2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Innovations from the 2009 Detroit Auto Show

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laramie ram.jpgAmidst the 2009 Detroit North American International Auto Show, the Chrysler area featured a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 cut apart showing the 63 innovations and alterations of the new Dodge Ram.  The Dodge engineers worked to truly make this an all-new Ram 1500, and there have been changes from front to back.  Here is a full rundown of the 2009 Dodge Ram changes from the 2009 NAIAS.


(Each Image below correlates to the list following with the numbers shown in the image. Click to enlarge images)

cut away front.jpg1.    New and Improved 5.7L Hemi Engine
2.    390 Horsepower (although the display stated 380, Dodge’s website lists 390hp)
3.    410 lb-ft of torque (although the display stated 404 lb-ft, the Dodge website lists 410 lb-ft)
4.    Variable Valve Timing for Better Fuel Economy
8.    Front Axle with Disconnect Feature for Better Fuel Economy
11.    High Strength Steel Frame
12.    Estimated 5-Star Impact Rating
21.    Aerodynamic Design Improves Fuel Economy
26.    Integrated Front Spoiler for Improved Aerodynamics
27.    Light Weight Aluminum Hood for Improved Fuel Economy
33.    Chrome Steel Front Bumper with Integrated Fog Lamps
50.    Standard ABS Brakes

cut away mid 2.jpg5.      5-Speed Automatic Transmission
6.      Magnesium Transfer Case
23.    Triple Sealed Doors for Quiet Ride
34.    Heated and Ventilated Front Seats- Segment First!
35.    Heated Steering Wheel
36.    Heated Rear Seats
37.    Power Lumbar Support
40.    Centerfold Armrest
41.    Floor Storage Console with 3 Power Outlets
42.    Under Seat Storage
43.    8″ LCD DVD Entertainment System
44.    SIRUIS Backseat TV – Industry First!
45.    SIRIUS Satellite Radio
46.    LCD Instrument Cluster for Easy Reading
47.    MyGIG Entertainment System with DVD, MP3, & Navigation
48.    560 Watt Audio System with Surround Sound
49.    U-Connect Hands Free Bluetooth Communications
51.    Standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
52.    Standard Hill Assist Start System (HAS)
57.    Driver Side Airbag
58.    Passenger Side Airbag
59.    Side Airbag Curtain
60.    Seatbelt Pre-Tensioners
61.    Lower Anchors and Tether for Children (LATCH)

cut away rear.jpg15.    5-Link Coil Spring Rear Suspension
16.    Outboard Shock Absorbers for Stability
17.    32 Gallon Fuel Tank
18.    Galvanized Exterior Panels for Improve Corrosion Protection
19.    Full Size Spare
28.    Bed Rail Caps for Reduced Paint Scratching
56.    Tire Pressure Monitor

cut away rear wide.jpg20.    RAMBOX Storage, Dry, Lockable, Convenient!
25.    Stamped Steel Rear Bumper for Increased Strength
29.    Lift Assist Tailgate
30.    Tailgate Spoiler for Improved Fuel Economy
31.    Cargo Rail System with Cleats
32.    Bed Extender & Divider
53.    Standard Trailer Stability Control (TSC)

cut away front corner.jpg13.    Integrated Tow Hooks
22.    Mirrors with Integrated Turn Signals & Puddle Lamps
24.    Quad Headlamps for Safer Night-time Driving
62.    Automatic Headlamps

Not Clearly pictured:
7.      Stronger Driveshaft U-Joints
9.      Solid Rear Axle for Greater Strength
10.    Dual Exhaust
14.    Stronger Trailer Hitch
38.    Adjustable Pedals
39.    Exclusive In-Floor Storage Bins -Industry First!
54.    ParkSense Object Detection System
55.    Rear Backup Camera
63.    Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS)

With all of these innovation to the 2009 Dodge Ram 1500, what else would you have liked to see?? Talk about it here!

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