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2001 Dodge Ram Wagon 3500 Review
Dependable to the end.
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Very little changed in the 30 years from the introduction of the Dodge Ram Wagon to its 2001 line. With few concerns to address and minimal competition from the other big automotive names, Dodge continues to distribute the same great product year after year to satisfied buyers.
Small changes improve the 2001 Dodge Ram Wagon 3500, such as three new positions for the tilt steering wheel, a new trailer hitch and new tow package.
Engines: 3.9-liter V-6, 5.2-liter V-8, 5.9-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Dodge Ram Wagon 3500, Dodge Ram Wagon 3500 Maxi
With a new trailer tow package added for 2001, the Ram Wagon proves ideal for transporting boats or campers. Otherwise, the addition of new positions for the tilt steering wheel highlight changes from previous models. The outlook seems to be if it’s not broken, don’t fix it. This suits Dodge customers.
Available in eight standard colors, the 2001 Dodge Ram Wagon 3500 looks acceptable if not stylish. Colors range from a standard black, white, and silver to Dark Red Metallic, Dark Spruce Metallic, and Hunter Green Metallic. The other options include Colorado Red, Light Arctic Gray, and Medium Red Metallic. Steel rims and all-season tires do nothing to make the Ram Wagon stand out in a crowd. Likewise, the rear-hinged door, painted bumpers, and intermittent wipers provide nothing to brag about. However, these features get the job done as expected.
The Dodge Ram Wagon has room for 15 passengers, making it ideal for small group outings. An AM/FM stereo, cup holders, 12V power outlets, and a console for storage purposes provide standard features. This large spread of amenities adds a small touch of convenience to the overall feel of practicality for the 2001 Dodge Ram Wagon 3500. Air-conditioning, cargo floor mats, a clock, and front reading lights also add to the ride experience of any passenger.
Bucket front seats provide adequate head and foot room as well as comfort for front-seat passengers.
Performance & Handling
With an anti-lock brake system (ABS) and power steering, the 2001 Dodge Ram Wagon 3500 provides adequate control regardless of road conditions. It also boasts 295 lb-ft of torque and 225 horsepower to succeed in any situation that requires better performance than driving on a level asphalt roadway.
Safety ratings show that the 2001 Dodge Ram Wagon 3500 earns four stars for both driver and passenger side impacts. The rollover rating, however, only earns three stars.
Electronic brake force distribution for the front disc and rear drum brakes improves results for quick stops. Child seat anchors and a rear center lap belt make safety possible for passengers of any age or size.
EPA Fuel Economy
Dodge Ram Wagon 3500 Maxi: 11/15 mpg city/highway
- Seating for up to 15 passengers
- Wheelchair lift
- Reliability with a 30-year history
You Won't Like
- Hard on fuel
- Outdated design
Dependable to the end.
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