Dodge
Ram 1500
1998
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$14,560
Invoice *
$13,298
Engine
3.9L V-6 175 HP 230.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 4-spd auto w/OD
Fuel Economy City
15.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
21.0 mpg
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Engine
3.9L V-6 175 HP 230.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 4-spd auto w/OD
Alternator
117 amp / 136 amp heavy duty
Battery
600 amp / 750 amp heavy duty
Axle Ratio
3.21 / 3.55
Recommended Fuel Type
regular unleaded
Fuel Tank
26.0 gal.
Exhaust
stainless steel
Drive Type
rear-wheel
Limited Slip Differential
limited slip differential
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar
Front Springs
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 " silver styled steel
Front Tires
P225/75SR16.0BSW AS
Spare Tire and Wheel
full-size steel
Seating Capacity
3
Front Seat Type
bench
Front Headrests
fixed
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
2-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
2-way
Seat Trim
vinyl / cloth
Headliner
full cloth
Floor Trim
vinyl/rubber
Rearview Mirror
day-night
Glove Box
glove box
Cabback Insulator
cabback insulator
Dome Light
dome light
Cup Holder
front
Instrument Panel Storage
bin
Cargo Concealed Storage
cargo concealed storage
Cargo Net
cargo net
Front Air Conditioning
manual
Radio
AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan
Speakers
4
Antenna
fixed
Cruise Control
with steering wheel controls
Door Locks
manual
Power Outlets
2
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
tilt
Front Windows
manual
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 and passenger w/passenger front-impact cancellable
Door Count
2 doors
Exterior Cargo Length
77.5 "
Exterior Length
203.9 "
Exterior Width
79.4 "
Exterior Height
71.9 "
Wheelbase
119 "
Front Tread
67 "
Rear Tread
67 "
Turning Radius
20.3 '
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
6,400 lbs.
Curb Weight
4,021 lbs.
Front Gross Axle Weight Rating
3,606 lbs.
Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating
3,606 lbs.
Payload
1,990 lbs.
Max Trailer Weight
3,600 lbs.
Drag Coefficient
.44
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
55.5 cu.ft.
Pickup
regular / regular with bed liner
Bumpers
front argent
Rear Bumper
argent
Rear Step Bumper
rear step bumper
Grille Moldings
chrome
Paint
monotone / tri-coat lower accent two-tone / tri-coat monotone
Exterior Mirrors
dual manual
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 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 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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