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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 / 3500

2004 Dodge Ram 3500

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It's one thing to brag about being a big, bad full-size pickup truck; it's another thing to have something that backs it. The Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 fall into the category of the latter. Last year, Ram's Heavy Duty lineup took Motor Trend Truck of the Year honors. But that's not all: the Dodge Ram Heavy Duty also ranked first among heavy-duty pickups in the J.D. Power 2003 Initial Quality Study.

The 2003 model had a major redesign, using the styling that defined the ½-ton 1500 model the previous year. With all these changes, it's not surprising to note that Ram 2500 and 3500 don't see too many changes for 2004. A new automatic transmission for the high-powered turbodiesel engine tops the list of upgrades.

Available Models
The ¾-ton 2500 and 1-ton 3500 Ram are offered in regular cab or Quad Cab four-door crew cab models. ST and SLT trims are also available.

Interior Features
Regular cabs sit three up front. Quad Cabs add a three-person bench seat to accommodate up to six.

The Quad Cab's four doors are front-hinged, all with inside and outside handles. This makes for easier entry and exiting. In addition, the rear doors open 85 degrees and the windows move all the way down.

There are additional options for the 2004 model year as well. One such option is a hands-free cell-phone link. Another is an integrated radio/navigation system.

Exterior Features
Quad Cabs have an added three-passenger rear seat and either a 6.3 or 8-ft cargo bed; regular cabs come with the 8-ft bed.

There are plenty of engines to choose with 2004 Ram work trucks, and all of them are tough. The standard powertrain consists of a 5.7-liter V8 engine. It delivers 330 horsepower at 5400rpm and 375lb-ft of torque at 4400rpm.

The next engine, which is available on some models, is a 5.9-liter turbodiesel inline 6-cylinder model. It generates 250 horsepower at 2900 rpm and 460 lb-ft of torque at 1400 rpm.
As always, two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations are available.

A new 48RE automatic transmission bolsters the capability of the Cummins High Output Turbo Diesel engine. It now produces 305 horsepower at 2900 rpm and 555 lb-ft of torque at 1400 rpm.

Safety and Security
Dual front airbags and 4-wheel disc brakes with antilock rear brakes are standard. The Laramie package includes front and rear antilock brakes, while curtain side airbags are optional.

2004 Dodge Ram 2500 / 3500 - Vehicle Highlights

Box-off model available

Tow/haul mode included with models with automatic transmission
New 48RE four-speed automatic transmission with Standard and High Output Cummins diesel engines

New exterior color: Deep Molten Red replaces Garnet Red
Fixed side steps (available January 2004)
New adjustable rear seat outboard head restraints standard
Chrome bodyside moldings standard for Laramie
Chrome surround grille with chrome billet inserts for Laramie standard
Heated mirrors optional on SLT and Laramie
Chrome-clad wheels now standard on Laramie

New available Navigation Radio with 4.9-inch full-color display, AM/FM Stereo, CD player and DVD-based navigation system
UConnect hands-free cellular capability (Bluetooth™)
Silver door and instrument panel bezels offer new Laramie seat appearance

Fast Stats
Reg. Cab: 3
Quad Cab: 6
MSRP from
5.7L Hemi V8
5.9L Diesel I6
330 @ 5,400
250 @ 2,900
5-speed manual
6-speed manual
4-speed auto
5-speed auto
MPG: City/Hwy
Not available

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