1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Review | Edmunds.com

1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.2 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 220 hp @ 4400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

  • Info is not yet available.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Distinctive sheetmetal, user-friendly cab.

  • Cons

    No third door option, ABS is not standard, no passenger airbag

  • What's New for 1997

    No major changes to this popular truck for 1997. Refinements include available leather seating and woodgrain trim on SLT models, optional remote keyless entry, and standard deep-tinted quarter glass on Club Cab models. Also available is a combination CD/cassette stereo. Items from the 1996 Indy 500 Special Edition are available in a new Sport Package upgrade. Fresh interior and exterior colors sum up the changes this year.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (5 total reviews)  |  Write a Review


The turd

by on
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 LT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB

This lemon is currently in the weeds behind our shed. (Waiting for scrap value to go up). We replaced the transmission twice, plus spent about 6000 on misc repairs and countless breakdowns in the two years it was actually on the road. It was purchased used, so its condition could have been due to prior mistreatment. However, I will NEVER buy a Dodge again. Ever. What a money pit.




60k to 120k good truck

by on
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 LT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB

I've enjoyed this truck. I would buy another. My income puts me in the used market so I don't have huge brand loyalty. I used it to tow a 28 foot travel trailer on holiday weekends - decent power for that. Four wheel drive in the snow is great. I did spend money on some repairs. Intake mainfold gasket replaced, front wheel bearings, and front end steering parts twice. I think that it's just part of the 4WD thging. I live in Wisconsin. It's starting to rust - go figure.




"bad" truck

by on
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 LT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB

Fun to drive. Strong. Tough




Love the truck

by on
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 LT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB

Had lots of good luck, I do lots of off road work and this truck does it all. Better construction and design then Ford or Chev. Lots of power.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Good truck

by on
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 LT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB

I bought the truck brand new and have 66000 miles on the truck. It has been very dependable, rides good, and has not caused any problems to date. The gas mileage is not good at all, but I supposse you sacrifice that when you buy a truck that is four wheel drive



Full 1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Review

What's New for 1997

No major changes to this popular truck for 1997. Refinements include available leather seating and woodgrain trim on SLT models, optional remote keyless entry, and standard deep-tinted quarter glass on Club Cab models. Also available is a combination CD/cassette stereo. Items from the 1996 Indy 500 Special Edition are available in a new Sport Package upgrade. Fresh interior and exterior colors sum up the changes this year.

Talk About The 1997 Ram Pickup 1500

Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
/
  • 17
  • highway
Calculate Yearly Fuel Costs