The engine is super quiet as is the ride itself. When it does, the acceleration is quite strong, as one would expect. The transmission was surprising, given our past experience with Dodge automatics. The 2014 Dodge Durango with the 5. This special off-road trim comes with multiple skid plates, front and rear heavy-duty shock absorbers and a front stabilizer bar. Sun visors are fairly large; while the Ram does not have dual visors a la Silverado, they do slide out on their supports so they can cover the center of the windshield. The available automatic upshifts smoothly and quickly enough to mask this musclebound diesel's narrow torque band.
We found that driving this truck extremely conservatively and with these modifications we were able to squeeze out 27mpg miles per gallon from this truck over almost a 60 mile trip. Odometer is 43258 miles below market average! However, the ignition key was high up on the steering wheel, a moderately inconvenient place. These cummins motors run great unfortunately dodge has to put smog on them if you where in a state that does have smog i would take all that off the truck will run smoother last longer and have more power and economy they have problems and clog up if the truck doesn't do a lot of highway miles. Visibility is good in all directions. If I want a truck with a cushy ride, I'll by an Impala and take the trunk lid off. The last thing I need is a 1300 lb engine weighing me down in the bush.
But the tradeoff is hardly worth it. No other production truck compares. Vehicle data on this website is compiled from publicly available sources believed by the publisher to be reliable. The curb weight is 5,532 pounds. If I were to replace it, I would buy the 1 ton so a truck camper would fit better. This article applies to the Dodge Ram 2002-2008.
It needs to self clean every so often and the only way to do that is to get out on the freeway and drive it hard. Handling is excellent and visibility is great also. A console below the climate control includes seat warmers and the four wheel drive control, while the stereo sits in the top pod. You climb way up to the cab, and the ride is stiff but not overly so, just big, heavy-duty-truck stiff. When it first appeared, the Dodge Ram 1500 was far and away the biggest, baddest pickup in America. The six-speed shifts easily and keeps me entertained. A simple switch on the dashboard makes it possible to bring the pedals up to your feet, or down to a comfortable depth, while switches at the base of the seat within easy reach; no squeezing here move the seat up and down, forward and back, and tilt back and forth.
This five-speed automatic with dual second gears, one just for downshifting was smooth enough, but seemed to take a while to get the hint that we wanted a downshift. The big, heavy Ram now stops faster than a Ford Police Interceptor, and in roughly the same distance as an Intrepid. Slightly better with a trailer attached. The true beauty of the Mega Cab's design is that its stem-to-stern dimensions remain identical to the eight-foot bed Ram Quad Cab pickup, meaning it will still fit in your garage -- but just barely. The front has a lot of space the back seats are a little cramped for tall people. The interior is nicely appointed. Cleats are better than the loops of all the other trucks…you can loop or hook to them.
The larger displacement of the two being the 5. I got what I was looking for - there are not many manual transmissions around anymore. The styling is head-turning, especially with a few add-ons like a replacement grill and new wheels. Following the oil change interval and using good quality oil as well as filters will greatly reduce the risk of sludge buildup. Buy it if you find a good deal on one. Two very different engine choices are available to Mega Cab customers, who will decide based on individual needs -- both work and play -- and desires.
This truck has everything I want. Headlights are placed on the dashboard, with a large, traditional switch. None of the three remaining Hemi-powered Dodges crest 15 mpg in the city, but the Hemi in these models get respectable mileage on the highway. Reviewers are more pleased with bed accessories. To be at ease with it, you need to be handy at wheeling around a vehicle that weighs as much as two 's and sticks out into the traffic aisle when parked in almost any lot or garage. This Dodge Ram 1500 boasts a Gas V8 5.
The 1500's turning diameter measures 47 feet for short bed models and 52. Regular Cab and Quad Cab models are available with either bed, while Mega Cab models come only with the shorter bed to allow for an extra 21. The power of this truck is amazing. If you don't, you will be faced with service bills that could be in the thousands. Owners have verified both engines are capable of seeing over 200,000 miles. Sport The Sport comes standard with the mid-level 4. This article applies to the Dodge Ram 3rd.
However, lots of plastic to look at. It also has an internal power outlet and a sensibly designed, removable coin holder with no room for pennies. I would recomend this truck to anyone. Rear seats are surprisingly comfortable; lifting the bottom part of the seat effortlessly reveals a metal tray which can be folded out for a flat storage floor that avoids carpet damage with dirty loads. Other than these items, it is a great truck and the 4x4 works pretty well. The Ram is, thanks to the Hemi engine, more comfortable with very heavy loads, barely noticing added weight. As if the Ram Quad Cab isn't more truck than most folks need, the Mega Cab stretches its interior by replacing the standard eight-foot box with a six-foot bed and filling the remaining gap with an additional 20 inches of cab.
Which Engine Will Last Longer? Dodge countered with a new Ram, complete with a brand new and more powerful gas engines — and an upgrade to the already formidable Cummins turbodiesel. Our only complaint was some built-in back bolster. Although the leather seats are stiff and give a rougher ride, they do wear well and are easy to clean. I tried to order this truck with leather seating. This Dodge Ram 1500 delivers a Gas V8 5. Convenience Features 1-touch down Driver vanity mirror Tilt steering wheel Auto-dimming rearview mirror Air conditioning. With the Hemi, it gains the ability to practically ignore heavy loads, tow more more comfortably , and impress and intimidate everyone who knows what that nameplate implies.