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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 2043 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

Outstanding truck

By on Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 101,300

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Power, towing, 4x4, mileage, reliability, looks"

Cons: "steering issue, air damper controls, door locks"

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

"I have owned this truck for three years. I rated the overall value of this truck as a 7 because it is more expensive to buy the diesel option. In my opinion, it is the only reason to have this truck. It is comfortable to sit and ride in, but there are a few common issues with this year range. The air damper controls do not function anymore in mine, i.e. you cannot change between the defrost, floor, or dash vents. Also, the back door locks are now manual locks; the electric locks do not function on the back doors anymore. The steering had to be upgraded to prevent death wobble and I believe this was a recall from the company. Other than these issues, it is the best truck I have ever owned. The manual transmission is the way to go because of its reliability and ability to handle more abuse from towing. The manual transmission gets a lot better fuel mileage as well because you have better control over the RPM's while cruising through town. Some of my ratings above would have been higher if these issues were addressed from the factory and did not cost me time and/or money to fix. Towing is great, fourwheel drive works great in snow and offroad on my hunting or fishing trips, and gets great mileage compared to similar sized gas trucks."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

A Pulling Machine!

By on Saturday, January 17, 2015

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

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fun to drive; plenty of power; roomy interior"

Cons: "Fuel mileage"

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

"We bought this truck a year ago to pull our 34 foot 5th wheel camper. It pulls it like a champ! Most times you cannot even tell that you are pulling anything. The fuel mileage is not great (about 10 mpg)but I knew that would not be great considering the size of camper that we have. There is plenty of room in the cab, and is a pretty nice ride considering that it is a heavy truck."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

has never been in snow or ice . rain yes.

By on Thursday, January 15, 2015

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

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "your price is to low theres not a truck in this co"

Cons: "center console."

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

"myy truck was a lease had 34000 miles on it when I brought it has never been in 4 wheel drive this truck is like new except the dash the tront panel is cracked iam going to replace it . the ezust system also needs replaced . the rest of the truck is like new allways garge kept and has been waxed every 2 weeks."

1 person out of 4 found this review helpful

Best Truck I have Ever Owned

By on Tuesday, January 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 240,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Dependable, looks great, safe"

Cons: "gas milage"

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

"This Dodge Ram is the best truck that I have ever owned. It is now 11 years old, and I have put 240,000 miles on it, and it is still a very dependable truck. I drive it every single day. It has never needed any repairs. I have only had to put a water pump, and a starter on it in 11 years. I'm a middle aged woman, and I feel safe driving my Dodge. I know I have a dependable vehicle. Well worth the money that I paid for it 11 years ago. And it still has a great value today."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

210k miles of trouble free driving

By on Saturday, January 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 210,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "quality, comfort, great all around truck"

Cons: "Just hindsight - should have opted for the hemi."

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

"I bought this truck new in June 2003. I have traveled the country with it for work. I have towed boat trailers and cargo trailers, been off-road and pushed through blizzards. I haven't abused it (much) but I have run it hard and always maintained it. It has never ever broken down. I can't say enough how good a truck this has been. The 4.7 liter engine has done everything I have asked it to do. It has never leaked or burned a drop of oil, even to this day. I don't want to suggest it has never needed work. I have put 2 starters, a water pump, an A/C condenser, and a power steering pump on it. But that's minor for a 15 yr. old truck with 210k miles on it. If I have a regret, it is that I didn't opt for the hemi. I get the same 15 mpg as the same year hemi, I just have 100 less horsepower. I travel all over doing crash investigations, and I carry a lot of gear and sometimes people. So, as good a truck as it is, sound judgment tells me it is time to upgrade. If I could buy an exact 2003 model brand new, I would do it today. To the people at Dodge: Very good job on this one - thanks."

6 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Cummins Diesel Truck Review Only

By on Monday, December 29, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 163,000

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
4/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Very powerful."

Cons: "Everything but engine is low quality"

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

"Please understand, this review is for the Dodge Ram 2500 with the Cummins diesel engine only. This truck is great for pulling, off-road, drag strips, whatever your duty calls for. It is a mans truck offering the best in its class. I would not recommend another truck, especially not the Dodge Ram gas engine series. If your looking for good fuel mileage or tight handling though, you might want to keep looking. With an Edge Evo programmer on economy mode, I get 13 miles per gallon, 11.5 to 12 mpg without the programmer."

10 people out of 20 found this review helpful

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