2010 Dodge Ram 1500 - Front Side

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 - Front Side

• Increased Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) to 15,500 lbs. from 14,000 lbs. with 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 and 3.92 rear axle and 140.5-inch wheelbase

• Fuel-saver indicator on 3.7-liter engine

• Interactive Decel Fuel Shut Off (iDFSO) on all engines for improved real world fuel economy

• Available integrated trailer-brake controller

• iPod® Control with glove-box connection

• 22-inch tires on R/T package (late availability)

• Available folding trailer-tow mirrors

• Available power trailer-tow mirrors

• New premium Tire-pressure Monitoring (TPM) system

• Electro-chromic mirrors (available in Luxury Group, standard on Laramie)

Dodge continues to raise the bar with the most powerful and capable light-duty pickup truck in the §egmènt with the 2010 Dodge Ram 1500.

For 2010, Dodge Ram 1500′s towing capability has increased to 10,450. Combining Dodge Ram’s legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine and the §egmènt-exclusive multi-link coil spring rear suspension, Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) has increased to 15,500 lbs., from 14,000 lbs., with the 140.5-inch wheelbase, 5.7-litre engine and 3.92 rear axle. This increased GCWR equates to an increase in tow rating. This improved rating, along with Ram’s industry-first features and impressive ride and handling capabilities, make Dodge Ram the most capable light-duty pickup on the market.

The 2010 Dodge Ram incorporates a first-in-§egmènt, multi-link coil spring rear suspension that improves ride and handling without sacrificing payload (1,900 lbs.) and towing capability (up to an estimated 10,450 lbs).

New interior features include passive head restraints, Fuel-saver indicator on 3.7-liter models, a new premium Tire-pressure Monitoring (TPM) system and Park-Assist indicator in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) display.

Other new features include iPod® Control which connects most iPod-compatible devices using the iPod Control cable. The cable enables iPod devices to be controlled through Ram’s media center radio or §teering-wheel radio controls.

New exterior features include available folding trailer-tow mirrors, integrated trailer-brake controller, power trailer-tow mirrors, electro-chromic mirrors, an air dam that is 18-mm longer for improved aerodynamics and new 22-inch tires included in R/T package.

Standard enhancements for 2010 include interactive Decel Fuel Shut Off (iDFSO) on all engines. iDFSO turns off the flow of fuel during vehicle deceleration for improved real-world fuel economy without any noticeable changes in engine performance.

Standard on the 2010 Dodge Ram two-wheel-drive regular cab and Quad Cab® models is a 3.7-liter Magnum V-6 engine, generating 215 horsepower (156 kW) and 235 lb.-ft. (319 N•m) of torque.

Other available engines include the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine that produces 390 horsepower (291 kW) and 407 lb.-ft. (548 N•m) of torque and the Flex-fuel 4.7-liter V-8 that generates 310 horsepower (231 kW) and 330 lb.-ft. (447 N•m) of torque.

The 2010 Dodge Ram Crew 1500 features an available first-in-§egmènt RamBox cargo management system that provides weatherproof, lockable, illuminated and drainable storage compartments integrated into both cargo-box sides for effortless access and convenience. The RamBox system includes a bed divider/2-foot bed extender for oversize loads and a rail system with sliding, adjustable cleats for infinitely adjustable tie-down capability.

Dodge Ram is available in a regular cab, Quad Cab and crew-cab configuration and offers three box lengths: 8-foot (regular cab), 6-foot 4-inches (regular cab and Quad Cab), and 5-foot 7-inches (crew cab).

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 - Dashboard

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 - Dashboard

2010 DODGE RAM 1500 : AT A GLANCE
Standout features

• First-in-§egmènt coil-spring, five-link rear suspension fitted to a solid rear axle provides ride and handling capabilities unexpected in a pickup truck

• Best-in-class aerodynamics – an estimated .387 Cd – help improve fuel economy and performance

• First-in-§egmènt, versatile cargo management system includes unique ‘RamBox’ weatherproof, lockable storage bins; pickup bed dividers; 2-foot bed extender; and cargo rail system with sliding, adjustable cleats

• First-in-§egmènt, factory-installed dual exhaust styled dramatically into the rear bumper

• First-in-§egmènt ‘store-in-the-floor’ bins

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 shoves the envelope in truck design

• Dodge Ram’s distinguished and bold ‘big-rig’ design is expressed with an aluminum hood and a large power bulge that imparts a ‘head-down, ready-to-charge’ attitude, while chromed front and rear bumpers wrap around body sides

• Rear bumper on HEMI-equipped models is radiused over optional chromed dual exhaust – a first in light-duty pickups

• Glass-to-body ratio imparts a modern aesthetic; center pillars are smaller than previous Ram models and are finished in black to create an open appearance

• Door sills are pulled down to cover frame rails

• Tailgate designed with a built-in spoiler that smoothes air flow over the rear of the truck for enhanced aerodynamics and fuel economy

Most Capable

• Increased Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) to 15,500 lbs. from 14,000 lbs. with 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 and 3.92 rear axle and 140.5-inch wheelbase

• 2010 Ram offered in regular cab (with a choice of 6-foot 4-inch or 8-foot cargo box), Quad Cab (with 6-foot 4-inch cargo box) and crew-size cab (with 5-foot 7-inch cargo box); and five models (ST, SLT, Sport, TRX, Big Horn, Lone Star and Laramie)

• Crew-size cab model offers room for six adults and convenience with garage ability – providing Dodge with a formidable entry in the fastest-growing and highest-volume part of the light-duty pickup §egmènt (crew cabs account for nearly 50 percent of market)

• Innovative, first-in-§egmènt rear suspension setup features a solid axle located with multiple links and fitted with coil springs and dampers, providing comfortable, predictable performance while improving capability

Most powerful engine lineup:
• 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 provides 390 horsepower (291 kW) and 407 lb.-ft. (548 N•m) of torque with fuel-saving MDS technology

• 4.7-liter V-8 provides 310 horsepower (231 kW) and 330 lb.-ft. (447 N•m) of torque and is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission

• The 3.7-liter Magnum V-6 engine generates 215 horsepower (156 kW) and 235 lb.-ft. (319 N•m) of torque and is standard on two-wheel-drive Dodge Ram 1500 regular cab and Quad Cab

• Electronic Range Select complements the tow/haul mode by enabling customers to select desired gears that match driving conditions

• Four axle ratios with limited-slip capability are available: 3.21, 3.55, 3.92 and 4.10

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 - Performance

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 - Performance

Convenience

• First-in-§egmènt, unique ‘RamBox’ provides weatherproof, illuminated, lockable storage compartments integrated into both fender sides for effortless access and convenience

• RamBox is available on light-duty crew-size cab configurations

• Total capacity for both bins combined is 7.4 cubic feet (or 240 cans of 12-once beverages)

• Bins are large enough to hold a set of golf clubs and shoes, toolboxes, fishing gear, helmets or anything else needed for work or play

• Each RamBox bin holds up to five cases (120 cans) of 12-ounce beverages

• RamBox cargo management system also includes a bed divider/built-in 2-foot bed extender for oversized loads and rail system with sliding, adjustable cleats for infinitely adjustable tie-down capability

• Cargo beds equipped with RamBox are 51.1 inches wide, allowing 4 x 8-ft. sheets of plywood to lie flat (with tailgate down)

• Drain plugs in bins allow easy clean-out

• Exclusive ‘store-in-the-floor’ bins in crew-size cab offer versatile storage in the second row – large enough for ten 12-ounce beverages

• Nearly twice as many storage locations (42) than previous model (26) including a large upper glove box, map pockets in door panels and a configurable center console

• Available Úconnect™ Multimedia and Úconnect Navigation with real-time traffic information, hands-free communication and multiple ways to save and play back music and audio; and rear-seat entertainment system (Quad Cab and Ram Crew 1500)

• First-in-§egmènt 506-watt surround-sound audio system

• Premium amenities include heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats (Dodge Ram Crew 1500) and heated §teering wheel, one-touch up/down driver and passenger windows and automatic-on headlamps

• Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) standard on SLT and higher trim levels – includes compass heading, temperature, average fuel economy, odometer, distance-to-empty fuel tank and tire-pressure warning, plus driver-programmable features such as language, standard or metric readouts, automatic door locking

• Tailgate features standard lift-assist for safe, effortless raising and lowering

Design

• Premium interior appointments including six-ring instrumentation, automatic temperature control, chromed accents, premium seating and two-tone upholstery

• Available floor shifter for automatic transmission

• 20-inch wheels available in three styles

• 22-inch wheels available (late availability on R/T package)

• ‘Four burner’ quad headlamps (available on select models) aid illumination
Safety

• Standard all-row side-curtain air bags

• Standard Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) senses and prevents wheel lockup

• Standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC) provides enhanced vehicle stability during all maneuvers on all surfaces

• Available adjustable pedals

• Available ParkSense® rear-park assist system assists at low speeds in Reverse to detect stationary objects with a chime warning

• Available ParkViewTM rear back-up camera

Source – Dodge
Ram 1500 Named a 2010 Top 10 Road Trip Vehicle by Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend and the kickoff of the summer driving season, Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com today named the Ram 1500 one of its 2010 Top 10 Road Trip Vehicles.

This year, Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com editors added a new twist to their annual Top 10 list, choosing 10 road trip-worthy summer 2010 events and pairing them with the best new cars and trucks for those journeys. The 2010 Ram 1500 and the Iowa State Fair were called a perfect road-trip match.

Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com called the Ram 1500, with its coil-over rear suspension ‘a wise choice for long-haul road trip comfort. The HEMI V8 engine delivers a healthy 390 horsepower along with respectable highway fuel economy of 20 mpg, and the truck’s boldly styled sheetmetal might just turn a few heads when you roll into town.’

As for the Iowa State Fair, held Aug. 12-22, in Des Moines, the editors wrote: ‘You have to love any event that bills itself as ‘Non Stop Fun.”

In addition to choosing the fun events and corresponding interesting rides, the kbb.com editors kept key road trip criteria in mind when choosing each Top 10 Road Trip Car — things like a comfortable cabin, good fuel economy, utter reliability and superior over-the-road driving dynamics.

‘We understand that truck owners spend a lot of time in their vehicles; whether getting to the jobsite, hauling livestock or towing their boat up to the cabin for the weekend.’ said Fred Diaz, President and CEO – Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. ‘That’s why we designed the Ram 1500 to be the new truck §egmènt benchmark for comfort and refinement. With the new Ram, we focused on the interior, designing thoughtful features and loads of storage — the sorts of things that make it a good road trip companion.’

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 - Left View

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 - Left View

For more information about the 2010 Top 10 Road Trip Cars from Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com, visit www.kbb.com/RoadTripCars2010.

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About the Ram Truck Brand

With a work-hard, play-hard attitude, the Ram Truck brand offers the boldest, most powerful and capable pickup truck lineup on the planet.

The Ram Truck brand will add to its award-winning truck lineup with the introduction of it all-new 2010 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty trucks, Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year. The new heavy-duty trucks provide customers with first-time innovations and features along with new standards of strength, utility and driveability, building on the Ram’s leadership in the heavy-duty pickup §egmènt.

Introduced in 2008, the Ram 1500 is a game changer in terms of its ability to ‘outsmart’ and ‘out-tough’ the competition with its bold exterior design, crafted and refined interior, engineering excellence, superb innovation and best-in-class features and amenities. The Ram 1500 also ranks at the top of Strategic Vision Inc.’s (SVI) 2009 Total Quality Index™ (TQI) in the full-size truck §egmènt. According to the survey, the Ram 1500 leads the way with the highest Total Quality score of any truck in the 15-year history of the study. Customers specifically noted that the Ram has the best added storage capability along with the best truck interior ever rated by customers.

The Ram Truck brand will further enhance its commercial vehicle presence with the introduction of a ‘new crew’ of commercial-grade work trucks: the new 2011 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs. Led by an all-new crew cab, the new 2011 Ram Chassis Cabs are built on a proven frame and chassis, and engineered for maximum uptime, optimum performance and enhanced commercial capability.

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