Hemi V8 engine that is available in Chrysler and Dodge sedans. This engine features the same performance but has a cylinder-deactivating feature enabled under light loads to increase fuel economy by 3 MPG city and 4 MPG hwy. This new Hemi still delivers 345 horsepower (257 kW) and 375 foot-pounds force (508 N•m).
Dodge Ram 1500 Features
The 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 is the rich harvest of a four-year deep-dive into what a truck should be, and what a truck has never been. Every line, curve and plane is the result of an exhaustive campaign to rethink and out-class every truck out there. Ram design features:
Slide into the high bolstered, broad shouldered driver's seat and shut the triple-sealed door. Now take a moment to let it all sink in.
Some call it pushing the envelope of truck interiors. We call it giving you exactly what you want.
These aren't just seats. They're the real world result of listening to your needs, studying what makes you tick. It's high-end quality and ergonomic engineering at every turn. You can feel it, see it and sense it.
Ram's seats put you in command.
All that wind tunnel analysis helped carve best-in-class aerodynamics. Ram's mirrors alone represent an entire chapter of exhaustive aerodynamic research and testing. The bold hood bulge ends in a cowling at the windshield, covering the wipers and protecting them from drag.
Windshield side moldings channel rainwater onto the roof instead of side windows where it can interfere with visibility. The shape of the leading edge of the windshield frame was fine-tuned to minimize wind noise. We even tuned the tailgate for improved aerodynamics. Joints were made sound, seals tight, and airflow resourceful — all contributing to one of the most efficient noise, vibration and harshness control systems ever built.
Even coated with mud, these rims turn heads. And the freshly designed 20-inchers will stop traffic. Chrome-clad or steel, 20- or 17-inch, you'll roll with Dodge Ram 1500 quality, reliability and style.
Boxes & Cabs
The Dodge Ram Crew 1500 boasts four full-size doors, cavernous passenger room for six adults and innovative ergonomic features that put it in a class by itself. The exclusive RamBox® shatters convention with huge lockable waterproof storage on both box rails.
Ram regular cab and Quad Cab® are better than ever. Whatever your box and cab needs are, Ram satisfies.
The industry-exclusive waterproof, drainable, RamBox® Cargo Management System. Load the cargo box with sheet rock and RamBox remains accessible. Have a road party: both sides fit up to 240 soda cans with ice. Or valuable equipment. Or whatever. No other truck even comes close. RamBox fits:
The RamBox Cargo Management System comes with built-in cargo rails, sliding tie-down cleats and top rail covers. There are hundreds of uses for the multi-position box divider that doubles as a box extender.
We started from scratch with the idea that seats are for people, not flashlights and toolboxes. Every space was scrutinized, every form rethought. Your needs were studied and their solutions engineered. Enjoy the results:
It's all at your fingertips, and it's only in Ram.
The mpg friendly 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 has plenty of new features that push it to the front of the pack and deliver better freeway merging acceleration than Ford or Chevy. It also sports the best combination of horsepower and fuel economy in its class.
Available 4.7-liter SOHC V8 two-valve engine is proven powerful and durable.
The 3.7-liter V6 engine produces competitive V8 power and torque.
Towing & Payload
The 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 is bred for strength and intelligence to keep your payload on the right road. Towing and cargo hauling are first nature with the help of sophisticated and tested Dodge Ram 1500 technology:
Whatever your towing and payload challenge, Ram is built to conquer it.
Handling & Suspension
It's no surprise that the Dodge Ram 1500 has a smoother ride than Chevy, Ford or Toyota. We replaced the leaf springs with class-exclusive multi-link coil suspension for increased ride quality, comfort and better handling without sacrificing payload capacity. What you don't get is rear-end "hop" when driving on the highway.
Simply put, Ram is a flat-out better ride from front to back.
This is one serious piece of metal. The Dodge Ram's hydroformed frame is fully boxed and made of advanced high-strength steel for improved structural performance and torsional rigidity, as well as reduced noise, vibration and harshness. Hydroformed construction reduces the amount of welding, which tends to cause distortion. Also, the serviceable front frame rail tips with patented crush initiators are designed to absorb frontal impacts.
Life isn't always a smooth road. But the Dodge Ram 1500's legendary off-road capability makes it a nonissue. Selecting 4x4 is as easy as pushing a button. The 4-HI setting locks both drive shafts for extra grip and pulling power to give you confident handling on slippery, wet and graveled terrain. For the meanest grounds out there, the 4-LO position delivers a 2.72:1 gear reduction ratio for stump ripping, mountain climbing grip and power. The multi-link coil suspension provides outstanding rear suspension articulation so you can go off-roading where you want, when you want, without worrying about getting hung up or bottoming out.
Quality & Durability
We left nothing to chance when it came to building the Dodge Ram 1500. We studied every step, process and material and optimized it with rigorous quality standards to deliver the finest truck ever built. A look at the books shows 40,000 intense hours of vehicle system testing. That's a lot of testing. In fact, if you log all the miles traveled throughout the quality process, the total comes to nine million customer-equivalent miles of durability testing. Little wonder every single person involved with its manufacture shares enormous personal and professional pride.
We’re confident in our vehicles and we’re backing them with a new 5-year / 100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty. The powertrain limited warranty covers the cost of all parts and labor needed to repair a covered powertrain component – engine, transmission and drive system – on most new Dodge, Jeep® and Chrysler vehicles. Coverage now also includes free towing to the nearest Dodge, Jeep® or Chrysler dealer, if necessary. The warranty is transferable too, so if you sell your vehicle during the warranty period, the new owner will still be covered.
Plus, our 3-year / 36,000-mile Basic Limited Warranty provides bumper-to-bumper coverage for your vehicle, from the body to the electrical system.
Who's kidding who? Winning is everything. And the Dodge Ram 1500 is scooping up awards and accolades from all over. In fact, the Dodge Ram 1500 is the most awarded Ram Truck ever. We look forward to winning the single most important endorsement – yours.
Motor Week 2010 Driver’s Choice Award
For the second year in a row, the Dodge Ram has been awarded the Motor Week 2010 Driver’s Choice Award for Best Pickup Truck. This prestigious title goes to any vehicle that meets the (very important) demands of the American car-buying public. You know, the good stuff like value, reliability and innovation.
Strategic Vision's 2009 Total Quality Award™
The 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 emerged as the clear winner of Strategic Vision's 2009 Total Quality Index survey. "The Dodge Ram set new standards in how well pleased owners are with interior styling, quality and workmanship," wrote Strategic Vision.
International Truck of the Year
The world saw. The world voted. And the Ram is the winner. The Ram continues to impress, winning the 2009 International Truck of the Year. Made up of 16 internationally-renowned automotive journalists, the 2009 International
NEMPA Best-In-Class Pickup
Every year, the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA) gets together to test drive vehicles to see how well they meet the challenges of New England's lengthy winter driving season. And with its new coil-spring rear suspension helping to tame the ride, its space-enhancing storage bins and its powerful, yet, fuel-efficient HEMI® V8.
Car and Driver Editors Choice
Car and Driver "conducted rigorous instrumented testing and editorial evaluation of hundreds of 2009 model-year vehicles, including all the Editors Choice picks and their competitors. Winners are chosen based on three criteria: practicality, value, and driver satisfaction, and they highlight
A Consumers Digest Best Buy
The award says it all: 2009 Ram 1500 is a Best Buy. No surprise. It's the most exciting truck out there. Here's a snippet of what Consumers Digest has to say about Ram. "There's five trim levels, three cab configurations and three cargo-box sizes in rear- and four-wheel-drive models.
The New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) put Ram Crew 1500 through the paces in a series of controlled crash and rollover tests. With engineered front crumple zones, side-impact door beams, standard advanced multistage front airbags and supplemental side-curtain airbags, it's no wonder Ram Crew 1500 earned the Five-Star Crash Test Rating.
2009 Work Truck of the Year - Cars.com
"Cars.com's Lifestyle Awards focus on selecting the best vehicles for different consumer lifestyles," said Patrick Olsen, editor-in-chief at Cars.com.
Truckin' Magazine's Truck of the Year
The capability and style of the Ram 1500 have earned it the title of Truckin' Magazine's Truck of the Year. When it comes to handling, "the Ram is in a league of its own," they wrote. "The interior, powertrain, and, most significantly, the suspension upgrades on the '09 Dodge Ram put it at the top of this years strong list of competitors. Congratulations to Dodge, as well as the engineers and designers behind it."
Voted Full-Size Pickup Truck of Texas
Nobody knows trucks quite like the folks in Texas. In fact, the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) held the Texas Truck Rodeo to find out which one has the guts to handle what they dish out. The 2009 Ram came out on top with the Full-Size Pickup Truck of Texas award.
Class-Exclusive RamBox® Voted Outstanding Feature
The Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) knows a great truck feature when they see one. So no surprise they voted RamBox as the most Outstanding Feature during the 2008 Texas Truck Rodeo. Class-exclusive RamBox is lockable, drainable, lighted storage that doesn't interfere with the cargo box.
Best New Pickup
The Automobile Journalist Association of Canada (AJAC) gave the Best New Pickup award to the Ram 1500. The 2010 Ram 1500 defeated the new 2009 Ford F-150 for AJAC "Best New Pickup Truck."
Editors' Choice Award – 2009 MyRide/Autobytel
The choice was clear and the Ram 1500 was the winner. Here's a quote from the editors: *"Dodge got gutsy with its new Ram, turning its back on the wisdom that says towing capacity numbers – however unrealistic – are king and offering up something tangible to every truck driver: Ride quality.
A 2009 Editors' Most Wanted(SM) vehicle– Edmunds' Inside Line
The editors at InsideLine.com had plenty to say about the 2009 Ram 1500: *"The Ram SLT's interior is also a success. The front seats, steering wheel and optional extending pedals adjust to accommodate nearly any humanoid, and the four bins in the rear seating area are a neat touch. The rear seats flip up in one motion.
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