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Dodge Ram HD Review, Feature and Image

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Dodge Ram HD Review, Feature and Image – The 2010 Ram Heavy-Duty line has received a major facelift along with refinements throughout. Cabs are larger on the midsized 2010 models, also. It is one of those cases where mixing proven parts has a synergistic effect and results in what amounts to a new truck. The Dodge Ram HD is a powerful truck with a comfortable cabin. Its good towing abilities and strong engines make quick work out of most jobs.

If you’re shopping for a heavy duty truck, you’re probably looking for something that can handle tough jobs.  And the all-new 2010 Dodge Ram HD trucks, which include both 2500 and 3500 models, are here to work. The Kansas City Star says: “Heavy-duty pickups are the sumo wrestlers of the truck world. They’re big, tough and steadfast, ready for anything you can ask of them, including pulling a trailer that is more than twice as heavy as the truck itself. But some big trucks, such as the Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Laramie Mega Cab 4X4 with the Cummins 6.7-liter turbodiesel engine, are equipped more like an upscale car than a work truck.”

Ram ST models (from $27,215) are commercial-grade or a blank canvas depending on your point of view: gray-painted bumpers, chrome around the grille, black mirrors, crank windows on regular cab (power windows and locks on others), vinyl 40/20/40 seat, steel wheels and a manual-shift transfer case on 4WD. A vinyl floor is standard and can be ordered in place of carpet on all but Laramie models. Not a stripper however, the ST also has an automatic transmission, 34-gallon fuel tank, air conditioning, Class IV hitch (optional in Canada) with 4/7-pin plugs, AM/FM/CD/MP3 stereo, locking tailgate and tilt steering wheel. Options for Ram ST are plentiful, including a diesel engine (which adds front tow hooks and cruise control), power heated or towing mirrors (but not powered towing mirrors), integrated trailer brake controller, sliding rear window, floor mats, cloth upholstery, DVD/HDD and Sirius audio, limited-slip differential, skid plates, various option groups, and choices for wheels, tires and axle ratios.

Ram SLT (from $30,360) adds chrome, heated power mirrors, remote keyless entry, power windows (includes rear window on four-doors), carpeting, cloth upholstery, cruise control, Sirius radio, electronic-switch transfer case, chrome wheels, and in-dash tire-pressure display (2500 only). Some notable SLT options are the brake controller, fog lamps, heated power towing mirrors, forged aluminum wheels, bucket seats and console, power seats, adjustable pedals and driver memory system, moonroof, navigation, Uconnect phone, remote start, back-up camera, security system, and rear park assist.

The TRX package (from $36,195) roughly parallels the Sport version of the 1500 Ram and is offered on 2500 crew cabs only. The short box-only TRX uses gray-painted bumpers and flares with a body-color grille, forged aluminum wheels, all-terrain tires, a limited-slip differential, skid plates, and tow hooks. Cabin appointments and options essentially mirror the SLT.

The Power Wagon ($44,830) also approximates SLT-grade and 2500 crew cab only but is built with trail use in mind. It gets electric locking front and rear differentials, a front sway bar disconnect, specific suspension with Bilstein shocks, 32-inch BFGoodrich off-road tires, a 12,000-lb Warn winch, skid plates, 4.56:1 gears, trailer brake controller, more lighting and new two-tone paint and graphics. Most of the options are luxury and convenience items such as power seats, moonroof, and navigation.

Top-line Laramie models (from $39,290) add yet more chrome, power adjustable pedals and heated mirrors on driver memory system, dual-zone climate control, 115-VAC outlet, universal door opener, 10-way/6-way power heated leather seats, heated leather steering wheel, nine-speaker DVD/HDD surround-sound audio, rear park sense, and security system. Laramie upgrades are generally limited to chrome packages, towing mirrors, skid plates, brake controller, rear window defroster, heated/ventilated power bucket seats with floor console, moonroof, navigation, backup camera and wheel and axle ratio choices.

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While the base ST trim is fairly basic, it’s easy to add options to the Ram HD trucks, either by starting from a more upscale trim (like the Laramie) or choosing add-ons from a features list that reviewers say is expansive.  While adding options can quickly get pricey, you can outfit the Ram HD with features like Bluetooth, Satellite radio, Siruis Backseat TV (which comes with three channels, mainly of kids programming) and uConnect, a hard drive-based music storage system.

While these features are nice for the recreational truck buyer, if you’re looking for an HD truck for business, you may do better by going for one of the Ford Super Duty trucks.  They’re available with Ford’s Work Solutions system, which can outfit the truck with an internet-connected in-truck computer for tracking work and invoices.  You can even get a printer.  A tool management system can alert you when you’ve forgotten a tool for a particular job — something contractors might find very handy. The Ford Super Duty trucks even starts at about $1,200 less than the Ram HD trucks.

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