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2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.7 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 215 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/19 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

  • Dodge's redesigned Ram 1500 retains its character while offering a few features that Ford and GM pickups lack.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Increased passenger room, side-curtain airbags, improved ride and handling.

  • Cons

    Top engine choice lags behind competition, no stepside body style.

  • What's New for 2002

    Just about everything on the truck has undergone a complete redesign with improvements in safety, passenger comfort and handling.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Good truck but with flaws

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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab ST 2WD LB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)

Bought it brand new and now paid for but the gas mileage is about 16MPG. The dash has cracks all over it after only 5 years. It was realy upsetting that they couldn't have foreseen that. The AC did go out after 5 years too. Just when the warranty was out. I have done all maintenance and there have been no other issues. I haven't even changed the break pads. Overall it's been good but Nissan and Toyota seem to be better these days.




Dodger for life!

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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab ST 2WD LB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)

I purchased by Ram 1500 "Sport Edition" truck new in 2002. In the six years of ownership and 131,000 miles later, this vehicle has seen the service department just twice - blown fuse and cooling fan. It is by far the most maintenance-free vehicle I have ever owned! The 4.7 liter engine supplies plenty of power for the type of work I do. Personally, with gas prices the way they are, I don't think the much-heralded "Hemi" is worth the money or the sacrifice in gas mileage. I average 16.5 MPG in the city and have reached 19 MPG on the highway with my 4.7. It is as silky-smooth driving as the day I bought it. Selling it is not an option - it is my "toolbox" for life!




Worst mistake of my life

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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab ST 2WD LB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)

Top speed flat out on the floor with no load 75 MPH. I shift down for every tiny little hill.Its the slowest doggiest vehicle I ever owned and for this lack of power I am rewarded with 17MPG. Dodge has managed to combine the power of a 2 liter with the gas mileage of a 360 cu.in.




Yield to the ram!

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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab ST 2WD LB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)

First time Ram buyer here. Always wanted one since the redesign in the mid 90's but i'm glad I waited because the 02's are excellent. The 4.7L V8 engine is perfect for what I use it for. The ride is smooth, not sure if the long wheel base helps. It takes corners with ease, braking is excellent thanks to the 4 wheel disc's. 4 months and 4000 miles without any major issues. The standard cab model has a ton of room behind the seats. Looked at the Quad Cab models but the price was too high for the amount of use I would get out of it.




Grrreat!!!

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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab ST 2WD LB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)

this is a good truck will phenomenal styling, comfort, and quality. i think that the reputation of being cheap need not apply any longer. comparable to the chevy. better than the ford. good deal.




Own 2001 ramm 150

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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab ST 2WD LB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)

A SOLID TRUCK



Full 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Review

What's New for 2002

Just about everything on the truck has undergone a complete redesign with improvements in safety, passenger comfort and handling.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 19
  • highway
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