2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab Full Test Specs | Edmunds

2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 - Road Test Specs

2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Pickup

(4.7L V8 FFV 5-speed Automatic 5.6 ft. Bed)


Model year2009
ModelRam Pickup 1500
StyleSLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 5A)
Base MSRP$35,750
Options on test vehicleInferno Red Crystal Pearlcoat Paint, Power Adjustable Pedals, TRX4 Off Road Quick Order Package 26T, Class 4 Reciever Hitch, Multimedia System, Light Group, 32-Gallon Fuel Tank, Remote Start and Security Group, Technology Group, Premium Cloth Bucket Seats
As-tested MSRP$43,925


Drive typeFour-wheel drive
Engine type90-degree V8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)5,654 (345)
Block/head materialIron/aluminum
ValvetrainPushrod actuated, 2 valves per cylinder with variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation
Compression ratio (x:1)10.5
Redline (rpm)5,800
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)390 @ 5,600
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)407 @ 4,000
Transmission type5-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I: 3.00; II: 1.67; III: 1.00; IV: 0.75; V: 0.67; FD: 3.92


Suspension, frontUpper and lower A-arms, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearLive axle, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeRack-and-pinion with hydraulic power assist
Steering ratio (x:1)17.9:1
Tire brandGoodyear
Tire modelWrangler ATS
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, frontLT P275/70R17 114
Tire size, rearLT P275/70R17 110
Wheel size17-by-7.0 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAluminum alloy
Brakes, front13.2-by-1.1-inch ventilated discs with two-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear13.8-by-0.87-inch discs with single-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)4.8
0-60 mph (sec.)7.6
0-75 mph (sec.)10.8
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.6 @ 87.7
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)7.2
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)38
60-0 mph (ft.)154
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)54.6
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.65
Sound level @ idle (dB)43.1
@ Full throttle (dB)74.9
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)66.2

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsThis truck is at its quickest when no special tricks are used to launch it. Very little wheelspin results with any amount of brake torquing. No redline on tach makes it difficult to know when to shift.
Braking ratingPoor
Braking commentsUnacceptably long stopping distances. Strange, considering solid pedal engagement when ABS is activated and relative lack of fade.
Handling ratingAverage
Handling commentsSkid pad: This is a long truck, and it shows in handling tests. Only average sense of control here. Slalom: Relatively supple and compliant over bumps in slalom. However, coil-sprung rear doesn't seem to add control or performance in this test. Mildly intrusive stability control can't be disabled.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)91.7
Wind (mph, direction)3.6 mph West

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)13 city/18 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)12.7
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)32

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)5,740
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)56.4/43.6
Length (in.)227.5
Width (in.)79.4
Height (in.)74.8
Wheelbase (in.)140.0
Track, front (in.)68.1
Track, rear (in.)67.5
Turning circle (ft.)45.3
Legroom, front (in.)41.0
Legroom, rear (in.)39.4
Headroom, front (in.)41.0
Headroom, rear (in.)39.9
Shoulder room, front (in.)66.0
Shoulder room, rear (in.)65.7
Seating capacity6


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlNot available
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
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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