Best Bet
  • (4.5) 56 reviews
  • MSRP: $4,031$20,291
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: 10-18
  • Engine: 345-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Towing Capacity: 7,750 lbs.
2006 Dodge Ram 1500

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 features include a power-sliding rear window, bucket seats, a full-screen navigation radio and a DVD ent... 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

Reviews

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 for the 2006 Dodge Ram 1500

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Consumer Reviews

4.5

Average based on 56 reviews

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Safe and Dependable vehicle

by Meat from Arizona on December 12, 2010

I bought my Ram several years ago after I conducted my own research between Dodge, Chevy and Ford. I have worked for a Sheriff's Office for ten years now and I have responded to numerous accidents. I ... Read Full Review

30 Trim Levels Available

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 12 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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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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