Kelley Blue Book Value®
$12,477 - $16,776
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
13 City / 17 HWY
Horsepower
210-345
Seats
3-6
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$12,477 - $16,776
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
13 City / 17 HWY
Horsepower
210-345
Seats
3-6

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 If...

If you want capacious rear-cabin room for people and cargo, this is your truck. With a limo-like 44.2 inches of rear-seat legroom and 71 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats folded, ...

Dodge Ram 1500 Models & Trims

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2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Reviews

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Honest Review: The 2008 DODGE RAM 1500 ST 4x4

Motor was replaced at 142,000 miles due to a failed main bearing. Currently the bed tie down anchors are rotting out. The truck will stall out randomly, and no diagnoses has ever been made. The truck grinds going from 2nd to 3rd gear when on a harder acceleration. However during normal acceleration, no noises are present. Overall comfort of the vehicle is good, however the overall reliability of the vehicle is lacking. The truck still rides and drives smooth, but I am unimpressed with the overall reliability. The interior of the vehicle is comfortable with a large center console for storage and can be used as an armrest. The back seats have enough room for adults for short trips, and the seats fold up if you want to bring your dog with you on trips and put a dog bed or blanket down. The overall interior is built well, but is cheaply made with thin plastic. There are three 12-volt plugs for charging phones or other devices, making it a good vehicle for longer trips if you have multiple devices. The truck on average gets between 12-15 miles per gallon in varying conditions from city to highway driving.

- Tom N

2008 1500 Dodge quad cab hemi.

Problems: power steering went out. At purchase bought platinum coverage, that covered repairs and I had a rental. Performance great, I push the gas and it goes. It is a hemi, I pull a 23 ft travel trailer anywhere I need to go. Under the hood it has four radiators for cooling everything. Comfort: it carries six adults and I use the pickup to help people move and it helps me go to the dump once a month. I feel safe being height off ground and having more steel all around me. Features: power locks and power windows. Hauling bottom for lower gears. I have owned one Ford 73 six cyd., three Dodges.

- Ronald P

Great work truck but has a slight vibration issue

My Ram 1500 3.7 St regular cab is one of the most reliable vehicles I've had. It holds up to the work we do on the farm and to gets me to and from work. I've only had one issue with the truck the clutch wore out on it in 2 years and had to be replaced and it has a vibration in it that will cause the battery cables to jar loose. I check the cables once a month and tighten them up. Since I changed the hub assembly that was going bad it has cleared up most of that vibration but it still loosens the battery cables but now they only need to be checked every 2 to 3 months instead of every month.

- Bristol P

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$12,477 - $15,654
$13,379 - $16,776

Horsepower

Horsepower
335 - 345 hp
335 - 345 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.7L V8 engine
4.7L V8 "MAGNUM" engine
5.7L V8 Hemi multi
5.7L V8 HEMI ENGINE
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5.7L V8 Hemi multi
5.7L V8 HEMI ENGINE
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Optional
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41 in.
41 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.8 - 41 in.
40.8 - 41 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.7 - 44.2 in.
36.7 - 44.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40 - 40.5 in.
40 - 40.5 in.

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
cu. ft.
cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
3 - 6
6

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
120.5 - 160.5 in.
140.5 - 160.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
41.5 - 52.5 ft.
44.1 - 49.7 ft.

Width

Width
79.6 - 80 in.
79.6 - 80 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Horsepower

Horsepower
335 - 345 hp
335 - 345 hp

Torque

Torque
375 ft. lbs.
375 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
500 lbs.
500 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
26 - 35 gal.
26 - 34 gal.

Combined

Combined
14 - 16 mpg
15 mpg

City

City
12 - 13 mpg
13 mpg

Highway

Highway
16 - 18 mpg
17 - 18 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Optional
Optional

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Optional

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety