2007 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - Road Test Specs

2007 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Pickup

(5.7L V8 5-speed Automatic 6.4 ft. Bed)
Vehicle
Model year2007
MakeDodge
ModelRam Pickup 2500
StyleLaramie 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A)
Base MSRP$44,115
As-tested MSRP$57,295
Drivetrain
Drive typeFour-wheel drive
Engine typeTurbodiesel inline-6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)5883cc (359 cu-in)
Valvetrainoverhead valve
Compression ratio (x:1)9.6
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)350 @ 3,013
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)650 @ 1,500
Transmission type6-speed automatic
Chassis
Suspension, frontSolid live axle
Suspension, rearSolid live axle
Steering typePower steering
Tire brandBFGoodrich
Tire modelRugged Trail T/A
Tire typeon/off-road
Tire size, frontLT265/70R17E
Tire size, rearLT265/70R17E
Wheel size17 X 8.0
Wheel materialchrome alloy
Brakes, frontFront ventilated disc -- Rear disc
Brakes, reardisc
Track Test Results
0-45 mph (sec.)5.1
0-60 mph (sec.)8.5
0-75 mph (sec.)13.2
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.3 @ 83.7
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)41
60-0 mph (ft.)166
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)N/A
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.68
Sound level @ idle (dB)49.5
@ Full throttle (dB)73
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)65.5
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsThis truck leaves the line with surprising vigor. While it's fairly easy to spin the tires (and slower), it's equally easy to do it right. Upshifts are a little hard and occur right at 3,000 rpm. There's a noticeable flat spot in 3rd gear at about 60 mph where power seems to wane and then come back.
Braking ratingGood
Braking commentsI'm not sure how to rate the braking for such a behemoth. There's nothing particularly good or bad about it. The pedal is firm, not hard, and the truck stopped straight each time. We didn't use the "Jake Brake" for our tests. Rating? Good for its class.
Handling ratingAverage
Handling commentsSkid pad: The fact that this truck even did the skid pad test should be enough. On the second set of laps, I found a way to slip the rear tires ever so slightly for a better time. Remarkably neutral, considering its size and height. Steering is quicker than I would've predicted. Slalom: not tested.
Testing Conditions
Elevation (ft.)1121
Temperature (F)85
Wind (mph, direction)2
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)Not Published
Edmunds observed (mpg)14.5
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)34
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)6593
Length (in.)247.7
Width (in.)79.5
Height (in.)78.5
Wheelbase (in.)160.3
Track, front (in.)69.5
Track, rear (in.)68.2
Turning circle (ft.)49.7
Legroom, front (in.)41
Legroom, rear (in.)44.2
Headroom, front (in.)40.8
Headroom, rear (in.)40.5
Shoulder room, front (in.)67.0
Shoulder room, rear (in.)66.5
Seating capacity6
Cargo volume (cu-ft)7.7
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)71
Warranty
Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
PowertrainUnlimited
Corrosion5 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available
Safety
Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsOptional supplemental side curtain
Head airbagsOptional
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlNot available
Stability controlNot available
Rollover protectionNot available
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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