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Pickuptrucks.com review, dated October 22, 2009, said:
One of the biggest changes for 2010 is the introduction of a new Ram Crew Cab model that replaces the previous, smaller Quad Cab configuration.
Dodge has done an exceptional job styling its HD pickups, particularly the dually trucks. The Ram's big rig looks have evolved for the fourth time since Dodge designers rewrote the rules of full-size trucks in 1994, when the Ram 1500 was introduced that year. There's a bit more distinction also from the 2009-10 half-ton Ram.
Dodge is now using stamped sheetmetal for the cargo box sides over the rear wheels, like GM's HD pickups, instead of clip-on plastic covers, like Ford's Super Duty. It's a solution that provides superior fit and finish but can be more difficult to repair in the event the box sides are damaged.
Dodge says it depends. "We've actually found our steel fenders are less costly to fix than the plastic, pop-on variety," said Rick Deneau, director of product and brand communications. "In most cases, owners would be able to have the small section of the damaged fender repaired, versus replaced, and would therefore be more likely to do so."
Though the three-quarter and one-ton Rams share the aerodynamic styling first seen in the 2009 Ram 1500, all the heavy-duty trucks have taller, more-prominent front ends. It's a case of form following their primary function of towing big loads. The grille is 1.5-inches taller, for improved airflow, and the hood is 3-inches higher, to fit the large cooling module required for the Cummins diesel engine.
Inside, all Ram HD models share their interior with the half-ton pickups. This area needed some of the biggest improvements and Dodge has delivered, much to our delight.
There's plenty of storage in traditional places like the doors, center console and dash area but the Ram HD also features in-floor storage behind the rear seats, so you can easily hide valuables. There are also upper and lower gloveboxes for additional secure cubby space.
Dodge hasn't quite tamed this truck but it's definitely improved its on-road manners by fitting new hydraulic body mounts directly under the C-pillar corners at the rear of the cab, between the cab and frame. This area is the truck's natural pivot point as it rolls down the road.
It's amazing that such a small component change can make such a big difference in ride comfort. It's not perfect but it's very welcome. For now, Dodge is the only HD pickup with this feature.
One feature that continues as a segment exclusive for 2010 is the Ram's excellent integrated diesel exhaust brake on the Cummins engine. Activated with the push of a button, this feature saves on foot brake and transmission wear by closing down the engine's turbo vanes to restrict airflow to engine brake the truck. It also reduces the potential for brake fade during long descents, increasing downhill safety while towing.