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Also available are a wireless cell phone link, DVD entertainment
Dodge's uconnect technology is also available
The 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 comes stripped in its most basic form, but in upmarket Laramie trim, it can be ordered with about every imaginable road-going feature in the Chrysler parts bin.
You'll get wind-up windows and an AM radio on the work versions, but spend a lot more and the Ram can be a real luxury pickup. The standard features list on the three-trim Dodge Ram 1500 lineup is impressive. ConsumerGuide says all Rams come standard with "air conditioning," "heated power mirrors," full power accessories, and an "AM/FM/CD/MP3 player." The Ram SLT adds "cruise control" and "remote keyless entry," as well as Sirius, while the Laramie adds on "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," all standard.
As for options, there's available Bluetooth connectivity; steering-wheel radio controls; a hard-drive music system with USB and auxiliary-jack connections; a DVD player for front and backseats; a voice-activated navigation system; and Sirius Satellite Radio. Laramie versions also have those handsomely detailed interiors, with a wide choice of paint combinations, and an R/T package swaps in 22-inch tires and an aerodynamic air dam. Edmunds reports a "rear-seat video and a 10-speaker surround-sound audio system are optional, as are Bluetooth, navigation and a rear back-up camera." The "smallish navigation screen" is "dwarfed by some of the new screens nestled in the center stacks of the competition," Autoblog observes, but the "system is intuitive to use." Automobile says Dodge's optional "uconnect" system can include "in-car TV and Internet access," and Cars.com states heated rear seats, power adjustable pedals, and a power sliding rear window are options.
The 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 offers features-such as wireless Internet and TV-not found in many high-end luxury cars.