Just one look at the powerhouse that is the Ram Heavy Duty Truck shows why it’s considered a legend in its class. It’s a clear sign in its design that it’s all about strength in form and features. It all begins with the big rig styling. With both the Ram 2500 and 3500, these trucks look to do more than impress you with numbers on a sheet of paper telling how much they can carry. The most obvious aspect of the exterior is the signature Ram grille which comes in either chrome or the body color. The steel and detailed hood with louvers on each side is used to hold in the possible engines. It uses a cowl screen that allows the airflow to have a smoother transition when traveling from the hood to the windshield. For added uniqueness to the Heavy Duty Truck, you can purchase a Mopar aluminum running boards to not only give additional style but also give easier entry and exit from the cab.
The engine contained within the Ram 2500 is the 5.7 liter HEMI Magnum that has 6 speed automatic transmission and 383 horsepower at 5600 RPM. For the Ram 3500, you have the 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel, considered by many to be a staple for its unrivaled power and the ability to tackle the toughest of jobs. It has 350 horsepower with 800 pounds of torque showing how it earned this status. For the 2012 models of the Heavy Duty Trucks, in an effort to lower costs and give hassle free maintenance, Ram includes a class-exclusive NOX Absorber Catalyst. What this system does is regulate diesel emissions in line with EPA standards. You won’t need to worry at all about having to monitor your diesel exhaust fluid because of this.
If you’re worried all this was efficiency came at a sacrifice of comfort, don’t worry at all. The Ram 2500 and 3500 were made to be driven. The Laramie Longhorn Edition has something very unique in the form of laser-etch stitching on the leather. For the person who takes the Ram Heavy Duty to the job, the seat fabric is designed to be stain, odor, and static resistant to make sure that you have a quick and easy cleanup when the day is done. An added bonus that its effect doesn’t diminish with time. Other bonus features are a heat steering wheel, dual zone temperature controls, and soft-touch instrument panels. It’s all done with exemplary craftsmanship and care.
Ram wants to make sure that you’re protected driving to work or for the family by having 25 different safety and security features. Both the 2500 and the 3500 come standard with a set of advance multistage airbags, from the driver and front passenger to the side curtain ones. In addition to that, the safety cage of the trucks are built to endure punishment. This is because they have dynamic front crumple zones and beams built into the doors for side impacts. All this helps to deflect and absorb forces of an impact should an accident occur.
Another highlight of purchasing a Ram 2500 or 3500 for yourself is the Ram has ensured that these trucks are built to last. Durability is a word that means something to the design team, one that they made sure to test rigorously. That means that whatever your Ram Truck is meant to do, be it your choice of work vehicle or just getting the family to the Adirondacks, it’s going to spend more time on the road than in the shop. In order to make that claim, the testers at Ram have put the trucks through their paces in tests that range from 120 degrees for a desert and -20 for arctic climates. The models also include corrosion-resistant hydro formed frames. The Ram 2500 or 3500 will be with you for a long time.