If you are looking to do some serious towing or hauling, there’s simply no substitute for a heavy-duty pickup model like the 2007 Dodge Ram 2500. With a firmed-up suspension, a rugged frame, and one of the most powerful engines on the market, the Ram 2500 is a tough customer that’s up to just about any job that's reasonably set before it. The 2500 also delivers surprisingly good ride quality when it’s not burdened with a heavy load.
The 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 is available with either two-wheel or four-wheel drive. The vehicle’s 4WD system can be controlled manually or electronically, depending on which trim level that's chosen. Two-wheel-drive models are equipped with an independent front suspension while four-wheel-drive models have solid front axles.
For 2007, Dodge made the Ram 2500 available in three cab styles: regular, Quad Cab, and Mega. Regular cab versions offer only the option of a long bed, while the Quad Cab can be equipped with a short or a long bed. The Mega Cab version boasts an larger crew cab than the Quad Cab but features a shorter bed as a result.
In addition to the three cab styles, the 2007 Ram 2500 is also available in three trim levels: ST, SLT, and Laramie.
Body Styles: Regular cab, Quad Cab, Mega Cab
Engines: 5.7-liter V-8, 5.9-liter turbo inline V-6, 6.7-liter turbodiesel
Transmissions: six-speed manual, five-speed automatic, six-speed automatic
Models: Dodge Ram 2500 ST, Dodge Ram 2500 SLT, Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie
For 2007, Dodge introduced a new 6.7-liter, turbodiesel engine as a replacement for the 5.9-liter alternative. That engine comes married to a new six-speed automatic transmission along with an optional exhaust brake.
The ST trim level, which is available for all cab styles save Mega, comes with 17-inch wheels. The SLT trim level, which is available for all three cab styles, features alloy wheels. There is also a Power Wagon trim level available for 4WD regular cab and Quad Cab models. This trim level includes off-road type features such as a raised suspension, front and rear differential locks, 33-inch tires, an electronically disengaging front stabilizer, a 12,000-pound winch, and full skid plates. A massively-sized heavy-duty pickup truck the 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 is available in three cab styles. It also includes distinctive styling features such as a bold crosshair grille and muscular-looking fenders.
The ST trim level, which is available for all cab styles save Mega, comes with vinyl seats, air-conditioning, and a stereo with CD player. The SLT trim level, which is available for all three cab styles, features cruise control, cloth seats, keyless entry, and power accessories. The line-topping Laramie trim is also available for all cab configurations. It features dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seats, power driver seat, six-CD changer, and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls. Additional extras include the option of a rear-seat entertainment system for crew cab versions.
The Ram 2500’s interior is perhaps one of its strongest features. It’s constructed from higher-quality materials than many similar vehicles, and the controls are laid out simply. There are also an array of modern technological features, including navigation and cell phone connectivity. The Mega Cab version has got more back seat room than consumers are likely to need with space remaining for storage in the rear of the cab. For a truly vast amount of interior storage space, drivers can also fold the rear seats down flat.
Performance & Handling
The 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 has lighter steering and a better turning radius that's generally expected from such a heavy-duty pickup truck. The truck’s ride quality is also surprisingly good, and the model is better suited for day-to-day tasks than assumed. The V-8 version offers adequate power for most situations. However, if you plan on doing any really serious towing or hauling, you may want to opt for a model equipped with the 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel.
While anti-lock brakes come standard on the 2007 Dodge Ram 2500, side curtain airbags are optional. Power-adjustable pedals are also optional on the SLT version but come standard on the Laramie. While there have been no crash tests performed on the Ram 2500, the lighter Ram 2500 received a perfect five-star rating in NHTSA tests for protecting front occupants in head-on collisions. The Ram 1500 also earned a top-rating of ""good"" in IIHS tests for frontal-offset impacts.
EPA Fuel Economy
Dodge Ram 2500: N/A
- Powerful engines choices
- Precise steering
- Choice of two different crew cab body styles
- Good selection of standard and optional features
You Won't Like
- Cramped back seat in Quad Cab version
- Bed configurations could be better
A more-than-reasonable option for drivers looking for a heavy-duty pickup option.
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