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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500

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

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Perfect for rv haulin'

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

I haul a 15K lb travel trailer and this truck has never let me down. I usually get 19-22 MPG on hwy, unloaded, and get 13-14 when towing, as long as I keep it under 70mph. If I go over 70, it drops to 10-11 and according to specs, 15K lbs is overloaded for 3/4 ton Dodge w/cummins. You must have nerf bars as the truck sits kinda high and is difficult to get into w/o side bars.




Always a chevy man?

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

Awas always a Chevy man, but I had to stray. When I went shopping for a new truck, I wasn't going to buy a Dodge, but I decided beforehand that I would drive, price, and compare all the heavy duty trucks. Chevy was good. Ford was so uncomfortable and look so much like the old Fords, I did not even drive it. I went to Dodge and wasn't expecting to be impressed, it had comfort. So I drove a Dodge with a Hemi. I was blown away by the horsepower and the extra features the other others did not have. I got more truck for the buck. Worked a great deal thanks to Edmunds. If this truck gives me great service I will probably buy another in a few years.




Best truck i ever owned

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

I have owned trucks for over 30 years. I had all major brands. After putting 40K miles on this Ram truck I am very satisfied.I didn't have any mechanical problems yet.I only use synthetic motor oil,and follow the corporate maintenance program religiously. The only thing I did to the truck is put on a dual exaust and a permanent high flow air filter. I purchased my Ram with heavyduty everything. It is perfect and comfortable for long trips.Five people sit very confortable in my 4dr.truck. I love the ample power the Hemi motor has for hauling and towing large boats and trailers.



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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