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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.

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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 2099 Ratings for the 2002 - 2009 models.

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

Great truck

By on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 143,000

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
9/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "fun to drive on and off road"

Cons: "Fuel mileage"

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

"I love my truck, mpg is pretty low, 11 mpg avg. other than that, great daily driver, has the power to haul anything you throw at it"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Very dependable, easy to handle, and smooth ride.

By on Friday, June 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 49,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fun to drive"

Cons: "Parts are expensive"

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

"My Dodge has been in snow higher than it's roof and -50 degree winter's in Minnesota and never failed to get me to where I was going. My Dodge has climbed the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and still got excellent gas mileage. I have had my Dodge on the Autobahns in Germany and it kept up with the BMWs and Mercedes'."

I enjoy my 07 Ram Thunder Road

By on Sunday, June 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 55,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Nice truck that can out run most cars"

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

"Bought 9-20-07 it has 55,000 miles. The only thing I have ever done to it is the normal services. Trans has been serviced and oil changed every 3-4 months. I was not happy with the original tires because of traction in the rain so at 40,000 mile I had Michelins put on and now the rain is no problem. It still has the original breaks and I will be looking too replace shortly. I have been more than happy with truck. I went and looked at the new Rams about 4 months ago and love the new trucks and the changes Dodge has made. The man came out to appraise my truck and he said man this truck is like new so I said yea why would I want to trade it. I got back in my truck and drove home and will enjoy it until it starts to have problem and then they will have made even more improvements."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Very nice & dependable Bought had 16,000 miles now

By on Thursday, June 11, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,256

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
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Looks awesome, never leaves u stranded"

Cons: "6 ft bed instead of 8"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Has 112,000 now very nice & dependable. Took many trips out of town to ocean city, N.C, Ohio, Baltimore several times a yr. Oil changed every 3 months since bought it. Last 6 months upper & lower ball joints put on,rear shocks,new 20 inch tires goodyear wranglers, battery 2 yrs old. all parts taken off, even battery were factory so stood up well.New brakes & rotors 1 yr old.Runs very nice, dependable and hauls well.Blue with stainless steel bed rails. needs new rear bumper.....cost 250.00 and has a hand size rust spot under driver side door and minor rust bottom of tailgate .tried to upload photos but think too big so will email at ur request very well on gas approx. 18-20 mpg uses one tank plus a quarter driving 6 hrs on cruise"

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

A very durable vehicle, plenty of power.

By on Tuesday, June 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 134,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Very strong powertrain, strong axles, steering system, all together a truck that can work and then some."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

High quality truck

By on Saturday, June 06, 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
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great power, gas mileage, dependable"

Cons: "None"

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

"Everything about this truck is great no problems at all. Have had it for 10 years and kept up with all Maintenance. Great for any job and has great gas mileage"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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