A full-size pickup truck, the 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 is offered in a wide range of trims, cab styles and bed lengths. The base engine is a 3.9L V6 which produces 175 hp and 230 lb-ft of torque. A larger 5.2L V8 engine is also available, which develops 230 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. The base transmission is a five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic is optional. The Ram 1500 is available with RWD or 4WD.