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Dodge Ram 1500 vs. Chevrolet Impala Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Dodge Ram 1500 or Chevrolet Impala reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Dodge Ram 1500 and the Chevrolet Impala truly differ in reliability.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Chevrolet Impala   14 Impalas, 6.4 months of data per Impala, average 7000 miles

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2014 Dodge Ram (not HD) 28 Ram (not HD)s, 3.3 months of data per Ram (not HD), average 5100 miles26
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Dodge Ram (not HD) 35 Ram (not HD)s, 7.7 months of data per Ram (not HD), average 8200 miles22
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Dodge Ram (not HD) 33 Ram (not HD)s, 9.9 months of data per Ram (not HD), average 18000 miles11
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Dodge Ram (not HD) 25 Ram (not HD)s, 9.3 months of data per Ram (not HD), average 41600 miles36
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Dodge Ram (not HD)   23 Ram (not HD)s, 9.1 months of data per Ram (not HD), average 47900 miles

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2009 Dodge Ram (not HD)   15 Ram (not HD)s, 9.5 months of data per Ram (not HD), average 60600 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Impala   20 Impalas, 8.8 months of data per Impala, average 110100 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo   13 Impala / Monte Carlos, 8.2 months of data per Impala / Monte Carlo, average 110500 miles

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2007 Dodge Ram (not HD)   11 Ram (not HD)s, 8.6 months of data per Ram (not HD), average 76100 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo   11 Impala / Monte Carlos, 7.6 months of data per Impala / Monte Carlo, average 107700 miles

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2005 Dodge Ram (not HD)   11 Ram (not HD)s, 8.5 months of data per Ram (not HD), average 76300 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo   15 Impala / Monte Carlos, 7.3 months of data per Impala / Monte Carlo, average 96900 miles

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2004 Dodge Ram (not HD) 26 Ram (not HD)s, 8.0 months of data per Ram (not HD), average 91300 miles52
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo   15 Impala / Monte Carlos, 7.9 months of data per Impala / Monte Carlo, average 103500 miles

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2003 Dodge Ram (not HD)   10 Ram (not HD)s, 10.0 months of data per Ram (not HD), average 99200 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo   10 Impala / Monte Carlos, 7.4 months of data per Impala / Monte Carlo, average 113500 miles

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2002 Dodge Ram (not HD)   11 Ram (not HD)s, 9.9 months of data per Ram (not HD), average 122700 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Dodge Ram 1500

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Dodge Ram 1500

Dodge Ram 1500 Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 215-horsepower 3.7L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
I had my truck for only 11 months. The motor was solid but the electronics were garbage as far as I'm concerned.
2010 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 390-horsepower 5.7L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
After talking to a lot of owners of different trucks, Dodge owners seem to have far less major problems.
2009 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed 390-horsepower 5.7L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Life time warranty. No problems yet with this one, but i have ran one over 200k. The truck treats you as good as you treat it.
2008 4dr Crew Cab 6.5ft bed 345-horsepower 5.7L V8
5-speed automatic RWD
So far so good. 18k or only towing... a little yes... but over brutal hills carrying crazy loads using lots of 5500 rpm engine braking.
2004 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 345-horsepower 5.7L V8
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
I have had this truck many years and worked hard with heavy loads and rough terrain. Truck has been flawless. It has taken more abuse than almost any other truck and never has failed.
2004 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed 235-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic RWD
Strong and trouble free for me. I flush and maintain my truck as I a mechanic.
2003 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 345-horsepower 5.7L V8
5-speed automatic RWD
Most reliable vehicle I've ever owned and I've owned them all. Toyota, Honda, etc. None have been any better. Truck is used as a work truck with heavy loads and short trips. Only a few minor issues in over 10 years. Never broken down on side of the road. Just solid.
Dodge Ram 1500 Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 215-horsepower 3.7L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
Now my family builds dodge so it hurts me to say this truck was a big disappointment. I had my truck for only 11 months. This truck was put in the shop so many time for the same things I was reluctant to even consider another Chrysler product. My ignition switch constantly stopped working in the cold months. My transmission had repair work twice (something about a pump) before being fully replaced with a brand new one. My doors made horrid squeaking while being opened or closed. The motor on the other hand was solid but the electronics were garbage as far as I'm concerned.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet Impala Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan 211-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Quite solid. has a good reliability reputation (and my experience bears that out)
2007 4dr Sedan 211-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Rock solid, roomy, reliable. Chevy knows how to build a car. Affordable for a family on a budget, great gas mileage. This is teh 2nd Impala we have owned, and almost certainly there will be a third.
2006 4dr Sedan 242-horsepower 3.9L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
when you have to do 50km or a 1300km weektrip, you know you will come back!
2006 4dr Sedan 211-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
absolutely trouble free
2006 4dr Sedan 211-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Powertrain is excellent. Fuel economy surprisingly good.
2004 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Relatively minor problems.
2004 4dr Sedan 180-horsepower 3.4L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
We bought this car used already had 110,000 miles now over 210,000 miles drive daily no mechanical problems other than a new transmission which was just replaced at 195,000.
2004 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Car was having oil leak into the radiator, major engine overhaul required.
2004 2dr Coupe supercharged 240hp 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Everything great car no problems
Chevrolet Impala Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 211-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Had to replace wiper motor and body computer module in less than 2 years with no aid from dealer or Chevrolet. $1150 that could have been caused by using the windshield wipers in the winter time. De
2008 4dr Sedan 211-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Electrical component failures caused by poor body assembly and sealing. GM will not warranty BCM or under hood fuse panel that failed by "environmental conditions" (snow & Ice & rain) Poor engineering.
2008 4dr Sedan 233-horsepower 3.9L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Thus far, have had problems with the gas cap (the P0455 fault), the speakers rattle, two of the four power door locks have failed, and the gas gauge has gone on the fritz.
2008 4dr Sedan 233-horsepower 3.9L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
The above mentioned transmission problem has started when the car reached about 30,000 miles and 1 year old.
2007 4dr Sedan 211-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Car has been in more than twice a month for the last three years. Everything that can break has.
2007 4dr Sedan 233-horsepower 3.9L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
I have had 4 service items performed within the first 3 years of ownership. Unremarkable reliability.
2005 4dr Sedan 180-horsepower 3.4L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
We had a lot of little repairs. In 120K miles, 3 water pumps, power steering pump, cracked front cover, alternator, instrument cluster (speedometer, etc..), roof liner started sagging, A/C required a lot of maintenance, int trim coming off and much more.
2004 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Engine oil leaking into the coolant, required major overhaul of engine.
2002 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 3.8L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
I had the front rotors warp every 3 to 6 months. I had to replace them at my cost as GM would not warranty them. The rear have now warped too. Both front wheel bearings had to be replaced as well as the tie rod ends. All within 70,000 miles. Very poor.