The new RamBox storage system fills in the wheelwell areas along the inside of the bed with lockable storage. The steering is quick but rather numb and not quite as full of feedback as the chassis really deserves. Dodge will unveil a more fuel-efficient hybrid Ram next year and a light-duty diesel after that. And yes, drain plugs are included. Haul-testing with a thousand pounds of horse-chow in the beds, the Hemi helped the Ram crest the rolling hills easier than the V-8-equipped F-150 and Tundra. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753.
Even with increased power, the Hemi's fuel economy is up an estimated 4 percent. Two- or four-wheel drive were offered when the Ram 1500 was new. The 2009 Dodge Ram is a refined version of the previous-generation Ram. One professional reviewer finds the floor-mounted, aviation-style shifter especially noteworthy, and virtually all agree that Chrysler finally seems committed to improving driver and passenger comfort and convenience. The result is a smooth, quiet pickup that is a match for anything in its class. Laramie models are upscale, with a leather-covered dash, wood trim and plenty of amenities. Other Trucks to Consider The ranks highly for its upscale interior and powerful engines.
That's big news, as is the 390 horsepower rating of the revised 5. There are three cab configurations distributed over two wheelbase lengths. Much of the credit goes to the rear suspension that uses smoother-riding coil springs instead of harsher-riding leaf springs. Put that way, we suppose the 2009 Ram is right on time. The long bed allows me to haul 4'x8' sheets with no problem, they fit nicely between the wheel wells. Rear passengers can be pinched in the Quad Cab, but the Crew Cab has lots of rear-seat room.
The all-new 2009 Dodge Ram is offered in regular cab, Quad Cab® and crew-size cab, with three box lengths: 8-foot regular cab , 6-foot-4-inches regular cab and Quad Cab , and a new-for-2009 box length of 5-foot-7-inches Ram crew 1500. The new semi-floating rear axle and springs have been noted by a few reviewers to be a tad jittery on bumpy surfaces and have a noticeable tendency to jump around on the highway when empty. Fit and finish is generally good, though a few rough areas could be better. Trucks, once the engine-room of profits for the American auto industry, suddenly became toxic,… The new 2009 Dodge Ram now offers three different cab configurations, with the addition of an all-new Crew Cab model. Engine type V-6 Approach angle 17 degrees Front tread 68. Handling rating Average Handling comments Skid pad: This is a long truck, and it shows in handling tests. At a Glance Dodge presents the 2009 Ram 1500 with a significant redesign and some added features.
Inside, the design is well-executed with high-quality materials. RamBox also comes with a bed-rail system with sliding, adjustable cleats to tie down and secure various types of loads. And that's good news indeed. I'm really digging meeting people. And that ride quality is now closer to that of a car than any body-on-frame pickup yet. The large 4-inch exhaust tips are frenched into the rear bumper for a cleaner look. The new suspension maintains payload and tow ratings a maximum of 9,100 pounds while shedding 40 pounds of rear suspension weight.
Want more secure room in your Ram? And yes, it rode much better too. The '94 model polarized everyone with its brazen big-rig styling. Even the V6 was a more-than-adequate cruiser on the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway. Braking rating Poor Braking comments Unacceptably long stopping distances. But the people who loved it, bought it. Styling-wise, the 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 is clearly derivative of the outgoing model.
Louis North Assembly Plan in Fenton, Mo. Where are the bargains these days? And that's especially true in these, the hardest times yet for the full size pickup market. While towing a 7,200-pound travel trailer, traditional tail wagging was rarely perceptible, even on the curviest roads. The RamBox runs the full length of the 5-foot 7-inch bed on both sides and can hold 7. Aside from the rather, well, standard list of standard features, TheCarConnection. Both Ford and General Motors are expanding the use of six-speed automatic transmissions on their full-size trucks, and this is a rare miss for the new Dodge. The Ram 1500 drives much smaller that one might expect.
The one common complaint in reviews read by TheCarConnection. Reviewers are very impressed with the standard safety features found on the Dodge Ram 1500. Overall, amenities are much improved, with supportive seats and cushier armrests. The two Magnum engines are also refined for better power and economy and can run E85 fuel. By that measure, the new 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 certainly makes the cut, as its available features rival or outclass pretty much all of the competition.
Chrysler will notify owners of the new recall options in a letter expected to be mailed on August 31, 2015. On the road the Ram is quiet for a truck and there is plenty of front-seat room, but a telescoping steering wheel would enhance driver comfort. Anyhow, when I'm not horsing the motor home around the roadways, I'm tooting around in the 2012 Ford Focus that we tow behind, or making runs to Home Depot and various malls with the 2004 F-150 that just won't die. Nearly all owners found the acceleration of the 5. . Though the Ram 1500 lags somewhat behind Chevrolet's Silverado and Ford's F-150 in sheer hauling ability, as far as pure driving pleasure and comfort go, it has set a new standard for the market. With a 2009 redesign, Dodge is hoping its Ram pickup can cut into the sales of the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado.