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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"The Diesel engine has super acceleration and handling for a 3/4 ton truck."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Ram 2500)


Anonymous, AB (2012 Ram 2500)

"great torque and acceleration pulling a fifth wheel"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Ram 2500)

"Steering seems a bit hard and seems to have a short turning radius. Had issues with fan clutch not engaging therefore AC not cooling. Still have an issue from time to time. Tire air monitors also went out early. Will probably not replace. To expensive."

OSCAR D., TX (2012 Ram 2500)

"Good smooth power and good ride."

Paul H., WY (2012 Ram 2500)

"Diesel engine provides more than needed power."

Dale G., CA (2012 Ram 2500)

"I pull a large RV. The Ram does this with ease."

Steve M., WY (2012 Ram 2500)

"We purchased this vehicle to pull our 5th Wheel which it does very well. It is easy to handle and has enough power to go up hills and rougher areas."

Diane B., UT (2012 Ram 2500)

"Very bumpy ride. Front end replace at 46000 miles as being" normal". Can say nothing positive about this vehicle based on the horrendous treatment from do district and dealer staff"

Robert M., CO (2012 Ram 2500)

"This truck has the 5.7L Hemi in it and the acceleration is great. This engine has the power to pull with but also gets fairly good gas mileage on the highway for a 3/4 ton pickup."

James S., TX (2012 Ram 2500)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The seating is acceptable but the door armrest is too low and the window ledge is too high and painfull."

Anonymous, ON (2012 Ram 2500)

"seats are very firm"

Anonymous, OR (2012 Ram 2500)

"While I really do love my truck, the leather on the front passenger seat is starting to tear for no obvious reason. This is a little disappointing."

WILLIAM H., UT (2012 Ram 2500)

"Very comfortable "truck" that feels like a car. The bigger the load, the better the drive."

WILLIAM S., NC (2012 Ram 2500)

"Big comfortable seats, even for big guys. Long drives are no problem."

DENNIS W., WA (2012 Ram 2500)

"Very comfortable seats, good view, good power, and smooth ride."

Paul H., WY (2012 Ram 2500)

" a truck. With a heavy load, rides good, no load, very rough."

Tommy T., FL (2012 Ram 2500)

"The seats are very uncomfortable in front and back"

Anonymous, NV (2012 Ram 2500)

"Most comfortable leather bucket seats. Very quiet cabin."

Dale G., CA (2012 Ram 2500)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Very powerful and the longevity of the Cummins diesel is beyond compare. Other owners of this truck say the break in period itself is approx. 100,000 miles."

Joe W., TX (2012 Ram 2500)

"Good acceleration, great pulling power, comfortable ride, did not buy for gas mileage!"

Anonymous, SD (2012 Ram 2500)

"Effortlessly pulls my trailer all Around the country."

Anonymous, NV (2012 Ram 2500)


BRAD-SHERRY P., NV (2012 Ram 2500)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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