2009 Dodge Ram 3500 SXT Regular Cab pickup 2-door manual

2009 Dodge Ram 3500 SXT Regular Cab pickup 2-door manual

The Dodge Ram 3500 is the one-ton heavy-duty Dodge pickup. The boldly styled Ram replaced the previous Dodge pickup in 1994 and for 1998 the Quad Cab was added. The Ram 1500 was redesigned for 2002 and the heavy-duty Ram was updated for 2003 with styling that distinguishes it from the light-duty truck.

The 2009 Dodge Ram 3500 features the 6.7-liter Cummins turbo diesel as standard for all trim levels, producing 650 lb-ft of torque and 350 horsepower. A limited slip rear axle is also standard and a 5-speed manual transmission is not available with the optional 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine. Remote start is available with the 6.7-liter Cummins turbo diesel.

According to KBB Editors'
Heavy-duty pickups are a special breed of hauler. These full-size leviathans are built to tote and transfer big-time payloads and pull trailers weighing in excess of 10,000 pounds. Chrysler's entrants into this segment, which includes competitors from Chevrolet, GMC and Ford, are the Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups. Available in Regular, Quad or Mega Cab configurations, with rear- or four-wheel drive, short or standard bed lengths, shorter or longer wheelbases, single or dual rear wheels, multiple trim levels and HEMI V8 gasoline or Cummins Turbo Diesel power, these ultra-Rams offer everything the basic Ram 1500 pickup does while adding even greater all-around capability.
     
Anyone who regularly needs the services of a rugged, high-capacity pickup with excellent power train choices, lots of room and stellar towing capabilities should find some iteration of the Dodge Ram 2500 or 3500 worth considering.

About This Car

The 5.7-liter HEMI V8 is upgraded to 355 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque. The 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel is now the standard engine on all 3500 models and can now be equipped with remote start. The Ram 3500 has a stiff ride that bounces passengers around. Choosing this heavy-duty work truck over the regular 1500 lets you opt for the 325-hp Cummins 5.9-liter turbo diesel six-cylinder engine. Chrysler's powerful 5.7-liter Hemi V8 is also available. The crew cab's rear seat is tight and upright.

Comparison Between Dodge Ram 3500 SXT Vs Large Trucks:-

  • Retail Price (MSRP): $37,180 (average: $33,822)
  • Better than category average
  • Horsepower: 350 hp. (average: 318.18 hp.)
  • Standout Results: (vs. large trucks)
  • Better than category average
  • Power train Warranty: Unlimited months/Unlimited miles (average: 96 months/135,686 miles)
  • Better than category average
  • Torque: 610 lb-ft (average: 372.22 lb-ft)
  • Worse than category average
  • Passenger Volume: 65.2 cu. ft. (average: 111.95 cu. ft.)
  • Worse than category average
  • Ground Clearance: 7.6 in. (average: 8.77 in.)

Exterior

The "big rig" look is a long-time Ram styling cue, and the 2500 and 3500 lineup carries on with the now-classic Dodge face that matches a prominent "gunfight" crossbar grille surrounded by bold bright work (dark grey on the base ST) with squared-off fenders and wraparound headlamps. Additional shiny bits and chrome wheels are parts of higher trim levels, but no Ram truck includes a locking tailgate. There are two cargo-box lengths, of eight feet with the Regular Cab, six feet, three inches with the Mega Cab and either size for the Quad Cab. The rear doors on Quad and Mega Cab models swing open nearly 90 degrees to facilitate loading and unloading.

  • Available power-sliding rear window on Quad Cab
  • Available sunroof on Mega Cab and Quad Cab
  • Available two-tone paint on SLT and Laramie
  • Chrome bumpers on most trims

Interior

Depending upon configuration and trim, interiors vary from decently civil in a vinyl-clad ST-level Regular Cab Ram 3500 with its 40/20/40-split bench seat, to quite nice in a cloth-covered six-passenger SXT or SLT Quad Cab and to demonstrably upscale in a leather-swathed and ultra-spacious Laramie-spec Mega Cab. The instruments are legible and most switches and controls well positioned – although the audio system selector buttons and the undersized display for the optional navigation system could use a rethink. While the Quad Cab's 60/40-split flat-folding rear seat will carry three adults in reasonable comfort, stepping up to Mega Cab spaciousness makes the aft quarters downright inviting and adds power-adjustable pedals plus numerous comfort and convenience touches.

  • Dual-zone climate control available on Power Wagon, standard on Laramie
  • Available power-adjustable pedals
  • Available seven-speaker premium audio system
  • Available DVD-based navigation with 5.8-inch display on SLT, Laramie Power Wagon

Under The Hood

  • 383-horsepower, 5.7-liter V-8 with iron block and aluminum cylinder heads, cam-in-block, two valves per cylinder and 400 pounds-feet of torque
  • 350-hp, 6.7-liter inline-six-cylinder turbocharged diesel with an iron block and cylinder head, cam-in-block, four valves per cylinder and 650 pounds-feet of torque with the automatic, 610 pounds-feet with the manual
  • Six-speed manual (6.29:1 1st gear), standard 6.7-liter engine
  • Five-speed automatic, standard 5.7-liter engine
  • Six-speed automatic, available 6.7-liter engine

Safety

Heavy-duty trucks rarely get advanced safety features or additional airbag systems. The Ram 2500 and 3500 do offer an electronic stability system as an option on all models except the Power Wagon. A stability system is standard on Laramie models.

  • Latch child-seat anchors
  • Three-point seat belts in all positions
  •  Energy-absorbing steering column

Of Interest to Truck Owners

  • Maximum gross vehicle weight rating: Regular cab, Quad Cab 3500 DRW, 10,500 pounds (6.7-liter)
  • Maximum payload capacity: Regular cab 3500 DRW, 5,070 pounds
  • Maximum towing capacity: Quad Cab 3500 DRW, 16,350 pounds
  • Fuel tank capacity: 34 gallons (SWB), 35 gallons (LWB)
  • Axle ratio: 3.42:1, 3.73:1, 4.10:1
  • Transfer-case ratio low range: 2.72:1
  • Crawl ratio: 37.21:1 (5A w/4.10:1 axle, Power Wagon), 63.82:1 (6M w/3.73:1 axle), 30.02:1 (6A w/4.10:1 axle)
  • Minimum ground clearance: 7.1-7.7 inches (depending on model), 8.3 inches (Power Wagon)
  • Approach angle: 14.9-29.8 degrees, 35 degrees (Power Wagon)
  • Departure angle: 23.1-28.9 degrees, 26.5 degrees (Power Wagon)
  • Ramp break over: 15.1-27.2 degrees, 25.5 degrees (Power Wagon)
  • Cargo-bed load height: 32.7-37.2 inches, 36.3 inches (Power Wagon)
  • Cargo floor length: 76.3 inches (SWB), 98.3 inches (LWB), 75.9 inches (Mega Cab)
  • Cargo floor width: 70.2 inches (SWB), 66.4 inches (LWB, Mega Cab)
  • Cargo floor width at wheel well: 51 inches
  • Cargo bed depth: 20.2 inches

Our Standard Equipment:-

  • Air conditioning
  • A four-speaker AM/FM/CD sound system
  • Dual 12-volt power outlets
  • Tilt steering column four-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) and dual front airbags
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Power windows
  • Locks and mirrors keyless remote and cruise control
  • Power driver's seat
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Steering-wheel cruise-control buttons

Our Optional Equipment:-

  • Skid plates
  • Limited-slip differential
  • On and off-road tires
  • Tow hooks and fog lamps.
  • Stand-alone options include a bed liner
  • Premium audio (with or without SIRIUS Satellite Radio)
  • Power sunroof
  • Side air bags and electronic stability control (standard on Laramie) plus dedicated trailer towing upgrades.

Specification:-

Standard Engine

  • Engine: 6.7 L in-line6
  • Cc: 6,690
  • Fuel type: diesel

Power   

  • Maximum power kW: 261
  • Maximum power hp/PS: 350
  • Rpm for maximum power: 3,000
  • Maximum torque Nm: 827
  • Maximum torque lb ft: 610
  • Rpm for maximum torque: 1,400

Standard Transmission

  • Transmission type: manual
  • Number of speeds: 6
  • Sports or close ratio: No
  • Manual mode (auto only): No

Fuel Economy

  • Urban (L/100km): No Data
  • Country/highway (L/100km): No Data
  • Combined (L/100km): No Data
  • Urban (mpg): No Data
  • Country/highway (mpg): No Data
  • Combined (mpg): No Data

Performance

  • Maximum speed (km/h): No Data
  • Maximum speed (mph): No Data
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h: No Data
  • Acceleration 0-60 mph: No Data

Comfort & Convenience

  • Power windows: Standard
  • Power locks: Standard
  • Cruise control: Standard
  • Sunroof: Not Available
  • Navigational systems: Not Available
  • Telemetric: Not Available
  • Trip computer: Standard
  • Height adjustable pedals: Not Available
  • Tachometer: Standard
  • Air conditioning: Standard
  • Climate control: Not Available
  • Rear control for climate control: No Data
  • Seating capacity: 3

Entertainment

  • Includes radio: Standard
  • Includes cassette: Not Available
  • Includes single CD: Standard
  • CD changer: No Data
  • CD changer capacity: No Data
  • CD player reads MP3: Not Available
  • MP3 player: Not Available
  • DVD: Not Available
  • Video player: No Data

Safety Features

  • Electronic traction control: Not Available
  • Stability control: Not Available
  • Collision warning system: No Data
  • First aid kit: No Data
  • Low tire pressure indicator: Not Available

Airbags   

  • Driver: Standard
  • Passenger: Standard
  • Occupant sensors: Standard
  • Side airbag: Not Available

Brakes & Traction   

  • ABS: Standard
  • Electronic brake distribution: Not Available
  • Brake assists system: Not Available

Exterior Colors   

  • Black, Brilliant Crystal Pearl
  • White, Bright
  • Silver, Bright Metallic - ST
  • Red, Inferno Crystal Pearl
  • Blue, Patriot Pearl

Interior Colors   

  • Khaki
  • Gray, Medium Slate

Warranties
Warranty: Whole Vehicle   

  • Duration (months): 36
  • Distance (km): 60,000
  • Distance (miles): 37,300

Warranty: Power train   

  • Duration (months): 60
  • Distance (km): 100,000
  • Distance (miles): 62,100

Warranty: Anti-Corrosion   

  • Duration (months): 36
  • Distance (km): Unlimited
  • Distance (miles): Unlimited

Warranty: Paint   

  • Duration (months): No Data
  • Distance (km): No Data
  • Distance (miles): No Data

Warranty: Full Service   

  • Duration (months): No Data
  • Distance (km): No Data
  • Distance (miles): No Data

Warranty: Roadside Assistance   

  • Duration (months): 60
  • Distance (km): 100,000
  • Distance (miles): 62,100
    2009 Dodge Ram 3500 SXT Regular Cab pickup 2-door manual

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