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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500

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Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.7 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 345 hp @ 5400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 0/0 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500

  • The heavy-duty Ram offers serious diesel power, stout suspensions and a well-built, functional interior -- all of which make it an impressive package for hard-core truck users.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful engine lineup, huge payload and towing capacities, comfortable interior, compliant ride, available side curtain airbags.

  • Cons

    Stunted standard bed, cramped rear seat, fewer body configurations that the competition.

  • What's New for 2005

    The big news (literally) for 2005 is the new Power Wagon, which features class-exclusive electric locking front and rear differentials, and an electronic disconnecting front sway bar. Other Power Wagon extras include 33-inch BF Goodrich off-road tires, a 12,000-pound winch, a two-inch taller stance and a unique suspension. Other changes for the Ram 2500 this year include an even more powerful version of the Cummins turbodiesel engine, now rated at a whopping 610 lb-ft of torque, and the availability of a power sunroof and Sirius Satellite Radio on Quad Cabs.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (2 total reviews)


Love it, but issues.

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Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 4dr Quad Cab ST 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6M)

Great truck, awesome power with the Cummins. Pretty much the best part of the whole truck. Has been in the shop way too much for too many things to list. But now that I'm comming up to 100k the thing is really starting to pay for itself. It gets less expensive to own every year. Hauls excellent. mpg are good.




Ram 2500 -- gulp!

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Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 4dr Quad Cab ST 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6M)

Overall, the fit, finish, and ride for the 2005 RAM 2500 with the HEMI is quite good. While the chassis is fairly stiff, the ride is reasonable. If you're expecting anything in terms of gas mileage, this isn't your truck. The HEMI works pretty hard at propelling the 6,000 lb truck down the road. If you're looking for a RAM 2500, spend the bucks and get the Cummins. The M5 tranny is for tow-mules only! Mileage is 11-12 in mixed hwy/cty driving mainly because 5th gear is way too high. 1st gear is a granny gear, effectively making this a 4 speed. Overall, it's a pretty decent truck but the Cummins drivetrain is a must. I'll probably sell my HEMI truck in a year.



Full 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Review

What's New for 2005

The big news (literally) for 2005 is the new Power Wagon, which features class-exclusive electric locking front and rear differentials, and an electronic disconnecting front sway bar. Other Power Wagon extras include 33-inch BF Goodrich off-road tires, a 12,000-pound winch, a two-inch taller stance and a unique suspension. Other changes for the Ram 2500 this year include an even more powerful version of the Cummins turbodiesel engine, now rated at a whopping 610 lb-ft of torque, and the availability of a power sunroof and Sirius Satellite Radio on Quad Cabs.

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