What's more, acceleration from a standing stop is stunning - with quarter mile times at or under 16 seconds and 0-60 times around 7 seconds - better than a Chrysler 300M!. Ironically, the full-size pickup line with the best optional V8 and diesel is also the only one with a V6 - Ford and Chevy apparently stopped offering them with their full-size pickups. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. We did not encounter wheel hop on acceleration, and found that the suspension could easily handle sudden applications of power in normal situations excluding the usual suicidal moves such as flooring the gas in the middle of a turn. In addition to the 5. The name is drawn from Dodge's line of 4-wheel-drive trucks made from the early 1940s through the 1980s.
Separate buttons activate the air conditioner compressor, recirculation, and rear defroster. Models built after January 1, 2007 offered a new 6. Mitsubishi owners will be notified by their company. A console below the climate control includes seat warmers and the four wheel drive control, while the stereo sits in the top pod. The console can actually hold our laptop along with the charger, so that we can charge it up while driving we don't really recommend this because some laptops and chargers generate heat in the process. Under normal running, the Hemi is already moderately loud, especially when cold; once it revs over 3,000 rpm, you get a loud muscle-car sound from the exhaust. With 345 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque channeled through a seamless five-speed automatic, the Ram delivered strong, immediate power as well as impressive numbers--0 to 60 in 8.
Chrysler and Dodge owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Bluetooth U Connect was now available as an option, and a front facelift was given to all Ram models. While some may think the Hemi's 345 horsepower come at a great cost in gas mileage, it is only slightly less thrifty than the base 4. That unusual reaction - we have yet to experience it to the same degree while driving any other pickup - is a major benefit of the big-rig styling. See your dealer for details.
This truck was built on the 2500 platform. This body style drew heavily from the previous generation. 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. The 2004 version was available only in a single cab with a 6-speed manual transmission and a Hurst shifter. The large outside mirrors fold in for those tight parking spaces; our test Laramie model included outside mirror defrosters as well. A lot, to say the least. Remedy Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the clutch ignition interlock switch, free of charge.
Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. The left tie rod assembly may break. Criterion Dodge Ram 1500 Chevy Silverado 1500 Ford F-150 Base engine power 215 200 202 Base engine torque 235 260 252 Middle engine power 240 270 4. It produced 350 hp 260 kW and 650 lb·ft 881 N·m. See product for application and installation details. Power Wagon - This model, introduced for 2005, is an off-road focused version of the Ram.
How different could it be from the previous year? However, the ignition key was high up on the steering wheel, a moderately inconvenient place. The tow mode provides firmer shifts which are easier on the transmission, and seems to prefer lower gears; it is reset to normal mode each time the engine is restarted, which may annoy frequent towers. Airbags are of the low-force variety which protects without as much risk of injury or death to smaller passengers. The six foot, three inch bed is guarded by a rather heavy liftgate. A removable cupholder sits in the center by the edge of the middle seat. Dodge Ram 1500 The third-generation Ram was unveiled on February 7, 2001 at the 2001 Chicago Auto Show, and debuted for 2002 model year on 1500 models and 2003 on 2500 and 3500 models. For 2006, the steering wheel design was changed to one from the Dodge Dakota and Dodge Durango.
While it has a great deal of torque available throughout its range, the Hemi seems happiest in that band of 3,000 and over - not unlike its namesake. Headlights are placed on the dashboard, with a large, traditional switch. The recall began on March 27, 2015. Direct comparisons are difficult as the axles are made with completely different metallurgy. The 4x4 control uses a simple knob, with three positions: all wheel drive, four wheel drive high, and four wheel drive low. It comes with the 5. 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.
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. The new truck will arrive in Dodge dealerships this…. Remedy Chrysler notified owners and launched its recall campaign in January 2014. If more Ford pickup buyers tested out a Ram, Dodge might find itself short of trucks and long on cash. Opt Opt Fuel Tank, 26. Other options on our test vehicle were the inexpensive off-road protection group, trailer towing group mainly wiring, a hitch receiver, and a bigger battery , heated front seats, and full-time shift-on-the-fly transfer case. Cornering is amazingly good considering the bulk and height of the truck.
Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. This was a major update including an all new frame, suspension, powertrains, interiors, and sheet metal. In sprints, the drivetrain shifts properly, though acceleration is uneven as it is in the Ford and Chevy counterparts. Both trucks came equipped with the same version of the Cummins 6. The curb weight is 5,532 pounds. The primary reason was that Dodge did not manufacture a true crew cab to compete with Ford and other manufacturers. It also has an internal power outlet and a sensibly designed, removable coin holder with no room for pennies.
The Ram is, thanks to the Hemi engine, more comfortable with very heavy loads, barely noticing added weight. Chrysler's number for this recall is P80. The crew cab models for this generation were actually Quad Cab trucks that had conventional-opening rear doors. This is clearly the top of the line engine, as impressive as the past V10 was, and more powerful than Chevy's optional six-liter V8. Figures vary by body type and options. 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. They have usually been very quick and responsive, albeit smooth.