The 1999 Dodge Ram Van 1500 can easily be mistaken for a 1974 model with the exception of a 1998 front-end redesign. Over the past three decades, there have been little changes to Dodge’s full-size vans and wagons. Dodge can get away with this because the reputation of its van is enviable to competitors like Ford and General Motors. All Dodge Ram models come standard with rear-wheel anti-lock braking. The wagons have four-wheel anti-lock braking. The base engine for the 1500 series is a 3.9-liter V-6 engine generating 230 horsepower.
Body Styles: van, wagon
Engines: 3.9-liter V-6, 5.2-liter V-8, 5.9-liter V-8
Transmissions: three-speed automatic, 4-speed automatic
Models: Dodge Ram Van 1500 109-inch WB, Dodge Ram Van 1500 127-inch WB, Dodge Ram Van 1500 109-inch WB Conversion, Dodge Ram Van 127-inch WB Conversion
The 1999 Dodge Ram Van 1500 makes improvements to the remote keyless entry setup and seat track travel.
The 1999 Dodge Ram Van 1500 has for the most part remained stylistically unchanged since the Nixon presidency. A 1998 update included some alterations to the vehicle’s front-end. The 1500 is available with the option of either a 109-inch wheelbase or a 127-inch wheelbase. There is also an extended cargo model that is taller and longer in length than others. Other standard exterior features include halogen headlamps, tinted front door glass, variable intermittent windshield wipers, and a rear quarter/lower body tape stripe.
The 1999 Dodge Ram Van 1500's update introduced a new modernized instrument panel. The van seats two occupants with an optional rear seat to seat a third passenger and offers plenty of luggage and cargo capacity. Head, shoulder, and hip room inside the vehicle are comfortable and accommodating. This vehicle is a great comfortable ride for long trips with minimal occupants. Other standard interior features include a front storage console, black vinyl floor covering, sport steering wheel, tilt steering wheel, low washer fluid warning, key-in ignition warning buzzer, fasten seat belts warning, day/night rearview mirror, oil pressure gauge, electronic AM/FM stereo, four speakers, and cargo compartment lamp. The conversion model offers plenty of cup holders, interior lighting, power seats, and power windows.
Performance & Handling
Despite the 1999 Dodge Ram Van 1500 being a large unit, this vehicle can turn and handle with tremendous ease. Acceleration is great off the line or while passing other vehicles on the highway. The base model with the 3.9-liter V-6 engine can be a little noisy. There is a noticeable vibration felt at times that some drivers may not be comfortable with. Overall, this vehicle rides extremely smooth and is great on the highway or for long trips. Blind spots may be a bit problematic, and the steering radius is somewhat poor.
The 1999 Dodge Ram Van 1500 has no available crash test data at this time.
EPA Fuel Economy
Dodge Ram Van 1500: 12/17 mpg city/highway
- Interior space
- Undercuts competitors like GMC, Chevy, and Ford
- Can handle a ton of cargo
- Very well-built
You Won't Like
- Noisy engine
- Brakes may rattle
- Blind spots
- Visibility issues
Roomy and drives like a champion.
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