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2017 Tradesman 4x2 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 140.5 in. WB
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Price:   -  From $32,145
2017 Tradesman 4x4 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 140.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $34,945
2017 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $35,745
2017 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 169 in. WB Price:   -  From $35,945
2017 SLT 4x2 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 140.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $36,345
2017 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $38,545
2017 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 169 in. WB Price:   -  From $38,745
2017 SLT 4x4 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 140.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $39,145
2017 SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $40,845
2017 SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 169 in. WB Price:   -  From $41,045
2017 SLT 4x2 Mega Cab 6.3 ft. box 160.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $42,345
2017 SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $43,645
2017 SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 169 in. WB Price:   -  From $43,845
2017 SLT 4x4 Mega Cab 6.3 ft. box 160.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $45,145
2017 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $47,645
2017 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 169 in. WB Price:   -  From $47,845
2017 Laramie 4x2 Mega Cab 6.3 ft. box 160.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $49,145
2017 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $50,845
2017 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 169 in. WB Price:   -  From $51,045
2017 Power Wagon 4x4 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $51,695
2017 Laramie 4x4 Mega Cab 6.3 ft. box 160.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $52,345
2017 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $54,375
2017 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 169 in. WB Price:   -  From $54,575
2017 Longhorn 4x2 Mega Cab 6.3 ft. box 160.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $55,875
2017 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149 in. WB Price:   -  From $57,575
2017 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 169 in. WB Price:   -  From $57,775
2017 Longhorn 4x4 Mega Cab 6.3 ft. box 160.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $59,075
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Overview

For times when a regular pickup just won't do, RAM offers the 2500, a heavy-duty hauler that's ready to tackle the big jobs. The main question for you is how much luxury, style, and off-road capability to add to the equation.

What's New for 2017

A new 4x4 Off-Road package is offered on four-door models. The muscular 6.4-liter HEMI V8 is now standard on the Laramie, Longhorn, and Limited. Longhorn and Limited models with four-wheel drive also get Bilstein monotube shock absorbers for enhanced ride and handling. The rugged Power Wagon receives cosmetic updates inside and out.

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Choosing Your RAM 2500

The 2500 is available as a two-door Regular Cab, a four-door Crew Cab with room for six, or a Mega Cab with even more interior space than the Crew. The Regular Cab gets an 8-foot bed, which is also available on the Crew in place of the standard 6-foot-4-inch bed. The Mega comes only with the shorter length.

6-foot-4-inch Bed8-foot Bed
Regular CabXX
Crew CabXX
Mega CabXN/A

The engine roster starts with a 5.7-liter V8 that cranks out 383 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. The available 6.4-liter V8 achieves 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. The top mill is actually a six-cylinder, the 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel, which lays down 370 horsepower and a stunning 800 pound-feet of torque.

A six-speed automatic transmission is standard across the board, and the Cummins is eligible for a six-speed manual transmission that reduces horsepower and torque to 350 and 660 respectively. Four-wheel drive is either optional or standard on all 2500s.

Properly equipped, the 5.7-liter tows up to 13,860 pounds, while the 6.4-liter tops out at 16,870. The Cummins turbodiesel can pull 17,980 pounds with the automatic transmission and 16,870 with the manual.

The RAM 2500 is offered in multiple trim levels that stretch clear across the truck market:

RAM 2500

Tradesman

Available in Regular and Crew forms, the basic 2500 comes with an all-vinyl interior, black exterior trim, 17-inch steel wheels, and a six-speaker AM/FM sound system. You get a few extras like power heated mirrors, air conditioning, and cruise control. The Crew also receives power windows. Cloth seating and full carpeting are available.

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SLT

Comes in all three cab styles, along with an expanded equipment list that includes a power sliding rear window, keyless entry, power windows and locks, a trailer brake controller, 18-inch wheels, Bluetooth, and a touchscreen sound system with satellite radio. The SLT replaces the Tradesman's black plastic exterior trim with chrome. Crew and Mega models can get the Big Horn package (known as Lone Star in Texas) with polished forged aluminum wheels, a limited-slip rear differential, additional chrome trim, a power driver seat, and the Uconnect infotainment interface. For the 4x4 Crew, there's an Outdoorsman package with unique exterior trim, a transfer case skid plate, auto-dimming mirrors, and a rearview camera.

RAM 2500

Laramie

Builds on the SLT with leather upholstery, heated front seats with passenger power, front and rear parking sensors, dual-zone automatic climate control, a heated steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, automatic high-beam control, a multi-angle rearview camera, and a premium 10-speaker audio system. Note that the Regular Cab and 5.7-liter V8 are no longer available starting at this trim level.

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Laramie Longhorn

Equipped like the regular Laramie, but with several upscale add-ons: front bucket seats with console, heated rear seats, navigation, HD radio, remote start, power-adjustable pedals, and color-keyed bumpers. LED accent lighting for the cargo bed is also standard.

RAM 2500

Limited

Gets its own attention-grabbing grille and tailgate trim, plus unique wheels, an all-black interior, and painted bumpers (chrome optional).

RAM 2500

Power Wagon

Designed for off-road enthusiasts, the Power Wagon gets a power winch, tow hooks, skid plates, all-terrain tires, a manual transfer case, a revised axle ratio, electronically locking differentials, and a disconnectable front anti-roll bar. In terms of luxury, it can be scaled up to the Laramie level if you wish. Note that the Power Wagon comes only one way: 4x4 Crew Cab with the 6.4-liter V8.

Crew and Mega models (excluding Power Wagon) are eligible for a 4x4 Off-Road package that adds, if not already standard, hill-descent control, tow hooks, a transfer case skid plate, a limited-slip differential, Bilstein shocks, and 18- or 20-inch all-terrain tires.

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The SLT offers you the greatest choice of configurations and options, including many of the high-end features found on the fancier trims. You can tailor the SLT for work, play, and almost everything in-between.

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: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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A perennial rival to Ford’s F-250 and Chevrolet's Silverado 2500, the three-quarter-ton Ram 2500 still looks and feels like a work truck. An updated Power Wagon and a 4x4 Off-Road package are new for 2017.

Pricing and Equipment

Starting at $33,540 (destination charge included), the Ram 2500 pickup is capable of heavier-duty tasks than its light-duty 1500 cousin. A 5.7-liter V8 engine that develops 383 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque is standard except in the off-road-ready Power Wagon, Laramie, and Limited models. These higher-end models get a 6.4-liter V8 that produces 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet. Buyers can also choose a 6.7-liter turbodiesel inline six-cylinder engine, which generates 370 hp, 800 lb-ft of torque, and is capable of hauling almost 18,000 pounds. All models use a six-speed automatic transmission, although Ram does sell a handful of diesels with a manual gearbox. Naturally, four-wheel drive is available, as are a range of cab sizes and bed lengths.

Trim levels range from the Tradesman work truck through SLT, Big Horn, Power Wagon, Laramie, Laramie Power Wagon, and Laramie Longhorn, all the way to the Limited.

Standard equipment on the popular SLT trim includes:

  • Heated power mirrors
  • Automatic headlights
  • Cloth split-bench front seat
  • Uconnect 5.0 touchscreen radio
  • Heated power mirrors
  • Trailer harness

Performance Pros

RAM 2500
  • Use of coil springs rather than leaf springs improves ride quality.
  • Diesel engine provides extreme capabilities for towing and hauling.
  • Manual-transmission availability, though only with diesel power.

Performance Cons

  • Optional diesel V8 is a bit on the coarse side compared to heavy-duty rivals from GM and Ford.
  • Even though heavier-duty trucks aren’t evaluated by the EPA, it’s safe to assume that fuel economy is far from a strong point.

Interior Pros

  • A basic regular-cab model is still available, for those who need nothing more than power.
  • Chrysler’s Uconnect touchscreen, up to 8.4 inches in size, is installed in a number of models. It remains one of the best on the market.

Interior Cons

RAM 2500
  • Base-model trucks are sparsely equipped, with vinyl upholstery and little more than an AM/FM radio. The regular-cab Tradesman pickup even lacks power windows and door locks.
  • Plenty of amenities are available, either by picking a higher trim level or adding options; but they send the price skyward in a hurry.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

While some other large pickups have been focusing more on fashion and amenities, Ram sticks firmly with its heavy-duty demeanor, even on upper versions that lean toward the classy side. There’s little doubt that a Ram 2500 is a work truck, placing utility ahead of comfort.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

Safety technology is far from up-to-date, and advanced safety features seem barely known in this segment. Fuel-economy measures have been largely ignored, too.

The Bottom Line

Rugged design gives each the Ram 2500 a blue-collar workaday look, focusing most on capability, not fashion or comforts. As a result, it could be considered a veritable masterwork of heavy-duty tasks. Like its domestic-brand competitors, there’s a dizzying selection of trim levels, not to mention so many other choices to make, from cab type to axle ratio.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 5.7L V-8 / 383 HP / 400 ft.lbs.
Available: 6.4L V-8 / 410 HP / 429 ft.lbs.6.7L I-6 / 370 HP / 800 ft.lbs.6.7L I-6 / 350 HP / 660 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 6-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Available: 6-spd man w/OD6-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
Not Available
Passenger Capacity
3
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 5.7L V-8 / 383 HP / 400 ft.lbs.
Available: 6.4L V-8 / 410 HP / 429 ft.lbs.6.7L I-6 / 370 HP / 800 ft.lbs.6.7L I-6 / 350 HP / 660 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
Not Available
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Multi-link
Rear Suspension
Rigid Axle Multi-link / Rigid Axle Air Ride
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel / Steel
Fuel Tank
32.0 Gal. / 28.0 Gal. / 68.7 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded / Bi-fuel - Gas/cng / Diesel
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$123
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
15.2 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
63 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
230.4 "
Exterior Width
79.4 "
Exterior Height
76.2 "
Front Headroom
39.9 "
Rear Headroom
Front Legroom
41.0 "
Rear Legroom
Front Shoulder Room
66.0 "
Rear Shoulder Room
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
5,940 Lbs. / 5,956 Lbs. / 6,001 Lbs. / 6,852 Lbs. / 6,941 Lbs. / 5,948 Lbs. / 6,012 Lbs. / 6,841 Lbs. / 5,941 Lbs. / 5,942 Lbs. / 5,945 Lbs.
Wheel Base
141 "
Turning Radius
22.5 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Silver Styled Steel / 18.0 " Silver Styled Steel / 18.0 " Styled Steel
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual / Dual Manual Convex Spotter / Dual Power Remote Heated Convex Spotter / Dual Power Remote Heated / Dual Manual Heated
Bumpers
Black / Front Black With 2 Front Tow Hook(s) / Front Chrome
Grille Moldings
Black / Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
3
Seat Trim
Vinyl / Cloth
Front Seat Type
40-20-40 Split-bench
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
4-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan / Clock / Am/fm, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Parksense Rear
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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