2004 Dodge Ram 3500

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2004 Dodge Ram 3500

Key specs

Base trim shown


The good:

  • Rugged construction
  • Performance with Hemi V-8
  • Tremendous performance in Ram SRT-10
  • Towing and hauling capacity
  • Interior space and comfort

The bad:

  • Ride comfort in city
  • Fuel economy with V-8 and V-10
  • Difficult entry and exit
  • Wet-weather traction with 2WD

12 trims

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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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews


Great truck, power, comfort and fuel efficiency.

Best diesel built. Cummins dependable, easily upgraded. Large, comfortable 4 door cab, console folds to seat 3 in front and back. Lots of storage. Great pulling (3.73 gear) and fuel mileage ( up to 20 mpg) cruising. Typically run 400,000 miles with reg. maintenance.


Best truck I’ve owned.

Bought this truck to save miles on my newer truck. Bought with 438000 Km. Have since pulled a camper to the west coast and back to the prairies without a hiccup. Have since sold newer truck. Love love love my 04


A Great Buy!

After I test drove this truck, I told my wife it looked and drove like a brand-new vehicle. Despite being 14 years old, with two previous owners, the truck's leather seats showed only a couple of small scuffs. The carpet showed no signs of wear. The exterior, a beautiful silver, still shone and had only two very small chips in the paint. A beautiful truck indeed! As to practicality, I should note that we bought this diesel one-ton to tow a 40-foot fifth-wheel RV. The Cummins 5.9L engine clearly will get the job done. Without a tow load, it's averaging 25 miles per gallon on the highway! We made our decision to buy so quickly that we didn't discover some of the truck's many features until we got it home! It came with a bedliner and a locking tonneau cover. The tailgate locks too. It has a factory-installed engine block heater and dual batteries. A crew cab, it has four doors. Both side mirrors are heated, and they fold out for extended viewing when towing. The tires are brand-new. The interior boasts a Kenwood CD player and radio, Infiniti speakers, leather-wrapped tilt wheel with cruise control, heated front seats, separate heat/AC controls for each side of the vehicle, a center console with two large storage bins, height-adjustable brake and gas pedals, sturdy fold-out cup holders in front and back, back-up camera with in-dash screen, storage pockets on each door, power seats in the front, a sliding rear window, and tinted windows.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Dodge
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/100,000 miles
84 months/70,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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