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Used Car Price Range
$40,000 - $67,995
$40,000 $67,995
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2021 Tradesman 4x2 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 140 in. WB
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Price:   -  From $36,880
2021 Tradesman 4x4 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $39,680
2021 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149.5 in. WB SRW Price:   -  From $40,335
2021 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 169.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $40,535
2021 Big Horn 4x2 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $40,630
2021 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149.5 in. WB SRW Price:   -  From $43,235
2021 Big Horn 4x4 Regular Cab 8 ft. box 140 in. WB Price:   -  From $43,430
2021 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 169.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $43,435
2021 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149.5 in. WB SRW Price:   -  From $44,985
2021 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 169.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $45,185
2021 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149.5 in. WB SRW Price:   -  From $47,885
2021 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 169.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $48,085
2021 Big Horn 4x4 Mega Cab 6.3 ft. box 160.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $49,385
2021 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149.5 in. WB SRW Price:   -  From $52,195
2021 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 169.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $52,395
2021 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149.5 in. WB SRW Price:   -  From $55,095
2021 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 169.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $55,295
2021 Laramie 4x4 Mega Cab 6.3 ft. box 160.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $56,595
2021 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149.5 in. WB SRW Price:   -  From $59,690
2021 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 169.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $59,890
2021 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149.5 in. WB SRW Price:   -  From $62,590
2021 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 169.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $62,790
2021 Longhorn 4x4 Mega Cab 6.3 ft. box 160.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $64,090
2021 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 169.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $64,195
2021 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149.5 in. WB SRW Price:   -  From $64,495
2021 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 8 ft. box 169.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $67,095
2021 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149.5 in. WB SRW Price:   -  From $67,395
2021 Limited 4x4 Mega Cab 6.3 ft. box 160.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $68,895
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Overview

What's New

The mightiest Ram on the block returns unchanged for 2021. The lineup grows ever-so-slightly with the new Limited Night Edition, which decorates the Ram with black trim and badging and 20-inch black wheels.

Choosing Your RAM 3500

Heavy-duty pickup trucks are known for their overwhelming array of options and build qualities, and the Ram 3500 is no exception. Two bed lengths, three cab configurations, and a choice of single- or dual-rear wheels are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to ordering the perfect 3500. Prices reflect this customization: base trucks begin around $37,000, but fully-loaded examples will easily crest $85,000.

Engine Choices

The Ram 3500 comes with the choice of two engines: the base 6.4-liter gas V-8 and a Cummins turbodiesel inline-six. The latter is available in two states of tune, with the high-output variant hitting an impressive 1,000 lb-ft of torque.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueMax Towing
6.4L V8410 hp429 lb-ft18,210 pounds
6.7L Turbodiesel V8370 hp850 lb-ft22,670 pounds
6.7L Turbodiesel V8400 hp1,000 lb-ft35,100 pounds

Expect to pay up for the diesel. The standard version of the Cummins costs a healthy $9,100; the high-output variant commands $11,795. Anyone towing big loads with any frequency will find the pricey upcharges well worth it, however. These miracle engines manage to make even 15 tons of trailer feel nearly effortless.

The diesels are paired up with a stout six-speed automatic transmission that's beefed up considerably for the high-output Cummins. The gas 6.4-liter works with an eight-speed automatic.

None of these engines are rated by the EPA, as the Ram 3500's curb weight exempts the truck from government fuel-economy testing.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

Depending on the cab design, the Ram 3500 can carry anywhere between three and six passengers. Most trucks come with a front bench seat, though buckets are available. The Crew Cab is a bit tight for rear-seat space, but the Mega Cab is true to its name, with ample room for rear passengers.

The two beds make cargo capacity a non-issue. The eight-foot bed is the one to get for sheer cargo volume - 75 cubic feet of it - and also unlocks the max 7,680-pound payload rating. The smaller six-foot-four-inch box holds 58 cubic feet of cargo.

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Safety Features

Heavy-duty trucks are light on the active-safety features that have become commonplace on light-duty vehicles. As such, the Ram 3500 only comes standard with old-school safety features: airbags, anti-lock braking, stability control, and a rearview camera.

On the options front, however, shoppers will find most modern safety equipment. Features like blind-spot monitors, rear cross-traffic alert, a surround-view camera, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise control are all available. Some of these features become standard on the top-shelf Limited trim. The Laramie gets standard front and rear parking sensors.

Connectivity

Ram has made much ado about its 12.0-inch touchscreen, but what they don't say is that it only comes standard on the Limited trim. The base Tradesman and Big Horn trucks use a 5.0-inch touchscreen that only has Bluetooth compatibility. The Laramie and Laramie Longhorn use a much more robust 8.4-inch touchscreen with the corporate Uconnect 4 software that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The 12.0-inch screen is available with the Laramie and Laramie Longhorn, but expect to pay anywhere from $1,995 to $3,595 for it. Navigation can be had with both of the bigger screens.

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Tradesman - From $37,240

The base Ram 3500 is a work truck through and through. Features like vinyl flooring, manual windows and locks, and a vinyl bench seat should endear it to fleet buyers and contractors. The basic amenities include manual climate control with air conditioning, cruise control, and push-button start. 18-inch wheels and flat-black exterior trim distinguish it from the fancier members of the lineup.

Most buyers will likely opt for the $895 Tradesman Level 1 Equipment Group that adds power windows and locks, keyless entry, power heated side mirrors, and a few other small upgrades. The $1,595 Level 2 Equipment Group includes those aforementioned features along with cloth upholstery, carpeted floors, a sliding rear window, SiriusXM radio, and active noise cancellation.

The Max Towing Package costs $3,695 and readies the 3500 for trailering with a 4.10 gear ratio, trailer brake control, an air suspension, fifth-wheel prep, and a 30K fifth-wheel hitch.

Big Horn - From $41,625

The Big Horn is likely where most private shoppers will begin their shopping. It makes all the equipment of the Tradesman's Level 2 Equipment Group standard, and further adds chrome exterior trim and remote keyless entry.

The Big Horn's Level 1 Equipment Group ($2,095) comes with the 8.4-inch touchscreen with UConnect 4, upgraded cloth upholstery, power-adjustable pedals, a 3.5-inch color information display, a universal garage door opener, power-folding side mirrors, and a leather-wrapped steering wheels with audio controls.

The $4,980 Level 2 Equipment Group bundles Level 1 equipment with a 7-inch driver information display, remote start, parking sensors, tailgate dampeners, and an alarm.

Laramie - From $52,780

Things begin to get fancy with the Laramie, which comes standard with the Big Horn's Level 2 Equipment Group. It also gets leather upholstery, 10-way power seats, and an upgraded chrome grille.

Again the pair of equipment groups remain the two major option packages. The Level 1 costs $1,800 and includes automatic high-beams, ventilated front seats, a driver's memory seat, blind-spot monitors, and a remote-release tailgate.The $4,095 Level 2 tacks on heated rear seats, two additional USB ports, navigation, and a 17-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.

The Laramie trim unlocks the option to order a $1,095 sunroof.

Laramie Longhorn - From $60,325

The Longhorn flavor of the Laramie ups the ante by making standard most features found in the Laramie's Level 2 Equipment Group. The Longhorn is notable for its southwestern motif that includes available two-tone paint, standard full-leather seating surfaces featuring cowboy-style embroidery, and real wood trim. Bucket seats and a full-length console class up the front row, while more chrome and polished aluminum wheels enhance the exterior styling.

The $3,595 Longhorn Level 1 Equipment Group contains the bulk of all remaining options at this point, including the 12.0-inch touchscreen, wireless device charging, power-deploying running boards, and blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

Limited - From $64,880

At nearly $65,000, the fully-loaded Ram 3500 Limited is a formidable machine. It gets a significant portion of the Longhorn's Level 1 equipment as standard, and also sports 20-inch wheels, a unique grille, and an interior featuring additional leather and real wood trim.

The Limited Level 1 Equipment Group costs $3,440 and bundles the Harmon Kardon audio system, adaptive cruise control, and a surround-view camera.

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CarsDirect Tip

The Ram 3500 is infinitely customizable, so we would start shopping in the middle of the trim lineup with the Laramie. Tick the right boxes and you'll have a truck nearly as luxurious as the Limited for thousands less. As for engines? Don't be afraid to pony up for the diesel. It's pricey, sure, but it makes towing any size trailer a non-issue, which is what these trucks are built to do.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 6.4L V-8 / 410 HP / 429 ft.lbs.
Available: 6.7L I-6 / 370 HP / 850 ft.lbs.6.7L I-6 / 400 HP / 1,075 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 8-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Available: 6-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: 6.4L V-8 / 410 HP / 429 ft.lbs.
Available: 6.7L I-6 / 370 HP / 850 ft.lbs.6.7L I-6 / 400 HP / 1,075 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 Leaf
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel / Aluminum
Fuel Tank
32.0 Gal. / 28.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded / Diesel
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$123
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
Passenger Volume
62 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
232.0 "
Exterior Width
79.4 "
Exterior Height
77.8 "
Front Headroom
39.8 "
Rear Headroom
Front Legroom
40.9 "
Rear Legroom
Front Shoulder Room
65.9 "
Rear Shoulder Room
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
6,056 Lbs. / 6,052 Lbs. / 6,059 Lbs. / 6,058 Lbs. / 6,082 Lbs. / 6,062 Lbs. / 6,079 Lbs. / 6,110 Lbs. / 6,251 Lbs. / 6,244 Lbs. / 6,115 Lbs. / 6,073 Lbs. / 6,057 Lbs. / 6,096 Lbs. / 5,525 Lbs. / 6,072 Lbs. / 6,886 Lbs. / 6,084 Lbs. / 6,055 Lbs. / 7,005 Lbs. / 6,060 Lbs. / 6,063 Lbs. / 6,048 Lbs. / 6,156 Lbs. / 6,163 Lbs. / 6,002 Lbs.
Wheel Base
140 "
Turning Radius
22.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
Wheels
18.0 " Silver Styled Steel / 17.0 " Argent Styled Steel / 17.0 " Steel / 17.0 " Polished Aluminum / 18.0 " Styled Steel
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual Convex Spotter / Dual Power Remote Heated Convex Spotter / Dual Manual Heated Convex Spotter
Bumpers
Black / Front Black With 2 Front Tow Hook(s) / Front Chrome
Grille Moldings
Black / Black W/chrome Surround
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 / Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan / Am/fm, Seek-scan
Speakers
4 / 6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
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
Passenger
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
Forward Collision Warning-plus Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot Detection Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keep Assist Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Parksense Front And Rear / Parksense Rear
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Sentry Key
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 / 100,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

Used 2021 RAM 3500 for Sale

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Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 6.3 ft. box 149.5 in. WB SRW
Color: Gray
Price

$40,000

Mileage

14,404 mi

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Huntington Beach Hyundai (28 mi)

Phone: (714) 594-1000
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Tradesman
Color: White
Price

$44,995

Mileage

37,511 mi

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Norco Truck Center (48 mi)

Phone: (951) 372-0354
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Laramie Pickup 4D 8 ft
Color: Burgundy
Price

$53,995

Mileage

112,636 mi

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Qnq Auto Group (43 mi)

Phone: (909) 781-5319
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Longhorn
Color: Bright White Clearcoat
Price

$62,495

Mileage

90,918 mi

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Stadium Nissan (32 mi)

Phone: (657) 215-8555
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