2009 Dodge Ram 3500

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Key Specs

of the 2009 Dodge Ram 3500. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Brute pulling power of Cummins diesel
  • Aggressive offroad features on Power Wagon
  • Cummins engineers already meeting 2010 emissions standards
  • Exhaust brake on Cummins
  • Straight front axles on 4x4 models for customizing

The Bad

  • No regular cab short-bed Power Wagon
  • Can't get second-row captain's chairs in Mega Cab
  • Tacked-on appearance of dually fenders
  • Interior doesn't match light-duty Ram's fit, feel and ergonomics

Notable Features of the 2009 Dodge Ram 3500

  • Hemi gets more horsepower, torque
  • Manual transmission dropped
  • Five-speed automatic standard with Hemi
  • 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel standard on all 3500 models
  • All 3500 models get limited-slip rear axle
  • Larger front and rear brakes with two-piston calipers
  • Power Wagon comes only in Quad Cab

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.3)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.2)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.0)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Everything we need and more

by Mowrey Acres from Elkhorn NE on March 24, 2018

We just purchased this Dodge pickup with cummins 6.7. REALLY like it so far. Looks great, very comfortable, way quieter than previous models, drives great! Read full review

(5.0)

It's a very nice truck

by CumminsMan from Farmersville on March 5, 2018

It was very nice and comfy it has alot of power and torque it's very bullet proof I'd really recommend this truck if only my credit could have gotten me into this truck Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2009 Dodge Ram 3500 currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2009 Dodge Ram 3500 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

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New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    36 months / 36,000 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

  • Powertrain warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    125-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Ram 3500 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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