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1999 Dodge Ram Wagon 2500

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1999 Dodge Ram Wagon 2500 Review

A capable and formidably-sized full-size van.

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Overview

Dodge has been producing its line of full-size Ram Wagon vans for decades without significant changes being introduced. These brawny workhorses are ideal for hauling passengers, cargo, or both. A properly-equipped 1999 Dodge Ram Wagon 2500 is capable of accommodating up to 12 passengers. Its maximum towing capacity meanwhile, is a formidable 7100 pounds. Aside from having an affordable price, one key reason to choose a Dodge over a model made by the competition is the generous array of available extras and options.

Some reasoning behind the 1998 Ram Wagon 2500 redesign was to introduce new technology to a model that had largely been left behind by significant advancement in vehicle technology. Thus, the 1999 Dodge Ram Wagon 2500 features a revised instrument panel, new brakes, a retuned suspension, and reshaped body panels.

The Range

Body Styles: full-size van
Engines: 5.2-liter V-8, 5.9-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Dodge Ram Wagon 2500

What's New

With Dodge having redesigned its entire full-size van line the previous year, there have been few 1999 Dodge Ram Wagon 2500 changes to speak of. The limited changes that have been made include adding an increase to the amount of seat track travel and making improvements to the van’s keyless entry system.

Exterior

As part of the revisions that were introduced to the line the previous model year, the 1999 Ram Wagon 2500 features a mode modern front end than past models have. However, aside from the new front end which sports Dodge’s trademark crosshair grille and reshaped body panels that give the van a slightly more modern cast, the 1999 2500 looks very much like the full-size vans Dodge has been making since the early 1970s.

Interior

The 1999 Dodge Ram Wagon 2500’s interior is infinitely spacious with the model capable of seating up to 12 passengers when properly configured. However, standard seating is for eight passengers. Other Ram Wagon 2500 interior features include bucket seats, cloth seating, power steering, air-conditioning, AM/FM/cassette audio system, and a tilt steering wheel.

Performance & Handling

With two formidable V-8s available, the 1999 Ram Wagon 2500 definitely doesn’t come up short in terms of engine power. However, its 46.2-foot turning radius means it’s decidedly not the most maneuverable of vehicles. Ride quality is smooth, and the van’s high seating vantage point ensures good visibility.

The 1999 Ram Wagon 2500 comes equipped with a 5.2-liter V-8 engine with 16 valves. That engine is paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. There is also an available option or a more substantial 5.9-liter V-8. All Ram models are equipped a 35-gallon gas tanks.

Safety

1999 Ram Wagon 2500 standard safety features include rear-wheel ABS as well as driver and passenger side front airbags. Additional available safety features include four-wheel ABS and an anti-theft alarm system.

EPA Fuel Economy

Dodge Ram Wagon 2500: 12/17 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • More affordable
  • Versatile and functional
  • Generous array of standard features
  • Redesign

You Won't Like

  • Outdated design and engineering

Sum Up

A capable and formidably-sized full-size van.

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