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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.

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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 New for 2007

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 2156 Ratings for the 2002 - 2008 models.

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

really like the look and power of the dodge pick u

By on Monday, July 18, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 95,000

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: "power ride looks"

Cons: "not super charged"

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

"drive 320 miles a week rides great I have a thunder road 1500 my 4th dodge pick like the 2005 had 1 other and 2 2014 rams like the 2005 best"

Reliable Cummins, handles good, 24mpg

By on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 128,877

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Good fuel milage, good handling, reliable"

Cons: "small back seat"

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

"Bought new, after 25K miles of break in started getting 20 mpg, Super dependable and comfortable to drive. Use it as a commuter for business. Now at 150K miles I am getting 24 mpg highway and 16 city. Usually average 20 combined when I fill up. This is my best automotive investment ever. Only fault is that the back seats are not as comfortable as other trucks. Drove the others and this truck out handles them all. Upgrade to Bilstein shocks to fix the choppy ride and you've got a sport truck."

Options for my vehicle are not included in KBB

By on Thursday, June 23, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 174,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Smooth ecomonic comfortable ride."

Cons: "Dash cracks. Must keep up with routine maintenance"

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

"This truck is virtually bulletproof and a true champion. However a few options are not listed. First being is side airbags. My vehicle magically has side airbags and is not listed. Second is the 3.92 rear end option provided in the sport package. Also not listed. Third is the limited slip option not listed and also not in the tech specs. Fourth is the sport package factory lowering kit. These options not being available will dramatically lower the value of the vehicle."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

If you like power, this is the truck for you

By on Wednesday, June 22, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 39,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Power, speed"

Cons: "High up keep"

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

"This truck is so much fun to drive. I also have a ford lightning and it has a 4 speed automatic.The driving fun is hurt by the auto trans. Not in the ram though. The 6 speed manual lets you feel the power of the 505 ci v10 engine. Also the seats make you feel very secure when driving."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

tough workhorse

By on Tuesday, April 26, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 218,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "durable, hard worker"

Cons: "weak front end parts & trans"

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

"I've owned this truck since 2004 when I was pregnant with my 2nd baby and we bought it used with about 30k on the odometer. We've been across country (east to west!) about 4 times with this old girl, she's never quit. We can even fit all 3 kids in the back seat with really no cramping. (who needs a minivan? haha) We used to haul a 14k 5th wheel 2-4 times a month no problem. We've just recently had to rebuild the trans in it for almost $5k but we've put a ton of miles on it! More torque/power than ford or Chevy. We have upgraded the front end steering which may finally resolve the constant ball joint change we had to keep doing on the passenger side. We do run a banks six gun package on it and she still likes to get up and play :) It's a bit more expensive to maintain because parts are so big/pricey but the Cummins is a great engine. I do wish they had put a heavier duty trans in it, the stock one is kind of puny."

19 people out of 32 found this review helpful

GREAT TRUCK NO ISSUES

By on Saturday, April 2, 2016

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

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "LOTZA POWER"

Cons: "NOISE LEVEL LOUDER THAN OTHER DIESEL ENGINES"

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

"VERY POWERFUL MILEAGE ON HIGHWAY BETTER THAN 20 mpg NO PROBLEMS, HAD TWO RECALLS ONLY CUMMIN ENGINE NOISE LEVEL IS LOUDER THAN COMPETITION."

3 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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