While truck manufacturers like Ford and Chevy get all the publicity, the 2010 Dodge Ram remains a truck that offers class leading hauling and towing capabilities. Though it is still as recognizable as models made in years past. the new Ram looks even more impressive. Dodge has remodeled the ’10 ever so slightly since it’s major overhaul in 2009. Consumers will notice that while the frame strength and suspension are as strong as ever, the rear suspension has been softened to improve ride quality. Other aspects have been tweaked mildly on the inside as well, giving owners a truly enjoyable ride.
The 2010 Dodge Ram will still have the same engine sizes available as previous models. Horsepower and torque have been upgraded for a couple of them however. Engine available include a 3.7 liter V-6, a 4.7 liter V-8, and a 5.7 liter Hemi V-8. The 3.7 liter equipped models are lacking in acceleration power. They will be able to get owners up to highway speeds and haul light loads, but beyond that aren’t very great. Owners who will really need to use their Ram pickups for work and serious hauling will need either of the V-8 engines. While the 4.7 liter is a lot better of a choice than the V-6 engine, the only real engine for serious work is the V-8 Hemi. Although the 4.7 liter is more than adequate for the full size pickups with 4 wheel drive, owners won’t be able to get the most out of their trucks without the larger engine.
Trim packages offered for the 2010 Dodge Ram include the ST, SLT, TRX, Sport, and Laramie. ST models are your basic work trucks. Unfortunately, most of these come with the underpowered V-6 engines, making them less than ideal. The problem is that Dodge has a reputation of producing class leading trucks in hauling and towing, and if you can’t reach those capacities, the fun is taken away from owning one of these trucks. Basic models will have limited power accessories including power windows and locks and a AM/FM. Taking a big leap forward in overall driving experience is the SLT. It is the mid-level trim package with an available CD player, full power accessories, and a choice of the 4.7, or 5.7 liter Hemi engines. Of course these models come with either 2 or 4 wheel drive with rear drive being standard.
TRX (off road) and Sport models are available. Sport models have been engineered for better street performance, while retaining the hauling and towing capabilities that make this a powerful truck. TRX models are more than capable of competing with any other half-ton pickup off and on the road. Each of these models come with the Hemi engine being standard. Also with a Hemi is the Laramie edition. These are the 2010 Dodge Ram luxury model and come with leather, and practically every other amenity imaginable.
Again, the Ram still is sub-standard in fuel consumption as well. Coming with a City fuel economy of around 15 mpg or even less on some models. Both Ford and Chevy are able to post better numbers.
Overall, Dodge has made it’s truck even better. The interior is worlds better, and overall ride quality is significantly improved. Trucks equipped with the smaller engines are slightly underpowered though, and owners should option for a Hemi engine. Other than a few discrepancies the 2010 Dodge Ram is a very capable work truck that still can haul and tow a large amount of weight. Consumers who appreciate a refined interior, and need to get some work done will be more than happy with a Hemi equipped model.