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1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500

   
 
Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.2 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 220 hp @ 4400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 11/15 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

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  • What's New for 1996

    The Ram Pickup gets some mild mechanical changes, including electronically governed automatic transmissions and a torque increase for the…

 
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  Average Consumer Rating (16 total reviews)


350 k and still going

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Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 LT 2dr Regular Cab LB

I have a 1996 ram 2500 2 wheel drive standard box. This truck was ordered with the old and reliable 318 8 cyl. gas engine. We use this in our business here in BC Canada. I haul a 20 foot flat bed trailer out of the mountains on Vancouver Island with up to 20 8 x 6 inch x 18 foot cants of red cedar. We just finished a 10,000 KM ( 6213 mile ) trip The engine used three liters of oil ( .79 gal ) of oil. Fuel economy was in the 20 mile per gallon range. I have never had a more reliable truck. We change the oil every 5000 KM ( 3000 ) and the transmission oil every 12 months. Regular maintance is all we have done and the truck just keep on going. Dodge builds a great product.



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96 12valve cummins

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Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 LT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB

The truck has a lot or power it will pull anything very reliable sounds awesome. It gets ok fuel mileage



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Would buy it again

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Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 ST 2dr Extended Cab LB

We used it as a work horse the first ten years, hauling furniture, sawdust, rocks and etc., but putting very few miles on it as used car for out of town trips. Then with only 20,000 miles and a dozen years old decided to put a camper on it's back. Performs beautifully with a 8.5 camper fully loaded. Makes hills with little effort, as much as diesels do, if we do not lose RPM behind a truck. Never had it in the repair garage until this year, other than normal maintenance. This year have to have A/C fan fixed. Averaging 12-14 mpg with camper.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 11
  • cty
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  • 15
  • highway
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Full 1996 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Review

What's New for 1996

The Ram Pickup gets some mild mechanical changes, including electronically governed automatic transmissions and a torque increase for the optional 5.9L turbodiesel V8 to 440 pound-feet. CD controls are added to cassette audio systems and cast alloy wheels are standard with SLT and Sport trims. New color offerings are Light Kiwi Pearl and Spruce Pearl.

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