Predicted Reliability/ 5
Predicted Owner Satisfaction/ 5
The Ram 2500 mirrors the recent improvements that the Ram 1500 benefited from. With a coil-spring rear suspension, it now has a ride that is more civilized than the rides of competing heavy-duty trucks. Chrysler's powerful 383-hp, 5.7-liter V8 is the standard engine, but you can opt for the torque-rich 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel inline-six. This strong-pulling diesel isn't available on the Ram 1500. There is also a 6.4-liter V8. The truck lends itself easily to fifth-wheel towing, and it can be outfitted with a snow-plow preparation kit. The Ram 2500 has two rear cameras: one for backing up, another for monitoring what's in the bed. The crew cab's rear seat is very roomy, but access to the tall cab is awkward. Reliability has been well below average.