Buyer's Guide / Dodge / 2007 Dodge Ram

 
 

Overview

The Dodge Ram 1500 sparked the light-duty pickup truck market by offering legendary HEMI power with Chrysler Group’s fuel-saving Multi-displacement System (MDS). Combined with a hydroformed and fully boxed frame, independent front suspension and the most distinguished pickup truck styling on the market, Dodge Ram 1500 distances itself from the competition in refinement, safety, stability, comfort and design.

The 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 earns the flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV) designation with its 4.7-liter V8 engine, providing customers the option of E-85 ethanol fuel. In addition, Dodge Ram 1500 continues to strengthen its customer appeal with optional Electronic Stability Program (ESP), remote start, standard electronic transfer case and front-axle-disconnect system on four-wheel-drive models, power-sliding rear window, bucket seats, full-screen navigation radio and a DVD entertainment system.

Dodge Ram 1500’s fully chromed, ingot-like grille sits over a massive front bumper, creating a bold and protective image. The substantial grille remains a mainstay of the Dodge Ram design signature, with a large crosshair as the focal point featuring the signature ram’s head.

Large, angular headlamp modules utilize halogen bulbs that provide optimal light intensity and beam spectrum. Optional 20-inch chrome wheels further distinguish the Dodge Ram 1500.

Upscale finishes, including Maple Pommele accents on the instrument panel and doors, chromed accents on the control knobs, and French-stitched leather seats, create an appealing atmosphere. Consistent angles and cut lines are evident throughout the interior, delivering a clean and simple form that is functional and methodical in appearance.

Optional bucket seats with available leather trim provide substantial bolstering and generous support while adding a rich appearance to the Dodge Ram 1500’s interior.

The 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 features a hydroformed, fully boxed frame and suspension that deliver a smooth, confident and highly capable driving experience.

All 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 models feature monotube shock absorbers, utilized in a coil-over shock absorber and double-wishbone front suspension configuration that results in a controlled and predictable ride with superb handling.

The Hotchkiss-design rear suspension uses leaf springs that reduce wheel hop and deliver exceptional durability. Spring rates provide a poised ride when unloaded, and stable, confident handling when fully loaded to its 6,800-lb. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.

With the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine, Dodge Ram 1500 features the first-ever fully functioning cylinder-deactivation system – MDS – on a pickup truck. The HEMI V8 engine can transition from eight cylinders to four in 40 milliseconds – quicker than the blink of an eye. Improved fuel economy is realized without any change in customer experience, as drivers receive the benefit of MDS without changing their driving habits. Customers will experience fuel economy gains of up to 20 percent under certain driving conditions.

Adding to the fuel-efficiency formula, the Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 model is equipped with a front-axle-disconnect system, designed to disengage the front-axle driveshaft when operating in two-wheel drive. This minimizes the front-drive system’s energy consumption and improves fuel economy.

The 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 also features reduce-drag brake calipers, low-rolling resistance tires and a rear spoiler to improve vehicle aerodynamics. The spoiler is positioned on the rear liftgate.

Ride and Handling
The 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 uses a coil-over shock absorber and double-wishbone front suspension. Shock absorbers are mounted inside the coil spring, enabling four-wheel-drive models to benefit from the coil spring’s added tuning characteristics.

Dodge Ram 1500 features monotube shock absorbers, precisely tuned springs, jounce bumpers and suspension bushings – subtle details that perfect the vehicle’s driving dynamics

Interior
Body mounts on the 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 serve to isolate the passenger compartment from vibrations that reach the frame

Thick front-door glass, robust door seals and extensive use of Polymer Constraint Layer reduce road noise and resonance between the engine and cabin

Power
The 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine provides 345 horsepower and 375 lb.-ft. of torque

With 300 lb.-ft. of torque, the 4.7-liter FFV V8 engine offers smooth and responsive performance, giving customers the choice of E-85 fuel

The fuel-efficient 3.7-liter Magnum® V-6 engine is standard on two-wheel-drive Dodge Ram 1500 regular cab and two-wheel-drive Quad Cab with the standard bed configuration. The 3.7-liter Magnum V-6 delivers 215 horsepower and 235 lb.-ft. of torque.

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Specifications

Retail Price:
ST 4x2
$21,370 (Regular Cab)
$21,655 (Regular Cab Long Bed)
$25,540 (Quad Cab)
$27,775 (Quad Cab Long Bed)

SLT 4x2
$24,680 (Regular Cab)
$24,965 (Regular Cab Long Bed)
$28,250 (Quad Cab)
$29,700 (Quad Cab Long Bed)
$32,570 (Mega Cab)

Laramie 4x2
$33,435 (Quad Cab)
$37,775 (Mega Cab)

Sport 4x2
$30,140 (Regular Cab)
$33,360 (Quad Cab)

ST 4x4
$25,725 (Regular Cab)
$26,065 (Regular Cab Long Bed)
$29,675 (Quad Cab)
$31,175 (Quad Cab Long Bed)

SLT 4x4
$28,250 (Regular Cab)
$28,590 (Regular Cab Long Bed)
$31,470 (Quad Cab)
$32,970 (Quad Cab Long Bed)
$35,820 (Mega Cab)

Laramie 4x4
$36,665 (Quad Cab)
$41,025 (Mega Cab)

Sport 4x4
$33,710 (Regular Cab)
$36,580 (Quad Cab)

TRX Off Road 4x4
$29,500 (Regular Cab)
$29,840 (Regular Cab Long Bed)
$32,720 (Quad Cab)

Add $900 destination charge

Engines:

3.7-liter V6
215 hp
235 lb-ft
@5200 rpm
@4000 rpm
 
4.7-liter V8
235 hp
300 lb-ft
@4800 rpm
@3200 rpm
 
5.7-liter V8 HEMI
345 hp
375 lb-ft
@5400 rpm
@4200 rpm
 

Transmissions:
- Four-speed automatic
- Five -speed automatic
- Six-speed manual

Fuel Economy:

3.7-liter V6 Manual / Auto 4x2
16 mpg
21 mpg
City
Highway
 
4.7-liter V8 Manual / Auto 4x2
14 mpg
19 mpg
City
Highway
 
5.7-liter V8 HEMI Auto 4x2
15 mpg
19 mpg
City
Highway
 
4.7-liter V8 Manual / Auto 4x4
14 mpg
18 mpg
City
Highway
 
5.7-liter V8 HEMI Auto 4x4
14 mpg
18 mpg
City
Highway
 

NHTSA Safey Ratings:
Frontal Crash Test
Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4x2
- Driver Front: 5/5 Stars
- Passenger Front: 5/5 Stars

Rollover Crash Test
Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4x2
- Rollover: 4/5 Stars

IIHS Safey Ratings:
2007 Dodge Dakota ST Club Cab Tested
- Overall: Good
- Structure / Safety Cage: Good
- Head/Neck: Good
- Chest: Good
- Leg/Foot Left, Right: Marginal, Good
- Restraints: Good

 
 

Competitors:

Fullsize:
Chevrolet Silverado
Ford F-150
GMC Sierra
Nissan Titan
Toyota Tundra