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  • (4.4) 60 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,125$20,333
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: 10-18
  • Engine: 235-hp, 4.7-liter V-8 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Towing Capacity: 4,000 lbs.
2005 Dodge Ram 1500

Our Take on the 2005 Dodge Ram 1500

Our Take

What We Don't Like

  • Ride comfort in city
  • Fuel economy with V-8 and V-10
  • Difficult entry and exit
  • Wet-weather traction with RWD

Notable Features

  • Available Hemi V-8
  • Diesel-engine option in heavy-duty models
  • Regular cab or Quad Cab
  • Performance-packed Ram SRT10
  • New 2500 Power Wagon package


Our Expert Reviews

Yes, the big Dodge Ram pickup still has a Hemi. The truck that began DaimlerChrysler_s renaissance of the Hemi engine design, the current-generation Ram Heavy Duty that debuted in fall 2002, still includes the 5.7-liter Magnum Hemi V-8 as its standard engine for model year 2005, and will again this fall in the 2006 models. Little did the Chrysler folks know when they introduced this revival of... Read full review for the 2005 Dodge Ram 1500

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Consumer Reviews


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A Good Ol' Truck

by maxplay777 from Middle-of-Nowhere, KS on November 4, 2010

Was looking for a good used pickup and found a nicer, newer model than I thought I could afford. I wasn't expecting fantastic gas mileage with a full-size pickup, so I won't say I'm disappointed by th... Read Full Review

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 7 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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