The Ram 2500 has undergone improvements similar to the ones the Ram 1500 received. With a coil-spring rear suspension it now has a ride that is more civilized than competing heavy-duty trucks. Choosing this work truck over the regular 1500 lets you opt for the 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel six-cylinder that pulls strongly. The high step-in makes cabin access difficult.
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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

"This is a big vehicle, and although it tracks well I need to really concentrate on placement especially when trailering. It has capacity and that's why we bought it."

Robert D., VA (2014 Ram 2500)

"Plenty power, and great hAndling"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ram 2500)

"My diesel engine is very responsive and fast. I never have a problem beating others off the line when needed."

Anonymous, MI (2014 Ram 2500)

"The truck is easy to drive and handle. The ride is extremely smooth for a 2500 heavy duty truck. It is quiet and the 6.7 ltr engine is very powerful, has excellent acceleration and when towing a trailer pulls and handles with ease. I pull a 31 ft. RV and the truck has more than enough capability to manage and tow the trailer. It is as if the truck doesn't know it has trailer attached. Pulling at 65 mph. the truck gets 13-14 mpg."

Dwight P., SC (2014 Ram 2500)

"WILL TOE THE LINE! Gives power when needed and does great pulling."

Jane Y., SC (2014 Ram 2500)

"It handles well with a loaded trailer and good handling"

Frances B., SK (2014 Ram 2500)

"You will be doing 70 and not realize it. It feels smooth with little noise."

Anonymous, MN (2014 Ram 2500)

"I don't like how the transmission depowers when shifting in the lowers gears. I also don't like the mapping of the transmission shift points. I'm sure it's been programmed to be the most efficient however I don't like driving down the road at 35mph in 5th gear at 900 RPM's. If I even think of accelerating the xxxxxx shifts gears.... and depowers."

Eric S., UT (2014 Ram 2500)

"Like the tow/haul system when pulling a trailer"

Sheryl L., OR (2014 Ram 2500)

"Imprecise steering, "wanders""

Donald P., AL (2014 Ram 2500)

"Towing. I pull a 6 ½ ton fifth-wheel camper. It accelerates , holds a course, and brakes better than any other pickup I've owned."

Ronald E., NE (2014 Ram 2500)

"Cummins diesel engine provides great power for towing my 5th wheel camper. Built in exhaust brake is a big help in slowing and when using speed control"

H M., PA (2014 Ram 2500)

"Acknowledging to achieve a durable and capable 4x4, comfort compared to an independent front suspension is sacrificed, the coil suspension/ solid axle combination of the Ram is reasonable comfortable. The 6.4L Hemi has plenty of power and for the off highway and city driving I do, is more fuel efficient than the 5.7L Hemi simply because it runs at lower rpm for an equivalent driving experience."

Allan K., AZ (2014 Ram 2500)

"I bought the 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel to tow the travel trailer I live in. I am so happy with how it tows. The engine pulls strong and the integrated exhaust brake makes descents safer and easier. The ride when empty or towing is just as I like, firm but not jarring. The seats are comfortable and the climate controls work great. My only complaint is that the user interface for the entertainment system is a little clunky. I have had no problems at all, and would very happily purchase the same v"

DAN J., WA (2014 Ram 2500)

"handles well and has great acceleration even under a load"

FRANCES B., SK (2014 Ram 2500)

"Very smooth ride with plenty of power and very good MPG"

DAVID D., TX (2014 Ram 2500)

"Love the power and low end grunt of the engine. Tranny seems to be programmed for fuel economy. Many times I'll be in 5th gear at 900 RPM's (it's a six speed tranny) while driving 30 MPH. Also, tranny seems to hunt a lot. Love the exhaust brake."

Eric S., UT (2014 Ram 2500)

"Amazing power. Little lag on accelerating. Handles great. Great truck. Pull airstream with it"

Morgan L., NC (2014 Ram 2500)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Seating is nice and high with a good view of the road and the ride is very nice for a truck. It has the multi link system in the rear."

Eric S., UT (2014 Ram 2500)

"Spacious and seating are ventilated. What it does need is use of adequate storage space in front console area."

Anonymous, PR (2014 Ram 2500)

"gets the job done pulling toyhauler trailer and is comfortable"

Anonymous, NV (2014 Ram 2500)

"The ride for a 3/4 ton pickup is very nice, I think it is quieter on the highway than our 2014 Fusion."

Anonymous, OR (2014 Ram 2500)

"Drivers seat has a # of adjustments,climate control responds quickly and the ride is quite smooth for a heavy duty truck"

FRANCES B., SK (2014 Ram 2500)

"An adult can sit in the center of the front seat of my 1999 Dodge Ram 2500. In the 2014 there is a floor console that prohibits that. I do not like this change. I don't need 5+ cup holders in the drivers area"

GEORGE M., CA (2014 Ram 2500)

"My only complaint is that it sets way to high off the ground. Hard to get in. Very hard to get into the bed area or to put something heavy into the bed or to get something out. Bottom line, its way to high or tall."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Ram 2500)

"Memory seat, air cooled seat and steering wheel warmer. Great features all the way around"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ram 2500)


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

What Owners Say

"To much money for a truck. I feel the automaker is overcharging for there vehicle"

PAUL N., ID (2014 Ram 2500)

"For the toughness of this vehicle it is an excellent buy. Heavy duty and is a work hog! The truck is a great buy."

Jane Y., SC (2014 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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