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2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Mega Cab

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2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Mega Cab Review

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How big is too big? At Dodge, the question seems not to have crossed anyone's mind. How else can one explain the massive Dodge Mega Cab pickup? As if the Ram Quad Cab isn't more truck than most folks need, the Mega Cab stretches its interior by replacing the standard eight-foot box with a six-foot bed and filling the gap with an additional 20 inches of cab. The Mega Cab now boasts the largest interior of any full-size pickup and features so much rear-seat legroom it's only a matter of time before someone starts using it as an off-road limo! The true beauty of the Mega Cab's design is that its stem-to-stern dimensions remain identical to the eight-foot bed Ram Quad Cab pickup, meaning it will still fit in your garage—but just barely.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you want capacious rear-cabin room for people and cargo, this is your truck. With limo-like 44.2-inches of rear-seat legroom and 71 cubic-feet of cargo space with the seats folded, the Mega Cab is the King of the Hill.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If your towing, hauling and rear-cabin roominess needs are more modest than this Mega Cab provides, or your garage space and/or fuel budget are limited, the Quad Cab is probably all the truck you need. The six-foot bed may also pose a problem for some.

What's Significant About This Car?

A new 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine, joined by a new six-speed automatic transmission (available in January 2007), becomes optional on the 2500 model and standard on the 3500 model.

Driving the Ram 1500 Mega Cab

Driving Impressions Despite their bulk, these Mega Cabs steer, ride, handle and brake at least as well as competitive long-wheelbase heavy-duty pickups. The HEMI V8 delivers its 375 pound-feet of peak torque...

at 4200 rpm and its 345 maximum horsepower at 5400 rpm, and the five-speed automatic provides smooth power at any reasonable speed.

The Cummins Turbo Diesel, by contrast, unleashes its monster 610 pound-feet of max torque at just 1600 rpm and its 325 peak horsepower at 2900 rpm. This is great for launching with heavy loads and for off-road creeping, but on-road if you start in first gear, you'll need to shift to second almost immediately and to third before reaching 20 miles per hour. The available four-speed automatic upshifts smoothly and quickly enough to mask this musclebound diesel's narrow torque band.

Cabin Capacity
The primary disadvantage of a pickup truck versus a truck-based SUV is the latter's enclosed, theft-resistant and weather-protected cargo capacity. This truck's aptly-named Mega Cab goes a long way toward eliminating that disadvantage, yet retains a substantial conventional bed out back for your dirty, heavy stuff. Unlike any other pickup, it will seat an NBA basketball team and its sixth man off the bench in commodious comfort, plus a fair amount of gear behind the back seat.

HEMI V8 Engine
Ford, Chevrolet, Toyota and Nissan all offer strong, reliable V8 power in full-size pickups, but none beats this Dodge powerhouse for its balance of smoothness, muscle and efficiency. Partnered with the robust five-speed automatic, it's simply the most powerfully pleasing big-pickup powerplant available.

2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Mega Cab Details
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Mega Cab photo Interior

The spacious six-passenger cabin has a wide front-center console, with generous storage bins and cup holders, and an optional "business console" under the middle front cushion for a laptop and other mobile office needs. The gauges and controls have a precise look and feel, and the fittings and materials are good even in base SLT models. Besides prodigious room and reclining seats, rear riders get their own HVAC outlets, reading lamps, stowable center armrest with cupholders and (available) DVD with integrated game ports and wireless headsets. Behind the 60/40 fold-flat rear seats is a unique and useful 7.6 cubic-feet of cargo space, plus another 1.8 cubic-feet in covered bins.

Exterior
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Mega Cab photo

Dodge has distinguished its pickups from competitors with aggressive "big-rig" styling featuring lowered front fenders and big, bold cross-bar grilles. The 2007 Ram builds on that theme with chrome grille bars inside a thick chrome collar, contemporary new headlamps and a massive front bumper. Uplevel Laramie models also wear chrome on their front bumpers and side sills. The front-hinged rear doors swing out nearly perpendicular (85 degrees) to the body, opening a cavernous 34.5 by 35.5-inch portal to the rear compartment for easy entry and exit, and for loading and unloading large, bulky items.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

Base SLTs come well-equipped with air conditioning, AM/FM/CD four-speaker stereo, speed control, power windows and locks, keyless entry, overhead console with "mini" trip computer/compass and four-wheel disc brakes with an Antilock Braking System (ABS).

Optional Equipment

Uplevel Laramie models add leather upholstery, six-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, power sliding rear window, chromed aluminum wheels, security alarm, Sentry Key engine immobilizer and upscale audio with a six-disc CD changer, Infinity speakers, SIRIUS Satellite Radio and steering wheel-mounted controls. Additional options include full-screen navigation (integrated into the radio), rear-seat DVD, power sunroof and power-adjustable pedals.

Under the Hood

Two very different engine choices are available to Mega Cab customers, who will decide based on individual needs—both work and play—and desires. The standard HEMI gas V8 delivers outstanding power and torque, but despite the efficiency-enhancing Multiple-Displacement System, which disables four cylinders under light loads, don't expect much in the way of fuel economy in a truck this massive. The optional Cummins Turbo Diesel offers torque enough to pull a house off its foundation and better on-road economy, at the cost of diesel noise and roughness. Those with diesel needs or tastes will love it, others won't.

5.7-liter V8 HEMI
345 horsepower @ 5400 rpm
375 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4200 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/19 (2WD), 14/18 (4WD)

5.9-liter in-line 6 Cummins Turbo Diesel
325 horsepower @ 2900 rpm
610 lb.-ft. of torque @ 1600 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: NA

6.7-liter in-line 6 Cummins Turbo Diesel
350 horsepower @ 3000 rpm
650 lb.-ft. of torque @ 1500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: NA

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2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.6
Out of 10

Based on 2076 Ratings for the 2002 - 2009 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    8.7/10
  • Reliability
    9.0/10
    Performance
    9.0/10
  • Comfort
    8.8/10
    Styling
    8.9/10

heavy duty hauling machine

By on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 21,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great handling & turning radius"

Cons: "can't think of any"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Want to watch a stock dually burn rubber this truck can do it. 19 miles to the gal. hauling a 37 ft, 5th wheel. lots of fun to drive. This my woman's point of view."

Powerful, Reliable, best bang for the buck

By on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 133,500

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Strong, beefy, eye-candy"

Cons: "Ashtray slide does not work properly"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I've owned this truck for a little bit now. Modified it just a bit. One thing for sure, I am VERY happy with my truck. 5.7 Hemi, Quad Cab, 2wd 6.5ft bed, leather interior, etc. Although i've owned some trucks before, in my opinion this one is the best. I do my own maintainence."

A Real Work Horse but Extend the Warranty!

By on Thursday, April 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 146,605

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Reliable, Well built, Heavy Duty"

Cons: "Rough ride, High maintenance if used commercially"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Very reliable, and a great work truck. Will handle more than the rated load cap. and has a beefy frame. However, if you are looking for a cushy ride, this is not the truck for you. Strongly recommend the Chrysler Max Care Warranty Extension if you use this truck for anything other than light duty. The warranty paid for itself 6 times over for me. It's a reliable vehicle but if you use it for heavy duty work, count on 2-3 thousand in maint & repairs annually (I put 35k miles/year on my truck and use it primarily for landscape work... also tow a trailer daily). This having been said, no major engine or trans work to date knock wood, just allot of non-routine maintenance for a high mileage vehicle used commercially."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Love my 07 Thunder Road!!!

By on Thursday, April 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 72,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Great base powerplant with the 5.7l Hemi."

Cons: "The suspension could have been better"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

My 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Thunder Road

"I have had my Ram since about new, I have heavily modified this truck, and this truck is reliable. Best vehicle I have ever owned, and I don't plan on getting rid of it unless I have to."

3 people out of 7 found this review helpful

My 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Thunder Road

A great reliable truck.

By on Wednesday, April 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 129,958

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Gas mileage is poor for a small engine, the seats are not very supportive, and around fenders they rust."

Rugged, comfortable and reliable

By on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 146,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"We've used this truck for everything including long trips, towing, hauling, off road, etc. Very comfortable. For the first 145,000 miles it had only routine maintenance, and one hose clamp replaced."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

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