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Dodge Ram V8 Laramie 4x4 running costs and reliability

2005 - 2007 (change model)
Running costs rating: 1.5 out of 51.5

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 10 October 2023

Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.
What is miles per pound?

Running costs are as astronomical as you’d expect. The V8 engine averages around 15mpg in everyday driving while the 95-litre tanks means fill-ups are an expensive exercise. Insurance is fairly reasonable (group 14) and servicing isn’t overly pricey – but parts can be expensive and hard to get hold of. It’s also not possible to claim the VAT back on the Ram, (like commercial vehicles), as it cannot carry a payload of more than 1000kgs.

There are no official emissions or economy figures for the Ram but it’s 5.7-litre HEMI engine is used on other models such as the Chrysler 300C and Jeep Grand Cherokee. In the latter it emits more than 360g/km of CO2 and returns just 18mpg.

The Ram is simple in its construction, which means there are few expensive electronics to go wrong. The engine isn’t high revving, so should be unstressed for most of its life, but aside from this it’s an unknown quantity, as it’s not common in the UK.