2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$12,841 - $18,527
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®
$12,841 - $18,527
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, the 2008 Dodge Ram Mega Cab is the King of the Hill.

Dodge Ram 1500 Models & Trims

ST $13,992 - $17,191*
Horsepower: 210 hp - 335 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6, Gas V8
Standard Seating: Vinyl
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0, 17 x 8.0 in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SLT $12,841 - $16,074*
Horsepower: 335 hp - 345 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0, 20 x 9.0 in. - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Laramie $15,132 - $18,527*
Horsepower: 335 hp - 345 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0, 20 x 9.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.43

104 Reviews

57% 32% 10% 2% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

2008 RAM 1500 sport model. This model has custom RAM head brake light covers.

My RAM 1500 is a great truck. It gets around 15 m. P. G. I easily tow an average size car with no issues. My truck is equipped with 4 wheel drive which works well when it's needed. I have the short bed option which I believe is 6 ft. When needed to haul lumber a trailer is helpful and easy to pull. The RAM design is attractive and durable. I have very little rust anywhere on the truck. I have a crew cab which allows a more comfortable ride for passengers. Overall I am very happy with my truck.

- Michelle C

My vehicle is a powerful, comfortable roomy pickup with looks to match.

The 2008 RAM is a very comfortable truck, has a huge cab, I am 6 foot 4 inches and feel like I have tons of room to spare. The 4. 7 liter motor is plenty powerful, giving me all the pep I need and all the pull I need. This truck is very reliable, it starts up everyday nothing had broke and it has over 100k miles on it. The back seat has more room than most cars. The one bad thing I can say is it is horrible on gas, I haven't really calculated the gas mileage, but I can tell you it is horrible.

- Ron S

This truck is tough enough to get the job done. A good work truck that the family can ride in.

My RAM is a very good truck indeed. I have had it for almost 10 years and it has only needed routine maintenance on it. The 8 barrel engine is very powerful even though some might think that the flex fuel capability would weaken it. The seats are good for a pickup and the ride is smooth. The only thing is that it was a minimal package so it does not have all of the feature of some others from 2008. Tires are a good price and there is plenty of room with the mega-cab.

- James W

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$13,992 - $17,191
$12,841 - $16,074

Horsepower

Horsepower
210 - 335 hp
335 - 345 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.7L V6 "MAGNUM" engine
4.7L V8 "MAGNUM" engine
4.7L V8 ENGINE
5.7L V8 HEMI MULTI
21A ST CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
23A ST CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
21B SXT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
22B SXT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
23B SXT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
26B SXT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
5.7L V8 Hemi multi
4.7L V8 ENGINE
23G SLT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Not Available
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Not Available
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

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 in.
36.7 - 44.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40 in.
40 - 40.5 in.

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
- TBD - cu. ft.
- TBD - cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Not Available
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Not Available
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Vinyl
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
3 - 6
3 - 6

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum, Chrome Wheels

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P265/70R17
LT265/70R17E

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
120.5 - 160.5 in.
120.5 - 160.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
41.5 - 52.5 ft.
41.5 - 52.5 ft.

Width

Width
79.6 in.
79.6 - 80 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Horsepower

Horsepower
335 hp
345 hp

Torque

Torque
375 ft. lbs.
375 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
295 - 500 .lbs
500 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders, V6 Cylinder
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
26 gal.
26 gal.

Combined

Combined
16 mpg
15 mpg

City

City
13 mpg
13 mpg

Highway

Highway
18 mpg
17 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Optional
Optional

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*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

JD Power Rating
Not Available

*JD Power Circle Ratings