Dodge
Ram Van 3500
1997
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1997 Dodge Ram Van 3500 Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 1997 Dodge Ram Van 3500 specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1997 Dodge Ram Van 3500 warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$20,300
Invoice *
$17,720
Engine
5.2L V-8 220 HP 295.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpm / 5.9L V-8 230 HP 330.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpm
Transmission
4-spd auto w/OD
Fuel Economy City
14.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
18.0 mpg
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Engine
5.2L V-8 220 HP 295.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpm / 5.9L V-8 230 HP 330.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpm
Transmission
4-spd auto w/OD
Alternator
117 amp / 136 amp
Battery
660 amp / 750 amp
Axle Ratio
3.90 / 4.10
Recommended Fuel Type
regular unleaded
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
Front Springs
heavy duty coil
Front Shocks
heavy duty
Rear Springs
heavy duty leaf
Rear Shocks
heavy duty
Brakes
front disc/rear drum
Wheels
16.0 " steel
Front Tires
LT225/75SR16.0BSW AS
Spare Tire and Wheel
full-size
Seating Capacity
2 / 1
Front Seat Type
bucket
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
2-way / 4-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
2-way / 4-way
Seat Trim
vinyl / cloth / premium cloth
Door Trim
vinyl
Headliner
front / full cloth
Floor Trim
vinyl/rubber / carpet
Rearview Mirror
day-night
Glove Box
locking
Dome Light
dome light
Cargo Floor Trim
vinyl/rubber
Cargo Light
cargo light
Front Air Conditioning
manual
Rear Air Conditioning
rear HVAC
Rear Heater
auxiliary rear heater
Radio
AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan / AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
Speakers
4
Antenna
fixed
Cruise Control
with steering wheel controls
Door Locks
manual / power
Remote Keyless Entry
keyfob (all doors)
Power Outlets
1
Instrument Display
analog
Oil Pressure Gauge
oil pressure gauge
Water Temp Gauge
engine temperature gauge
Volt Gauge
voltmeter gauge
Trip Odometer
trip odometer
Steering Wheel Type
sport
Front Windows
manual / power
Rear Windows
manual vented / fixed
Quarter Vent Rear Windows
fixed
Tinted Windows
light / deep
Front Windshield Wipers
variable intermittent
Rear Defroster
rear defroster
Rear Windshield Type
vented
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
3 doors
Maximum Cargo Volume
246.7 cu.ft.
Exterior Length
205.2 "
Exterior Width
79.8 "
Exterior Height
79.9 "
Wheelbase
128 "
Front Tread
68 "
Rear Tread
64 "
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
7,500 lbs. / 8,510 lbs.
Curb Weight
4,415 lbs.
Front Gross Axle Weight Rating
3,600 lbs. / 4,000 lbs.
Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating
4,670 lbs.
Payload
3,085 lbs. / 4,055 lbs.
Front Headroom
40.5 "
Interior Cargo Volume
246.7 cu.ft.
Bumpers
colored / front chrome
Rear Bumper
chrome
Rear Step Bumper
rear step bumper
Grille Moldings
colored / chrome
Paint
with stripe / clearcoat with stripe / clearcoat lower accent two-tone with stripe
Exterior Mirrors
dual manual / dual power remote
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 Van 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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