• (4.5) 19 reviews
  • MSRP: $5,532–$26,384
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: N/A
  • Engine: 345-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Towing Capacity: 9,150 lbs.
2004 Dodge Ram 2500

Our Take on the Latest Model 2004 Dodge Ram 2500

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 2WD

Notable Features

  • Available Hemi V-8
  • Diesel-engine option in heavy-duty models
  • Three capacity ratings
  • Regular cab or Quad Cab
  • New performance-packed Ram SRT-10

Consumer Reviews

4.5

Average based on 19 reviews

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Most reliable truck I've owned

by TheProcrastn8or from on November 13, 2017

Runs great. Has plenty of power. Looks excellent. Some interior parts, like the window, door lock switches on the doors, have broken but were repaired fairly inexpensively.

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12 Trims Available

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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Safety Ratings

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Recalls

There are currently 9 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: $4,800 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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