2008 Dodge Ram vs. Its Competition

2008 Dodge Ram 1500 ST
Martin Padgett Martin 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.

2008 Dodge Ram 1500 ST2008 Dodge Ram
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2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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2008 Ford F-150 2WD SuperCrew 139" XLT Trunk2008 Ford F-150
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2008 Nissan Titan SE2008 Nissan Titan
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2007 Toyota Tundra 2007 Toyota Tundra
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Quick Specs
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.
Drivers of the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid will burn hundreds fewer gallons of gas a year than drivers of standard V-8 trucks.
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.
The 2008 Nissan Titan is a solid choice for guys who don't want to drive Ford, Chevy, Dodge or Toyota.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas/Ethanol V8Gas V6
EPA Class    
Style Name    
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck2WD Reg Cab 126" XL2WD King Cab SWB XE FFV2WD Reg 126.8" V6 (GS)
Rear Wheel DriveREAR WHEEL DRIVERear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Reg Cab 6.3' BedReg Cab 6.5' WidesideReg Cab 6.5' StylesideKing CabReg Cab
Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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