SLT 4x2 Regular Cab 140.5 in. WB
2009 Dodge Ram 2500

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2009 Ram 2500 Overview

The current generation of Dodge Ram heavy-duty pickups has been with us for a few years now.Last redesigned for 2003, the Dodge Ram 2500 and Dodge Ram 3500 models aren't nearly as new as the latest from Ford and General Motors.However, they do benefit from constant updating, such as the addition last year of a 2010-compliant diesel engine and six-speed automatic.(The Dodge Ram 1500 models have been redesigned for 2009 and are covered in a separate New Car Test Drive review.)

The 2009 Dodge Ram HD heavy-duty line benefits from mechanical improvements, a more powerful Hemi engine, and a more extensive options list.Choice has been simplified by offering the Power Wagon only as a Quad Cab, the Ram 3500 only as a diesel, and the Hemi V8 only with an automatic transmission.

The Dodge Ram Mega Cab was created by re-proportioning the relationship between cab and bed on a long wheelbase truck, adding 20 inches to the cab and shortening the bed to 6 feet, 3 inches.The result is acres of cab space, with six seats and plenty of head, shoulder, leg and hip room.Launched as a 2006 model, the extra-large Mega Cab is aptly named.The back seats are roomy and comfortable with reclining seatbacks, separate rear heating and air conditioning outlets, reading lights and a center armrest with cup holders, and available DVD entertainment; there's space behind the back seats for cargo.Folding down the back seats reveals a huge cargo area (more than 70 cubic feet) with a flat load floor.The rear doors open big and wide, making it easy to load stuff inside.Covered bins are provided back there for storing gear and smaller items, and hooks are provided for hanging things.

We found the Dodge Ram Cummins turbo diesel quiet, powerful and responsive.The exhaust brake provides engine braking down long highway grades, thereby leaving the brakes cool, fade-free, and ready for stopping.The diesel's power and fuel economy make it an excellent choice for owners who tow heavy trailers long distances.

The Ram Heavy Duty models are equally at home serving solo contractors, landscape crews, or families with big toys, and everyone in between.Despite a reputation for being the most truck-like, the heavy-duty Rams are civilized and make trucking enjoyable.
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2009 Ram 2500 Overview

The current generation of Dodge Ram heavy-duty pickups has been with us for a few years now.Last redesigned for 2003, the Dodge Ram 2500 and Dodge Ram 3500 models aren't nearly as new as the latest from Ford and General Motors.However, they do benefit from constant updating, such as the addition last year of a 2010-compliant diesel engine and six-speed automatic.(The Dodge Ram 1500 models have been redesigned for 2009 and are covered in a separate New Car Test Drive review.)

The 2009 Dodge Ram HD heavy-duty line benefits from mechanical improvements, a more powerful Hemi engine, and a more extensive options list.Choice has been simplified by offering the Power Wagon only as a Quad Cab, the Ram 3500 only as a diesel, and the Hemi V8 only with an automatic transmission.

The Dodge Ram Mega Cab was created by re-proportioning the relationship between cab and bed on a long wheelbase truck, adding 20 inches to the cab and shortening the bed to 6 feet, 3 inches.The result is acres of cab space, with six seats and plenty of head, shoulder, leg and hip room.Launched as a 2006 model, the extra-large Mega Cab is aptly named.The back seats are roomy and comfortable with reclining seatbacks, separate rear heating and air conditioning outlets, reading lights and a center armrest with cup holders, and available DVD entertainment; there's space behind the back seats for cargo.Folding down the back seats reveals a huge cargo area (more than 70 cubic feet) with a flat load floor.The rear doors open big and wide, making it easy to load stuff inside.Covered bins are provided back there for storing gear and smaller items, and hooks are provided for hanging things.

We found the Dodge Ram Cummins turbo diesel quiet, powerful and responsive.The exhaust brake provides engine braking down long highway grades, thereby leaving the brakes cool, fade-free, and ready for stopping.The diesel's power and fuel economy make it an excellent choice for owners who tow heavy trailers long distances.

The Ram Heavy Duty models are equally at home serving solo contractors, landscape crews, or families with big toys, and everyone in between.Despite a reputation for being the most truck-like, the heavy-duty Rams are civilized and make trucking enjoyable.Hide Full Review