2006 Dodge Ram 1500

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39 reviews
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Available Price Range $5,441-$21,017 Trims30 Combined MPG 10-18 Seats 2-6

Our Take on the 2006 Dodge Ram 1500

Our Take

Ram 1500 pickups have changed considerably for the 2006 model year. A new frame, suspension and body mounts are used, and new headlamps provide 22 percent more light intensity. Newly available feat... Read Full Report

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
  • 2500 Power Wagon available
  • New Mega Cab model


Our Expert Reviews

The Dodge Ram pickup hasn't had a major redesign since the 2002 model year, meaning it is facing fresher competition from everybody who makes a full-sized truck. The top-selling Ford F-150 was new for 2004, the same year the Nissan Titan debuted. For 2006, we got the Honda Ridgeline, which the company would certainly like you to think of as a full-sized pickup. Redesigned Chevrolet Silvera... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.4 out of 5

Based on 39 reviews


by Lifesaved from Las Vegas, NV on August 5, 2010

i owned a Dodge Ram 1500 i was in a horrific accident in which i had multiple points of impact, a free fall from a 250 ft cliff, and several rolls. responders said it was one of the most horrific acci... Read Full Review

30 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 14 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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