Top 100: Most Powerful Standard Engine

September 28, 2010

Dodge RamThe all-new Dodge Ram heavy-duty pickups boast new bodies, frames, suspensions, interiors, and more powerful engines and transmissions. The Ram 2500 and 3500 are aimed at commercial operators who haul heavy tools and equipment as well as consumers. The High Output version of the 5.9-liter Cummins turbo diesel develops 305 horsepower at 2,900 rpm; and 555 pounds-feet at 1,500. Dodge also touts its new 5.7-liter Hemi Magnum gasoline V8 as the most powerful standard engine in this truck class, delivering 345 horsepower. Two bed lengths (6 feet 3 inches or 8 feet) on two wheelbases (140.5 and 160.5 inches) are available. The roomy cab provides another 15 inches behind the seat for storage. List prices start at $24,600.