Powerful engine lineup, huge payload and towing capacities, comfortable interior, compliant ride, available side curtain airbags.
Stunted standard bed, cramped rear seat, fewer body configurations that the competition.
The big news (literally) for 2005 is the new Power Wagon, which features class-exclusive electric locking front and rear differentials, and an electronic disconnecting front sway bar. Other Power Wagon extras include 33-inch BF Goodrich off-road tires, a 12,000-pound winch, a two-inch taller stance and a unique suspension. Other changes for the Ram 2500 this year include an even more powerful version of the Cummins turbodiesel engine, now rated at a whopping 610 lb-ft of torque, and the availability of a power sunroof and Sirius Satellite Radio on Quad Cabs.
The heavy-duty Ram offers serious diesel power, stout suspensions and a well-built, functional interior -- all of which make it an impressive package for hard-core truck users.
Read what other owners think about the Used 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500.
I haul a 15K lb travel trailer and this truck has never let me down. I usually get 19-22 MPG on hwy, unloaded, and get 13-14 when towing, as long as I keep it under 70mph. If I go over 70, it drops to 10-11 and according to specs, 15K lbs is overloaded for 3/4 ton Dodge w/cummins. You must have nerf bars as the truck sits kinda high and is difficult to get into w/o side bars.
4.63 out of 5 stars
Ford man turns leaf
4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6M)
After being a dedicated Ford truck owner for my last 6 trucks, I decided to give the Dodge Ram with Cummins diesel a try. I regret not doing it sooner. I have read reviews and heard stories about how these trucks were supposed to fall apart but mine has been literally flawless. My test drives were with the 2005 GM Duramax trucks and the 2005 Ford Powerstroke. Hooked up to my 30ft travel trailer the other two just didn't compare. The truck really shined with a load behind it. I have owned it for 50000 miles now and have 1 TSB for a reflash and oil changes. The highway mileage is amazing. Very tough, very simple truck that I will never sell or trade. I am keeping this one forever!
5 out of 5 stars
Wow, What a Truck!
4dr Quad Cab SLT Rwd SB (5.7L 8cyl 6M)
This Ram 2500 with the Cummins Turbo Diesel is so much fun to drive. It is a big rig with the race car feel. I love it and my wife loves it. Nice job Chrysler/Cummins!
3.13 out of 5 stars
Should of bought a Duramax
4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6M)
05 Cummins Laramie. 30K Miles and 10K worth of repair bills. Nice looking truck and it holds the pavement down in front of my house nicely. Lots of power, decent mileage for what it is, fairly comfy on long hauls. Injectors are delicate which can lead to major engine damage. Poor factory fuel and air filtration. Weak trans. Lots of creaks(sliding glass) and rattles(rear storage) and wind noise(drivers door). Radio dash knob doesn't work. Abysmal customer service. If you are considering a used one get a Manometer test done first.
The Used 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 is offered in the following submodels: Ram Pickup 2500 Regular Cab, Ram Pickup 2500 Quad Cab. Available styles include 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 6M), 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6M), 4dr Quad Cab SLT Rwd LB (5.7L 8cyl 6M), 4dr Quad Cab SLT Rwd SB (5.7L 8cyl 6M), 4dr Quad Cab ST Rwd LB (5.7L 8cyl 6M), 4dr Quad Cab ST 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 6M), 4dr Quad Cab ST 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6M), 4dr Quad Cab ST Rwd SB (5.7L 8cyl 6M), 2dr Regular Cab SLT 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 6M), 2dr Regular Cab ST 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 6M), 2dr Regular Cab SLT Rwd LB (5.7L 8cyl 6M), and 2dr Regular Cab ST Rwd LB (5.7L 8cyl 6M).
Pre-owned Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 models are available with a 5.7 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 345 hp, depending on engine type.
The Used 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 comes with four wheel drive, and rear wheel drive.
Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual.
The Used 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 7 yr./ 70000 mi. powertrain warranty.
What's a good price on a Used 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500?
Shop with Edmunds for perks and special offers on used cars, trucks, and SUVs near Ashburn, VA. Doing so could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Edmunds also provides consumer-driven dealership sales and service reviews to help you make informed decisions about what cars to buy and where to buy them.
Which used 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500S are available in my area?
Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings
of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 for
sale near. Simply research the
type of car you're interested in and then select a used car from our massive database to
find cheap prew-owned vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle
you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find
out what other owners paid for the Used 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500.
Can't find a used 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500s you want in
your area? Consider a broader search.
Should I lease or buy a 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you
that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make
higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand,
can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a
new car every three years or so.