2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Expert Review

You'll Like The 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 If...

Want a pickup that's loaded with personality? The Rams are as big, bold and in-your-face as the people who like driving them. With a standard 345-horsepower HEMI V8, the Ram 2500 is one of the most powerful pickups in its class. When equipped with the Cummins Turbo Diesel, the Ram can tow up to 16,300 pounds.

You May Not Like The 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 If...

The Ram is a big truck designed for heavy-duty work. If you like the idea of a big truck, but commute through the suburbs on a daily basis, you may want to try something a bit smaller, such as the V8-powered Dakota.

What's New

For 2007, a new 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel and six-speed automatic transmission make their debut. The Cummins Turbo Diesel is cleaner and quieter than the previous engine, and provides a whopping 650 pound-feet of torque.

Interior Features

The Ram's interior is clean and highly functional. The lines on the dash and door panels are straight and crisp, and the plastics used in their construction feel sturdy without appearing cheap. Seat comfort is excellent, as is interior storage. Unfortunately, the Quad Cab model features a rear bench seat that feels a bit upright and does not offer as much legroom as its competitors from Ford, Chevy and Nissan. Those seeking a big back seat need only look to the Mega Cab model.

Exterior Features

The aggressively-designed Ram exterior conveys a brutish, muscular appearance backed up by 17-inch wheels, towering ground clearance and a grille so big it needs its own ZIP Code. In dual-wheel form, the Ram 3500 almost looks like an 18-wheeler.

Driving Impressions

With improved ride and handling qualities and more sedan-like interiors, today's three-quarter and full-ton pickup trucks are more livable than ever. Our Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab Laramie test vehicle - well equipped with a big Cummins Turbo Diesel engine, six-speed automatic transmission and optional dual rear wheels - was no exception.

The mini-monster's steering, brake and suspension systems combine to deliver a feeling of control that's reassuring in a vehicle this size. While its extreme load capacities require a sacrifice in ride quality that's most apparent on the highway - a condition amplified in our dually tester - even the biggest Ram pickup is comfortable enough for longer drives to the worksite.

Pricing Notes

The Ram Regular Cab 2500 ST has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $26,805, while the 3500 bumps that to $28,690. There are options-a-plenty available on both models that can drive the price of a 3500 Quad Cab above $40K. A look at the Fair Purchase Price shows the typical transaction price paid for the Ram in your area, so be sure to check it out before you begin negotiations. As for long-term value, the Ram 2500/3500 Regular Cabs are projected to hold a slightly less-than-average residual rate, but the Quad Cab and Mega Cab models hold a slightly better-than-average projected value.

Notable Equipment

Both the Ram 2500 and 3500 ST versions come with a 5.7-liter V8, six-speed manual transmission, air conditioning, AM/FM stereo with CD, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), 17-inch wheels, rear-bumper with step, keyless entry, vinyl 40/20/40 split bench seat and a tilt steering wheel.

Notable Options

Depending on trim, the options list is huge. The Ram can be ordered in 2500 or 3500 models with Regular, Quad or Mega Cabs, two- or four-wheel drive, two automatic transmissions (a four- and six-speed) and a choice of gasoline V8 or Cummins Turbo Diesel engines. Along the way, you can add leather seats, a GPS navigation radio, Infinity sound system, off-road package, trailer package, chrome wheels, power-adjustable pedals, limited-slip differential, power folding mirrors, fog lights, front side-impact airbags and a 34-gallon fuel tank.

Favorite Features

Folding Armrest/Storage Unit
A wide folding armrest/storage unit is big enough to hold a laptop and comes complete with a 12-volt outlet.

New Interior
The Ram's new interior is every bit as plush as the new Ford F150, but is attached to a much more powerful platform.

Under the Hood

5.7-liter V8
345 horsepower @ 5400 rpm
375 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4200 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: N/A

5.9-liter Cummins in-line 6 Turbo Diesel (not available after January 2007)
325 horsepower @ 2900 rpm
610 lb.-ft. of torque @ 1600 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: N/A

6.7-liter Cummins in-line 6 Turbo Diesel
350 horsepower @ 3000 rpm
650 lb.-ft. of torque @ 1500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: N/A

Editors' Notes

When it comes to heavy hauling, the domestic pickup fleet still has a lock on torque and towing ability, not to mention out-and-out ruggedness. If you're looking for a big truck with abilities equal to its imposing good looks, the Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 are just the ticket. For 2007, Dodge's big Ram continues with its signature big-rig front, gains more interior room with the addition of the Mega Cab model and adds power with the availability of the new Cummins Turbo Diesel engine. Of course, if diesel isn't your thing, the standard HEMI engine delivers more than enough power, and bragging rights, for most customers.

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Owner Reviews


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My Dodge RAM is one of the most reliable vehicles I have ever had the pleasure of owning. The comfort of my RAM is unbelievable for a big truck. The power of the Dodge RAM is over the top when compared to other vehicles in the same class. Gas mileage on the Dodge RAM could use some help. Keeping the Hemi in gas gets quite expensive.

- Dawn W

Good family truck with enough space for multiple car seats.

Limited features besides the windows are electric. The vehicle is lifted and has 34 inch tires. Very roomy backseat and fits three car seats well. The vehicle does not bump all over the road while driving and is a comfortable ride. Haven't had many negatives as we just purchased this truck.

- Michelle H

It is lifted and I can't always see small cars and bikes.

I like that the body is actually made of metal unlike a lot of other vehicles. The mega cab is very roomy, therefore I can haul a bunch of stuff and everyone is comfortable. However, the interior could have been made better for the price that was paid. It also is not the smoothest ride.

- Chelsea W