1989 Dodge Ram Specifications

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The Dodge Ram is a full-size pickup truck first introduced in 1981 that derives its name from the hood ornament used since 1933 to denote the toughness of the automaker's vehicles, according to auto reviewer Edmunds. The 1989 Dodge Ram 50 was available in two- and four-wheel-drive options with a variety of cab lengths for a total of 10 versions or trim levels.

Engine and Power

  • All trim levels, with the exception of the regular cab, short-bed, two-wheel-drive trim of the 1989 Dodge Ram 50, feature a four-cylinder, 2.6-liter engine with 109 horsepower at 142 foot-pounds of torque. The regular cab, short-bed, two-wheel-drive trim has a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine with 90 horsepower at 109 foot-pounds of torque. The 109 horsepower engine has a displacement of 2,556 cubic centimeters, a bore and stroke of 3.6 by 3.86 inches and a compression ratio of 8.7:1. The 90-horsepower engine has a displacement of 1,999 cubic centimeters, a bore and stroke of 3.35 by 3.46 inches and a compression ratio of 8.5:1.

Transmission and Fuel Economy

  • All versions of the 1989 Dodge Ram 50 come equipped with a four-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy for the 109-horsepower, four-wheel drive trims is 17 miles per gallon in the city and 19 MPG on the highway. Fuel economy for the 90-horsepower engine trim is 23 MPG in the city and 26 on the highway, and the 109-horsepower, rear-wheel drive trims get 20 MPG in the city and 22 on the highway. Fuel capacity for the regular cab, short bed two-wheel-drive and sport regular cab, short bed two-wheel drive is 13.7 gallons. Fuel capacity for the regular cab, long bed two-wheel drive, extended cab two-wheel drive, custom regular cab, long bed two-wheel drive, sport extended cab two-wheel drive, custom extended cab four-wheel drive and sport extended cab four-wheel drive is 18.2 gallons. Fuel capacity for the regular cab, short bed four-wheel drive and sport regular cab, short bed four-wheel drive is 15.7 gallons, and the regular cab, long bed four-wheel drive has a 19.8-gallon tank.

Interior Dimensions and Amenities

  • The 1989 Dodge Ram 50 regular cab, short bed two-wheel drive, regular cab, long bed two-wheel drive, custom regular cab, long bed two-wheel drive, regular cab, short bed four-wheel drive, regular cab, long bed four-wheel drive and sport regular cab, short bed four-wheel drive all feature three-passenger seating. The extended cab two-wheel drive, sport regular cab, short bed two-wheel drive, sport extended cab two-wheel-drive, custom extended cab four-wheel-drive and sport extended cab four-wheel drive all feature two-passenger seating. Front headroom for all trims is 38.9 inches. Front legroom in the extended cab two-wheel drive, sport extended cab two-wheel drive, custom extended cab four-wheel drive and sport extended cab four-wheel drive is 43.4 inches. The other trims have a front legroom of 41.9 inches. Front shoulder room is 55.5 inches, and front hip room is 50.8 inches in all trims except the regular cab, short bed two-wheel drive, sport extended cab two-wheel drive, regular cab, short bed four-wheel drive and regular cab, short bed four-wheel drive, which have 50.9 inches in hip room. Standard features in all trims include air conditioning, tilt steering and a tachometer.

Exterior Dimensions

  • The 1989 Dodge Ram 50 is a two-door pickup truck that varies in wheelbase, depending on the trim. The regular cab, long bed two-wheel drive, extended cab two-wheel drive, custom regular cab, long bed two-wheel drive and sport extended cab two-wheel drive all feature a 116.1-inch wheelbase. The regular cab, short bed two-wheel drive and sport regular cab, short bed two-wheel drive have a 105.1-inch wheelbase, and the regular cab, short bed four-wheel drive and sport regular cab, short bed four-wheel drive feature a 105.5-inch wheelbase. The regular cab, short bed two-wheel drive, sport regular cab, short bed two-wheel drive, regular cab, short bed four-wheel drive and sport regular cab, short bed four-wheel drive have an overall length of 177.2 inches. The regular cab, long bed two-wheel drive, custom regular cab, long bed two-wheel drive and regular cab, long bed four-wheel drive, have an overall length of 193.7 inches. The extended cab two-wheel drive, sport extended cab two-wheel drive, custom extended cab four-wheel drive and sport extended cab four-wheel drive measure 188.2 inches in length. All trims have a width of 65.2 inches and a height of 58.3 inches. The regular cab, short bed two-wheel drive has the lightest curb weight at 2,600 pounds, and the sport extended cab four-wheel drive is the heaviest at 3,260 pounds.

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