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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 2018 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

I Love This Truck!

By on Friday, September 26, 2014

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

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"I bought this truck new and I have had very little problems with it over the years. Probably the worst thing I did was to purchase the hard tounneau cover. It tends to hold moisture into the truck bed. I do not care for the cloth interior of this year, but I haul two sheepdogs and 6 grandchildren around. Soooo....what else can I expect? Great truck!"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Best vehicle I have ever owned

By on Thursday, September 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 107,521

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great gas mileage, plenty of room, dependable"

Cons: "Somewhat difficult to park in close places."

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

"This is by far the best vehicle I have ever owned. I had 4 brand new Mazda trucks. This truck gets better mileage with a 5.9L V8 than any of them, is far more dependable, and much more comfortable. Even though it is 12 years old I would not hesitate to get in it and head across county. One of my sons says he can't believe what good shape it is in. He says it runs and drives just like a new one. And he's right. I got an offer in the mail this morning telling me how much they would give me if I traded it in on a new one. I considered the offer a joke. I don't want to sell it at all much less for what they offered me."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Have had new Fords, Chevy's and I like the Dodge.

By on Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 118,000

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
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great power, rides nice, looks great!"

Cons: "Rust"

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

"Drives and rides great! Besides the rust on the bed over the wheels I love this truck.Get more compliments on the Dodge than any truck I have ever owned, I like that!"

4 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Most reliable vehicle ever driven or owned.

By on Sunday, September 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 98,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Motor cln, no lks,well mntnd"

Cons: "2small dings rear bmpr. 12mpg city,17Hy"

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

"Has Weld 12" wide mags. FAB TECH lift kit 4" w/Torsion bars custom suspension., flo-master exhaust 3" pipes. This truck is fast and fun to drive. It looks better then any other single cab on the road. Redwood credit Union owns truck."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

It has been very reliable, very comfortable,

By on Saturday, September 20, 2014

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

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"I'm 6-3 275 great space easy in out. Only problem has been wheel vibration, wty recall replaced front hub & bearings, much better, still not perfect. As to value I picked it up on a year end clearance, about 20% off msrp, it's loaded Laramie, love the truck. Run on regular mileage is typical of a truck 12-14 city. 18-20 hwy."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

The best vehicle ever owned & Best $ ever spent.

By on Thursday, September 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 107,000

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
10/10

Pros: "Design, dependability, mpg, strength, value"

Cons: "pillar blind spot, reverse lights not bright enoug"

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

"I bought this truck brand new. It definitely hurt when I realized that the sticker price was more than my first & second homes, but that didn't stop me. I live in the country & by that I mean the directions include "then you turn off the blacktop". So you can gather that this is not a blacktop baby type of life for my truck. It deals with mud & heavy dust as well as high water (in MO... that's all in the same day) then there's ice & snow as well as crawling through brush... then it's onto the highway & off to the city for shopping. I used it to haul horses across the country regularly (apx 1x a mo) as well as my grocery getter. This truck has been my primary vehicle since Aug 2005 and I have no intentions of that changing anytime soon. I get incredible fuel mileage (24-27 hmpg & 17-21 cmpg). No, I am not exaggerating. The truck is very comfortable for long trips and handles better than anything I can think of... especially when you consider what it is and how big. Beware the pillar blind spots, though. They can be large enough to hide another full size truck, but that's remedied by leaning forward & back (the "Dodge Rock", as we call it) to be sure you have a clear path. I have driven this truck trough hurricanes as well as blizzards & never felt it couldn't handle what I was asking. Use your brain though, it's not a miracle vehicle & 4wd just means 2 more wheels to spin on ice... that brings me to the ABS. It works better than most (I'm guessing 'cause of the weight of the truck), but when it does start to slide the truck will be an 7,500# toboggan and you're just along for the ride. For towing... it hauls my 4 horse extended gooseneck trailer as if it doesn't know it's there. My mileage will average about 20 on the highway and 15 in the hills/city where you're always on & off the throttle. I've hauled machinery as well as other heavy loads, in all kinds of conditions. The braking system is more than adequate. I've had my trailer brakes go out (while loaded) & wouldn't have known if it wasn't for the indicator on the brake controller... the truck stopped everything just fine. Empty, it brakes better than most cars & it rides nicer than my friends' half tons. As for holding it's value... wow! I bought during the "employee Pricing special & rolled out of the dealership at $37,000 with tax, title, transfer & a full tank. The sticker was a little over $42K. Now, 9 years later with a few battle scars & over 100,000 miles the kbb value in "good" condition is still around the $22K range. For the past 7 years I haven't been able to take it in for servicing without the dealerships offering to buy it (for cash). That's unheard of. One offer was even a new Jeep Wrangler and some cash. In summary, I've owned just about every make of truck made since the 60s & nothing compares to a Ram for dependability, comfort, strength & overall awesomeness. I highly recommend it to anyone that is looking for an all around truck that can be depended upon."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

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