Power Wagons come with all-terrain tires. Also worth noting is that the trucks have earned their own brand, so now the Dodge Ram is just the Ram. The 2010 Ram Heavy Duty is available in three cab styles Regular, Crew Cab and Mega Cab , two box sizes 6 feet 4 inches and 8 feet plus single- and dual-rear-wheel configurations. In the state of Oregon where I live the speed limit is 55 mph I can only get 15 mph. I was concerned about the stereo controls on the back side of the stearing wheel but worked out fine. My truck had the automatic transmission so be sure to let it warm up in colder temperatures because it will not shift into overdrive until it reaches 55 degrees. The transmission is smooth compared to my 08 ford and feels like your really in control even though it is 6 speed automatic.
New sheetmetal, a new interior both heavily derived from the new Ram 1500 and re-tuned underpinnings combine in a more stylish, more refined, more capable offensive lineman of a pickup. I still have my 99 Ford with the 7. It can climb a pile of manure 10 stories high and come out on the other side smelling like a Ram. I love Ford, I think they are a better built truck, but when it comes to the reliability of a diesel you can't beat a cummins, sorry Ford. The 2010 Ram Heavy Duty is the best heavy-duty pickup ever. Not a ding or dent or scratch on it. I would also like to change the front headrests, they are leaning too far forward.
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. An integrated trailer brake controller is optional, as are a rear sensor system and rear-view camera. Congress needs to get off message and head off road, and it should do it in the 2010 Ram Power Wagon -- a truck that slings mud better than the U. Have to mention this dealer. Need to pull 17,300 pounds? Haul two-and-a-half tons of cargo? I have bought a few new cars and this was the most painless experience by far. Our Take on the 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickups and politicians are polar opposites. My only complaints is still no boost gauge for turbo and Fords 08 turbo felt better and had quicker pick up.
One possibility is it gets totally ignored, as people choose to drive vehicles that are faster and better suited to canyon roads. Power Wagon The 2010 Dodge Ram Power Wagon is an off-road beast. Yeah, it's big, but it's easy to…. Step-in height was reduced by almost 9 inches, a difference that was received enthusiastically by the shorter members of the staff. 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. 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. This truck has impressed me so far with it's comfortable interior ventilated leather seats and smooth highway ride.
For the price, I could not have gotten a diesel engine from either of the other manufactures. The inline 6cyl diesel engine is a torque monster. New sheetmetal, a new interior both heavily derived from the new Ram 1500 and re-tuned underpinnings combine in a more stylish, more refined, more capable offensive lineman of a pickup. Units Affected 62166 At Motor Trend headquarters, where there are always hot hatches and sports cars lurking about, having a big pickup can go one of two ways. It drives like a dream and pulls like a freight train. Opt for a truck with a heated steering wheel, I use it more then the heated seats. The 2009 models made 355 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque, 2010s are good for 383 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.
I am not real fond of the high hood. The engine has more than enough power and on the open road at 65-70 mph I can easily get 18 mpg stock. Makes it very difficult to determine how close I am to other vehicles when parking. Also worth noting is that the trucks have earned their own brand, so now the Dodge Ram is just the Ram. The backup camera is a must if your going to be hooking to a trailer a lot. . All 3500s except short-bed Crew Cab models are wide-body duallys.
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. Four months into… One of the things that's been the biggest surprise about the Ram is that it's very easy to live with. It has performed above expectations and the exhaust brake is superb for downhill deceleration towing a trailer. An enthusiast who is tired of hearing about small displacement engines and longs for the sound and fury of eight cylinders firing away, delivering that beloved torquey thrust. The other -- and what we observed to be the case with our… The Ram recently received a nice upgrade: a set of chrome Mopar side steps. The 2010 Ram Heavy Duty isn't technically all-new, but it looks and acts the part. The previous owner babied the truck and added some amazing styling ques.
Politicians crunch data, pickups crunch hills. Now, I have a Laramie! Someone who thinks driving should be brash, engaging - and, above all else -- fun. The steering was great and the ride comfortable. We lucked out and found the holy grail of the 4th gen cummins trucks. We've seen pictures of the next Ford and Chevy heavy duties, and we think the Ram is the most stylish of the three. 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.
The result is a hard-to-beat combination of capability, comfort, and style. Pickups relish a tough road and hard work. The 2010 Ram Heavy Duty isn't technically all-new, but it looks and acts the part. Interior was immaculate and so was the exterior! I can average about 24mpgs on the highway with no load or trailer at 70mph. If you want an affordable diesel truck, this is it. It performed just as I had hoped.