In order to truly qualify as a pickup truck, it seems like you have to offer a Bible-sized list of features and options. By that measure, the new 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 certainly makes the cut, as its available features rival or outclass pretty much all of the competition.
The standard features list on the three-trim Dodge Ram 1500 lineup is impressive. ConsumerGuide attests that all 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 trucks come standard with "air conditioning," "heated power mirrors," full power accessories, and an "AM/FM/CD/MP3 player." Moving up to the SLT trim of the Dodge Ram 1500 adds "cruise control" and "remote keyless entry," as well as Sirius Satellite Radio, according to ConsumerGuide. The top-end 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie packs in even more features, and ConsumerGuide reports that "dual-zone automatic climate controls, heated leather-wrapped steering wheel w/radio controls...AM/FM radio w/in-dash six-disc CD/MP3 changer," and "115-volt power outlet" are included standard. Opting for a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab also brings the Ram Box, which The Detroit News calls "hands-down the coolest feature on any pickup sold today" and is essentially a pair of storage bins integrated into the bed walls.
Aside from the rather, well, standard list of standard features, TheCarConnection.com has discovered that the 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 goes all out in the options department. Edmunds reviewers find that "rear-seat video and a ten-speaker surround-sound audio system are on the options sheet." In addition to those two features, Automobile Magazine says "Dodge's uconnect technology is also available" and "includes everything from Bluetooth connectivity to in-car TV and Internet access." ConsumerGuide lists a "power sunroof" and "power-deployable running boards" as some of the major stand-alone options, while other features, such as a navigation system, are grouped into one of the many available packages for the 2009 Dodge Ram 1500.