2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Overview

Ram Pickup 2500

Looking for a Used Ram Pickup 2500 in your area?

CarGurus has 5,134 nationwide Ram Pickup 2500 listings starting at $3,995.


Not sure what you want?

Find the models that are right for you using the CarGurus Car Finder.



Avg. Price: $32,505
Power Wagon
Avg. Price: $37,991
Avg. Price: $26,539
Avg. Price: $30,811
Avg. Price: $34,187

Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Experts

#1 Dan Connell
Dan Connell
Reputation 920
#2 tenspeed
Reputation 250
#3 tennisshoes
Reputation 190
View All

Average User Score

4.35 stars

Based on 15 reviews

Never Worry About Not Being Able To Get It Done! by James
 — Performance - awesome! it could move a mountain. it is extremly quick and quite for a diesel. the 6.7L cumming turbo diesel is the BEST engine so far for a truck! So much torque. We love to take it do... Read More
Amazing Truck, All Around Useful And Incredibly Fun To Play Around With by Ducati
 — after the exhaust was installed it gained an amazing sound on startup and running down the road. after the rebuild it gained a deeper note and some amazing performance. it has lost a little reliabilit... Read More
08 Cummins by Daniel
 — i like the exhaust brake and the new transmission awesome body styling. drove amazing, shifted gears really good. loved the slapshifter. the power rear window was nice feature as well. lots of power r... Read More

2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Overview

Overall User Score

4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.35

Based on 15 reviews

2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500

This heavy-duty three-quarter ton pickup, with best-in-class towing and acceleration, adds a new trim and some extra features this year. The SXT joins the lineup of the 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500, falling in between the base ST and SLT. It upgrades from the work-truck like air conditioning and CD player of the ST to power features, remote entry, and a chrome bumper. The SLT features cruise control and a trip computer, while the Laramie offers power leather seats, power pedals, and a 6-CD player. For 2008, the Laramie gets wood accents. A Power Wagon is aimed at off-road performance, with skid plates, all-terrain tires, electronic front and rear locking differential and sway bar, and a 12,000-pound winch.

Other additions include a standard tire monitor, larger 7 X 10-inch trailer mirrors, and an electronic shift transfer case for both the SLT and Laramie 4X4s.  

There are three cab styles for the 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500. Regular cabs seat two in one row and come only with an 8-foot pickup bed, and is offered for all trims but the Laramie. The Quad is available across the line and seats four in two rows, with a choice of 8-foot or 6.3-foot bed. The Mega Cab focuses on passenger comfort, seating six in two rows, with reclining rear seats and 44 inches of legroom. The drawback is that it's only offered with the shorter bed and only in SLT and Laramie trims.

Standard engine remains the 345-hp 5.7-liter, Hemi V8 with choice of 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic. It excels in towing capability, topping 13,000 pounds. An optional 352-hp, 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel makes the 2500 the only heavy-duty pickup to meet 2010 federal low emissions standards. It is paired with a 6-speed automatic and has a towing capacity of 15,600 pounds. All trims are available in either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. Owners love the towing power, durability, and smooth transmission of the 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500. Interior comfort is also praised, though the step-in height can be tricky. Poor fuel economy is the most notable complaint, with some mention of a bumpy ride and a tendency for rear-wheel skidding.


What's your take on the 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500?

People researching a 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 contacted a dealer about

Picture of 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500, exterior
Dodge Ram Pickup 2500
50% of the time
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
13% of the time
Ford F-250 Super Duty
11% of the time
GMC Sierra 2500HD
9% of the time
Ram Pickup 2500
Looking for a Used Ram Pickup 2500 in your area?
CarGurus has 5,134 nationwide Ram Pickup 2500 listings starting at $3,995.

Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Questions


Does Anyone Have Any Idea Why My Lights Flicker, All My Light Inside And Ou...

my lights flicker when on inside and out my dash,head lights interior everything

4,251 views with 16 answers (last answer 4 days ago)

2008 Dodge 2500 6.7 Liter Diesel Headlights And Interior Lights Start Flas...

2008 Dodge 2500 6.7 liter diesel headlights and interior lights start flashing about 5 minutes after I start the truck. I have replaced the alternator. I still have the problem. Any Suggestions?

29 views with no answers yet

Dodge Truck 2500 4x4 5.7 Gas Engine, Just Stalled Out On Me

I was going about 50 mph when my truck just died out. I tried starting but would not turn over. Engine keeps running even when I release key. I have 161,455 miles on speedometer

118 views with 2 answers (last answer about a year ago)

My 2008 2500 Has A Wobble In It When I Turn At A Low Speed

when I turn off the road in to another road it will wobble

118 views with 2 answers (last answer about a year ago)
Troy Leblanc

2008 Dodge Ram Hemi 2500 5.7 Standard Odometer

Bought this truck a couple of weeks ago and yesterday it would not start, after changing battery terminal it started. the truck had 100000 miles on it when drove off lot, but when I changed the termin...

81 views with 2 answers (last answer about a year ago)