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GE 1997 Dodge Ram 2500

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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie SLT 4x2 Standard Cab 134.7 in. WB1997 Dodge Ram 2500 LT 4x2 Standard Cab 134.7 in. WB1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie SLT 4x2 Extended Cab 138.7 in. WB
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  • Overview
    MSRP *$18,770$18,770$20,775
    Invoice *$16,440$16,440$18,179
    EngineStandard:5.9L V-8 230 HP 330 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpmAvailable:8.0L V-10 300 HP 450 ft.lbs. @ 2,400 rpm5.9L I-6 215 HP 440 ft.lbs. @ 1,600 rpmStandard:5.9L V-8 230 HP 330 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpmAvailable:8.0L V-10 300 HP 450 ft.lbs. @ 2,400 rpm5.9L I-6 215 HP 440 ft.lbs. @ 1,600 rpm5.9L V-8 230 HP 330 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpm
    TransmissionStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/OD
    Fuel Economy City12.0 mpg12.0 mpg12.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy16.1 mpg16.1 mpg16.1 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
  • Powertrain
    EngineStandard:5.9L V-8 230 HP 330 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpmAvailable:8.0L V-10 300 HP 450 ft.lbs. @ 2,400 rpm5.9L I-6 215 HP 440 ft.lbs. @ 1,600 rpmStandard:5.9L V-8 230 HP 330 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpmAvailable:8.0L V-10 300 HP 450 ft.lbs. @ 2,400 rpm5.9L I-6 215 HP 440 ft.lbs. @ 1,600 rpm5.9L V-8 230 HP 330 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpm
    TransmissionStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/OD
    Alternator117 amp117 amp117 amp
    Battery600 amp600 amp600 amp
    Axle RatioStandard:3.54Available:4.104.09Standard:3.54Available:4.104.09Standard:3.54Available:4.09
    Recommended Fuel TypeStandard:regular unleadedAvailable:dieselStandard:regular unleadedAvailable:dieselregular unleaded
    Fuel Tank35.0 gal.35.0 gal.26.0 gal.
    Exhauststainless steelstainless steelstainless steel
    Drive Typerear-wheelrear-wheelrear-wheel
    Limited Slip DifferentialAvailable:limited slip differentialAvailable:limited slip differentialAvailable:limited slip differential
  • Steering and Suspension
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilcoilcoil
    Front Shocksheavy dutyheavy dutyheavy duty
    Rear Anti-Roll BarN/AN/AAvailable:rear anti-roll bar
    Rear Springsleafleafleaf
    Rear Shocksheavy dutyheavy dutyheavy duty
    Steeringre-circulating ballre-circulating ballre-circulating ball
    Brakesfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drum
    Vented Disc Brakesfrontfrontfront
    Wheels16.0 " silver styled steel16.0 " silver styled steel16.0 " silver styled steel
    Front TiresStandard:LT245/75SR16.0BSW ASAvailable:LT245/75SR16.0BSW ATLT245/75SR16.0OWL ASLT245/75SR16.0OWL ATStandard:LT245/75SR16.0BSW ASAvailable:LT245/75SR16.0OWL ASStandard:LT245/75SR16.0BSW ASAvailable:LT245/75SR16.0BSW ATLT245/75SR16.0OWL ASLT245/75SR16.0OWL AT
    Spare Tire and WheelStandard:full-size steelAvailable:full-sizeStandard:full-size steelAvailable:full-sizeStandard:full-size steelAvailable:full-size
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity336
    Front Seat TypeStandard:benchAvailable:40-20-40 split-benchStandard:benchAvailable:40-20-40 split-bench40-20-40 split-bench
    Front Headrestsfixedfixedfixed
    Front ArmrestsAvailable:center w/storageAvailable:center w/storagecenter w/storage
    Front Driver Seat Direction ControlsStandard:2-wayAvailable:4-way(4-way power)Standard:2-wayAvailable:4-wayStandard:4-wayAvailable:8-way (4-way power)
    Easy EntryN/AN/Arear seat easy entry
    Front Passenger Seat Direction ControlsStandard:2-wayAvailable:4-wayStandard:2-wayAvailable:4-way4-way
    Rear SeatsN/AN/Afull bench
    Seat TrimStandard:vinylAvailable:premium clothleatherStandard:vinylAvailable:clothStandard:clothAvailable:premium clothvinylleather
    Door TrimAvailable:cloth w/carpet lowerN/AAvailable:cloth w/carpet lower
    Headlinerfull clothfull clothfull cloth
    Floor TrimStandard:vinyl/rubberAvailable:carpetStandard:vinyl/rubberAvailable:carpetStandard:carpetAvailable:vinyl/rubber
    Floor MatsAvailable:carpeted front & rearN/AAvailable:carpeted front & rear
    Dashboard InsertAvailable:simulated woodN/AAvailable:simulated wood
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Vanity MirrorsAvailable:passengerilluminated driverN/AAvailable:passengerilluminated driver
    Rearview MirrorStandard:day-nightAvailable:auto-dimming day-nightday-nightStandard:day-nightAvailable:auto-dimming day-night
    Glove Boxglove boxglove boxglove box
    Cabback Insulatorcabback insulatorcabback insulatorcabback insulator
    Dome Lightdome lightdome lightdome light
    Reading LightsAvailable:frontAvailable:frontAvailable:front
    Overhead ConsoleAvailable:mini with storageAvailable:mini with storageAvailable:mini with storage
    Cup Holderfrontfrontfront
    Instrument Panel Storagebinbinbin
    Dashboard Storagedashboard storagedashboard storagedashboard storage
    Door BinsAvailable:dualN/AAvailable:dual
    Cargo Concealed StorageAvailable:cargo concealed storageAvailable:cargo concealed storageN/A
    Cargo Floor Trimvinyl/rubbervinyl/rubberN/A
    Cargo NetAvailable:cargo netN/AN/A
    Front Air ConditioningAvailable:manualAvailable:manualAvailable:manual
    RadioStandard:AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAvailable:clockpremium AM stereo/FM stereo, seek-scanpremium AM/FM stereo, seek-scanAM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanStandard:AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAvailable:clockpremium AM stereo/FM stereo, seek-scanpremium AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
    CDAvailable:singlecompatibleN/AAvailable:singlecompatible
    SpeakersStandard:4Available:6 brand4Standard:4Available:6 brand
    AmplifierAvailable:amplifierN/AAvailable:amplifier
    Antennafixedfixedfixed
    Cruise ControlAvailable:with steering wheel controlsAvailable:with steering wheel controlsAvailable:with steering wheel controls
    Door LocksStandard:manualAvailable:powermanualStandard:manualAvailable:power
    Remote Keyless EntryAvailable:keyfob (all doors)N/AAvailable:keyfob (all doors)
    Power Outlets222
    Instrument Displayanaloganaloganalog
    TachometerAvailable:tachometerAvailable:tachometerAvailable:tachometer
    Oil Pressure Gaugeoil pressure gaugeoil pressure gaugeoil pressure gauge
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Volt Gaugevoltmeter gaugevoltmeter gaugevoltmeter gauge
    CompassAvailable:compassN/AAvailable:compass
    Exterior TemperatureAvailable:exterior temperatureN/AAvailable:exterior temperature
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Steering WheelStandard:sportAvailable:tilt sportStandard:sportAvailable:tilt sportStandard:sportAvailable:tilt sport
    Steering Wheel MaterialAvailable:leatherN/AAvailable:leather
    Front WindowsStandard:manualAvailable:powermanualStandard:manualAvailable:power
    Rear WindowsN/AN/Amanual vented
    1-Touch OpenAvailable:driverN/AAvailable:driver
    Tinted Windowslightlightdeep
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Rear Windshield TypeAvailable:slidingAvailable:slidingAvailable:sliding
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)Standard:rear wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)Available:4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)Standard:rear wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)Available:4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)Standard:rear wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)Available:4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver front-impactdriver front-impactdriver front-impact
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count2 doors2 doors2 doors
    Maximum Cargo VolumeN/AN/A48.6 cu.ft.
    Exterior Cargo Length97.5 "97.5 "77.5 "
    Exterior LengthStandard:220.1 "Available:224.1 "Standard:220.1 "Available:224.1 "Standard:220.1 "Available:224.1 "
    Exterior Width79.4 "79.4 "79.3 "
    Exterior Height72.1 "72.1 "72.9 "
    Wheelbase135 "135 "139 "
    Front Tread69 "69 "67 "
    Rear Tread68 "68 "67 "
    Turning Radius22.7 '22.7 '25.8 '
    Gross Vehicle Weight Rating8,800 lbs.8,800 lbs.8,800 lbs.
    Curb Weight4,378 lbs.4,378 lbs.4,983 lbs.
    Front Gross Axle Weight Rating4,500 lbs.4,500 lbs.4,500 lbs.
    Rear Gross Axle Weight RatingStandard:6,084 lbs.Available:6,500 lbs.Standard:6,084 lbs.Available:6,500 lbs.6,084 lbs.
    PayloadStandard:3,975 lbs.Available:3,555 lbs.3,245 lbs.Standard:3,975 lbs.Available:3,555 lbs.3,245 lbs.3,815 lbs.
    Max Trailer Weight9,100 lbs.9,100 lbs.9,100 lbs.
    Front Legroom41.0 "41.0 "41.0 "
    Rear LegroomN/AN/A31.6 "
    Front Headroom40.2 "40.2 "40.2 "
    Rear HeadroomN/AN/A39.4 "
    Front Hiproom65.6 "65.6 "65.6 "
    Rear HiproomN/AN/A66.8 "
    Front Shoulder Room66.0 "66.0 "66.0 "
    Rear Shoulder RoomN/AN/A67.7 "
    Passenger Volume63 cu.ft.63 cu.ft.111 cu.ft.
    Exterior Cargo Width50.0 "50.0 "50.0 "
    Exterior Cargo Volume70.0 cu.ft.70.0 cu.ft.55.5 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo VolumeN/AN/A48.6 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats FoldedN/AN/A48.6 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    Pickupregularregularregular
    BumpersStandard:front argentAvailable:body-coloredfront chromeStandard:front argentAvailable:body-coloredfront chromeStandard:chromeAvailable:front body-colored
    Rear BumperAvailable:chromeAvailable:chromeargentAvailable:chromebody-colored
    Rear Step BumperAvailable:rear step bumperAvailable:rear step bumperrear step bumper
    Bodyside MoldingsN/AAvailable:blackAvailable:black
    Bodyside InsertN/AAvailable:chromeAvailable:chrome
    Grille MoldingsStandard:chromeAvailable:body-coloredStandard:chromeAvailable:body-coloredStandard:chromeAvailable:body-colored
    PaintStandard:monotoneAvailable:center band two-tonemonotone with badginglower accent two-toneStandard:monotoneAvailable:center band two-tonemonotone with badginglower accent two-toneStandard:monotoneAvailable:center band two-tonemonotone with badginglower accent two-tone
    Exterior MirrorsStandard:dual manualAvailable:dual power remoteStandard:dual manualAvailable:dual power remoteStandard:dual manualAvailable:dual power remote
    TraileringAvailable:class IVAvailable:class IVAvailable:class IV
    Trailering HitchAvailable:trailering hitchAvailable:trailering hitchAvailable:trailering hitch
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Major Components Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles60/100,00060/100,00060/100,000
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
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Laramie SLT 4x2 Standard Cab 134.7 in. WB
ST 4x4 Extended Cab 154.7 in. WB
LT 4x2 Standard Cab 134.7 in. WB
Laramie SLT 4x2 Extended Cab 138.7 in. WB
Laramie SLT 4x2 Extended Cab 154.7 in. WB
ST 4x2 Extended Cab 138.7 in. WB
ST 4x2 Extended Cab 154.7 in. WB
Laramie SLT 4x4 Standard Cab 134.7 in. WB
LT 4x4 Standard Cab 134.7 in. WB
Laramie SLT 4x4 Extended Cab 138.7 in. WB
ST 4x4 Extended Cab 138.7 in. WB
Laramie SLT 4x4 Extended Cab 154.7 in. WB
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Safety Rating

Below is the 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
StyleFrontal Rating
Side Rating
  Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Specs section.

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