The 2010 Dodge Ram is a great model of truck for consumers to own. The two models of Dodge Ram that we will be comparing are the 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 and the 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 ST.
Dodge Ram 1500
According to consumerguideauto.howstuffworks.com, the Dodge Ram 1500 is priced at $20,610 – $42,650. The truck has the following specifications: 3.7-liter V6 engine, traction control, four speed automatic transmission, tire pressure monitor, anti-lock brake system, anti-skid system, dual side airbags, heated power mirrors, air conditioning, curtain side air bags, tilt steering wheel, front split bench seat, vinyl upholstery, power windows, and power locks.
Dodge Ram 2500 ST
According to Edmunds.com, the Dodge Ram 2500 ST has the base price $25,125 to $27,215. According to Edmunds.com, the truck has the following specifications: 5.7 liter V8 engine, 338 horsepower, 400 ft-lbs of torque at 4000 rpm, sixteen valves, 5 speed automatic transmission, rear wheel drive, short and long arm front suspension, thirty five gallon fuel tank, stabilizer bar, front independent suspension, engine immobilizer, anti-lock brakes, dusk sensing headlamps, front head airbags, tire pressure monitoring, and post collision safety system.
Pros and Cons
Both of these models of 2010 Dodge Rams have great features. One great feature is that both have a tire pressure monitoring system. This is great because drivers often get into accidents because of tires blowing out due to low tire pressure. This safety system can help to prevent these accidents which can save lives. The Dodge Ram 1500 and 2500 both ride very smoothly which is great for drivers.
A major con for the Dodge 1500 is that it only has a 3.7 liter V6 engine whereas the Dodge 2500 ST has a 5.7 Liter V8 engine. This means that the Dodge 1500 does not get as much power and cannot go as fast as the Dodge 2500 ST. When this happens, the Dodge 1500 will have to use more energy and gas to reach the same speed as the Dodge 2500 ST. The second con for the Dodge 1500 is that it does not seem to be as reliable as the Dodge Ram 2500. Both have great safety and aesthetic features which make them great trucks to own.
Comparison to the 2010 Ford F-150
According to fordf150.net, the 2010 Ford F 150 has the following specifications: 4.6 Liter V8 engine, 248 hp at 4,750 rpm, 294 ft.-lb. of torque at 4,000 rpm, four speed automatic transmission, power rack and pinion steering, and anti-lock brakes. In comparison to the Dodge Ram 1500, it has a better base engine, more torque, and seems to be more reliable. Both trucks perform well and have great interiors and exteriors. The Dodge Ram 1500 is a great truck but consumers who solely base their opinions on reliability alone would probably go with the Ford F-150. The Dodge Ram 2500 in comparison to the Ford F-150 has more torque, more horsepower, and has a five speed transmission which is better than the four speed transmission that is in the F-150. The Dodge Ram 2500 sits higher and seems to be more reliable than the F-150 and a better buy for consumers with families who need the extra seating capacity.