All-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab Offers Best-in-class Interior Room
- Largest, longest cab – 145.2 cubic feet, 111.1 inches long
- Largest interior cargo volume – 71 cubic feet
- Largest cargo volume behind rear seat – 7.6 cubic feet
- Largest flat floor load area – 24.9 square feet
- Largest second-row leg room – 44.2 inches
- Largest rear door opening – 34.5 inches wide, 35.5 inches high
- Largest rear door open angle – 85 degrees
the quest to make pickup truck cabs more spacious, more comfortable and
more practical, the all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab extends beyond the
competition with the largest pickup cab ever. With class-leading
interior room and comfort for six adult passengers and their gear, the
Dodge Ram Mega Cab is in a class all its own.
The all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab further solidifies the Dodge Ram
truck lineup’s long list of leadership claims: fastest, strongest, most
powerful, most capable – and now, most spacious and versatile.
with full-size Ram capability, the all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab
offers the most interior passenger space, cargo capacity and
functionality of any pickup truck on the market,” said Darryl Jackson,
Vice President, Dodge Marketing, Chrysler Group. “Dodge Ram Mega Cab is
the first and only pickup truck to comfortably seat six adults and
provide enough interior storage space to bring along plenty of gear.
“Since the year 2000, demand for full-size crew cab pickup trucks has
grown approximately 19 percent – and Dodge is responding with the
spacious, capable and powerful 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab,” added Jackson.
The all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab’s 145.2 cubic feet of interior
space features the industry’s most innovative seating and storage
configurations, including the first reclining rear seats available in a
pickup truck, tilting back from a 22 to 37 degree seatback angle for
added comfort. The rear-passenger area of the Dodge Ram Mega Cab offers
best-in-class leg room of 44.2 inches and the rear seats also split
60/40, fold down and move forward, providing numerous configurations for
maximum interior cargo capacity and flexibility.
truck buyers use their truck in a variety of different situations,” said
Jackson. “They use it for their daily driver, family road trips, and
various recreational activities. The all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab
delivers ultimate versatility, offering the most functionally diverse
cab ever created for pickup truck buyers who want more room, comfort and
Space in a Different Place
The starting point for the all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab is the
160.5-inch wheelbase Ram 2500 long box model. Engineers re-proportioned
the cab and the pickup box by replacing the eight-foot long box with the
Ram 2500’s six-foot, three-inch box, providing an additional 20 inches
for the cab. The result is a cab length of 111.1 inches – more than 12
inches longer than the 2005 Ford F-250 Crew Cab.
it comes to pickup trucks, size matters, and Dodge delivers,” said Mike
Donoughe, Vice President, Body-on-Frame Product Team, Chrysler Group.
“The all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab features a cab of immense
proportions, perfect for hauling the entire family, while also hauling
Premium amenities offered in the all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab
include a full-screen navigation radio, rear-seat DVD entertainment
system, power-sliding rear window, heated front bucket seats, power
sunroof and adjustable pedals.
Bold and Powerful Dodge Ram Design
The all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab takes the bold and powerful Dodge
Ram appearance to a new, even more contemporary level.
powerful and capable is the theme of all Dodge Rams and that theme is
clearly evident in the all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab,” said Rick
Aneiros, Vice President, Truck Design, Chrysler Group. “The prominent
chrome grille, supported by strong contemporary headlamps and a massive
front bumper, gives the Dodge Ram Mega Cab a tough and intimidating
appearance that is undoubtedly the face of Dodge Ram.”
Offered in SLT and Laramie trim, the all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab
is instantly recognizable with its pronounced signature Ram crosshair
grille and big-rig styling. The chrome crosshair grille and strong
surround collar sit above Mega Cab’s substantial bumper. The Dodge Ram
Mega Cab’s Laramie trim features a chrome front fascia appliqué,
creating a rugged yet premium look.
The all-new Dodge Ram Mega Cab features a dual-lamp system, yet is
designed with the premium look of quad headlamps. Lamps are precise in
appearance and extend deep into the fender, giving the Dodge Ram Mega
Cab’s front end presence a truly distinctive look from both front and
new interior design of the 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab includes a wide
center console that reinforces its large, interior dimensions. The
instrument panel features precise gauges and large, user-friendly
buttons and knobs. In addition, generous storage bins and compartments,
flexible-sized cup holders, and premium materials create a functional
and upscale atmosphere within the all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab.
Full-size Pickup Truck Capability and Power
Available in Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 models, all 2006 Dodge Ram Mega
Cabs are built on the Dodge Ram Heavy Duty structure. Chassis, frame,
axles, wheels and signature Dodge Ram Heavy Duty Cummins Turbo Diesel
and HEMI® engines provide maximum power and payload capability,
consistent with all Dodge Ram Heavy Duty trucks.
“The prerequisites for a full-size pickup truck are maximum power,
maximum torque and maximum towing capability and the all-new 2006 Dodge
Ram Mega Cab delivers on all three,” said Donoughe. “The Dodge Ram Mega
Cab consists of a proven frame and chassis design packaged with engines
truck enthusiasts clamor for: Cummins and HEMI.”
two class-dominating engines offered, the all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega
Cab provides the ultimate in full-size pickup power. The 5.9-liter
High-Output Cummins Turbo Diesel, available on the 2500 and standard on
the 3500 model, is rated at 610 lb.-ft. of best-in-class torque and 325
horsepower. It is available with a new six-speed manual transmission or
an automatic transmission. The 5.7-liter HEMI V-8, standard on the Dodge
Ram Mega Cab 1500 and 2500 models, leads the crew cab segment with 345
horsepower and 375 lb.-ft. of torque, and is available with a five-speed
Along with class-leading power, the all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab
retains Dodge Ram’s heavy-duty towing and payload capability with a
maximum towing capacity of 15,800 lbs., a payload of 2,840 lbs. and
Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) and Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVRW)
ratings of 23,000 lbs. and 9,900 lbs., respectively.
Dodge Truck Leadership
The all-new Dodge Ram Mega Cab solidifies Ram’s leadership in the
full-size pickup market by offering the largest pickup truck cab on the
planet with best-in-class interior room and comfort. Ram’s leadership
- Most POWERFUL pickup: Dodge Ram 1500 with legendary HEMI power
is the most powerful mass production light-duty pickup on the market
- FASTEST pickup: Dodge Ram SRT-10 is the Guinness Book of World
Records fastest production pickup
- STRONGEST pickup: Dodge Ram Heavy Duty Cummins Turbo Diesel is
the strongest pickup on the market, with 610 lb.-ft. of
- Most CAPABLE pickup: Dodge Ram Power Wagon is the most capable
off-road factory pickup ever created
- LARGEST pickup cab: Dodge Ram Mega Cab is the most spacious and
versatile pickup on the market
all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab effectively expands the Dodge Truck
product line, delivering a crew cab derivative model that complements
the Dodge Ram regular and Quad Cab in the full-size pickup truck market.
Dodge Ram Heavy Duty trucks ranked first ("Heavy-Duty Full-Size
Pickup") in the 2004 J.D. Power and Associates Automotive Performance,
Execution and Layout (APEAL) and Initial Quality studies.
The Dodge Ram lineup has an 18 percent share of the pickup truck
market. Dodge is the Chrysler Group’s best-selling brand and the number
four nameplate in the U.S. auto market, with 1.2 million vehicles sold
all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab is covered by a 7-year/70,000-mile
Powertrain Limited Warranty. The Cummins Turbo Diesel engine is covered
by a separate 7-year/100,000-mile warranty.
Built at Chrysler Group’s Saltillo, Mexico assembly plant, the
all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab will be available in dealerships in fall
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