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2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Regular Cab

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2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Regular Cab Review

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When it comes to heavy hauling, the domestic pickup fleet still has a lock on torque and towing ability, not to mention out-and-out ruggedness. If you're looking for a big truck with abilities equal to its imposing good looks, the Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 are just the ticket. For 2007, Dodge's big Ram continues with its signature big-rig front, gains more interior room with the addition of the Mega Cab model and adds power with the availability of the new Cummins Turbo Diesel engine. Of course, if diesel isn't your thing, the standard HEMI engine delivers more than enough power, and bragging rights, for most customers.

You'll Like This Car If...

Want a pickup that's loaded with personality? The Rams are as big, bold and in-your-face as the people who like driving them. With a standard 345-horsepower HEMI V8, the Ram 2500 is one of the most powerful pickups in its class. When equipped with the Cummins Turbo Diesel, the Ram can tow up to 16,300 pounds.

You May Not Like This Car If...

The Ram is a big truck designed for heavy-duty work. If you like the idea of a big truck, but commute through the suburbs on a daily basis, you may want to try something a bit smaller, such as the V8-powered Dakota.

What's Significant About This Car?

For 2007, a new 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel and six-speed automatic transmission make their debut. The Cummins Turbo Diesel is cleaner and quieter than the previous engine, and provides a whopping 650 pound-feet of torque.

Driving the Ram 3500 Regular Cab

Driving Impressions With improved ride and handling qualities and more sedan-like interiors, today's three-quarter and full-ton pickup trucks are more livable than ever. Our Dodge Ram 3500...

Mega Cab Laramie test vehicle—well equipped with a big Cummins Turbo Diesel engine, six-speed automatic transmission and optional dual rear wheels—was no exception.

The mini-monster's steering, brake and suspension systems combine to deliver a feeling of control that's reassuring in a vehicle this size. While its extreme load capacities require a sacrifice in ride quality that's most apparent on the highway—a condition amplified in our dually tester—even the biggest Ram pickup is comfortable enough for longer drives to the worksite.

Folding Armrest/Storage Unit
A wide folding armrest/storage unit is big enough to hold a laptop and comes complete with a 12-volt outlet.

New Interior
The Ram's new interior is every bit as plush as the new Ford F150, but is attached to a much more powerful platform.

2007 Dodge Ram 3500 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. Unfortunately, the Quad Cab model features a rear bench seat that feels a bit upright and does not offer as much legroom as its competitors from Ford, Chevy and Nissan. Those seeking a big back seat need only look to the Mega Cab model.

Exterior

The aggressively-designed Ram exterior conveys a brutish, muscular appearance backed up by 17-inch wheels, towering ground clearance and a grille so big it needs its own ZIP Code. In dual-wheel form, the Ram 3500 almost looks like an 18-wheeler.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

Both the Ram 2500 and 3500 ST versions come with a 5.7-liter V8, six-speed manual transmission, air conditioning, AM/FM stereo with CD, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), 17-inch wheels, rear-bumper with step, keyless entry, vinyl 40/20/40 split bench seat and a tilt steering wheel.

Optional Equipment

Depending on trim, the options list is huge. The Ram can be ordered in 2500 or 3500 models with Regular, Quad or Mega Cabs, two- or four-wheel drive, two automatic transmissions (a four- and six-speed) and a choice of gasoline V8 or Cummins Turbo Diesel engines. Along the way, you can add leather seats, a GPS navigation radio, Infinity sound system, off-road package, trailer package, chrome wheels, power-adjustable pedals, limited-slip differential, power folding mirrors, fog lights, front side-impact airbags and a 34-gallon fuel tank.

Under the Hood

5.7-liter V8
345 horsepower @ 5400 rpm
375 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4200 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: N/A

5.9-liter Cummins in-line 6 Turbo Diesel (not available after January 2007)
325 horsepower @ 2900 rpm
610 lb.-ft. of torque @ 1600 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: N/A

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

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2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.6
Out of 10

Based on 2076 Ratings for the 2002 - 2009 models.

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

heavy duty hauling machine

By on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 21,000

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: "great handling & turning radius"

Cons: "can't think of any"

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

"Want to watch a stock dually burn rubber this truck can do it. 19 miles to the gal. hauling a 37 ft, 5th wheel. lots of fun to drive. This my woman's point of view."

Powerful, Reliable, best bang for the buck

By on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 133,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Strong, beefy, eye-candy"

Cons: "Ashtray slide does not work properly"

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

"I've owned this truck for a little bit now. Modified it just a bit. One thing for sure, I am VERY happy with my truck. 5.7 Hemi, Quad Cab, 2wd 6.5ft bed, leather interior, etc. Although i've owned some trucks before, in my opinion this one is the best. I do my own maintainence."

A Real Work Horse but Extend the Warranty!

By on Thursday, April 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 146,605

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
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Reliable, Well built, Heavy Duty"

Cons: "Rough ride, High maintenance if used commercially"

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

"Very reliable, and a great work truck. Will handle more than the rated load cap. and has a beefy frame. However, if you are looking for a cushy ride, this is not the truck for you. Strongly recommend the Chrysler Max Care Warranty Extension if you use this truck for anything other than light duty. The warranty paid for itself 6 times over for me. It's a reliable vehicle but if you use it for heavy duty work, count on 2-3 thousand in maint & repairs annually (I put 35k miles/year on my truck and use it primarily for landscape work... also tow a trailer daily). This having been said, no major engine or trans work to date knock wood, just allot of non-routine maintenance for a high mileage vehicle used commercially."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Love my 07 Thunder Road!!!

By on Thursday, April 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 72,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great base powerplant with the 5.7l Hemi."

Cons: "The suspension could have been better"

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

My 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Thunder Road

"I have had my Ram since about new, I have heavily modified this truck, and this truck is reliable. Best vehicle I have ever owned, and I don't plan on getting rid of it unless I have to."

3 people out of 7 found this review helpful

My 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Thunder Road

A great reliable truck.

By on Wednesday, April 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 129,958

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"Gas mileage is poor for a small engine, the seats are not very supportive, and around fenders they rust."

Rugged, comfortable and reliable

By on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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

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
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

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

"We've used this truck for everything including long trips, towing, hauling, off road, etc. Very comfortable. For the first 145,000 miles it had only routine maintenance, and one hose clamp replaced."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

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