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null 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
    Engine5.9L V-8 230 HP5.9L V-8 230 HP5.9L V-8 230 HP
    Transmission5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD5-spd man 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
    Engine5.9L V-8 230 HP5.9L V-8 230 HP5.9L V-8 230 HP
    Transmission5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD
    Alternator117 amp117 amp117 amp
    Battery600 amp600 amp600 amp
    Axle Ratio3.543.543.54
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleadedregular unleadedregular unleaded
    Fuel Tank35.0 gal.35.0 gal.26.0 gal.
    Exhauststainless steelstainless steelstainless steel
    Drive Typerear-wheelrear-wheelrear-wheel
  • Steering and Suspension
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilcoilcoil
    Front Shocksheavy dutyheavy dutyheavy duty
    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 TiresLT245/75SR16.0BSW ASLT245/75SR16.0BSW ASLT245/75SR16.0BSW AS
    Spare Tire and Wheelfull-size steelfull-size steelfull-size steel
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity336
    Front Seat Typebenchbench40-20-40 split-bench
    Front Headrestsfixedfixedfixed
    Front ArmrestsN/AN/Acenter w/storage
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls2-way2-way4-way
    Easy EntryN/AN/Arear seat easy entry
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls2-way2-way4-way
    Rear SeatsN/AN/Afull bench
    Seat Trimvinylvinylcloth
    Headlinerfull clothfull clothfull cloth
    Floor Trimvinyl/rubbervinyl/rubbercarpet
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightday-nightday-night
    Glove Boxglove boxglove boxglove box
    Cabback Insulatorcabback insulatorcabback insulatorcabback insulator
    Dome Lightdome lightdome lightdome light
    Cup Holderfrontfrontfront
    Instrument Panel Storagebinbinbin
    Dashboard Storagedashboard storagedashboard storagedashboard storage
    Cargo Floor Trimvinyl/rubbervinyl/rubberN/A
    RadioAM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan
    Speakers444
    Antennafixedfixedfixed
    Door Locksmanualmanualmanual
    Power Outlets222
    Instrument Displayanaloganaloganalog
    Oil Pressure Gaugeoil pressure gaugeoil pressure gaugeoil pressure gauge
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Volt Gaugevoltmeter gaugevoltmeter gaugevoltmeter gauge
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Steering Wheelsportsportsport
    Front Windowsmanualmanualmanual
    Rear WindowsN/AN/Avented
    Tinted Windowslightlightdeep
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)rear wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)rear wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)rear 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 Length220.1 "220.1 "220.1 "
    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 Rating6,084 lbs.6,084 lbs.6,084 lbs.
    Payload3,975 lbs.3,975 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
    Bumpersfront argentfront argentchrome
    Rear Step BumperN/AN/Arear step bumper
    Grille Moldingschromechromechrome
    Paintmonotonemonotonemonotone
    Exterior Mirrorsdual manualdual manualdual manual
  • 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
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Laramie SLT 4x2 Extended Cab 138.7 in. WB
ST 4x2 Extended Cab 138.7 in. WB
Laramie SLT 4x2 Extended Cab 154.7 in. WB
ST 4x2 Extended Cab 154.7 in. WB
Laramie SLT 4x4 Standard Cab 134.7 in. WB
Laramie SLT 4x4 Extended Cab 138.7 in. WB
LT 4x4 Standard Cab 134.7 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.
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