Used 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Regular Cab

2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
List price range
$5,995 - $8,597

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 Regular Cab for Sale

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$5,995
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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$165 Below Market
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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$8,597
Est.Loan: $176/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 SLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.7L 8cyl 6M)
100,200 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
SLT
Antwerpen Genesis
42.6 mi away
ListNot Listed
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5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION,MONOTONE PAINT %28STD%29,BODYSIDE MOLDINGS,HD ENGINE COOLING -inc%3A HD trans oil cooler,PREMIUM CLOTH 40/20/40 SPLIT BENCH SEAT -inc%3A 6-way pwr driver seat,ANTI-SPIN REAR AXLE,3.92 AXLE RATIO,SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO %28subscription required%29,TRANSFER CASE SKID PLATE SHIELD,5.7L V8 HEMI MULTI-DISPLACEMENT ENGINE,P265/70R17 ON/OFF ROAD OWL TIRES,EXTRA COST METALLIC PAINT,FOG LAMPS,EXTRA COST PEARL PAINT,750-AMP MAINTENANCE-FREE BATTERY,TRAILER TOW GROUP -inc%3A 750-amp maintenance free battery class IV hitch receiver 7-pin wiring harness %28w/EZB Engine-inc%3A HD engine cooling HD trans oil cooler%29,FOLDING PWR TRAILER TOW MIRRORS,SLIDING REAR WINDOW,MANUFACTURER STATEMENT OF ORIGIN,26T TRX4 OFF-ROAD CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG -inc%3A 5.7L V8 engine 5-speed auto trans heavy-duty engine cooling heavy-duty transmission oil cooler anti-spin rear axle P265/70R17 on-off road OWL tires 17 x 8%2522 aluminum wheels center hub front suspension skid plate gray upper fascia transfer case skid plate shield TRX4 Off Road badge tow hooks fog lamps Sirius satellite radio %28subscription required%29,Four Wheel Drive,Tires - Front All-Season,Tires - Rear All-Season,Conventional Spare Tire,Aluminum Wheels,Power Steering,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,ABS,Heated Mirrors,Power Mirror%28s%29,Intermittent Wipers,Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers,Cloth Seats,Split Bench Seat,Floor Mats,Adjustable Steering Wheel,Engine Immobilizer,Power Windows,Power Door Locks,Keyless Entry,Cruise Control,A/C,AM/FM Stereo,CD Player,Trip Computer,Power Outlet,Passenger Vanity Mirror,Driver Air Bag,Passenger Air Bag,Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch,Passenger Air Bag Sensor

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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.

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.

Reliable
Rich, 11/29/2006
Nice and comfortable ride.Decent sound system. Center console should have storage compartment like they had in the '8 models. Gas mileage is pretty efficient. I can go from Daytona to Tampa and back on less than half a tank (approx.300mi.). Overall big bang for your buck.
Great Truck
PUFFYCOATBANDIT, 4/12/2006
This truck i sawesome! Great fuel economy and near zero road noise. Smooth handling and great drive
I Love it !
Mike H, 10/27/2006
I bought my truck almost as bare as they come. Even so, I love this truck a lot. The V6 has more than enough power to keep this truck moving and the new interior layout is the best in its class in my opinion. The tranny is silky smooth. The ride seems a little bouncy but I think it might be because I drive a sports car most of the time. It's been years since I drove a truck on a regular basis. The center console does rob the use of the center seat but so does the stick shift. I never planned on the center seat being used very much anyway so this doesn't bother me too much. There is quite a bit of storage area behind the seats as well.
2006 Ram
ram, 11/27/2006
I really enjoy this truck. It has the V6 and is getting 17-20 mpg city/hwy. Very good handling when towing or regular driving. The new power package is really nice on the ST models .
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Features & Specs

MPG
9 city / 14 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed manual
Gas
500 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
13 city / 17 hwy
Seats 3
6-speed manual
Gas
235 hp @ 4400 rpm
MPG
13 city / 17 hwy
Seats 3
6-speed manual
Gas
235 hp @ 4400 rpm
MPG
13 city / 17 hwy
Seats 3
6-speed manual
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 Regular Cab Overview

The Used 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Regular Cab is offered in the following styles: SRT-10 2dr Regular Cab SB (8.3L 10cyl 6M), SLT 2dr Regular Cab SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M), SLT 2dr Regular Cab LB (4.7L 8cyl 6M), ST 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.7L 8cyl 6M), ST 2dr Regular Cab SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M), ST 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M), ST 2dr Regular Cab LB (3.7L 6cyl 6M), Laramie 2dr Regular Cab SB (4.7L 8cyl 5A), Laramie 2dr Regular Cab LB (4.7L 8cyl 5A), SLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 6M), SLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.7L 8cyl 6M), Laramie 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB (4.7L 8cyl 5A), and Laramie 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 5A).

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