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2010 Dodge RAM 1500
Laramie Crew Cab 4WD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$19,155
37 listings nationwide
4 GREAT deals
6 GOOD deals

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2011 Dodge Nitro
Detonator 4WD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$11,489
8 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2010 Dodge RAM 1500
Laramie Crew Cab 4WD

Fresh off last year’s full revamp, the Ram 1500 (the Dodge moniker has...

The Good: The 2010 Ram 1500 earns high marks for its brawny looks and sophistica...

The Bad: The lack of a six-speed automatic gearbox hampers fuel economy and lim...

2011 Dodge Nitro
Detonator 4WD

The 2011 Dodge Nitro looks like it has been working out—with flared fe...

The Good: The 2011 Dodge Nitro offers an aggressively styled SUV at a reasonable...

The Bad: Despite its hulking, bulky exterior and smoldering, dark gray interior...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2010 Dodge RAM 1500
Laramie Crew Cab 4WD
55
Guru6DK3G writes:
good in terms of high performing riding.
Handling Ranked 2010 Dodge RAM 1500 Sport 4WD worse.
"because of cargo capacity RAM 1500 SLT 4WD gives me better ease."
Rodney writes:
Excellent vehicle
MGALENO94 writes:
Awesome
2011 Dodge Nitro
Detonator 4WD
20
Raul writes:
Could use more horse power. Drove nice
Front Seats Ranked 2011 Honda Pilot EX worse.
"Front seats were ok"
Value Ranked 2011 Honda Pilot EX better.
"Felt comfortable"
Trenton writes:
Ehh....and it’s just exactly that. Granted it’s an SUV, but the gas mileage is okay at best, after 110K mi...
30
jimusedcar writes:
Little leg room in back seat. Good power, guts seam a little on the cheap side

Specs

2010 Dodge RAM 1500
Laramie Crew Cab 4WD
2011 Dodge Nitro
Detonator 4WD
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic 5-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
4X4
4X4
Fuel Economy, City
13 MPG
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
18 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 26 gal 19.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
390 hp @ 5,600 RPM
260 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
407 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
265 lb-ft @ 4,200 RPM
Cylinders
8 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
10.3:1
Displacement
5,700 cc
4,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.92 in x 3.58 in
3.78 in x 3.58 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Optional Standard
Passenger Airbag Optional Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Optional Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 5 stars --
Front Passenger 5 stars --
Rollover (pre-2011) 3 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Optional
Leather Seats Optional --
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
CD Player Optional Standard
CD Changer Optional --
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Driver Power Seats Optional Standard
Passenger Power Seats Optional Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 6 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41 in 40.8 in
Back Legroom 40.3 in 39.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 32.1 cu ft
Standard Payload 1,430 lbs --
Maximum Payload 1,430 lbs 1,150 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 7,400 lbs 2,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 9,950 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 229 in 178.9 in
Width 79.4 in 73.1 in
Height 75.7 in 70.5 in
Wheelbase 140.5 in 108.8 in
Bed Length 67.4 in --

Available Options

2010 Dodge RAM 1500
Laramie Crew Cab 4WD
2011 Dodge Nitro
Detonator 4WD

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