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2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Regular Cab

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2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Regular 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.

You May Not Like This Car If...

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 Regular 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 Regular 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

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 2008 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

Best truck ever

By on Monday, August 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 82,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "reliable, comfortable, tows amazing"

Cons: "Steering loose,"

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

"I have owned this truck since 2004. The only problems ever experienced were those which I created. Ran fuel too low and damaged lift pump. I don't plan on buying another truck. The body style is dated now, but the truck is just so reliable. Tows like a champ. Steering could be improved however there are several aftermarket braces to resolve this issue. Great truck"

Best. Truck. Ever!

By on Friday, August 15, 2014

I owned and sold this car

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
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Low repair costs - durable - well built"

Cons: "Fuel mileage = 12-14 MPG"

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

"Purchased truck new, put 179,000 miles on - other than routine maintenance have spent less than $300 on repairs, total. Best truck / vehicle experience ever!!"

One of the best trucks I've owned

By on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 48,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Preformance and reliability"

Cons: "Gas Millage"

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

"Bought this Dodge new in '05 and have driven it since. Have not had one negative experience to speak of in the 9 years I've owned it. It is not without it's "drawbacks" though, mainly the Hemi 5.7L engine gas millage isn't exactly it's best selling feature. But, as for dependability (reliability) and performance it has been awesome! When I bought it I made sure it had all the "heavy duty" equipment installed to insure longevity. Heavy duty cooling system, heavy duty shocks and springs, added "overload springs" as well and, went with heavy duty "all terrine" performance tires. This "package" has provided an awesome driving experience. And, the engine has preformed beyond my expectations in the time I've owned it. Great truck."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Potentially a great truck

By on Tuesday, August 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 87,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "plenty of room, powerful engine, great size"

Cons: "front end (steering box, tie rods, ball joints)"

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

"The Dodge Mega cab has the potential to be one of the greatest trucks out there. Doge went cheap on the tie rods, steering gearbox, and ball joints. This causes the owner the hassle of forking out $2k to $3k for everything to be replaced. These issues were fixed in later model years. The biggest kicker is that Dodge fixed these issues and still wouldn't issue a recall on these parts for the 2008 model year. The truck has great space and utility, everything you want to do you can do in this truck. You can fit 5 6' adults and 1 smaller adult in this truck no problem. You can place most anything in the rear seats, 50" tv, nightstands, etc. Besides the front end issue mentioned earlier it is a great truck. Dodge should have put more into the design of the front end or at least recalled it and fixed it."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Nothing but HAPPY with this truck

By on Sunday, August 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Luxurious and comfortable WORKHORSE"

Cons: "Wish it had radio controls on steering"

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

"I have owned this vehicle since new and have been delighted with it since 05. I still get compliments on it. I would keep buying the same truck if I still had a use for it. My 2nd Dodge Dually and have been happy with both for the last 14 years."

7 people out of 12 found this review helpful

The 6.7 Cummings is an awesom engine1

By on Sunday, July 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 74,500

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: "It can pull like a super champ,"

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

"This truck has a custom viper hood with air scoop, it has a after market 3' stainless steel exhaust and muffler, it has a afe fresh air-intake, with a Pacific Performance Engineering Xcelerator tuner chip that ads an additional 250 lbs of torque & 180 horse power. It comes with a truck cover! I'm selling it because I don't have need of it anymore because I sold my race car."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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