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The heavy-duty Ram 2500 promises industry-leading hauling and towing capabilities. It competes with the other Detroit monster trucks.
Most important, the updated Ram 2500 offers key advanced safety features, such as forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assistance, and blind spot warning, on all versions. The standard gasoline powertrain is a 6.4-liter V8 that puts out 410 hp teamed with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The diesel-powered version boasts a 370-hp, 6.7-liter six-cylinder mated to a six-speed automatic. When properly equipped, the Ram 2500 can tow up to 19,780 pounds. It continues to offer the excellent Uconnect infotainment system, with an optional 12-inch fully configurable screen.
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2019
2019 Redesign Year
$23,475 - $53,925
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2013-2018
2013 Redesign Year
Like other heavy duty versions, the 2500 has a stiff ride that bounces passengers around. Choosing this heavy duty work truck over the regular 1500 lets you opt for a Cummins 5.9-liter diesel six-cylinder engine.
Chrysler's 5.9-liter V8 and, for 2003, a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 was also available. The crew cab's rear seat is tight and upright. In 2011, the Ram pickups separated from Dodge and formed its own brand.
$20,825 - $42,225
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$19,025 - $39,225
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$13,700 - $35,925
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$11,600 - $33,225
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$14,800 - $30,425
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$13,250 - $27,425
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2011-2012
2011 Redesign Year
In 2011, the Ram pickups separated from Dodge and formed its own brand. Like other heavy duty versions, the 2500 has a stiff ride that bounces passengers around. Choosing this heavy duty work truck over the regular 1500 lets you opt for a Cummins 5.9-liter diesel six-cylinder engine.
Chrysler's 5.9-liter V8 and, for 2003, a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 was also available. The crew cab's rear seat is tight and upright.
$11,975 - $25,825
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$10,525 - $22,725
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