2008 Dodge Ram vs. Its Competition

2008 Dodge Ram 1500 ST
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Among the domestic brands, the 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 has been relegated to third place in the sales race for years.

More recent upgrades from Ford and Chevy have kept their light-duty pickups selling at a ratio that is nearly 2:1 over the Dodge, but the Ram wins over lots of buyers with its style, value, and HEMI power.

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Quick Specs
7.4
The 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 is a solid truck due for its 2009 model makeover, but it's good enough that it may be all the truck you need or want.
7.6
With work truck roots and upmarket style, the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado is very big and very versatile.
7.6
The Ford F-150 is a solid truck that is due for its 2009 model makeover, but it’s good enough that it may be all the truck you need or want.
7.6
The 2008 Nissan Titan is a solid choice for guys who don't want to drive Ford, Chevy, Dodge or Toyota.
MSRP From    
$22,150$19,375$17,900$24,390$22,290
Gas Mileage    
12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V8Gas V6
EPA Class    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name    
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck2WD Reg Cab 126" XL2WD King Cab SWB XE2WD Reg 126.8" V6 (SE)
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveREAR WHEEL DRIVERear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
33363
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Reg Cab 6.3' BedReg Cab 6.5' WidesideReg Cab 6.5' StylesideKing CabReg Cab
Transmission    
Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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