This Ram 2500 is powered by a 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 engine with 6-speed automatic transmission, delivering 370 horsepower and a mammoth 850 lb-ft of torque. This engine gives the Ram truck a payload rating of 3,160 pounds and a towing capacity of 20,000 pounds.
A factory-installed rear-axle structural crossmember features integrated mounting hardware for the available Fifth-Wheel/Gooseneck Prep Package.
You can take on any terrain with shocks designed to help keep your tires on the ground. It can be attacking steep grades, fording mountain streams, cruising on super bustling highways, or rolling along narrow farm to market roads. Whether it’s fun activities like sporting events or camping, or daily chores like commuting to work, Ram can be your truck of choice.
Shift on the fly 4X4 lets you instantly engage 4WD without having to stop.
Tire pressure monitor gives real-time pressure readings for your trailers on the driver info digital display in the front dash.
My two favorite features were the standard Mirror-Mounted Auxiliary Reverse Lamps and the impressive Surround View Camera system.
The exterior of my Ram was coated in Granite Crystal Metallic Clear-Coat paint, which was complemented by a black colored interior. Side steps and power running boards go quite nicely with center stop lamp and Cargo View Camera.
The bed is covered with a Tri-fold Tonneau. The bedliner is spray-in by Mopar. The bed can handle just about anything you want to haul whether it’s bricks, cement blocks, gravel, or lumber. The liner is so resilient that it will last for the life of the truck.
Chrome exterior mirrors, tow bed hooks and chrome molding add to the luxury as well as practicality of this truck. Ram sits on 20″ X 8″ polished aluminum wheels with walnut pockets and OWL on/off road tires.
Ram has numerous standard safety features that make it one of the safest and most practical trucks around. You can spec out a Ram 2500 with Adaptive Forward Lighting System, 360-degree Surround View Camera, Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, Lane Sense Lane Departure Warning, ParkSense Front and Rear Park Assist, and more. On the foundation of safety, Ram delivers a premium vehicle for work or recreation.
SiriusXM provides a rich selection of entertainment material on the Uconnect 5 infotainment system with an 8.4″ touchscreen, and the dual zone auto temperature control was a blessing, as temperatures soared near the century mark in North Texas that week.
There is plenty of optional equipment and packages available to the Ram truck. Some notable examples include the $1,795 Automatic Leveling Rear Air Suspension, the $295 440 Amp Dual Alternators, and the $845 Bed Utility Group.
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price for the Ram 2500 starts at $43,415 for the 4X2 Tradesman model. The list price is $75,840 as tested, which includes over thirty additional safety, luxury, dependable and attractive features.
3 years/36,000 miles Basic Limited Warranty
5 years/100,000 miles Diesel Powertrain Limited Warranty
5 years/100,000 miles Diesel Road Side Assistance
Durhl Caussey writes a car column read around the world. He may be reached at this newspaper or [email protected].