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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 2036 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

excellent vehicle. I want to buy another.

By on Monday, December 08, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 101,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"I wasn't sure about Dodge back in '09 when I bought it used from a car auction. Absolutely loved it then and still do now. Very comf. lumbar seat, cloth, great music sound, lightly tinted windows, used it on the road for going to work and off the road to haul wood and to move the kids everywhere. The four-wheel drive is soooo easy. Just dial 4wheel or 2wheel and you're off. I have had no prob. with this truck except to replace the tie rods twice, both under warranty at 35K and again at 98K. Just general maintenance. Great truck"

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Almost 12 years and still original battery

By on Sunday, December 07, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 104,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Good ride, good sound, good power"

Cons: "cup holder won't stay flipped up, always in down p"

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

"Bought new in April '03. Drive it like a car, mostly. I have pulled a gooseneck with a 20k load and it pulls it. You have to be heavy on the throttle and fuel economy drops to 3 m p g , but it gets there. I replaced a 93 K 3500 dually 4 x 4 with a 454 with this. Thought I'd go from 12 m p g to 15-16. Didn't do it. The hemi probably hangs in there with the 454. Only things I've done is change oil & filters regularly, plugs @ 65k, and had fender flares installed to cover the areas treated for rust. Very happy with everything but the fuel economy."

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

really like the responsiveness of truck

By on Saturday, December 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 78,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "size of truck gives commanding view of road"

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

"very comfortable traveling vehicle, mileage ok if I do not push it (almost 19 mpg at legal speeds), handsome truck chrome 20" wheels, all white with matching box cover, carries everything I need in my const. business, pull out bed slide makes everything accessible."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

The Absolute Best Truck on the Market

By on Tuesday, December 02, 2014

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

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

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: "The absolute best truck for your hard earned money"

Cons: "There Aren't Any !!"

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

2004 Dodge Ram Laramie 4 X 4 Hemi w/ Every Option Available !!

"I have owned this Truck for almost 11 years. It has performed as it should. With the required maintenance you get the quality that you deserve and the performance you expect from Dodge."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

2004 Dodge Ram Laramie 4 X 4 Hemi w/ Every Option Available !!

BEST TRUCK I EVER OWNED, 54000 MILES MIN. TROUBL

By on Monday, December 01, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 54,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "GOOD TRUCK ALMOST TROUBLE FREE, GREAT FOR TOWING.."

Cons: "RAM 3500 RIDES ALITTLE STIFF,"

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

"HAD WATER PUMP GO BAD, SMALL LEAK ON ANTIFREEZE, 1 BATTERY BAD AFTER 7 YEARS. NOT BAD FOR 8 YEAR OLD TRUCK."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Great work truck.

By on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 191,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great truck with premium sound system."

Cons: "dings and dents"

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

"This is a great work truck. Good for pulling trailers. It has some body damage. Dings and dents and such. It is a work truck. Has gooseneck and bumper pull capabilities. Need to sell to pay off some debts."

7 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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