2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Specifications, Pricing, Pictures and Videos
About this model:The 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 comes in three configurations: as a 2-door Regular Cab or one of two 4-door cabs, the Quad Cab or Crew Cab. The Regular Cab can be paired with a 6.
4-ft or 8-ft cargo bed. Both the Quad and the Crew cabs use four conventional doors and can seat up to six people, while the Regular Cab can seat up to three.
Three engines power the 2010 Dodge Ram 1500. The base engine is a 3.
7L V6 that makes 210 horsepower and 235 pound-feet of torque. It's mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission.
The midrange engine is an E85-capable 4. 7L V8 capable of 310 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque.
It's connected to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The engine at the top of the range is a 5.
7L Hemi V8 that makes 390 horsepower and 407 pound-feet of torque. It's available with a 5-speed automatic transmission.
Across the lineup, all Dodge Ram 1500s are available with either rear-wheel drive or shift-on-the-fly 4-wheel drive. Maximum towing capacity is 8,700 lb when properly equipped.
Standard safety equipment on all 2010 Ram 1500s includes 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, stability control, hill-start assist, trailer sway control, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, integrated trailer brake controller, trailer-tow mirrors and a tire-pressure monitor system. In government crash tests, the Ram 1500 was awarded the highest score of five out of five stars for frontal and side-impact protection for all passengers.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety also gave the Ram 1500 its highest score of 'Good' for frontal-offset crash protection. Standard and optional equipment will vary depending on the combination of features.
The base ST trim offers a split bench seat, tilt steering wheel, air conditioning, AM/FM/CD/MP3 stereo and auto-on headlights. ST Quad Cabs add folding rear seats and power accessories.
The SLT adds 17-inch alloy wheels, chrome exterior trim, heated outside mirrors, carpet floor covering, power accessories, trip computer and satellite radio. Options on the SLT include 20-inch alloy wheels, mirrors with integrated turn signals, sunroof, RamBox storage bins, fog lamps, rear park assist, rear parking camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable pedals, power front bucket seats, rear under-seat storage (for Crew cabs), leather upholstery, heated front seats, rear-seat entertainment system, navigation with real-time traffic and Bluetooth.
The Sport package includes some of the SLT options plus a body-colored grille and distinctive bucket seats. The TRX trim, available in 4-wheel drive Quad and Crew cabs configuration, adds skid plates, 2-tone paint, heavy-duty rear shocks, tow hooks and fender flares.
The top-of-the-line Laramie trim comes with 20-inch chrome wheels, power-folding mirrors, driver memory, heated steering wheel, remote engine start, additional exterior chrome trim, wood grain interior trim and an upgraded audio system with a hard drive for digital music storage.
Model strengths:Efficient and powerful V8 lineup; towing and hauling ability; interior space (Mega Cab); wide range of models and styles.
Model Changes:The Dodge Ram 1500's 4. 7L V8 engine makes about 30 percent more power and 10 percent more torque for 2008, up to 310 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque.
It also has other significant improvements for better smoothness and fuel efficiency, and it's now E85-capable. All 4x4 models get an improved steering linkage, and all gasoline engines are now on a 6,000-mile maintenance schedule.
. Read moreThe Dodge Ram 1500's 4.
7L V8 engine makes about 30 percent more power and 10 percent more torque for 2008, up to 310 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque. It also has other significant improvements for better smoothness and fuel efficiency, and it's now E85-capable.
All 4x4 models get an improved steering linkage, and all gasoline engines are now on a 6,000-mile maintenance schedule. Inside, Laramie models now get dark maple burl woodgrain accents, and across the line there are two new exterior colors for 2008: Sunburst Orange and Detonator Yellow.
Model Value:The 2008 Dodge Ram can be equipped for virtually any use that requires serious hauling or towing, and can meet a wide range of budgets depending on the luxuries desired. With the 4.
7L V8's upgrades for this year, the Ram's middle engine provides improved performance all around, while the Hemi engine brings even better performance without a penalty at the pump, thanks to the MDS system. The Mega Cab style also stands out as providing one of the largest cabs in the industry--according to Dodge, it's tops in legroom.
Model Overview:The 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 regular-duty pickups are available in a very wide range of models, with several different powertrains, long-box or short-box beds, and single cab, Quad Cab, or Mega Cab styles. ST, SXT, SLT, and Laramie models are offered, with the Laramie being the best-equipped.
Each cab style can be equipped with all three trims, except for the Mega Cab, which is only offered as an SLT or Laramie. The standard engine on Ram ST and SXT 4x2 models is a 3.
7L Magnum V6, making 215 horsepower and 235 pound-feet of torque and available with either a six-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. Standard on ST 4x4 models and SLT models and available on 4x2 models is the 4.
7L V8, now making 310 horsepower and 330 lb-ft. The Laramie gets a standard 5.
7L Hemi V8 making 345 horsepower and 375 lb-ft. Both of the V8s can be paired either with a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission.
The 4. 7L V8 has various revisions, such as a new lightweight piston and rod assembly and new valve-lash adjustment system, that make the engine smoother, more powerful, and more efficient.
It can now run on a mix of ethanol and gasoline up to 85 percent ethanol (E85). The Hemi comes with the Multi-Displacement (MDS) system, which can shut down four of the cylinders when V8 power isn't needed to increase fuel economy.
The Quad Cab has four standard doors and 60/40-split folding rear seats to allow for passengers or cargo. The Mega Cab model is geared toward rear-seat comfort, offering as much space in back as large SUVs would.
The Mega Cab's rear seats recline, fold down, and slide forward for flexibility. It also gets a number of changes versus the other two cab styles, including a chromed front fascia and a dual-lamp headlamp system.
The Ram has a hydroformed, fully boxed frame, combined with a double-wishbone suspension in front and Hotchkiss-design rear suspension with leaf springs, bringing a setup that gives stability when fully loaded without affecting the ride too much. What's more, isolating body mounts are used to reduce vibration inside, and thick door glass and a Polymer Constraint Layer help keep noise out of the cab.
The Ram can tow up to 9,200 pounds when properly equipped, and its gross combined weight rating, for hauling, is an impressive 14,000 pounds. Standard equipment varies vastly depending on the model.
ST models come equipped simply but ready for work, with features including air conditioning, a vinyl front bench seat, tilt steering, manual windows, vinyl floor covering, and a four-speaker CD sound system. The SXT adds active turn signals and remote keyless entry.
SLT models bring a 40/20/40-split bench seat with cloth upholstery, a carpeted floor, cruise control, an overhead console, painted aluminum wheels, and power windows, locks, and heated mirrors. At the top of the range is the Laramie, which brings dual-zone climate control, steering-wheel audio controls, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, an alarm system, and chrome trim.
A Sport Package on the SLT upgrades to styled bucket seats, a body-color front fascia and grille, fog lamps, and big 20-inch chrome-clad wheels. Also of note is the TRX4 Off-Road Group, which adds an anti-spin differential rear axle, off-road wheels and tires, skid plates, tow hooks, fog lamps, and special badging.
Standalone options include remote start, a power-sliding rear window, a navigation system, and a DVD entertainment system in back.