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

I have been driving Dodge/Chrysler products for fifteen years. My 2005 Dodge pick-up is the worst Dodge/Crysler product I have ever owned. It is pretty sad when you can get stuck in your front yard and have people in two wheel drive vehilces drive by you. I am a local business owner in town and I require the use of 4 wheel drive trucks. Based on my experience I will never own another Dodge truck and will tell people this when they ask me how I like my truck.




Nice truck

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

This truck has tons of power to make my boat go fast when it's out of water. Enjoy having the 4 doors, with 3 car seats in the back this truck still has plenty of room.




First dodge - won't be

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

Had planned to buy a Silverado, but my son convinced me to try a RAM. Glad I did! The Hemi has lots of extra power, and on a recent 1,000 mile trip I averaged 17.5 mpg. With the exception of parking, it's easy and fun to drive. You can't beat the exhaust sound of this engine. Step bars are a must, as the truck is really high.




Dodge 2500 4wd quad cab

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

The interior design takes into consideration most driver and passenger needs. The passenger area exceeds any truck that I have owned in the past, and the technological advances over my 2000 model is unreal.




Farm function, family fun

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

I have truly enjoyed my Dodge heavy duty pickup. I drive it to work every day and get reasonable fuel economy (diesel) for such a large vehicle, even though my foot is a little heavy. On weekends and after hours, I put it to good use on the farm. It is all tricked out with the Laramie package and GPS navigation system, so it makes a rather fancy work truck for the farm, but I intend to keep it and use it on the farm until it dies. As reliable as it has been, it may outlast me! The long bed is well worth the extra couple of hundred dollars, though driving it in a parking deck is much like tackling a slalom course in a school bus.




Yahoo!!

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

Traded in a 03f-350cc after test driving the dodge, what a difference.This truck rides and handles so much better.The power of the cummins is unreal. The only complaint is with the ford you get a lot of extras you dont with the dodge. No locking tail gate,no back-up sensor,no running boards...These are not expensive items but handy once you get used to having them. Get with it dodge!!



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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