Having made several changes to the line in the previous year, Dodge did very little to the 2007 Ram 1500. It’s still a formidable full-size pickup truck with a muscular V-8 engine lurking under its hood. However, the truck’s rough and ready image belies a certain refinement that’s not immediately apparent. For starters, the Ram 1500 handles better than drivers would expect from a vehicle of its size. It’s also got a spacious interior and a generous array of standard and optional features.
For 2007, Dodge made the Ram 1500 available in three body styles: regular cab, Quad Cab, and Mega Cab. Regular and Quad cab models can be equipped with regular short cargo beds or long beds. The Mega Cab version features a bigger cabin but a shorter bed.
In addition to the three body styles, there are also three trim levels available for the 2007 Dodge Ram 1500: ST, SLT, and Laramie. The base model ST comes with air-conditioning, and that’s about it. Stepping up to the midrange SLT receives alloy wheels, cruise control, cloth seats, keyless entry, and power accessories. The line-topping Laramie model features deluxe amenities such as dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seats, power driver seat, a six-CD changer, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, and MP3 capability.
Body Styles: Regular cab, Quad Cab, Mega Cab
Engines: 3.7-liter V-6, 4.7-liter V-8, 5.7-liter V-8
Transmissions: five-speed automatic, six-speed manual
Models: Dodge Ram 1500 ST, Dodge Ram 1500 SLT, Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie
For 2007, Dodge implemented a number of changes to the Ram 1500 including the introduction of new stain-resistant seating fabric and E85 fuel compatibility for the 4.7-liter V-8 engine. Stability control and keyless remote entry were also introduced as new available options.
The 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 is a full-size pickup truck that’s taller, wider, and broader than most other vehicles on the road. With its massive grille and burly front fenders, the Ram 1500 almost resembles a big rig tractor. The truck’s formidable size and buffed exterior help to set the Ram 1500 well apart from many of its full-size truck competitors.
Interior features for the 2007 Ram 1500 include easy-to-operate twist-know climate controls, white-faced gauges, and an amply-sized center armrest with a storage bin underneath. The crew cab version is capable of accommodating up to six passengers. The crew cab’s rear seats can also be folded up in order to transport large items inside. The Quad Cab has a more confined back seat while the Mega Cab offers ample legroom in the front and the back.
Performance & Handling
All versions of the 2007 Ram 1500 are available with rear drive or four-wheel drive. Regular cab STs with 2WD are powered by 3.7-liter V-6 engines rated at 215 horsepower. There is also the option of a 4.7-liter V-8 rated at 235 horsepower, as well as a 5.7-liter V-8 rated at 345 horses. Both the smaller engines come paired with a five-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission. The sole transmission option for the larger V-8 is the five-speed automatic.
The 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 offers decent handling and good drivability for a vehicle its size. The 5.7-liter V-8 engine provides more than adequate power when it comes to towing trailers or other payloads. Ride quality is generally good, although things can get bouncy unless the vehicle is fully loaded. Drivers wouldn’t expect good gas mileage from a vehicle this size, but they might still be disappointed with the 5.7-liter engine version of the 2007 Ram 1500’s poor fuel-economy. Opting for the 4.7-liter version gets consumers better gas mileage and should provide them with adequate power.
Standard safety equipment for ST and SLT versions of the 2007 Ram 1500 include four-wheel disc brakes with rear ABS. Four-wheel ABS is standard in Mega Cab and Laramie editions and optional on other models. Power-adjustable pedals are also standard on the Laramie but optional for other models. Other optional safety features across the line include full-length side curtain airbags and stability control. The 2007 Ram 1500 earned five out of five stars in NHTSA crash tests for protecting front occupants against head-on collisions. In frontal-offset collision tests conducted by the IIHS, the 2007 Ram 1500 earned the top rating of ""good.""
EPA Fuel Economy
Dodge Ram 1500 3.7-liter V-6: 14/19 mpg city/highway
Dodge Ram 1500 4.7-liter V-8: 13/17 mpg city/highway
Dodge Ram 1500 5.7-liter V-8: 13/19 mpg city/highway
- Powerful 5.7-liter V-8 engine
- Responsive steering
- Smooth, compliant ride
- Mega Cab offers ample interior space
You Won't Like
- Poor fuel economy
- Rear seat is cramped in Quad Cab version
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