Used 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
List price range
$4,999 - $21,475

Pros

  • Strong output from top-line V8, sharp steering, compliant ride, very spacious interior in Mega Cab, available side curtain airbags.

Cons

  • Poor fuel mileage, cramped rear seat in Quad Cab, ABS not standard.

Used 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 for Sale

Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006 Laramie 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A)
88,446 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
Laramie
List$15,748
Est.Loan: $287/mo
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006 SLT 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A)
143,510 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
List$11,965
Est.Loan: $245/mo
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Dealer Notes
BACK TO SCHOOL SALE!! ALL UNITS MUST LEAVE THE LOT! BRING YOUR DOWN PAYMENT AND DRIVE HOME. WE ARE AN 'A+' BBB AND HAVE BEEN IN BUSINESS OVER 11 YEARS. OVER 100+ VEHICLES TO CHOSE FROM AND WE WILL MAKE THE DEAL EXTRA SWEET FOR YOU. COME SEE US TODAY! Internet Prices are based on cash or cashier's check. Our Internet price does not include a $395 Processing fee, Tags, title and FINANCE FEES!
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006 SRT-10 4dr Quad Cab SB (8.3L 10cyl 4A)
80,712 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SRT-10
List$21,475
Est.Loan: $391/mo
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* HEATED FRONT SEATS, * CLEAN CARFAX WITH SERVICE RECORDS, * LEATHER INTERIOR, * POWER DRIVER SEAT, * SHEEHY SELECT CERTIFIED WITH 2 MONTH 2,000 MILE WARRANTY, * BED LINER, * HARD TONEAU COVER, * AVAILABLE AT SHEEHY FORD OF SPRINGFIELD, *INFINITY AUDIO SYSTEM.
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006 SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
108,593 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
(2)
SMH Auto Sales
27.1 mi away
List$13,995
Est.Loan: $286/mo
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%2A%2A%2AWE OFFER MANY FINANCING OPTIONS WITH INTEREST AS LOW AS 2.99%25 FOR WELL QUALIFIED CUSTOMERS%2A%2A%2A Here at SMH Auto Sales, we help people find the vehicle of their Dreams. Don't risk buying cars from places that don't care about their customers, it could leave you stuck on the side of the road, with No Help, No Warranty, and No Money... The Customer ALWAYS comes first. Many of our vehicles still have their original Factory Warranty on them, and when that's not enough, we also have other warranty companies ready to assist you in any way they can. Ranging from a 3 Month Warranty, to a 4 Year National Warranty, they are here to make your life easier, and safer. We make sure our cars are reconditioned perfectly, going above and beyond MD state standards for our customer's satisfaction. All vehicles go through a rigorous 128 point MD inspection process. Our goal is to turn a used car into a pre-owned vehicle. Now that you know about us, Stop by sometime. We are more than happy to assist you in any way we can. THESE INTERNET PRICES ARE BASED ON A 1 TIME PAYMENT WHICH WOULD INCLUDE CASH, CASHIER CHECK, OR CERTIFIED FUNDS FROM A BANK. PRICES EXCLUDES TAX, TAGS, DOC FEE, FINANCE FEES, AND A %2524695 DEALER PREP FEE. While every reasonable effort was made to ensure all the information is correct, we are not responsible for any mistakes made on this ad. All information was based off a VIN search. AM/FM Compact Disc w/Changer Control,Speed-Sensitive Wipers,Variably intermittent wipers,Tilt steering wheel,Rear step bumper,Power steering,Passenger door bin,Front wheel independent suspension,Front anti-roll bar,Dual front impact airbags,Driver door bin,Delay-off headlights,CD player,ABS brakes,Voltmeter,Tachometer,Air Conditioning,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,Display%3A analog,4 Speakers
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006 SLT 4dr Quad Cab SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
114,531 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
List$9,400
Est.Loan: $192/mo
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006
193,521 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
ST
Red Tag Center
34.9 mi away
List$4,999
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Dealer Notes
60 PICTURES OF THIS VEHICLE LISTED ON OUR WEB SITE, UP TO DATE INFORMATION ON OUR VEHICLES ARE LISTED ON OUR SITE ,GOOD CONDITION FOR THE YEAR MODEL, FREE NEW MD STATE INSPECTION FOR ALL MD RESIDENTS, WE WILL INSPECT AND REGISTER THE CAR IN EITHER MARYLAND OR VIRGINIA AND SEND YOUR TAG AND TITLE TO YOUR DOOR STEP, MARYLAND RESIDENTS ONLY PAY MARYLAND FEES, VIRGINIA RESIDENTS PAY VIRGINIA FEES, WE WILL PROCESS YOUR MD OR VA TITLE AND PLATES FOR YOU AND WILL DELIVER IT TO YOUR DOOR STEPS 30 DAY OR 1000 MILES POWER TRIAN WARRANTY IN WRITING ON A FEDERAL BUYERS GUIDE FORM , SEE THIS CAR AND MANY MORE LIKE IT AT RED TAG CENTER, 223 B WEST HAMPTON AVE CAPITOL HEIGHTS MARYLAND 20743, 1-301-333-9777 , My name is Hans, the owner of RED TAG CENTER. I have over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry. Before you spend your hard earned money on any used vehicle, I have to buy it with my hard earned money. When I shop, I go to Costco/Price Club or Sam's Club. I do NOT need to pay for a fancy store or glass windows%2521 I am sure you feel the same. We have a clean area with LOW overhead, therefore we can pass on the savings to YOU%2521 So if you need to save on your next vehicle, give us a call. I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised how far your money will work for you. One last note to our potential customers, MY staff are all NON-COMMISSION%2521 Just imagine going to a store, picking up an item and YOU decide if you want to buy it or not%2521 We will NOT take your number, we will NOT call you and bug you, and we will NOT put pressure on you to buy a car from us, and that's a PROMISE.
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006 SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
110,811 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
List$12,899
Est.Loan: $264/mo
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Dealer Notes
VALUE LINE VEHICLE.....CALL/EMAIL Internet Department to verify availability of all Value Line Vehicles.....2006 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Bright White Clearcoat Bedliner, Alloy wheels, Class IV Receiver Hitch, Compass, Heated door mirrors, Illuminated entry, Power windows, Remote keyless entry. Odometer is 5992 miles below market average! Small dealer and Low Overhead equals BIG Savings! If we do not have it we can get it for you! Marlow Ford, established in 2000, located in Luray, VA, is Page Countys only franchise and Ford dealership. We are proud to serve the Full-Service New Ford and Pre-Owned Automotive Sales, Service, Parts, and Financing needs of Virginia Shenandoah Valley, including: Winchester Strasburg Woodstock Edinburg Mount Jackson New Market Broadway Harrisonburg Staunton Elkton Madison Culpeper, Sperryville Front Royal Bentonville Shenandoah Stanley and Northern Virginia.
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006 SLT 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A)
131,115 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
List$12,325
Est.Loan: $252/mo
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Dealer Notes
Flame Red 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4WD 5-Speed Automatic HEMI 5.7L V8 HEMI 5.7L V8, 4WD. Recent Arrival! Don't miss your chance to SAVE HUGE $$$ at Caspian Auto Motors of VA EASY FINANCING PROGRAMS. Good, Bad, No Credit and 2nd Chance are approved.Just give us a call or fill out loan application We will call you less than 45 mins with the approval. 6 Months Nationwide Power train Warranty is included With the Full Price of the Vehicle..
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006
140,082 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
Carsmart
37.9 mi away
List$8,495
Est.Loan: $174/mo
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WE BUY YOUR CAR MD INSPECTED WITH 30 DAY WARRANTY WE PAY TOP MONEY FOR YOUR CAR NO MATTER WHAT THE CONDITION Air Conditioning,Alloy Wheels,AM/FM Stereo,Compact Disc,Dual Air Bags,Power Brakes,Power Steering,Premium Sound,Premium Wheels,Running Boards,Tilt Wheel,Tinted Glass,Towing pkg,Traction Control
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006 SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
112,637 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
(29)
Kia of Waldorf
41.9 mi away
List$11,000
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006 SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
125,519 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
(1)
Auto Chiefs
45 mi away
List$11,900
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006 SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD LB (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
178,000 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
Allen's Auto Sales
46.7 mi away
List$7,865
Est.Loan: $161/mo
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Price does not include %2524195 processing fee Child Safety Door Locks,Power Locks,Security System,4WD AWD,ABS,Keyless Entry,Air Conditioning,Dual Climate Control,Cruise Control,Tachometer,Tilt,Leather Steering Wheel,Steering Wheel Mounted Controls,Adjustable Foot Pedals,Trip Odometer,Cassette,CD Player,Front Split Bench Seat,Leather Seat,Second Row Folding Seat,Bedliner,Automatic Headlights,Fog Lights,Pickup Truck Cargo Box Light,Running Boards,Front Air Dam,Alloy Wheels,Chrome Wheels,Full Size Spare Tire,Power Windows,Heated Exterior Mirror,Electrochromic Interior Rearview Mirror,Power Mirrors,Interval Wipers,Tow Hitch Receiver,Tow Package,Tank%3A26.00,AntiA�BrakeA�System%3A4-WHEEL ABS,SteeringA�Type%3AR&P,StandardA�Seating%3A6,OptionalA�Seating%3A5,FrontA�BrakeA�Type%3ADISC,RearA�BrakeA�Type%3ADISC,FrontA�Suspension%3AIND,RearA�Suspension%3ALIVE,FrontA�SpringA�Type%3ACOIL,RearA�SpringA�Type%3ALEAF
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006 Laramie 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A)
70,602 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
Laramie
(5)
MaxKar Motors
51.8 mi away
List$18,498
Est.Loan: $337/mo
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1 OWNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! POWERFUL YET RELIABLE, THIS 2006 DODGE RAM 1500 LARAMIE IS READY TO HANDLE ANY TASK OFF ROAD DUE TO ITS BULKY BUILD AND SUSPENSION!!!!!!!!**LEATHER SEATS**SIDE STEPS**POWER WINDOWS**POWER MIRRORS**PREMIUM INFINITY AUDIO SYSTEM**POWER FRONT SEATS**SUNROOF**FRONT CUP HOLDERS**POWER ADJUSTABLE PEDALS**CRUISE CONTROL**2WD/4LOCK/4LO**INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM**REAR ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM**AM/FM/CD** The electronic components on this vehicle are in working order. There are no defects present on this vehicle. There is not a door ding present on this vehicle. There is a properly functioning engine in this vehicle. This vehicle has a clean exterior. The interior was well maintained. The mileage is accurate. There is no trouble shifting this transmission. It is priced to sell quickly, CALL NOW. We have custom financing plans for most budgets. Stop by today or schedule an appointment with one of our qualified sales associates. Also, our entire inventory selection is available online at: www.maxkarmotors.com. PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO HONOR SPECIAL PRICING. Here At Maxkar Motors We Emphasize On Providing All Customers With Quality Customer Service, As Well As Quality Vehicles At Unbeatable Prices. We Have Over 30 Banks And Lenders Working By Our Side. Let Our Dedicated And Professional Sales Associates Help You On Your Next Purchase. TAKE 5 minutes and submit an online credit application for a guaranteed approval!!!!!When others say no we say Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Are you ready to Save money on the purchase of your next CAR? If you are call us at 540-370-8888 Today. All WAL-MART AND COSTCO CUSTOMERS WELCOME!!!!!!
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006 SLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
156,101 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
List$6,477
Est.Loan: $133/mo
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2006 DODGE RAM 1500 4X4 with powerful V8, 5.7L engine and driven only 156101 miles! CALL 540-300-4540 ** HOME OF THE GUARANTEED FINANCING APPROVAL** CARFAX CERTIFIED, WARRANTED and VA inspected Vehicles, Got any credit issues? We got banks looking to finance YOU. CALL NOW @ 540-300-4540 We have the vehicle that fits your needs and will help you establish your credit at the same time...come and check us out and you will see why Autos Direct FINANCING CENTER is rated V.A. # 1 SUBPRIME DEALER. CALL NOW @ 540-300-4540Apply online at WWW.AUTOSDIRECTVA.COM and find out why we are the home of the guaranteed credit approval... OR CALL 540-300-4540Price does not include tax tags and registration, finance charges and a 499 processing fee.
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006 SLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
106,620 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
(3)
MBL Auto
57.1 mi away
List$10,797
Est.Loan: $221/mo
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17 Inch Wheels Abs - Rear-Only Antenna Anti-Theft Alarm System - With Engine Immobilizer Axle Ratio - 3.21 Body Side Reinforcements Bumper Color - Chrome Cargo Area Light Cd-Controller Center Console - Front Console With Storage Child Safety Locks Child Seat Anchors Clock Compass Cruise Control Cupholders Driven Wheels - Rear Wheel Drive Electronic Brakeforce Distribution Engine Hour Meter Exterior Mirrors - Heated Exterior Mirrors - Power External Temperature Display Floor Mat Material - Carpet Floor Mats - Front Floor Mats - Front And Rear Folding Front Air Conditioning Front Airbags - Dual Front Brakes - Ventilated Disc Front Center Seatbelt - Lap Belt Front Headrests - Adjustable Front Seat Type - Split-Bench Front Suspension Classification - Independent Front Wipers - Intermittent Grille Color - Chrome In-Dash Cd - Single Disc Manual Adjustments Manual Adjustments - 8 Mount Location - Underbody P Tires Passenger Airbag Deactivation - Occupant Sensing Deactivation Passenger Seating - 6 Pickup Bed Type - Fleetside Power Door Locks - Remote Power Outlet(S) - Front Power Steering Power Windows Radio - Am/Fm Rear Arm Type - Short And Long Arm Rear Brakes - Disc Rear Center Seatbelt - 3-Point Rear Suspension Classification - Solid Live Axle Retained Accessory Power Rolling Code Security Seatbelt Pretensioners Size - Fullsize Non-Matching Stabilizer Bar(S) - Front Steering Wheel - Tilt-Adjustable Storage - Door Pockets Storage - Seatback Storage - Under Seat Tachometer Trailer Wiring Trip Computer Type - All Season Type - Bench Upholstery - Cloth Warnings And Reminders - Low Fuel LevelAdditional InformationPickup Bed Light Pickup Bed Type - Fleetside Front Bumper Color - Chrome Grille Color - Chrome Rear Bumper Color - Chrome Floor Mat Material - Carpet Floor Mats - Front Front Air Conditioning Center Console - Front Console With Storage Cruise Control Cupholders Multi-Function Remote - Keyless Entry Power Outlet(S) - Front Power Steering Steering Wheel - Tilt Storage - Door Pockets 4wd Selector - Electronic Abs - Rear Front Brake Type - Ventilated Disc Rear Brake Type - Disc 4wd Type - Part Time Axle Ratio - 3.55 Electronic Brakeforce Distribution Front Suspension Classification - Independent Rear Suspension Classification - Solid Live Axle Rear Suspension Type - Short And Long Arm Engine Hour Meter Gauge - Tachometer Clock Compass External Temperature Display In-Dash Cd - Single Disc Radio - Am/Fm Trip Computer Warnings And Reminders - Low Fuel Level Spare Tire Mount Location - Underbody Spare Tire Size - Full-Size Non-Matching Tire Prefix - P Tire Type - All Season Wheel Diameter - 17 Inch Front Wipers - Intermittent Power Windows Airbag Deactivation - Passenger Switch Anti-Theft System - Engine Immobilizer Body Side Reinforcements Child Seat Anchors Front Airbags - Dual Power Door Locks Rolling Code Security Side Mirrors - Heated Driver Seat Manual Adjustments - 8 Front Headrests - Adjustable Front Seat Type - Split-Bench Front Seatbelts - Center 3-Point Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments Seatbelt Pretensioners Upholstery - Cloth Visit MBL Auto online at mblauto.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 540-479-6333 today to schedule your test drive.
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006
126,371 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
Laramie
4212 Ridge Rd
57.7 mi away
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006
97,200 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
List$15,900
Est.Loan: $290/mo
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2006 SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
117,709 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
Karz Inc.
41.4 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Still the king of big-truck attitude, the 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 can handle the diverse duties of comfortable daily driver and capable workhorse with equal ease.

vehicle overview

Although the previous-generation (1994-2001) Ram pickup was a big success for Dodge, Dodge knew it was getting long in the tooth compared to redesigned rivals from Ford and GM. In 2002, the company revamped the Ram, but it was careful not to make any radical changes in terms of styling even though under the skin the Dodge truck benefited from a number of improvements, ranging from a stiffer frame and bigger brakes to the adoption of power-adjustable pedals and a larger passenger compartment in the Quad Cab models.

Realizing that pickups are seeing increased duty as family vehicles and that most folks don't often fill up their pickup's bed, that redesign saw Dodge take 3 inches from the standard bed length (now 6 feet 3 inches) and add it to the passenger compartment. In essence, this design allows the Quad Cab to have the expansive passenger room of a crew cab while keeping the truck's overall length nearly the same as an extended-cab truck. But to make sure that every potential customer's needs are met, an 8-foot bed is still available.

In response to concerns that the old 5.9-liter Magnum V8 had both poor performance and atrocious fuel consumption, Dodge made the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 available in the Ram 1500 in late 2003. With 345 horsepower, this mill with the legendary name makes 100 horses more than the old 5.9-liter Magnum. Torque is also more robust and peaks at a stout 375 pound-feet. Further enhancements for 2006 include a stronger frame, a new 4WD suspension system and fresh exterior style. The new Mega Cab model, which is actually built using a heavy-duty Ram 2500 frame, adds 20 inches to the Quad Cab's cabin. We think highly of the 2006 Dodge Ram, as we appreciate its powerful performance, agile handling, comfortable ride, good crash test scores and tight build quality.

trim levels & features

The Dodge Ram 1500 is available in three cab styles: regular, Quad Cab (crew cab) and Mega (really big crew cab). The regular and Quad Cab models come with 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. For each body style, Dodge offers an ST, SLT or Laramie trim. The Ram ST is pretty bare-bones; go with the SLT for alloy wheels, standard cruise control, cloth seating, keyless entry and power windows, locks and mirrors. 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. The selection of available options depends on model and trim but highlights include a navigation system, a rear-seat DVD-based entertainment system, upgraded audio, a Sport package and a TRX4 off-road package.

2006 Highlights

Dodge has significantly updated its full-size Ram pickup this year with a new body style, new luxury-oriented features and enhanced hardware. The big news, so to speak, is a new super-sized Mega Cab model. It features a 20-inch-longer cabin to provide best-in-class interior room. All Ram 1500s feature a new dash, center console, seats and radios. A navigation system and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system are newly optional on the Dodge truck. Hardware updates include a stiffened frame and, for 4WD models, a new independent front suspension (excluding the Mega Cab) and a front-axle disconnect system tied into a new electronic transfer case. Dodge has also fitted the Ram's 5.7-liter V8 with a multidisplacement cylinder deactivation system that's said to improve fuel economy in certain driving situations. Wrapping things up for the 2006 Dodge Ram is freshened front-end styling and new wheels.

performance & mpg

Three engines see duty in the Dodge Ram 1500: a 3.7-liter V6 (215 horsepower and 235 pound-feet of torque), a 4.7-liter V8 (235 hp and 300 lb-ft) and a 5.7-liter V8 (345 hp and 375 lb-ft). A small selection of ST-trim builds comes with the V6 as standard but most Rams have the 4.7-liter V8. The 5.7-liter V8 is typically optional except on the Mega Cab, where it is standard. The two smaller engines are paired with either a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission. The big V8 comes with an automatic only. Properly equipped, a 4WD Ram Quad Cab can pull 8,600 pounds.

safety

Side curtain airbags are optional on all Ram pickups and all center seats have three-point seatbelts. Four-wheel antilock brakes are optional on the ST and SLT and standard for the Laramie. Crash test scores are impressive, with the 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 garnering a "Good" rating (the highest possible) in frontal-offset crash testing conducted by the IIHS, and five stars from the government for driver and front-passenger protection in frontal impacts.

driving

For such a big vehicle, the 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 is nimble and easy to drive. The suspension can still be a bit bouncy at times, but when loaded up with passengers and cargo, the Ram's ride quality is downright comfortable. With the 5.7-liter V8, there's plenty of power for hills and hauling, but as expected, fuel mileage still isn't great. Unless you plan on heavy towing, the more efficient 4.7-liter V8 would probably serve your needs just fine.

interior

The Ram's cabin features white-faced gauges, simple twist-knob climate controls and a huge center armrest/bin. In Quad Cab models, the rear seats fold up to reveal a flat load floor for carrying large items inside. The rear seats also recline in Mega Cab models. The Dodge Ram pickup also boasts impressive overall build and materials quality that approaches the class leaders in many respects.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500.

Frank Truck
frank, 12/10/2006
A good looking truck, inside and out. Came with 20in wheels which make it stand out. And the price was low.
Love my 2006 Ram 1500!
John Clay, 3/31/2016
I purchased my Ram 1500 4WD Laramie quad cab new in 2006. It is equipped with the 5.7 liter hemi. So far, it's been bullet proof. In 10 years, only one trip to the dealer for a warranty repair on an "air gate" that was making noise and preventing proper air circulation. That was covered promptly under warranty and no other service actions other than normal maintenance. I live in Montana and hunt and fish a lot so I'm often using the truck to tow my boat (about 30 times a year) or traveling off-road while hunting. The truck is also used for routine hauling around my property. Pros: reasonable power and torque, outstanding reliability, super sound system and GREAT fuel mileage (about 18.5 mpg on the highway when not towing my boat) with the 5.7 liter hemi with MDS (shuts off 4 cylinders when all 8 are not needed). The creature comforts are also a big plus (leather, dual climate zones, power everything). Con: when towing up hills, the transmission often "hunts" for the ideal gear and shifts too often. I'm betting it's programmed to optimize mileage so it often shifts to a higher gear than I'd like. This has been a great truck for 10 years and I hope to use it for another 10!
2006 Dodge Ram
brent, 7/2/2010
My 1st truck: so no comparison-but I love it. Got the V-6 and it has plenty of power. Truck came with the optional lower rear end; which I wouldn't have bought-maybe this helps with the power? Have thought about changing to the standard rear end-but wonder if any computers would need to be changed. Water pump failed at around 50K, which I didn't think should happen. My main complaint is the AC. It has never been cold. Took it back to the dealer and he said it was operating to spec. Dropped the headliner and put in a heat shield and tinted the rear windshield but didn't seem to help. Now the recirc door has broken (maybe has been broken for a long time) which really limits the airflow.
my mpg is 18.6 mpg on hemi
skipper, 5/12/2009
I had 30k on my slt quad cab 06 ,got the hemi and the 20" plus is 4x4, my truck color is the red inferno turns heads a lot with big horn package (towing ready,infinity sound,)nothing chance under the hood and still make 18.6 on the hwy going 60 to 65 mph with ac on !! the secret: dont go over 2000 rpm, driving in the city be very gentle on the gas. on this truck is enought the hemi badge to show others you have lot of balls use it when pulling trailers,loads,toys. i wish i could have bigger breakes, and more feedback from the wheel is soft and some times when you go on bump feel is missing. if the road is smooth you have a great ride but if not bounce a lot.this is for me the best looking t
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Features & Specs

MPG
8 city / 11 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
500 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
13 city / 17 hwy
Seats 6
6-speed manual
Gas
235 hp @ 4400 rpm
MPG
12 city / 17 hwy
Seats 6
5-speed automatic
Gas
235 hp @ 4400 rpm
MPG
13 city / 17 hwy
Seats 6
5-speed automatic
Gas
235 hp @ 4400 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
More About This Model

With gasoline and diesel fuel topping $3 a gallon, any new vehicle with "Mega" in the name had best be the "Mega Mileage" model. No such luck with Dodge. People who need heavy-duty pickups won't be swayed by the charm of a Toyota Prius or Honda Insight, so the 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab is likely to find a limited but very receptive audience, regardless of gas prices.

Well, it should. Dodge has realized that for many buyers, capacity inside the cab is more important than capacity in the bed. "Since the year 2000," said Darryl Jackson, Dodge marketing vice president, "demand for full-sized crew cab pickups has tripled." Dodge still offers the regular lighter-duty Ram 1500 Quad Cab models, and the Mega Cab, Jackson insists, will appeal to a different audience.

Mega Room
To make it Mega, Dodge took the heavy-duty Ram platform and its 160.5-inch wheelbase, and had designers replace the 8-foot bed with a bed that measures 6 feet, 3 inches, freeing up an extra 20 inches for the cab. While there are 1500, 2500 and 3500 Mega Cab models, all are built on the heavy-duty platform.

This makes for a lot of "biggest" and "first" claims for the Mega Cab: The largest, longest cab in its class, at 142.2 cubic feet and 111.1 inches, respectively. Largest interior cargo volume of any full-size pickup, largest second-row legroom, largest rear-door open angle, at 85 degrees; and the first ever reclining rear seats, which go from a 22-degree seatback angle to 37 degrees.

As the numbers would suggest, the Mega Cab's rear seat is remarkably comfortable and accommodating; after all, the cab is a full foot longer than the Ford F-250 Crew Cab. Even the middle position isn't bad. Flip the seats, and rear cargo room is downright cavernous, and with the 85-degree-opening rear doors, even big stuff, such as a large television, will fit nicely in the rear. As for the bed, 6 feet is plenty, especially since you have the option of lowering the tailgate.

If Room Isn't Enough
Add to that the extra premium options offered, and you have a heavy-duty pickup that is as nice inside as any luxury SUV. There's a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, a power sunroof, a power rear window, and — new for 2006 — a genuine full-screen navigation system, replacing the near useless system that was incorporated into the radio faceplate. Instruments and controls are well placed, and there's the expected plethora of cubbyholes, cupholders and storage bins.

There are mechanical updates, too. Dodge is especially proud of the new independent front suspension and steering system and justifiably so: It's as precise and compliant as any big truck we've driven.

Four-wheel-drive models still use a conventional live axle in front and it's executed quite well, too. Even the stiffest-sprung model has a surprisingly tolerable ride. It's clear the Dodge suspension engineers really sweated the compromise between drivability, comfort and utility, and they've hit the target.

Hemi or Diesel
Under the hood, it's a familiar choice: The 5.7-liter Hemi V8, with 345 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque, or the 5.9-liter Cummins Turbodiesel, with 325 hp and a stump-pulling 610 lb-ft of torque. The Hemi is standard on the 1500 and 2500, the diesel is optional on the 2500 and standard on the 3500. A five-speed automatic comes with the Hemi, while the diesel gets a four-speed automatic or a six-speed manual.

My favorite is the diesel with the automatic. This big Cummins has become slightly more civilized over the years. I recall sending my wife to the McDonald's drive-thru with an early model, and they told her to come inside, as they couldn't hear her over the engine noise. The diesel's torque remains incredible as its numbers suggest. That said, the Hemi is no slouch, either, though it obviously isn't having as much fun hauling around 6,000 pounds of truck as a 4,000-pound Charger.

Bottom Line
On the road, the central revelation is how this truck, big as it is, drives smaller. The four-wheel disc brakes are effective, handling is better than you'd think, and its weight is only oppressive when you jam the Mega Cab into a tight turn.

The price seems in the ballpark, too: The Mega Cab 1500 starts at $32,760, and for four-wheel drive, $35,980. It's offered in the uplevel SLT model, and the even more uplevel Laramie — no strippers are available. A Mega Cab 2500 SLT starts at $35,065, and if you want the diesel, add on a whopping $5,555. Load up a 3500 Laramie model with the diesel — base price $48,645 with shipping — and you can top $50,000 very quickly, especially with the rear-seat DVD system ($1,200), the stereo with the navigation system ($1,595) and side airbags ($490).

Production has already begun at the Saltillo plant in Coahuila, Mexico, and the 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab should be available at a dealer near you by October.

Used 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Overview

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