What's New for 2000

The Y2K Dodge Ram gets a number of under the skin improvements. All models receive a new front suspension - to improve ride, directional stability and steering precision - and new steering system and brake system. In addition, the 2500 and 3500 models receive a revised rear suspension systems for improved loaded ride quality. The brake system is equipped with dual-piston front disc brake calipers and quick-response vacuum booster for increased performance.

The 1500 Series Club Cab models with the 8 foot box will be discontinued and all 2500 Series Club Cab models will be discontinued.

2000 Ram 1500 Off-Road Edition

The Ram 1500 will offer a short bed, off-road 4x4 package. The Off-road Package will arrive with: heavy-duty service group, limited-slip differential, unique suspension front and rear shock absorbers, front and rear springs, front stabilizer bar, skid plates, tow hooks, fog lamps, special graphics package, LT275/70R17 All-Terrain tires, unique 17x8-inch cast aluminum wheels and 4.10 axle.

In addition, a new SLT+ group, available only on Quad Cabs, is loaded with an exceptional array of options. These include an AM/FM/Cassette/CD radio with Infinity speakers and steering wheel-mounted radio controls, rear under seat storage, power heated leather front seats with adjustable lumbar supports, and cast aluminum wheels. Also on the interior a tachometer is standard in all models. Safety equipment includes dual airbags and a rear-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS).

The Sport Appearance Group package is optional with SLT or SLT+ and includes special colors, body-color front and rear bumpers, a black grille, fog lights, Sport decals, outline white letter tires, and 16 x 7-inch cast aluminum wheels.

All Dodge Ram trucks seat from one to six passengers

1500 Model Specifics

The Ram 1500 Series offers 4 base level trim options Work Special (WS), ST, and SLT, or SLT+. All arrive in two wheel drive, four wheel drive, standard cab, or Club Cab/Quad Cab for a total of 12 combinations.

The WS standard cab and Quad Cab models come with either a 6.5-foot bed or 8-foot bed, while the Club Cab is only available with a 6.5 foot bed - the 8 foot bed on the Club Cab has been discontinued.

Dodge offers three engine choices in the 1500 series, a base 3.9-liter V6 and 5.2- and 5.9-liter V8s. The 5.2L engine is standard on the Club Cab/Quad Cab 2WD trims. Four-wheel-drive trims get either a 5.2L V8 or a 5.9L V8. The available transmissions include a 4-Speed Automatic or 5-Speed Manual.

2500 Model Specifics

The 2500 is available in four trims and six combinations (short or long bed regular cab in 2 or 4 wheel drive, and Quad Cab with short or long bed and 2 or 4 wheel drive). Three engine choices are available including: a standard 5.9L 245-hp V8, a 5.9L 235 horsepower inline six Cummins diesel with 460 lb-ft of torque, and the well renown 8.0L V10 producing 310 horsepower and 450 LB-ft of torque. All engines are available with a 4-Speed Automatic and 5 or 6-Speed Manual transmission.

3500 Model Specifics

Four trims are available for the 3500 Series: Regular Cab 2WD or 4WD, and Quad Cab 2WD or 4WD. Engine choices and transmission options are identical to the 2500 series.

All 3500 models only come with dual rear wheels.