The 2024 RAM 2500 barrels into another year as the brand's junior heavy-duty pickup, slotted between the regular-duty 1500 and even brawnier 3500. RAM reports no changes to the current design except a newly standard tailgate ajar warning light.
The RAM 2500 has always been highly configurable, a trait that continues for 2024. Depending on the trim, the 2500 is available with a Regular Cab, Crew Cab, or extra roomy Mega Cab. The 2500 is available with rear- or four-wheel drive and a 6.4-foot or 8-foot bed. The deep model lineup goes from the workaday Tradesman to the high-luxury Limited.
The standard 6.4-liter V8 is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and produces 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. The V8 permits the RAM 1500 to tow up to 17,730 pounds. For even tougher jobs, there's the available Cummins 6.7-liter six-cylinder turbodiesel engine, which lays down 370 hp and 850 lb-ft of torque.
The Cummins comes with a heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission. Towing capacity hits 20,000 pounds with the turbodiesel under the hood. Trailer sway control is standard across the range, and all but the base trim comes with an electronic trailer brake controller. Payload capacity is 4,000 pounds on V8 models and 3,150 with the turbodiesel.
In terms of comfort and convenience, the RAM 2500 starts out with just the basics, like a 5-inch touchscreen, vinyl seats, and a rearview camera. However, most trims come with an 8.4- or 12-inch touchscreen, power front seats, parking sensors, and a digital instrument display. The upper trims can be equipped with features like adaptive cruise control, surround-view cameras, wireless charging, power running boards, and a premium Harman Kardon sound system.
The RAM 2500 continues in no less than seven trim levels. Buyers who find the work-oriented Tradesman too austere can upgrade to the popularly equipped Big Horn or the leather-appointed Laramie. The Rebel and Power Wagon focus on off-road performance. Buyers with a taste for luxury can go with the Limited Longhorn or Limited.
Pricing & Release Date
The 2024 RAM 2500 is available now at dealers nationwide. Pricing starts at $48,735 including destination for the Tradesman and climbs to $80,555 for the Limited before options.
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