Truck Trend is the source for official specifications, payload, towing capacity, and other information that matters to real truck users. Check out the latest info for the 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab with 2WD and 4WD with short-bed and/or Rambox options. Read the complete specs on the 3.7-LITER V-6, SOHC, 4.7-LITER V-8 or optional 5.7-LITER HEMI V-8 with either 5-Speed or 4-Speed automatic transmissions options.

Photo Shown: 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab with Rambox


2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab
GENERAL INFORMATION
Body Style / Driveline Crew Cab (F: 2 or 3 R: 3 passengers), Longitudinal front engine with 2WD, 4WD full-size pickup with short-bed and/or Rambox
Assembly Plants Dodge City (Warren, MI), St. Louis, Missouri
EPA Vehicle Class Standard Pickup
Introduction Date August 2008
Construction Ladder-type frame, steel cab, double-wall steel pickup box
ENGINE
  3.7-LITER V-6 4.7-LITER V-8 5.7-LITER HEMI V-8
Availability Standard - 2WD Regular Cab or 2WD Quad Cab Standard - all 4WD and Crew Cab Optional
Type and Description 90 degree V-6, liquid cooled with balance shaft 90 degree V-8, liquid cooled 90 degree V-8, liquid cooled
Displacement 226 cu in (3701 cu cm) 287 cu in (4701 cu cm) 345 cu in (5654 cu cm)
Bore x Stroke 3.66 x 3.57 (93.0 x 90.8) 3.66 x 3.40 (93.0 x 86.5) 3.92 x 3.58 (99.5 x 90.9)
Valve System Chain-driven SOHC, 12 valves, Normally Open check-valve Lash Adjusters Chain-driven SOHC, 16 valves, Normally Open check-valve Lash Adjusters Variable Cam Timing, Pushrod-operated overhead 16 valves, hydraulic lifters with roller followers
Fuel Injection Sequential, multi-port, electronic, returnless Sequential, multi-port, electronic, returnless Sequential, multi-port, electronic, returnless
Construction Cast iron block and bedplate, aluminum alloy heads, balance shaft Cast iron block and bedplate, aluminum alloy heads Deep-skirt cast iron block with cross-bolted main bearing caps, aluminum alloy heads with hemispherical combustion chambers
Compression Ratio 9.7:1 9.8:1 10.5:1
Power (SAE net) 210 bhp (156 kW) @ 5200 rpm 310 bhp (231 kW) @ 5650 rpm 390 bhp (291 kW) @ 5600 rpm
Torque (SAE net) 235 lb-ft (319 Nm) @ 4000 rpm 330 lb-ft (447 Nm) @ 3950 rpm 407 lb-ft (552 Nm) @ 4000 rpm
Max. Engine Speed 6000 rpm (electronically limited) 6000 rpm (electronically limited) 5800 rpm
Fuel Requirement Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R + M)/2 Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R + M)/2 Unleaded mid-grade, 89 octane (R+M)/2 - recommended, Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R+M)/2 - acceptable
Oil Capacity 5.0 qt (4.7 L) 6.0 qt (5.7 L) 7.0 qt (6.6 L)
Coolant Capacity 11.3 qt (10.71 L) 10.8 qt (10.23 L) 14.0 qt (13.33 L)
Emission Controls 3-way catalytic converter and internal engine features (1) 3-Way catalytic converter and internal engine features (2) 3-way catalytic converter and internal engine features (4)
ULEV -- Three 3-Way catalytic converters and internal engine features (3) --
Estimated EPA Fuel Economy (MPG City/Hwy) 14/20 Two-Wheel Drive: 14/19
Four-Wheel Drive: 13/18
14/20 (2WD) 13/18 (4WD)
  1 Meets Tier 1 requirements in all 50 states.
2 Meets Federal Tier 1 emission requirements in all states except California and Massachusetts. W. Bialek
3 Meets California ULEV Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle requirements in California and Massachusetts
4 Meets Tier 1 requirements in all 50 states.
TRANSMISSION
  545RFE - AUTOMATIC, 5-SPEED OVERDRIVE 42RLE - AUTOMATIC, 4-SPEED OVERDRIVE
Availability Standard - with 4.7L & 5.7L engines Standard - with 3.7L engines
Description Full electronic control; Three planetary gear sets, one overrunning clutch, & electronically controlled converter clutch Hydraulic control; Electronically controlled governor, overdrive lock out, and converter clutch
Gear Ratios:
1st 3 2.84
2nd 1.67 - upshift; 1.50 kick-down 1.57
3rd 1 1
4th 0.75 0.69
5th 0.67 --
Reverse 3 2.21
Overall Top Gear with 3.21 axle 2.15 --
Overall Top Gear with 3.55 axle 2.38 2.45
Overall Top Gear with 3.92 axle 2.63 2.7
Overall Top Gear with 4.10 axle 2.75 --
TRANSFER CASE
  NVG243 NVG246
Availability Standard Optional
Type Part Time On Demand
Shift Mechanism Electronic Electronic
Available Speeds 2 Speed 2 Speed
Low Range Ratio 2.72 2.72
Center Differential None None
Operating Modes 2WD High, 4WD High, Locked, Neutral, 4WD Low, Locked 2WD High, Auto 4WD, 4WD High, Locked, Neutral, 4WD Low, Locked
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Alternator 160 Amp
Battery (H7), low maintenance, 80 amp-hours, 625 CCA
BRAKES
  Size Type Swept Area
Front: 13.2" x 1.1" (336 mm x 28 mm) Vented disc with 2.13" (54 mm) two-piston pin-slider caliper 292 sq in (1884 sq cm)
Rear: 13.8" x 0.87" (352 mm x 22 mm) Solid disc with 2.13" (54 mm) single-piston pin-slider caliper 274 sq in (1768 sq cm)
Power Assist Type Dual-rate, tandem diaphragm vacuum