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The full-size pickup segment has just been upped one notch. With the 2004 Dodge Ram 1500"s new 5.7-liter HEMI engine, the manufacturer hopes to wrestle control of the market. Now boasting the most powerful mass production light-duty pickup truck in the Ram 1500, Dodge is well on their way.

There are plenty of other upgrades for 2004. The 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 now features an optional full-time four-wheel drive system, and a new Tow/Haul transmission is also added for 2004. In addition, a navigation system is also available.

Available Models The 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 is offered in two body styles: a two-door regular cab and a Quad Cab four-door crew cab. Both come in ST and uplevel SLT trims with cargo beds of 6.3 ft or 8 ft.

Interior Features Regular cabs sit three, while Quad Cabs handle six. Both are as rugged as they come.

The 2004 Dodge Ram Quad Cab is also now bigger than ever. Dodge manufacturers took three inches out of the short bed length and added it to the rear of the cab, creating a larger rear seating area with improved leg and hip room while maintaining payload capacity.

If you want interior decadence, a Laramie package is available with uplevel SLT models. It includes dual-zone manual climate controls, power-adjustable pedals, leather upholstery, an Infinity AM/FM radio with in-dash 6-disc CD changer and a satin-silver instrument panel, among other things.

Exterior Features On the outside, the Laramie package adds a new, all-chrome grille surround and chrome billet grille center, as well as chrome bodyside moldings.

Performance There are three engines offered for 2004. The base model is a 3.7-liter V6. It delivers 215 horsepower at 5200 rpm and 235 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. The second engine is a tough 4.7-liter V8, producing 235 horsepower at 4800 rpm and 300 lb-ft of torque at 3200 rpm.

Finally, there"s the newly optional 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine. It cranks out a whopping 345 horsepower at 5400 rpm and 300 lb-ft of torque at 3200 rpm. A unique 5-speed automatic is standard with the HEMI-the only transmission in its class with the reverse gear ratio equal to the low gear ratio.

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All 2004 Dodge Ram 1500s are available with rear-wheel drive or 4WD that must be disengaged on dry pavement. SLT models now offer all-wheel drive as well.

Safety and Security Dual front airbags and 4-wheel disc brakes with antilock rear brakes are standard. The Laramie package includes front and rear antilock brakes, while curtain side airbags are optional.

2004 Dodge Ram 1500 - Vehicle Highlights

Powertrain Full-time AWD electric shift optional on Laramie and SLT Tow/haul mode offered on light duty models with automatic transmission Flexible fuel version of 4.7-liter engine available to fleet customers Optional larger 34-gallon fuel tank on 1500 Quad Cab with standard bed The 5.7-liter HEMI Magnum receives exhaust gas recirculation for improved effectiveness Exterior New exterior color: Deep Molten Red replaces Garnet Red Fixed side steps optional (available January 2004) New adjustable rear seat outboard head restraints standard on Quad Cab Chrome bodyside moldings standard for Laramie Chrome surround grille with chrome billet inserts for Laramie standard Body-color side moldings now standard with Sport appearance group Chrome-clad wheels now standard on Laramie Interior New available Navigation Radio with 4.9-inch full-color display, AM/FM Stereo, CD player, 11 speakers, 240-watt amplifier and DVD-based navigation system U-Connect hands-free cellular capability (Bluetooth™) Satin Silver door and instrument panel bezels for Laramie Laramie model features new seat appearance, with unique leather seat design with high-contrast color seat inserts Laramie Light Package (includes ash receiver, cup holder, vanity mirror lamps for driver and passenger, glove box lighting, switchable dome lamp and electrochromic rearview mirror)