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2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab

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2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab Review

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The full-size Ram 1500 pickup faces an uncertain future in 2007 as rising fuel prices and a shift to smaller cars threaten to curtail last year's brisk sales momentum. To keep Ram sales charging forward, Dodge has made a number of minor improvements to the vehicle, including the availability of a Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) model. While the Ram Mega Cab's cavernous and plush interior appeals to owners who increasingly use their pickup as the family vehicle, others are simply drawn to the hypnotic allure of an available HEMI engine with fuel-saving MDS (Multi Displacement System) technology. Of course, the Ram is fully capable of performing the tasks expected of full-size pickups such as hauling, towing and off-roading.

You'll Like This Car If...

The Ram pickup line is loaded with personality. The trucks are big, bold and in-your-face, mirroring the attitudes of many of the people who like to drive them. With an available 345-horsepower V8, the Ram 1500 is one of the most powerful pickups in its class.

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The Ram is a big truck designed for heavy-duty work. Those who like the idea of a big truck, but commute through the suburbs on a daily basis, may want to try something a bit smaller, such as the mid-size Dodge Dakota. Unlike competitors from Ford, Chevrolet and Nissan, the Dodge Ram is not offered in an extended cab model.

What's Significant About This Car?

The Ram 1500 receives a host of new features, including a 4.7-liter engine capable of running on E85. Also new are YES Essential anti-bacterial fabrics on the seats and a power accessory delay feature. New options include Electronic Stability Control and Remote Start.

Driving the Ram 1500 Quad Cab

Driving Impressions For such a big truck, the Ram does a commendable job of getting around corners and through S-curves. Credit the suspension and massive tires for the Ram's ability to grip...

the road and negotiate turns. You may also want to look closely at the trailer-towing ratings for the Ram 1500; it can tow as much as 9,100 pounds when equipped with the HEMI engine.

Though the big, optional 20-inch wheels may look terrific, they make for a harsh ride over pavement that's broken or even the slightest bit bumpy, and fore-and-aft "hobby-horsing" can occur at freeway speeds. Interior sound levels have been greatly reduced thanks to improvement in insulation and thicker door glass.

Folding Armrest/Storage Unit
A wide folding armrest/storage unit is big enough to hold a laptop computer and is complete with a 12-volt outlet.

20-Inch Wheels
Polished optional 20-inch wheels are nearly as massive as the Ram itself.

2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab Details
Interior

The Ram's interior is clean and highly functional. The lines on the dash and door panels are straight and crisp, and the plastics used in their construction feel sturdy without appearing cheap. Seat comfort is excellent, as is interior storage. Quad Cab models feature a rear bench seat that is a bit upright and does not offer as much legroom as competitors from Ford, Chevrolet and Nissan.

Exterior
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab photo

The bulging Ram exterior gives this truck a brutish, muscular appearance that can be backed up by huge available 20-inch wheels and tires. There are a number of trim choices, including the new TRX4 off-road model that features tow hooks, painted monotube shocks, off-road tires on 17-inch rims and a limited-slip rear differential.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The base Ram has a six-speed manual transmission (with the V6 engine), air conditioning, four-wheel disc brakes, rear anti-lock brakes (ABS), chrome front and rear bumpers, oil pressure and volt gauges, cloth split-bench seat with power driver's side or no-charge heavy-duty vinyl bench seat, AM/FM stereo with CD, tilt wheel, power steering, dual side mirrors and painted steel wheels. HEMI V8 models get a five-speed automatic transmission.

Optional Equipment

Depending upon trim level, the options are numerous. The Ram 1500 can be ordered in Regular, Quad Cab or Mega Cab versions, with two-wheel or four-wheel drive, cargo bed lengths of 6.25 or 8.0 feet and a choice of two V8 engines. You can also add leather seats, a GPS navigation radio, Infinity sound system, off-road package, trailer package, 20-inch chrome wheels, power-adjustable pedals, limited-slip differential, power folding mirrors, power sliding rear window, remote start, fog lights, front side-impact airbags and a 34-gallon fuel tank.

Under the Hood

Under the hood, the Regular Cab base trucks get a tepid 3.7-liter V6 engine, while the Quad Cabs start off with a standard 4.7-liter Magnum V8. Though rated at 235 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque at 3200 rpm, the 4.7-liter engine has to work hard to move the nearly 5,200-pound vehicle. The 5.7-liter HEMI V8 offers 345 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque. Gas mileage is less-than-stellar, with the V6 earning an EPA fuel rating of 16-miles per gallon in city driving and the two V8s barely breaking 14-miles per gallon.

3.7-liter V6
215 horsepower @ 5200 rpm
235 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/21 (2WD manual), 15/21 (2WD automatic)

4.7-liter V8
235 horsepower @ 4400 rpm
300 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 14/19 (2WD manual), 14/19 (2WD automatic), 13/17 (4WD manual), 14/17 (4WD automatic)

5.7-liter HEMI V8
345 horsepower @ 5400 rpm
375 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4200 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 14/18 (2WD), 13/17 (4WD)

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2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.6
Out of 10

Based on 2044 Ratings for the 2002 - 2009 models.

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

Very nice truck custom flat bed

By on Saturday, January 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 33,560

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
7/10

Pros: "yes"

Cons: "yes"

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

"I have serviced the truck well 3-4000 on oil changes, diff. changs a 15000, cv joint lubed every 6000. Flush fluids yearly"

Outstanding truck

By on Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 101,300

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Power, towing, 4x4, mileage, reliability, looks"

Cons: "steering issue, air damper controls, door locks"

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

"I have owned this truck for three years. I rated the overall value of this truck as a 7 because it is more expensive to buy the diesel option. In my opinion, it is the only reason to have this truck. It is comfortable to sit and ride in, but there are a few common issues with this year range. The air damper controls do not function anymore in mine, i.e. you cannot change between the defrost, floor, or dash vents. Also, the back door locks are now manual locks; the electric locks do not function on the back doors anymore. The steering had to be upgraded to prevent death wobble and I believe this was a recall from the company. Other than these issues, it is the best truck I have ever owned. The manual transmission is the way to go because of its reliability and ability to handle more abuse from towing. The manual transmission gets a lot better fuel mileage as well because you have better control over the RPM's while cruising through town. Some of my ratings above would have been higher if these issues were addressed from the factory and did not cost me time and/or money to fix. Towing is great, fourwheel drive works great in snow and offroad on my hunting or fishing trips, and gets great mileage compared to similar sized gas trucks."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

A Pulling Machine!

By on Saturday, January 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fun to drive; plenty of power; roomy interior"

Cons: "Fuel mileage"

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

"We bought this truck a year ago to pull our 34 foot 5th wheel camper. It pulls it like a champ! Most times you cannot even tell that you are pulling anything. The fuel mileage is not great (about 10 mpg)but I knew that would not be great considering the size of camper that we have. There is plenty of room in the cab, and is a pretty nice ride considering that it is a heavy truck."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

has never been in snow or ice . rain yes.

By on Thursday, January 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 105,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "your price is to low theres not a truck in this co"

Cons: "center console."

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

"myy truck was a lease had 34000 miles on it when I brought it has never been in 4 wheel drive this truck is like new except the dash the tront panel is cracked iam going to replace it . the ezust system also needs replaced . the rest of the truck is like new allways garge kept and has been waxed every 2 weeks."

1 person out of 4 found this review helpful

Best Truck I have Ever Owned

By on Tuesday, January 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 240,000

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
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Dependable, looks great, safe"

Cons: "gas milage"

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

"This Dodge Ram is the best truck that I have ever owned. It is now 11 years old, and I have put 240,000 miles on it, and it is still a very dependable truck. I drive it every single day. It has never needed any repairs. I have only had to put a water pump, and a starter on it in 11 years. I'm a middle aged woman, and I feel safe driving my Dodge. I know I have a dependable vehicle. Well worth the money that I paid for it 11 years ago. And it still has a great value today."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

210k miles of trouble free driving

By on Saturday, January 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 210,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "quality, comfort, great all around truck"

Cons: "Just hindsight - should have opted for the hemi."

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

"I bought this truck new in June 2003. I have traveled the country with it for work. I have towed boat trailers and cargo trailers, been off-road and pushed through blizzards. I haven't abused it (much) but I have run it hard and always maintained it. It has never ever broken down. I can't say enough how good a truck this has been. The 4.7 liter engine has done everything I have asked it to do. It has never leaked or burned a drop of oil, even to this day. I don't want to suggest it has never needed work. I have put 2 starters, a water pump, an A/C condenser, and a power steering pump on it. But that's minor for a 15 yr. old truck with 210k miles on it. If I have a regret, it is that I didn't opt for the hemi. I get the same 15 mpg as the same year hemi, I just have 100 less horsepower. I travel all over doing crash investigations, and I carry a lot of gear and sometimes people. So, as good a truck as it is, sound judgment tells me it is time to upgrade. If I could buy an exact 2003 model brand new, I would do it today. To the people at Dodge: Very good job on this one - thanks."

7 people out of 12 found this review helpful

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