A more traditional crew cab replaces the old Ram's Mega Cab, after many customers complained that it was just too mega. It's an inexpensive, durable and time-tested design, but it also causes jerky rear-axle motions that make it difficult to keep the rubber on the road if the surface is less than glass-smooth. Thirteen mpg doesn't sound very impressive by itself, but consider that this is a vehicle that easily weighs more than 6,400 pounds and you'll be grateful for every mile per gallon saved. The combination of the loud beeping and our fear of denting a truck that didn't belong to us became too much and we stopped the truck. So, ordered a rear dif from Yukon, opened up the stock rear end to find nothing but broken pieces in the cover.
Had nothing but issues from it since we bought it. If you can find Dodge's phantom rearview-camera option, we recommend that you get it. Pairing a device is relatively simple, thanks to prompts from the system's computerized voice. And when we wanted to throw something back at the road, the Ram responded with fairly good handling and exceptional power. No reason this motor should've crapped out at 87000.
Options include chrome-clad steel wheels, cruise control, a bedliner and satellite radio. Maximum towing capacity when properly equipped is 9,100 pounds. With its huge rear blind spot, the Dodge Ram is sorely in need of a backup camera. Once we'd had our fill of the view, we turned our attention to the cabin and were again impressed by the spacious interior and comfortable, power, leather seats. So, we were able to get very close to the wall with the help of the proximity sensor, but the whole experience was a bit nerve-racking with all of the beeping.
The Dodge Ram managed to exceed all of our expectations by packing some of the most unique tech options around. While the Ram can be driven with civility in the city, we can't in good conscious recommend the Ram as a commuter vehicle. Suddenly, you'll hear the engine roar as the transmission decides its time to downshift. Multiply that by two drivetrain options, 4x2 and 4x4, and up to four trim levels, and you get dozens of possible configurations before you even get around to choosing options! The engine's grunt is very accessible, peaking very low in the power band. Pricing the Ram can get tricky.
The premium has been determined based on annual premium data for defined coverages liability, comprehensive and collision from a major insurer. The Ram's proximity sensor alerts the driver of rear obstructions in three stages. Once replaced that I was driving to work to now notice an engine knock. We decided to test how effective the sensor could be. Currently the Dodge Ram 1500 has a score of 7.
Those ratings are average for the class. Yet, the Ram's engine feels as though it's attached to the rest of the truck with giant rubber bands. For the price that this vehicle costs, there is absolutly no reason to have that many problems out of it. I got a deal on a 2009 4. My radiator hoses gave way.
I have driven it from coast to coast and to Canada on multiple occasions and never got uncomfortable. Unique to the Dodge is the optional new RamBox feature, which places a pair of lockable compartments capable of holding 10 cases of beer! Instead, it has a heavy-duty coil rear suspension that not only results in a remarkably civilized ride, but also saves weight, enables the fitment of a rear antiroll bar and improves off-road performance. Features available as options or upper trims when it was new included an upgraded stereo with satellite radio, power windows, locks and mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seats, heated, cooled and power-adjustable front bucket seats, Bluetooth, navigation and a rear entertainment system. However, we can see how the combination of power and tech would be of immense use to, for example, a contractor who wants to use the Ram as an onsite-mobile office. You'll see the chassis squat down when the engine decides to use all eight cylinders instead of just four. Eventually, you'll actually feel the full power at the seat of your pants, but by then the moment will have passed. It can pull trailer and still get 15mpg.
Looked like a bag of change. When we've got 407 foot-pounds of torque on tap, we want it now! The Ram also managed to surprise us with its performance and road manners. Get the motor in, on test drive notices the rear end was whining. The exceptionally high seating position and massive amount of body roll make driving the Ram feel very much like riding atop a particularly nimble and well-appointed elephant. With the truck in reverse, we began to approach the wall.