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2007 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500

Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

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

Review of the 2007 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500

  • The 2007 Dodge Ram 2500's powerful engines, precise steering and well-built and functional interior make it a solid choice for hard-core truck users.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful engine lineup, two crew cab body styles offered, compliant highway ride, many standard or optional features available.

  • Cons

    Bed configurations aren't ideal, cramped rear seat in Quad Cab.

  • What's New for 2007

    An upgraded diesel-fueled engine is expected to debut at the beginning of calendar-year 2007. Replacing the previous 5.9-liter engine, the new 6.7-liter turbodiesel delivers 350 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. It comes paired with a new six-speed automatic transmission and an optional exhaust brake.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

2006 dodge quad cab cummins

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Vehicle: 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500

the truck is solid been driving for a few hundred miles now and i really like it. there is lots of power for when you need to get up to speed. the ride comfort is what you would expect from a heavy duty truck. i average 22 mpg on the hwy and 20 in the city. its worth the money. yes the interior quality is not the best but its ok. good truck. i drove a 2003 ford f250 with the 6.0 the aceleration sucked and the turbo lag was horrible. i would rev it all the way up to 3500 rpm and it would barley move the the dodge is a better choice.




Rusting exhaust

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Vehicle: 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500

Loved this truck when I bought it, but the exhaust has rusted at 48,000 miles. Chrysler was no help, found out the truck was made in Mexico. I think for a truck that has been maintained and well taken care of should have an exhaust system that did not rust out so soon. My Chevy Duramx has held up better, no rust underneath, no problems with the truck.




First diesel and first dodge

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Vehicle: 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500

I bought this '06 Ram Diesel when it had 51000 miles and it runs great. I changed all the fluids with synthetic but am staying with Delo 400 15-40 for the engine and changing it every 5000 mile along with a fleetguard filter. I added an AFE stage 2 intake, BD tranny pan, and Smarty Jr. Recent trip from Denver to Seattle averaged 19.7 mpg unloaded at average speed of 70. Did not burn a drop of oil. The dealer changed the ball joints and u-joints when I bought the truck. I can see these are going to be a weak area but the Cummins diesel can't be beat. I was a Chevy person for 30 years and even though I loved the Silverado I will drive this Dodge till it won't go anymore.



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Cummins

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Vehicle: 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500

I love it! And I really love the gas mileage,I have got 28 MPG on a curvy uphill state highway! This thing almost has too much power for its own good!!! We tow a 7,500 lb bumper pull Travel Trailer up the rocky mountains and still get 15 MPG! I also tow a 16ft trailer that i tow a 3,500 Lb Antique Tractor and It pulls it like a piece of thread.



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Ball joints and u-joints

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Vehicle: 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500

Cummins Diesel will tow anything on you can think of. But the downfall on my truck is the front suspension components and the weak transmission. I love the truck to death, yet hate the front components. Family of five can go on 1000+ mile trips comfortably while refueling only once. The enormous fuel tank allows this. Added 4.5Inch Exhaust, AFE Stage 2 Intake and also a Hypertech Econ Tuner to increase fuel mileage. My truck is definitely a workhorse!




Contractor grade

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Vehicle: 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500

Bought the 4X4, diesel, in June 2009. Traded in 2006 Tundra regular cab for it. Closed box beam frame, brakes that'd stop a locomotive, and an industrial grade diesel engine - all "the" requirements for a work truck. Interior is not glamorous, but the SLT has the essentials. SB has a tight turning radius; on a dime. Stock configuration sits up high off the ground. Low gear 4X4 transfer case; climbs up anything. Sound system has good tone; MP3 player plug in. Cab is quiet. Quab cab is roomy enough for adults for <300 mile trips. All around - looks manly; not an overchromed glitz truck. Best truck for the money.



Full 2007 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Review

What's New for 2007

An upgraded diesel-fueled engine is expected to debut at the beginning of calendar-year 2007. Replacing the previous 5.9-liter engine, the new 6.7-liter turbodiesel delivers 350 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. It comes paired with a new six-speed automatic transmission and an optional exhaust brake.

Introduction

When it comes to towing and hauling, nothing can take on more work than a full-size, heavy-duty pickup truck. Armed with stiffened suspensions, rugged frames and the most powerful engines available, these trucks are the preferred choice for commercial users and those with big jobs to undertake.

Only three automakers offer heavies, and the 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 serve as DaimlerChrysler's offerings. The difference between the two mostly relates to capacity -- the 3500 can take on a heavier payload thanks to its stiffer suspension and optional dual-wheel rear axle. The beefier 3500 might seem like the obvious bigger-is-better choice, but unless you need max capacity, the 2500's more friendly ride quality when unloaded might be beneficial.

The current Ram 2500 design has been around since 2003. A significant powertrain upgrade occurs this year. A 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel inline six-cylinder engine (late availability) replaces the previous 5.9-liter Cummins. It produces 350 hp at 3,000 rpm and 650 lb-ft of torque at 1,500 rpm. Dodge says it's quieter and less polluting than the 5.9 and available with an industry-first exhaust brake. For reference, the 5.9, which will likely be found on some early-build 2007 2500s, makes 325 hp and 610 lb-ft of torque. The new 6.7 Cummins will come with an all-new six-speed automatic that replaces the previous four-speed automatic.

As you would expect, two-wheel- and four-wheel-drive configurations are offered. The 4WD system is manually or electronically controlled, depending on trim level. Four-wheel-drive trucks have a solid front axle, while two-wheel-drive Rams get an independent front suspension. Additionally, the 2WD trucks have a rack-and-pinion steering system, while 4WD trucks utilize a recirculating-ball setup.

For potential buyers wanting an off-road-capable truck, Dodge offers a specialized model called the Power Wagon. This truck comes with electric driver-controlled locking front and rear differentials, an electronic disconnecting front antiroll bar, 33-inch tires, a 12,000-pound winch, a 2.5-inch taller stance and unique suspension tuning. In terms of getting a factory-prepped full-size pickup for off-roading, it doesn't get any better than this.

The 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 is certainly worth consideration. Its distinctive styling should be a bonus for many people, as should the availability of the Mega Cab model and its impressively roomy rear seat. Potential drawbacks are few, but some might take issue with bed capacity. The standard bed is a bit shorter than typical, and the Mega Cab's truncated bed could potentially limit some fifth-wheel trailering applications.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 is a heavy-duty pickup truck available in three cab styles: regular, Quad Cab (crew cab) and Mega (really big crew cab). The regular cabs come with a long bed only, while the Quad Cab has either a short or long cargo bed. The Mega Cab rides on the same wheelbase as the Quad Cab long bed but pairs an even bigger cabin with the short bed. The regular cab and Quad Cab come in ST, SLT or Laramie trim; the Mega Cab is SLT or Laramie only.

The Ram ST is pretty bare-bones, offering 17-inch wheels, vinyl seating, air-conditioning and a CD player. Go with the SLT for alloy wheels, cruise control, cloth seating, keyless entry and powered accessories. The luxurious Laramie comes with standard upgrades like dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seating, a power driver seat, a six-CD changer and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls. Many other features, such as a rear-seat entertainment system for crew cabs, are optional. For 4x4 regular cabs and Quad Cabs, Dodge also offers the Power Wagon trim. This Ram is highly specialized for off-road duty thanks to its raised suspension, front and rear differential locks, an electronically disengaging front stabilizer bar, 33-inch tires, a 12,000-pound winch and full skid plates.

Powertrains and Performance

The Ram 2500 is available with rear-wheel or four-wheel drive and comes standard with a 5.7-liter V8 engine. It makes 345 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque. For the V8, a six-speed manual transmission is standard and a five-speed automatic is optional. The latter comes standard with the Laramie trim, and is the only option with Mega Cabs. For additional power, Dodge offers an optional diesel-fueled engine. The previously available 325-hp 5.9-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine will be installed on some early-build 2007 Rams, but the smarter choice is to wait until the new 6.7-liter diesel becomes available. This updated engine makes more power (350 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque) and runs quieter and cleaner. Paired to it is an all-new, six-speed automatic transmission. For the 6.7, Dodge will also offer an exhaust brake. An unusual feature for a from-the-factory pickup, an exhaust brake can be used to provide additional stability and braking power when towing very heavy loads.

Safety

Antilock disc brakes are standard on the heavy-duty Ram 2500, and side curtain airbags are optional. Optional on the SLT and standard on the Laramie are power-adjustable pedals. No crash tests have been performed on the Ram 2500, but in NHTSA crash tests, the lighter Ram 1500 earned five out of five stars for its protection of front occupants in head-on collisions. Frontal-offset collision testing performed by the IIHS similarly resulted in a top rating of "Good."

Interior Design and Special Features

The Ram's interior is notable for the above-average quality of its interior materials, simple control layout and solid collection of up-to-date features like navigation and Bluetooth cell phone connectivity. If backseat passenger room is a priority for you, just buy the Mega Cab and be done with it. There's not only more than enough room to stretch out, there's room left over for extra storage behind the rear seats. It's that big. And when you fold the seats flat it looks more like a spare bedroom than the cab of a pickup truck.

Driving Impressions

Although it's built to take on the most demanding tasks, the 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 is still a surprisingly comfortable truck for daily use. Its steering is light and its turning radius is smaller than that of other heavy-duty pickup trucks. Ride quality is also respectably supple and is nearly as comfortable as most half-tons. The V8 is a competent all-around engine, but for serious towing and hauling, the new 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel is essential.

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