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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Review
This truck is built Ram tough.
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The 2001 Dodge Ram 3500 provides a stylish full-size pickup truck that comes in a regular or quad cab model. It comes well-equipped to hold its own on the road and handles off-roading. The Ram 3500 uses strong engines that provide the capability to tow and haul massive loads.
Drivers of this rugged pickup love the strong and smooth acceleration and how well it handles for its size. It offers a comfortable ride for passengers. Quad cab models suit those who want rear-access doors and more interior space.
Engines: 5.9-liter six-cylinder, 5.9-liter V-8, 8.0-liter V-10
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual, six-speed
Models: Dodge Ram 3500 ST Regular Cab, Dodge Ram 3500 ST Quad Cab
Anti-lock brakes come standard on the 2001 Dodge Ram 3500. The manufacturer offers two new exterior colors. A new set of high-powered engines provide more power; these include a turbodiesel with a massive amount of horsepower and torque. Child seat anchors come mounted on the rear of the cab.
The 2001 Dodge Ram 3500 regular cab has approximately a 224-inch length, a 93-inch width, a 73-inch height, and a 135-inch wheelbase. The Quad has approximately a 244-inch length, a 93-inch width, a 73-inch height, and a 155-inch wheelbase. The Ram 3500 has a sharp-looking, modest, and attractive design. It features chrome bumpers in the front and rear, heated door mirrors, one-touch power windows, internal button power locks, and a rear platform step. Tinted glass comes standard on the cabin and rear windows. The Ram 3500 weighs 10,500 pounds and sits on 16-inch steel wheels.
The Dodge Ram 3500 Regular Cab model seats three people, while the Quad Cab proves roomy enough to accommodate six passengers. Regular Cab models have a split-back cloth bench seat with two head restraints, divided by an armrest and two cup holders in the front. Quad Cab models have a 40/20/40 double split-back bench seat with a rear flip-type bench seat. Pockets in the seats and bins on the doors provide easy storage. The 2001 Dodge Ram 3500 features front reading lights and an AM/FM stereo with four speakers.
Performance & Handling
Dodge offers three engines for the 2001 Ram 3500. The two gasoline engines include a 5.9-liter V-8 that produces 245 horsepower and an eight-liter V-10 that spits out 300 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. Also, a 5.9-liter, six-cylinder turbodiesel engine cranks out an impressive 325 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. A four-speed automatic and a five- and six-speed manual transmission pair with the engines on the 2001 Dodge Ram 3500. It offers great acceleration and the ability to tow up to 13,900 pounds.
The Ram 3500 uses an independent wishbone front suspension with a stabilizer bar and coil springs teamed with a beam rear suspension with leaf springs. This results in a smooth and stable ride on any road conditions. It handles well going around corners and maneuvering through traffic. Steering feels good with precise control.
The 2001 Dodge Ram 3500 comes equipped with anti-lock brakes on all four wheels and electronic brake force distribution. The driver and front passenger benefit from front-impact airbags. The rear of the cab has child seat anchors installed.
EPA Fuel Economy
Dodge Ram 3500 8.0-liter V-10: 9/12 mpg city/highway
Dodge Ram 3500 5.9-liter six-cylinder: 10/15 mpg city/highway
- Lots of power
- Good handling
- Great for towing and hauling
You Won't Like
- Poor fuel economy
This truck is built Ram tough.
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