And a good-humored grumble from the dual pipes. Comments on this entry are closed. A majority of reviewers say that suspension makes the Ram one of the best-driving full size trucks available today. Why does a smaller engine have a bigger towing capacity? Manual gearboxes are gone, so expect a higher base price on V-6 and 4. On the Ram 1500 lineup, there are three available axle ratios — 3.
You can find this 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie and many others like it at Landers McLarty Huntsville Chrysler. You can finally stop searching. This engine has a towing capacity ranging from 8,550 pounds 3. . The Ram 2500 is also offered in 140. There's too little on-center steering response though, and Laramies with their 20-inch wheels seem prone to highway wander--requiring frequent correction.
The max towing capacity of a Ram 1500 with a 3. Generally speaking, a bigger engine can tow more, but that also depends on the type of fuel the engine uses, such as diesel or gas. Dodge Ram 1500 Deep Water Blue Pearl 2009 1 since 1931! Laramie trim, Austin Tan Pearl exterior and Light pebble beige interior. The largest and the most powerful engine on the Ram 1500 lineup is the 5. Both the two-mode hybrid-likely only available in the Quad or Crew Cab since the battery pack goes under the rear seat-and a diesel model are well along in development but no one's saying if the truck will use a Cummins V-6, V-8, or both. The Ram EcoDiesel engine gives the Ram 1500 best-in-class fuel economy of 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. It remains on the existing 120- and 140-in.
Properly equipped, the Ram can haul 1,850 pounds and tow 9,100 pounds. Just as impressive, though, was how the V-6 managed -- with an empty truck, 3. All Ram 2500 trims for '09 feature a standard 345-hp, 5. How is it that two trucks with the same engine have different towing capacities? You've found the one you've been looking for. Thus equipped, it accelerates forcefully and pulls race or boat trailers easily. Additionally, diesel engines burn cleaner and slower, so diesel engines typically have a better fuel economy than a gas-powered truck that is the same size. As far as is concerned, we've reached the point of diminishing returns in making half-ton pickups bigger and increasing load capacities at every redesign.
No crash test data is available for the Dodge Ram 2500 lineup. With 1000 lb and two people-essentially fully loaded-we found plenty of travel remained for bump absorption and stable, confident characteristics that caused the electro-nanny to intervene only once. Ditto the progressive, predictable brakes. The new Ram is not an all-new truck. As shown in the previous section, larger axle ratios can substantially increase towing capacity. It just chugged along, getting up to 60 mph with ease, even with a 9,000-pound Air Stream attached on a simple hitch.
Every model uses a rear anti-roll bar and the 12 spring rates -- up from three -- are all linear with a variance only near the attachment points. Convenience Features 1-touch down Tilt steering wheel Power. Axle Ratio In addition to engine size, axle ratio is another key component to towing capacity. Most reviewers didn't drive a Ram with this engine, but advise consumers to skip it. Brake response is excellent, with little nose plow in simulated panic stops.
Two-tier loading isn't built in, but the bed divider locks in place to segment it or flips over as a cargo extender while side rails carry securing cleats. It Is What It Is Another thing that affects towing capacity is the weight of a truck and all of its parts. Convenience Features 1-touch down Driver vanity mirror Tilt steering. Adults should be comfortable in back of the Crew Cab as the rear row's dimensions mirror the front and there's toe room for the outboard riders. We proudly serve the following communities West Palm Beach, Wellington, Boynton Beach.
Steering is less heavily weighted than the Silverado's and responds quickly, almost invariably adding just a hint of bodyroll so you know change is happening. Standard tank size didn't change. Also, the Laramie's fat T-bar shifter has chrome bulges that seem like they would be release buttons, but they aren't -- pressing them is merely frustrating. This 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 has such low mileage it has been parked more than driven. With a boat, the stock mirrors might be enough; towing a box trailer, you'll need to get some from Mopar or elsewhere as there's no optional tow mirror from the factory. Most reviewers focus on the Ram's coil spring suspension - the only one in this class.
Packaging allows three different exhaust systems among the two V-8 engines, and fuel capacity in the optional larger tank is now 32 gal, a loss of 2 gal of space. I'm really digging meeting people. The middle engine is a 4. It's never short on power, and you don't feel the switch from 8 to 4 cylinders. I'm retired and travelling the country in a 34' motor home. There is carpet, but the door panels are easy-clean plastic, the gear indicators are lights that change color with gear selected, and even the standard sound system generates excellent sonic quality.