We've seen pictures of the next Ford and Chevy heavy duties, and we think the Ram is the most stylish of the three. Fog Lamps; Regular Cab; 8 Foot Bed; Med. The Crew Cab will be offered in 2500 and 3500 single-rear-wheel configurations, in long- and short-bed lengths, as well as the dually version of the 3500 long bed only. Sure, this was big news at the time even now , but more important, this meant was able to save a lot of money. Powerwagon Off Road Group; Mega Cab; Med.
Also worth noting is that the trucks have earned their own brand, so now the Dodge Ram is just the Ram. Fog Lamps; Regular Cab; 8 Foot Bed; Med. The tailgate has been resculpted for smaller drag numbers, and a new tailgate lift-assist feature now makes raising and lowering it a one-handed operation. Fog Lamps; Mega Cab; Med. Worth noting is the fact that some towing and payload numbers have changed, albeit only slightly.
Look for pricing to be out later this spring. We'll have to wait and see. Fog Lamps; Regular Cab; 8 Foot Bed; Med. Pricing hasn't been announced, but if Dodge is looking to get a bigger share of the work truck market, it'll need to price aggressively and hope this economy and construction industry take a strong upward turn. All information from the controller can communicate to the driver via the gauge cluster info center right between the speedo and tach. Fog Lamps; Mega Cab; Med.
Power Wagon The 2010 Dodge Ram Power Wagon is an off-road beast. ParkSense Rear Park Assist System; Regular Cab; 8 Foot Bed; Med. No worries, hardcore 4x4 enthusiasts: The Power Wagon option package, previously offered in Regular Cab and Quad Cab versions, will be available for boulder-hopping duties for 2010; however, due to demand, the new Power Wagon will be offered only in the new Crew Cab configuration. If you want a Class 3, 4 or 5 work truck, ready for upfitting as a dump truck, tow truck off-loader, or custom project, the new truck offers myriad configurations. But Dodge has set the bar pretty high.
ParkSense Rear Park Assist System; Mega Cab; Med. Part of that is because it doesn't need to change. Cairns tells us front and rear spring rates were revised to deal with the changing weight distributions with the new exterior metal and interior redesign, both of which added weight. Fog Lamps; Mega Cab; Med. Much of the exterior design language shared with the smaller half-tons can be seen in the forward-leaning grille, front fenders, and headlights. After one of the most challenging sales years in recent memory, at a time when being an American automaker is like wearing a bull's-eye on your back and the housing and construction markets are described by some optimistic experts as bleak, this is the time when , , and have to sell big, heavy-duty pickups. Driving It We've driven a few versions the 2010 Ram Heavy Duty — we've done some towing, we've taken the Power Wagon off road — but the most revealing moments came when we drove, back to back, a 2010 Ram 2500 Crew Cab with the short bed and diesel engine and the equivalent Chevy Silverado.
Powerwagon Off Road Group; Regular Cab; 8 Foot Bed; Med. Fog Lamps; Regular Cab; 8 Foot Bed; Med. When you look underneath the truck, getting past its new interior and skin, we've taken a proven chassis and given it some better tuning and modified a few pieces. As to interiors, you can expect many of the same creature comforts and features from the half-ton Ram. However, because the overall weight of the truck has gone up, yet the entire frame has stayed the same, the payload in certain combinations is actually less than last year's model i.
ParkSense Rear Park Assist System; Mega Cab; Med. Although sporting a completely new look inside and out, the real story may be what hasn't changed. Crew Cab models have dual underfloor storage compartments, the Mega Cab has reclining rear seats, and they're all available with a monstrous center console that's big enough to hold a laptop computer and hanging files. Additionally, Dodge now includes an integrated trailer brake controller with its big trucks, mounted on the left side of the steering column. Dodge is first out of the gate, but Ford and Chevy are prepping new versions of their own workhorses, to be unleashed in 2010, and then it'll again be a level playing field. Likewise, they modified the front live axle by upgrading to a heavier-duty U-joint to give it a stronger axle rating for their buyers who work the snowplows in winter. Some of our favorite on the unique Power Wagon pickup include the front and rear electronic lockers, pushbutton anti-roll bar disconnects, monster front winch, 4.
Ride Comfort It's not really a feature, but the 2010 Ram Heavy Duty's smooth ride is one of its key strengths, and one you can appreciate every mile. Fog Lamps; Mega Cab; Med. The 2010 Ram Heavy Duty isn't technically all-new, but it looks and acts the part. It's a Hemi-powered 2500 Crew Cab with electric-locking front and rear differentials, electronic disconnecting sway bar, Bilstein shocks, 32-inch tires, skid plates, 4. Fits Front; Dark Gray Front Fascia; Mega Cab; Med. Regular Cab models will be offered only with the eight-foot bed, while Mega Cabs still a huge seller in the Southwest are offered only with the shortbox option, regardless of dual- or single-rear wheels. .
The 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 is tow-rated at 13,450 pounds and load-rated at 3,160, while the Ram 3500 checks in at 17,600 pounds and 5,130 pounds, respectively. With all its turbodiesel engine development behind Dodge, ready to meet the stringent 2010. The Ram was notably quieter, smoother, more attractive and more refined than the Chevy. ParkSense Rear Park Assist System; Regular Cab; 8 Foot Bed; Med. The 2010 Ram Heavy Duty is the best heavy-duty pickup ever.