Dodge
Ram 1500
2008
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2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$22,150
Invoice *
$19,729
Engine
3.7L V-6 215 HP 235.0 ft.lbs. @ 4,000 rpm / 4.7L V-8 310 HP 330.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,950 rpm / 5.7L V-8 345 HP 375.0 ft.lbs. @ 4,200 rpm
Transmission
6-spd man w/OD / 4-spd auto w/OD / 5-spd w/OD
Fuel Economy City
16.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
19.0 mpg
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Engine
3.7L V-6 215 HP 235.0 ft.lbs. @ 4,000 rpm / 4.7L V-8 310 HP 330.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,950 rpm / 5.7L V-8 345 HP 375.0 ft.lbs. @ 4,200 rpm
Transmission
6-spd man w/OD / 4-spd auto w/OD / 5-spd w/OD
Alternator
136 amp
Battery
600 amp / 750 amp heavy duty
Axle Ratio
3.21 / 3.55 / 3.92
Recommended Fuel Type
regular unleaded / flexible
Fuel Tank
26.0 gal.
Exhaust
stainless steel / stainless steel with chrome tailpipe finish
Drive Type
rear-wheel
Limited Slip Differential
limited slip differential
Traction Control
ABS & driveline
Electronic Stability
electronic stability
Front Suspension
short and long arm
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar
Front Springs
coil
Front Shocks
heavy duty
Rear Suspension
rigid axle leaf
Rear Springs
leaf
Rear Shocks
heavy duty
Steering
rack & pinion
Brakes
4-wheel disc
Vented Disc Brakes
front and rear
Wheels
17.0 " argent styled steel / 17.0 " silver aluminum
Front Tires
P245/70SR17.0BSW AS / P265/70SR17.0BSW AS / P245/70SR17.0OWL AS / P265/70SR17.0OWL AT
Spare Tire and Wheel
full-size steel
Seating Capacity
3
Front Seat Type
40-20-40 split-bench
Front Headrests
adjustable
Front Armrests
center
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Seat Trim
vinyl / premium cloth
Headliner
full cloth
Floor Trim
vinyl/rubber / carpet
Floor Mats
carpet front
Rearview Mirror
day-night
Glove Box
glove box
Dome Light
fade
Floor Console
partial
Cup Holder
front
Instrument Panel Storage
bin
Door Bins
dual
Front Air Conditioning
manual
Radio
AM/FM, clock, seek-scan / SIRIUS AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
CD
in-dash mounted single
Speakers
4
Antenna
fixed
Cruise Control
with steering wheel controls
Door Locks
manual / power with 2 stage unlock / power
Remote Keyless Entry
keyfob (all doors)
Power Outlets
2
Retained Accessory Power
retained accessory power
Smokers Package
ashtray
Lighter Elements
front
Instrument Display
analog
Tachometer
tachometer
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 / power
1-Touch Open Window
driver
Tinted Windows
light
Front Windshield Wipers
variable intermittent
Speed Sensitve Wipers
speed sensitive wipers
Rear Windshield Type
sliding
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
rear wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) / 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Daytime Running Lights
daytime running lights
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger w/passenger front-impact cancellable
Overhead Airbag
curtain 1st row overhead airbag
Side Impact Bars
side impact beams
Seatbelt Pretensioners
front
Ignition Disable
Sentry Key
Panic Alarm
panic alarm
Door Count
2 doors
Maximum Cargo Volume
15.2 cu.ft.
Exterior Cargo Length
75.9 "
Exterior Length
207.7 "
Exterior Width
79.5 "
Exterior Height
73.6 "
Wheelbase
121 "
Front Tread
69 "
Rear Tread
68 "
Turning Radius
19.6 '
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
6,025 lbs. / 6,199 lbs.
Curb Weight
4,514 lbs. / 4,524 lbs. / 4,519 lbs. / 4,513 lbs. / 4,522 lbs. / 4,537 lbs. / 4,528 lbs. / 4,561 lbs. / 4,516 lbs. / 4,599 lbs. / 4,653 lbs. / 4,732 lbs. / 4,515 lbs. / 4,539 lbs. / 4,544 lbs. / 4,504 lbs. / 4,520 lbs.
Front Gross Axle Weight Rating
3,700 lbs.
Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating
3,900 lbs.
Payload
1,510 lbs. / 1,500 lbs. / 1,420 lbs. / 1,370 lbs. / 1,460 lbs.
Max Trailer Weight
3,300 lbs. / 3,800 lbs. / 4,250 lbs. / 5,650 lbs. / 8,100 lbs.
Max Trailer Tongue Weight
8,000 lbs. / 8,500 lbs. / 9,000 lbs. / 10,500 lbs. / 10,700 lbs.
Front Legroom
41.0 "
Front Headroom
40.9 "
Front Hiproom
64.9 "
Front Shoulder Room
67.1 "
Passenger Volume
65 cu.ft.
Exterior Cargo Width
51.0 "
Exterior Cargo Volume
60.9 cu.ft.
Interior Cargo Volume
15.2 cu.ft.
Mud Flaps
rear / front
Pickup
regular / regular with bed liner
Bumpers
gray / front gray with 2 front tow hook(s) / front chrome
Rear Bumper
chrome
Rear Step Bumper
rear step bumper
Bodyside Moldings
black
Grille Moldings
gray / chrome
Paint
clearcoat monotone / clearcoat monotone with badging / pearlcoat monotone / metallic monotone
Exterior Mirrors
dual manual / dual power remote convex spotter / dual power remote heated
Trailering
class IV
Trailering Harness
trailering harness
Trailering Hitch
trailering hitch
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Major Components Months/Miles
unlimited/unlimited
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
60/100,000
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
36/36,000

Safety Ratings

Below is the 2008 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

SLT 4x4 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB
DRIVER
PASSENGER
FRONT SEAT
N/A
REAR SEAT
N/A
ST/SXT 4x4 Regular Cab 140.5 in. WB
DRIVER
PASSENGER
FRONT SEAT
N/A
REAR SEAT
N/A
ST/SXT 4x4 Regular Cab 120.5 in. WB
DRIVER
PASSENGER
FRONT SEAT
N/A
REAR SEAT
N/A
SLT 4x4 Regular Cab 140.5 in. WB
DRIVER
PASSENGER
FRONT SEAT
N/A
REAR SEAT
N/A
Laramie 4x4 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB
DRIVER
PASSENGER
FRONT SEAT
N/A
REAR SEAT
N/A
ST/SXT 4x4 Quad Cab 160.5 in. WB
DRIVER
PASSENGER
FRONT SEAT
N/A
REAR SEAT
N/A
ST/SXT 4x4 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB
DRIVER
PASSENGER
FRONT SEAT
N/A
REAR SEAT
N/A
SLT 4x4 Quad Cab 160.5 in. WB
DRIVER
PASSENGER
FRONT SEAT
N/A
REAR SEAT
N/A
SLT 4x2 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB
DRIVER
PASSENGER
FRONT SEAT
N/A
REAR SEAT
N/A
ST/SXT 4x2 Regular Cab 140.5 in. WB
DRIVER
PASSENGER
FRONT SEAT
N/A
REAR SEAT
N/A
SLT 4x2 Regular Cab 140.5 in. WB
DRIVER
PASSENGER
FRONT SEAT
N/A
REAR SEAT
N/A
Laramie 4x2 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB
DRIVER
PASSENGER
FRONT SEAT
N/A
REAR SEAT
N/A
ST/SXT 4x2 Regular Cab 120.5 in. WB
DRIVER
PASSENGER
FRONT SEAT
N/A
REAR SEAT
N/A
SLT 4x4 Regular Cab 120.5 in. WB
DRIVER
PASSENGER
FRONT SEAT
N/A
REAR SEAT
N/A
ST/SXT 4x2 Quad Cab 160.5 in. WB
DRIVER
PASSENGER
FRONT SEAT
N/A
REAR SEAT
N/A
ST/SXT 4x2 Quad Cab 140.5 in. WB
DRIVER
PASSENGER
FRONT SEAT
N/A
REAR SEAT
N/A
SLT 4x2 Quad Cab 160.5 in. WB
DRIVER
PASSENGER
FRONT SEAT
N/A
REAR SEAT
N/A
SLT 4x2 Regular Cab 120.5 in. WB
DRIVER
PASSENGER
FRONT SEAT
N/A
REAR SEAT
N/A

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