Best Bet
(4.5) 51 reviews
MSRP: $4,539$19,899
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

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.