The 2006 Dodge Ram Specifications

by Justan Brandt

Dodge has been building trucks since 1917, but the Ram marquee was not bestowed upon the lineup until 1981. By 2006, the Dodge Ram was available in three sizes: half-ton, three-quarter-ton and one-ton. Dodge differentiated the size of the Rams with numbers, using 1500, 2500 and 3500, respectively. Each Ram was available in array of body-styles and trims.

2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Specifications

With a curb weight between 4,547 and 6,628 pounds, the Ram 1500 was the smallest of the 2006 Dodge Rams. Equipped with rear- or four-wheel-drive, the Ram 1500 was available as a two- or four-door truck. Most trims were powered by a 3.7-liter V6 or one of three available V8 engines. A special high-performance variant, known as the Ram SRT-10, featured a 500 horsepower 8.3-liter V-10.

2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Specifications

The three-quarter-ton, 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 had a curb weight between 5,418 and 7,520 pounds. Trim levels included ST, SLT, TRX4 Off-Road, Power Wagon, Laramie and Sport. The Ram 2500 was available with two doors and several four-door body styles, including Quad Cab and Mega Cab. Under the hood of the Ram 2500 was either a 5.7-liter V-8 gasoline engine or a turbocharged 5.9-liter inline six-cylinder diesel engine. Four-wheel- and rear-wheel-drive was available throughout the Ram 2500 lineup.

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Specifications

The heavy-duty one-ton Ram 3500 had a curb weight between 5,958 and 7,468 pounds. Designed to tow some serious weight, up to 16,250 pounds, the 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 was available with two engines. The 5.9-liter turbocharged six-cylinder diesel engine produced 325 horsepower and a massive 610 pound-feet of torque. The 5.7-liter V-8 gasoline engine offered 330 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque.

About the Author

Justan Brandt became a journalist and writer who specializes in automotive coverage in 2009. He has been a student at Bob Bondurant’s School of High Performance Driving and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in technology commerce.

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