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2009 Dodge Ram 1500

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Review

Apart from its subpar fuel efficiency, the vehicle, with its well-crafted interior, offers the smoothest pickup ride.

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The 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 comes as a surprise for all those full-size pickup seekers who were used to harsh and uncomfortable rides. The new generation Dodge Ram has the power, style, and ride to be the most versatile half-ton towing vehicle on the road. With a better engineered model design, the Dodge Ram successfully eliminates the jerks while towing or riding on uneven roads. Dodge has moved beyond traditional pickup designs to come up with this efficient model that eliminates bumpy rides, giving you more comfort.

The Dodge Ram 1500 comes in various trims, including the Dodge Ram cab, Dodge Ram crew cab, Dodge Ram quad cab, and Dodge Ram regular cab. The regular cab accommodates three people, while the quad accommodates as many as six. All the trims show updates and serve different purposes. The various trims available with the Dodge Ram 1500 meet every customer’s needs. While the regular cabs seem ideal for making small family trips, the quad cab proves best for long drives with several passengers.

This high-performing, luxurious vehicle is bound to leave you captivated!

The Range

Body Styles: Full-size pickup
Engines: 3.7-liter V-6, 5.7-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed automatic
Models: Ram 1500 cab, Ram 1500 crew cab, Ram 1500 quad cab, Ram 1500 regular cab

What's New

The 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 has been redesigned completely, getting a more powerful engine as well as the latest technology features. The new coil-spring rear suspension promises a quality ride.


The 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 classifies as a full-size pickup truck, with 16-inch wheels and vinyl coating. The structure looks sporty and appealing to drivers and the coil-spring rear suspension improves the riding quality over unpaved roads.


In addition to its smooth ride, the 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 offers a spacious cab with clever, under-the-floor storage bins and a full 40 inches of rear legroom. In most of the trims, you can expand the leg space for a comfortable journey. Features such as iPod integration, a CD stereo, an audio jack, and air-conditioning make for an even more comfortable ride.

Performance & Handling

The standard engine on two-wheel drive Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab models is a 3.7-liter V-6 that provides remarkable torque and horsepower. A four-speed automatic comes standard in these models. The maximum towing capacity for a regular cab reaches 3600 pounds, but it may increase to as much as 7600 pounds in the four-wheel drive quad cab trim. A five-speed automatic remains optional on all four-wheel drive models.


The 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 features such standard safety equipment as four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, front passenger airbags, full side curtain airbags, and child safety locks.

EPA Fuel Economy

Ram 1500: 14/20 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Classy look and luxurious interior structure
  • Extra smooth and sophisticated ride
  • Lots of extra storage space
  • Versatile cabs to suit your needs

You Won't Like

  • Poor fuel economy
  • Weak base engine
  • Jumbled stereo menus on the optional touchscreen
  • Five-speed transmission only

Sum Up

Apart from its subpar fuel efficiency, the vehicle, with its well-crafted interior, offers the smoothest pickup ride.

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