Ram Truck 1500 Model History
New and Used 1500 Prices, Ram Truck 1500 Model Years and History
All New and Used 1500 Model Years and History
In 1998, the Ram 1500 was the first pickup that offered four-doors for buyers, marking a design accolade for Dodge at the time. A newly designed interior was debuted alongside new depowered airbags that enhanced safety. A new express “power down” feature was added to all powered window models in 1999, with new ABS made standard for trucks over 10,000 pounds. The eight-foot bed was discontinued in 2001, but updated steering and suspension systems were added to enhance the drive. A new and optional Cummings turbodiesel model debuted in 2002, offering 245 horsepower and 505 pound-feet of torque. In 2003, an all-new Ram 1500 was showcased at dealerships nationwide. Shuffling in trims and packages marked the only significant changes for 2004-2005. A new body style was showcased for 2006, and the Mega Cab model was introduced. It offered a 20” longer cabin and more interior room than any other truck. A new dash, center console, seating, wheels and radio also complemented this model year. Stain-resistant seating (cloth) was made standard in 2008, with optional remote start and stability control. 2009 would see the release of a completely redesigned Ram 1500. An integrated trailer brake controller and updated tire pressure monitoring system were the key add-ons for 2010.