Dodge
Ram 3500
1997
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1997 Dodge Ram 3500 Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 1997 Dodge Ram 3500 specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1997 Dodge Ram 3500 warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$20,255
Invoice *
$17,702
Engine
5.9L V-8 230 HP 330.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpm / 5.9L I-6 215 HP 440.0 ft.lbs. @ 1,600 rpm / 8.0L V-10 300 HP 450.0 ft.lbs. @ 2,400 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 4-spd auto w/OD
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Engine
5.9L V-8 230 HP 330.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpm / 5.9L I-6 215 HP 440.0 ft.lbs. @ 1,600 rpm / 8.0L V-10 300 HP 450.0 ft.lbs. @ 2,400 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 4-spd auto w/OD
Alternator
136 amp heavy duty
Battery
750 amp heavy duty / 750 amp with dual lead acid batteries
Axle Ratio
3.54 / 4.10
Recommended Fuel Type
regular unleaded / diesel
Fuel Tank
35.0 gal.
Exhaust
stainless steel
Drive Type
rear-wheel
Limited Slip Differential
limited slip differential
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar / heavy duty
Front Springs
coil
Front Shocks
heavy duty
Rear Springs
leaf
Rear Shocks
heavy duty
Steering
re-circulating ball
Brakes
front disc/rear drum
Vented Disc Brakes
front
Wheels
16.0 " chrome steel
Front Tires
LT215/85SR16.0BSW AS
Spare Tire and Wheel
full-size steel
Seating Capacity
3
Front Seat Type
40-20-40 split-bench
Front Headrests
fixed
Front Armrests
center w/storage
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way / 8-way (4-way power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Seat Trim
premium cloth / vinyl / leather
Door Trim
cloth w/carpet lower
Headliner
full cloth / front cloth
Floor Trim
carpet / vinyl/rubber
Floor Mats
carpeted front & rear
Vanity Mirrors
passenger / dual illuminated
Rearview Mirror
day-night / auto-dimming day-night
Glove Box
glove box
Cabback Insulator
cabback insulator
Dome Light
dome light
Reading Lights
front
Overhead Console
mini with storage / full with storage / mini
Cup Holder
front
Instrument Panel Storage
bin
Dashboard Storage
dashboard storage
Door Bins
dual
Cargo Concealed Storage
cargo concealed storage
Cargo Floor Trim
carpeted
Cargo Net
cargo net
Front Air Conditioning
manual
Radio
AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan / premium AM stereo/FM stereo, seek-scan / premium AM/FM stereo, seek-scan / clock
CD
compatible / single
Speakers
4 / 6 brand
Amplifier
amplifier
Antenna
fixed
Cruise Control
with steering wheel controls
Door Locks
power
Remote Keyless Entry
keyfob (all doors)
Power Outlets
2
Instrument Display
analog
Tachometer
tachometer
Oil Pressure Gauge
oil pressure gauge
Water Temp Gauge
engine temperature gauge
Volt Gauge
voltmeter gauge
Compass
compass
Exterior Temperature
exterior temperature
Trip Odometer
trip odometer
Steering Wheel Type
tilt sport
Steering Wheel Material
leather
Front Windows
power
1-Touch Open Window
driver
Tinted Windows
light
Front Windshield Wipers
variable intermittent
Rear Windshield Type
sliding
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
rear wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) / 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light
Front Impact Airbags
driver front-impact
Door Count
2 doors
Exterior Cargo Length
97.5 "
Exterior Length
224.1 "
Exterior Width
93.8 "
Exterior Height
73.0 "
Wheelbase
135 "
Front Tread
70 "
Rear Tread
73 "
Turning Radius
22.7 '
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
10,500 lbs.
Curb Weight
5,392 lbs.
Front Gross Axle Weight Rating
4,500 lbs.
Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating
7,500 lbs.
Payload
5,110 lbs.
Max Trailer Weight
9,600 lbs.
Front Legroom
41.0 "
Front Headroom
40.2 "
Front Hiproom
65.6 "
Front Shoulder Room
66.0 "
Passenger Volume
63 cu.ft.
Exterior Cargo Width
50.0 "
Exterior Cargo Volume
70.0 cu.ft.
Pickup
regular
Bumpers
chrome / front chrome / front body-colored
Rear Bumper
chrome
Rear Step Bumper
rear step bumper
Bodyside Moldings
black
Bodyside Insert
chrome
Grille Moldings
chrome / body-colored
Paint
monotone / tri-coat lower accent two-tone / tri-coat monotone / monotone with badging / lower accent two-tone
Exterior Mirrors
dual power remote / dual manual
Trailering
class IV
Trailering Harness
trailering harness
Trailering Hitch
trailering hitch
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Major Components Months/Miles
36/36,000
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
60/100,000
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
36/36,000

Safety Ratings

Below is the 1997 Dodge Ram 3500 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.

Style
Frontal Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Frontal Rating:

5% or less chance of injury

6% to 10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 25% or less chance of injury

26% or greater chance of injury

Side Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Side Rating:

10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 35% or less chance of injury

36% to 45% or less chance of injury

46% or greater chance of injury

Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Safety section.

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