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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 2090 Ratings for the 2002 - 2009 models.

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

Powerful truck

By on Thursday, May 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 106,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Power, Engine Brake, Spacious, Looks great"

Cons: "Price"

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

"I have had frond end issues but they have all been covered by the warranty. It seems fine now...I love the engine brake! The fuel mileage is good for this size of vehicle. I could get up to 26 on the highway. The engine is very powerful and doesn't smoke at all. I have had no issues with the exhaust system and have been satisfied with this truck."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Best Truck

By on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 81,000

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
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Large. truck bed is perfect size."

Cons: "back seat isnt as roomy as some others"

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

"I have owned ford and Toyota and this is my favorite truck yet. I love driving it. It has plenty of power and looks great."

Bet truck I've owned to date.

By on Thursday, May 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 194,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Plenty of power to spare. Can pull anything"

Cons: "Worthless warranty."

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

"This is honestly the best truck I"ve ever owned. Back in 2008 big vehicles were getting hard to sell due to gas prices. Dodge offered a Limited Lifetime Power train Warranty as a selling feature. And it worked. I moved up to a 4 x 4 from my usual 2 wheel drive. Only one problem. While they were big on driving home the lifetime power train warranty, they left out a couple of minor details in the course of doing all the paperwork. First no paperwork showing the limited lifetime warranty was included with all the purchase paper work. It's in the computer they said. We'll keep track of it for you. Forward 7 years, 194K miles later. The transmission solenoid pack starts acting up so I take it to the dealer to get it fixed. No problem right. I've got a lifetime power train warranty. WRONG. Even though, in 7 years every oil change or other maintenance, warranty and out of pocket repair or preventative maintenance has been performed at various "DODGE" dealers around the states, no one and I mean NO ONE bothered to mention that at, on or within 6 months of the 5 year ownership anniversary, that you are required to have a complete vehicle inspection from a certified dodge dealer. If that inspection is not completed and/or documented, the life time part of the warranty drops off your computer record like you never had it. No bear in mind they had no problem mentioning all the extra's that I could pay for out of pocket like useless rear end or differential fluid changes because my oil was dark, power steering fluid or brake fluid for the same reason, tires be worn but still acceptable, wipers, air filter dirty etc. Not once was the 5 year inspection ever mentioned to me. In fact when I started checking into it, I found that most service managers and/or customer service reps don't even know or acknowledge that the lifetime warranty for all 06, 07, 08 and 09's begins once the normal 3 year, 36K mile warranty expires. When I bought my truck, I also bought a reduced price Extended warranty that was for bumper to bumper for 99 years and a million miles for about $2800. Normal a $5000 package, but dodge was covering the power train so it was excluded from the extended warranty. All set. I'll drive this thing until the wheels fall off or it blows up right. Apparently not so. Now I have a truck with 194 K miles on it with no power train warranty, but everything else is covered on the truck and even transferable if/when I sell it. Cost of replacing the transmission solenoid pack only $775 out of pocket dollars. Lesson learned about dealers and warranties, priceless. If they aren't on paper with the specifics spelled out in black and white, they aren't worth a darn."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Good Truck

By on Monday, May 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 107,500

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
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Price, Cummins engine."

Cons: "Government mandated emissions system."

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

"107,500 miles in 8 years so not high mileage for the year. Based upon the pricing for a similar Ford or GM product this Dodge was an excellent buy. I initially had several problems with the regeneration system, so I removed it and since that time this truck has been problem free. The Cummins diesel is an outstanding motor and should hold up for at least another 200,000 miles."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

I bought it new in 04 and is best truck I've owned

By on Monday, May 11, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 175,000

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
9/10

Pros: "Powerful and fun to drive. Still look like new."

Cons: "4x4 gear shifter on floor."

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

Taken in Quebec City

"I love driving this truck. Just returned from Florida w/o any problems. Has been serviced by the Dealer since purchase."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Taken in Quebec City

Best truck I ever owned

By on Thursday, May 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 174,200

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: "Very dependable and powerful, comfort drive."

Cons: "Oil change takes 3 gal of Mobil Delvac every 10k"

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

"I have the Cummins diesel 4X4 6 speed manual transmission with 8 foot bed. I have pulled fully loaded freezer semi's out of snow banks and across ice. I had to change the brakes finally at 147137 miles. I get 20 mpg around town and driving to work, 22 mpg on the highway. Fully loaded pulling a camper and all 4 sons had to bring there tents got 18.5 mpg on highway. I have to respect it because it really is a very powerful truck and you can easily damage smaller vehicles."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

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