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2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab

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2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab Review

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How big is too big? At Dodge, the question seems not to have crossed anyone's mind. How else can one explain the massive Dodge Mega Cab pickup? As if the Ram Quad Cab isn't more truck than most folks need, the Mega Cab stretches its interior by replacing the standard eight-foot box with a six-foot bed and filling the gap with an additional 20 inches of cab. The Mega Cab now boasts the largest interior of any full-size pickup and features so much rear-seat legroom it's only a matter of time before someone starts using it as an off-road limo! The true beauty of the Mega Cab's design is that its stem-to-stern dimensions remain identical to the eight-foot bed Ram Quad Cab pickup, meaning it will still fit in your garage—but just barely.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you want capacious rear-cabin room for people and cargo, this is your truck. With limo-like 44.2-inches of rear-seat legroom and 71 cubic-feet of cargo space with the seats folded, the Mega Cab is the King of the Hill.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If your towing, hauling and rear-cabin roominess needs are more modest than this Mega Cab provides, or your garage space and/or fuel budget are limited, the Quad Cab is probably all the truck you need. The six-foot bed may also pose a problem for some.

What's Significant About This Car?

A new 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine, joined by a new six-speed automatic transmission (available in January 2007), becomes optional on the 2500 model and standard on the 3500 model.

Driving the Ram 2500 Mega Cab

Driving Impressions Despite their bulk, these Mega Cabs steer, ride, handle and brake at least as well as competitive long-wheelbase heavy-duty pickups. The HEMI V8 delivers its 375 pound-feet of peak torque...

at 4200 rpm and its 345 maximum horsepower at 5400 rpm, and the five-speed automatic provides smooth power at any reasonable speed.

The Cummins Turbo Diesel, by contrast, unleashes its monster 610 pound-feet of max torque at just 1600 rpm and its 325 peak horsepower at 2900 rpm. This is great for launching with heavy loads and for off-road creeping, but on-road if you start in first gear, you'll need to shift to second almost immediately and to third before reaching 20 miles per hour. The available four-speed automatic upshifts smoothly and quickly enough to mask this musclebound diesel's narrow torque band.

Cabin Capacity
The primary disadvantage of a pickup truck versus a truck-based SUV is the latter's enclosed, theft-resistant and weather-protected cargo capacity. This truck's aptly-named Mega Cab goes a long way toward eliminating that disadvantage, yet retains a substantial conventional bed out back for your dirty, heavy stuff. Unlike any other pickup, it will seat an NBA basketball team and its sixth man off the bench in commodious comfort, plus a fair amount of gear behind the back seat.

HEMI V8 Engine
Ford, Chevrolet, Toyota and Nissan all offer strong, reliable V8 power in full-size pickups, but none beats this Dodge powerhouse for its balance of smoothness, muscle and efficiency. Partnered with the robust five-speed automatic, it's simply the most powerfully pleasing big-pickup powerplant available.

2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab Details
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab photo Interior

The spacious six-passenger cabin has a wide front-center console, with generous storage bins and cup holders, and an optional "business console" under the middle front cushion for a laptop and other mobile office needs. The gauges and controls have a precise look and feel, and the fittings and materials are good even in base SLT models. Besides prodigious room and reclining seats, rear riders get their own HVAC outlets, reading lamps, stowable center armrest with cupholders and (available) DVD with integrated game ports and wireless headsets. Behind the 60/40 fold-flat rear seats is a unique and useful 7.6 cubic-feet of cargo space, plus another 1.8 cubic-feet in covered bins.

Exterior
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab photo

Dodge has distinguished its pickups from competitors with aggressive "big-rig" styling featuring lowered front fenders and big, bold cross-bar grilles. The 2007 Ram builds on that theme with chrome grille bars inside a thick chrome collar, contemporary new headlamps and a massive front bumper. Uplevel Laramie models also wear chrome on their front bumpers and side sills. The front-hinged rear doors swing out nearly perpendicular (85 degrees) to the body, opening a cavernous 34.5 by 35.5-inch portal to the rear compartment for easy entry and exit, and for loading and unloading large, bulky items.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

Base SLTs come well-equipped with air conditioning, AM/FM/CD four-speaker stereo, speed control, power windows and locks, keyless entry, overhead console with "mini" trip computer/compass and four-wheel disc brakes with an Antilock Braking System (ABS).

Optional Equipment

Uplevel Laramie models add leather upholstery, six-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, power sliding rear window, chromed aluminum wheels, security alarm, Sentry Key engine immobilizer and upscale audio with a six-disc CD changer, Infinity speakers, SIRIUS Satellite Radio and steering wheel-mounted controls. Additional options include full-screen navigation (integrated into the radio), rear-seat DVD, power sunroof and power-adjustable pedals.

Under the Hood

Two very different engine choices are available to Mega Cab customers, who will decide based on individual needs—both work and play—and desires. The standard HEMI gas V8 delivers outstanding power and torque, but despite the efficiency-enhancing Multiple-Displacement System, which disables four cylinders under light loads, don't expect much in the way of fuel economy in a truck this massive. The optional Cummins Turbo Diesel offers torque enough to pull a house off its foundation and better on-road economy, at the cost of diesel noise and roughness. Those with diesel needs or tastes will love it, others won't.

5.7-liter V8 HEMI
345 horsepower @ 5400 rpm
375 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4200 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/19 (2WD), 14/18 (4WD)

5.9-liter in-line 6 Cummins Turbo Diesel
325 horsepower @ 2900 rpm
610 lb.-ft. of torque @ 1600 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: NA

6.7-liter in-line 6 Cummins Turbo Diesel
350 horsepower @ 3000 rpm
650 lb.-ft. of torque @ 1500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: NA

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2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.6
Out of 10

Based on 2029 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

real workhorse

By on Saturday, November 22, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 191,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"rebuild trans at 80K no trouble since, replaced injectors at 185K, since day 1 all AMSOIL fluids, adjusted valves every 50K, electro viscous fan went out around 100k replaced no trouble since, towed numerous travel trailers latest being 8200 dry wgt & 1100 tongue wgt at 70 mph getting avg 10 mpg, installed 'chip' around 50K"

Good truck. Reliable engine, transmision weak

By on Friday, November 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 146,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Good engine and interior"

Cons: "weak transmision"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"I have owned this truck since new. Overall a very good truck, but the transmission has had to be repaired twice."

7 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Eight Years and Still Going

By on Thursday, November 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 136,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "HEMI, V8 Power & Fuel Economy, Comfort, Workhorse"

Cons: "Next Time Choose Crew Cab over Quad Cab"

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

"I'd like to preference my review by stating that my family is a GM family and I still like GM vehicles. Stop the newspaper presses, the Dodge RAM is the truth. I own a RAM 1500 Quad Cab w/HEMI & MDS system. Great value, my RAM cost me $22,000 brand new. Chevy wanted $26,000 for a vehicle that was close in options to my RAM. Thanks for the Lifetime Warranty on the power train. I have had two problems: #1. Water pump at 90,000 miles, & #2. Wheel Bearing Hub at 112,000 miles. Did the repairs myself, easy, saved a lot of money. Great on gas mileage for a truck this size, 24 MPG Hwy at 65MPH, 16 MPG City. Driven from GA to TX, & GA to MI, great traveling truck. Great for hauling and towing. I drive this truck back and forth to work daily & I use it for my handyman business. It gets the job done. The size of this truck is intimidating, people tend to move out my way, when I get into the HEMI. Love that HEMI. I have it in my 300C also. No complaints about this truck. Why buy a small truck when this is better all the way around. You can't go wrong with this truck. My little brother likes it so much, he bought a 2012. Number 4 selling vehicle in USA."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Best Vehicle I ever owned.

By on Thursday, November 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 297,000

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: "Can't say enough about quality"

Cons: "None"

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

"I have almost 300,000 miles with minimum issues. Power train still strong with NO repairs, only normal maintenance. Drives great, handles great, pulls great, and is extremely comfortable. Has NEVER left me stranded. The only mechanical repairs: Power steering hose at around 80,000, Fuel pump at around 200,000, Balljoints at around 275,000. If this one ever dies, I will get the new version of it at that time."

8 people out of 12 found this review helpful

great work truck

By on Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 116,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "value, quality, handling"

Cons: "none"

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

"I have owned this truck since new in 2008. I have been impressed with the dependability and quality. I have used this to drive cross country several times and never had an issue. Drives very smooth and has power when I need it."

11 people out of 15 found this review helpful

has been a good truck,but very prone to rusting

By on Monday, October 13, 2014

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

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "i enjoy driving it"

Cons: "rust,gas hog"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"i like the styling of this truck,(2002)-possible classic in the future.it will be hard to find a rust free one."

7 people out of 12 found this review helpful

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