ABS and ESC available, standard from 2009. Head protection air bags available from 2002, standard from 2009.
This version of the Ram was a huge improvement over previous Rams. A switch to coil springs at the rear dramatically improved the ride. Cabin quietness approached luxury levels. Acceleration from the 5.7-liter V8 is effortless, and the crew cab's rear seat is vast. The Hemi engine's fuel economy has improved, and though it's still not great, it is competitive for the class. Note, too, that one must select options carefully: Choosing 20-inch wheels chops 1,000 pounds from the rated towing capacity.