Leaning into SUV territory, the 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 SLT Mega Cab seats six in two rows, with 20 more inches of cabin space than the Quad Cab. The extra legroom for rear passengers means the pickup bed comes only as the shorter 6.3-foot model. With interior comfort the focus, standard features include a full power setup, remote entry, cruise control, a trip computer, a CD player with satellite radio, power heated mirrors, a sliding rear window, intermittent wipers, front and rear cupholders, and three front power outlets. Front seats split-fold 20/40/20 and rear seats fold 60/40. The cargo bed can be equipped with tie-downs, tow hooks, side rails, a bedliner, a cargo net, bed extender, and a hard cover. With the tow package, the 2008 Ram Pickup 1500 SLT Mega Cab can haul around 8,300 pounds.
A 5.7-liter, 345-hp HEMI V8 delivers 375 ft-lbs of torque and is matched only to a 5-speed automatic. Rear-wheel drive or part-time four-wheel drive with low-range gearing is available. An off-road package adds all-terrain tires and skid plates. Standard equipment includes 17-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires, 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes, dual front airbags, a tire monitor, automatic headlights, halogen lamps, and side impact door beams. You can add a rear limited-slip differential, foglights, daytime running lights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, side curtain airbags, and electronic stability with new sway control.
SUV comfort continues with the options offered, such as a navigation system, rear DVD player, a 6-CD changer/MP3 player, a 6-way power driver's seat, power-adjustable pedals, folding mirrors, Bluetooth, wheel-mounted audio controls, remote start, and a MOPAR package that includes chrome tubular side steps. Also available is a power sunroof.