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The Daily Drivers: Double Take | By Peter Couture and Lyra Solochek, Times Staff Writers

Dodge Ram 1500 has redeeming qualities

Perhaps it's because of the not-so-positive December review of the Dodge Ram 2500 diesel truck that left Lyra stranded because of a bad fuel pump. We got a Ram again from the press fleet, this time a 1500 Crew Cab with a HEMI. This Ram certainly redeemed its brand with some powerful towing and great tailgating at the Daytona International Speedway. And it looked good, too, with its two-tone paint scheme in an eye-pleasing brown.

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4x4

Price: $42,650 base, $51,930 as tested

Powertrain: 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI, 5-speed automatic, 4x4

Horsepower: 390 at 5,800 rpm

Torque: 407 pound-

feet at 4,200 rpm

Curb weight: 5,488 pounds


in inches:

Wheelbase, 140.5

Length, 229

Width, 79.4

Fuel economy:

13 miles per gallon city, 18 mpg highway


Dodge Ram 1500 has redeeming qualities 03/01/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 3:30am]
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